Today’s libraries are not the quiet, coffee-free stacks of days gone by. In Cooper Library, you find collaborative study spaces, a coffee shop and convenience store, and the largest computer lab on campus.
Here’s just a snapshot of what graduate students contribute to the Clemson Experience:
The vast majority of our alumni are undergraduates, and for many of us, when we talk about the “Clemson Experience,” we’re thinking about those four (or more) years we experienced on campus working on our bachelor’s degrees.
What you may not know is that 20 percent of current Clemson students are graduate students, working on master’s or doctoral degrees in fields as diverse as human-centered computing, automotive engineering, and travel and tourism. While those students go to class and perform research, they also teach and run labs, work in departments across campus, and add to Clemson’s reputation in the world with their transformative research.
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.
Read more about this amazing Clemson gem.
It seems that no matter where you go in the world, from Timbuktu to Turbeville, you meet someone with a Clemson connection. Tigers are spread far and wide, and if you wear something with a Tiger Paw, they’re sure to comment on it.
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.
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.
Up & Coming Universities
One of 11
Recognized for Writing Across Disciplines program
Best Undergraduate Engineering Program
Best Undergraduate Business Program
Average ACT Score (28)
Average Math SAT Score (637)
Average Critical Reading SAT Score (609)
Percentage of Incoming Freshmen who Ranked in top 10% of High School Class (56%)
Fall 2013 Acceptance Rate
Average Freshman Retention Rate
Classes with Fewer than 20 Students
6-year Graduation Rate