If you think you’re seeing double on campus this fall, you just might be as the incoming freshman class includes 22 sets of twins and three sets of triplets (where two of the three siblings are attending Clemson). They’ll be just some of the more than 3,700* freshmen, 1,400 transfer students and 1,600 new graduate students joining our big orange family. Let’s take a minute and do a by-the-numbers look at our new Tigers.
More than 26,000 undergraduate and 6,500 graduate students applied to Clemson this past year. Students are coming from 46 states and two territories as well as 40 different nations (not including the U.S.). The top six nations headed to Tigertown are India, China, Iran, Bangladesh, Republic of Korea and Nepal.
There will be four Gates Millennium Scholars on campus as well as 110 high school valedictorians (from high schools providing a class rank), two students who made a perfect score on the SAT and one student who had a perfect score on the ACT.
The Graduate School is also welcoming 11 new Fulbright Scholars and 40 veterans. The top six grad programs students are enrolling in are MBA, computer science, accounting, automotive engineering, mechanical engineering and biological sciences. And in total, more than 400 assistantships and 59 fellowships have been awarded for incoming students this fall.
Core Campus is officially open, and while the dining facilities are still under construction, about 700 students have moved in and are now calling these new residence halls “home.” Within these halls and the others on campus, there are more than 178 Resident Assistants supporting students.
*All numbers are approximate.