Cadence Count: The Brooks Center for Performing Arts

It may not pack in 80,000-plus for events like Memorial Stadium, but the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts plays a crucial role in the life of the University and the community. While it serves as a location for stellar performances by outstanding artists, it also fulfills its mission of encouraging emerging artists and experimental works, inviting a broader audience to enjoy performances and providing resources and support for performing arts students and faculty.

In addition to student ensemble performances, the Brooks Center sponsors four series of events: The Boni Belle Brooks Series, the premier series that presents jazz, opera, musicals and plays, ballet, modern dance and symphony orchestras; the Utsey Chamber Music Series, which presents up-and-coming stars free of of charge; the Family Series, offering family-friendly entertainment for all; and the Eskridge Tri-Art Series, which opens the world of performing arts to school children.

Read more about this amazing Clemson gem.

 

Read more about The Brooks Center for Performing Arts.

Cadence Count

The 2015 Freshman Class Every August, the campus is energized by the arrival of curious, intelligent and engaged freshmen from towns as close as Six Mile and far away as Hong Kong. These freshman, even as they’re learning what it means to be a member of the Clemson family, are bringing their talents, abilities and intensity to make Clemson, and the world, a better place.

Here’s a quick snapshot of our 2015 freshman class.

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CADENCE COUNT: Clemson Hits the Top 20

This fall, Clemson broke into celebration mode when the U.S.News & World Report rankings hit the street. Sitting beside Clemson University’s name on the listing of national public universities was a #20.

The audacious idea that Clemson could rank among the top national universities in the nation was first articulated by President Emeritus Jim Barker in a 10-year plan he set forth in 2000. At that time, Clemson was tied for 38th. It was a bold goal, and it took a bit longer than 10 years.

So what does it mean to be top 20? For alumni, it means that your degree keeps gaining value each year, as public recognition of a Clemson education grows. There are both quantitative and qualitative factors that go into the rankings. Here are just a few of the pieces of that puzzle.

#8

Up & Coming Universities

One of 11

Recognized for Writing Across Disciplines program

#4

Alumni Giving

#31

Best Undergraduate Engineering Program

#50

Best Undergraduate Business Program

#10

Average ACT Score (28)

#21

Average Math SAT Score (637)

#18

Average Critical Reading SAT Score (609)

#20

Percentage of Incoming Freshmen who Ranked in top 10% of High School Class (56%)

57.2%

Fall 2013 Acceptance Rate

91%

Average Freshman Retention Rate

51%

Classes with Fewer than 20 Students

82%

6-year Graduation Rate

17:1

Student-Faculty Ratio

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The Will to Lead campaign, by the numbers

In 2012, Clemson surpassed the $600 million goal of the Will to Lead campaign. In an act of optimism and confidence, the campaign leadership and Board of Trustees decided to dream big and raise the challenge to a new goal of $1 billion. Here are a few illustrations of the progress we’ve made, thanks to your generosity, as well as what still lies ahead to be accomplished.

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