CLEMSON — Clemson University’s incoming freshman class has an average SAT score of 1255 and 54 percent of them ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school classes.

More than 21,000 students returned to campus this week, as Clemson began its 122nd academic school year.

They include more than 3,400 freshmen and 1,200 transfer students who enrolled  this semester out of a combined application pool of 23,400 freshmen and transfer applications. The incoming class average ACT score was 28.3.

While official numbers will not be available until October, overall enrollment for fall 2014 is expected to be comparable to last year’s number of more than 21,600 students, including approximately 200 additional freshmen.

Students can continue to register through Aug. 26.

“We are so proud of the students we have attending Clemson this year,” said Robert Barkley, Clemson University’s director of admissions. “The top students in South Carolina consistently apply to Clemson, and this year is no different. Between the local and regional students who have chosen us for their higher education needs, as well as those we have joining us from across the nation, this year promises to be an exciting one at Clemson University.”

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