Clemson, SC
Clemson University


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Ashley
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing about Clemson is its people. The students, faculty, and staff all really care about each other. The one thin...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing about Clemson is its people. The students, faculty, and staff all really care about each other. The one thing I would change is the focus on athletics. Athletics seem to come in front of academics, more so at the graduate level. I think when I went to Clemson, it was just the right size, but in the past few years it has gotten way too big. Most people react favorably when I tell them I went to Clemson, unless they went to or currently attend the University of South Carolina. I spent most of my time on campus in Brackett, the psychology building. It had a computer lab, printers, and snack machines. It was a great place to spend time between classes or even after classes. There is definitely a college town atmosphere to Clemson. Without the college, there would be no town. This is most evident during the summertime. A lot of businesses aren't even open during the summer! I think Clemson's administration actually needs to be bigger. They seem to be overworked all the time.

What are the academics like at your school?

Professors in my undergraduate major did not know my name. However, the professors in my graduate major knew my name, where I was from, what my job was, etc. My favorite class was Educational Psychology.

Brooke
What is your overall opinion of this school?

To sum Clemson up is that it is a great place to go academically and socially. I really enjoy Clemson and would hope that it...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

To sum Clemson up is that it is a great place to go academically and socially. I really enjoy Clemson and would hope that it would be a first choice for other students.

Describe the students at your school.

Warming and welcoming. It is important that you push yourself to get involved in all of the activities possible, it will really make for an outstanding Clemson experience.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

I agree with the second but not so much with the first only hearing this from friends that go to other universities.

What are the academics like at your school?

The academics are very good and have a good reputation while you are in college and also when you graduate. Of course there are there fair share of professors that are more difficult than others, it is like that anywhere.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

The usual stereotypes of Clemson students is usually one of arrogance and passion for their football.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

There is so much social life at Clemson. At all hours of the night there is someone out on campus. There are constantly people in the library and there are a lot of fun things to do on the weekends.

Robin
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school is pretty big, but it seems smaller because the school is divided into five or so colleges. You see these people ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school is pretty big, but it seems smaller because the school is divided into five or so colleges. You see these people from your college throughout your career at Clemson. When people hear I go to Clemson, they are usually impressed. They know that I'm getting a good education and worked hard to get in. The school is the town basically. Everything around Clemson revolves around the university, and it is most definitely a college town. Fall is definitely the time to visit the campus. Football season is a big deal and the size of the town swells to 100,000+ people on football Saturdays. During the weekend, everyone's schedules revolve around the game and tailgating, which starts the night before the game. Though I love almost all aspects of the college, football season is most definitely the high point. There's an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation on campus during the whole season. Begin your orange wardrobe early! I love Clemson, but the most common complaint about campus is parking. This is a complaint you'll find on most college campuses. The college was built in the 1800's and everything is very compact, so parking is pretty far away. However, there is a terrific bus system that will take you pretty much anywhere you want to go on campus and the surrounding areas.

Describe the students at your school.

Walking on the Clemson campus, you'll pass students numerous international students, hippies, jocks, preps, nerds, sorority girls, and everything in between. No matter what your clique, you'll find someone to bond with at Clemson. Class attire can be pajamas, khakis and a polo, suit, but is usually jeans and a tshirt. A friend came to visit me from another school in the area and commented on how nice it was to walk on campus and not feel out of place for being in shorts, flip flops, and a tank. Wearing orange on Fridays are a necessity, however!

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

Not for all students! You'll find the sorority and fraternity crowd at most any college, and some of them may be preppy and snobbish, but 99% of Clemson students are down-to-earth, hard working students, though we still like to have a good time!

What are the academics like at your school?

It wasn't until my senior year that I realized how much the professors care about their students. Every one of the professors in my major know my name and gave extremely detailed references when applying for jobs. They are willing to work with you on projects and see you as more of a colleague than a student. Clemson has an intellectual environment. There is a wide diversity of students, and the college strives to bring diverse cultural events to campus. I came from a small high school with relatively little diveristy, and Clemson was a great change. The Clemson application process is very competitive. Not only do they require high grades in high school, but your high school courses are important as well as a wide array of extracurriculars. Clemson strives to attract not only smart students but students who are involved in their school and community.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Clemson is a very social school. Most dorm rooms have their doors open, and it's not out of place to ask anyone to grab a bite to eat with you, especially freshman year. Since Clemson is in a college town, most all activities near campus are geared towards college students. There is plenty to do on campus during the football season, though spring semester can be a bit less active. Clemson is known as a party school, but I haven't found that to be entirely true. Downtown is very popular Thursday through Saturday, but exam week is usually dead. You can usually find a party going on any weekend, especially during football season. The Greek life is very prevalent at Clemson, and there is a wide array of fraternities and sororities. However, I never joined one and never felt out of place. IPTAY (the Clemson athletic scholarship fund), ClemsonLiVE (Clemson's entertainment group) The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Student Government are very popular at Clemson. However, you can find a group for most any interest on campus.

Rebekah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Clemson is a great school. It has just enough variety where everyone feels like they fit into the scheme of things. The bes...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Clemson is a great school. It has just enough variety where everyone feels like they fit into the scheme of things. The best thing about Clemson is that no matter if you live on or off campus you feel included. Another great thing about Clemson are the football games. I love how everyone comes together to support our team. I also believe that Clemson is the perfect size. Its big enough to feel like a university, but after a month you feel very comfortable getting around the campus.

Describe the students at your school.

The student body at Clemson is very diverse. This is really neat though because you see the real world.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

Depends on who you talk to. A lot of students come to college to party but the truth is that college is hard. If you plan to be a Clemson graduate you have to keep the partying to a minimium.

What are the academics like at your school?

I'm not going to lie, Clemson can get very difficult at times. It all depends on your professor though. So if you can pick the good ones. A great website to go to is ratemyprofessor.com. Overall, the academics, at least in education, are not so hard that it is impossible to get a degree here. You really have to stay on your game plan though and study.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

The best activity at Clemson is football. Everyone gets together and has a great time. There are so many opportunities for other activities as well. Clemson is very accomodating.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Stereotypes about Clemson students are that they just party all the time.

Megan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's really cheesy to say this, but the best thing about Clemson is the people. Most everyone is really nice here and you can...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's really cheesy to say this, but the best thing about Clemson is the people. Most everyone is really nice here and you can just tell that everyone is having the time of their lives. The size of the school is not really small, but its not huge either. I'd say it's just right. Clemson is a college town, there's not much outside of the campus, which kind of limits the amount of things there is to do, but there's a great sense of community in that everyone who lives here is about the same age and goes to the same school. School pride is huge at Clemson. It's odd to hear of a student who doesn't go to the football game on Saturday, and football is an event. Tailgating starts early in the morning and goes well on after the game, win or lose. Everyone I know who has gone here or graduated from here is so proud to be a tiger and will tell anyone who will listen how great Clemson is.

Describe the students at your school.

Overall, I'd say that Clemson's student body is made up of white protestants. There are a lot of other ethnicities roaming around campus, however there is an overwelming white protestant population. Most Clemson students are from the south, there is a good population of students from the north, and most are from the east coast. Students here tend to be very, very conservative. Recently, students have become politically active and involved in political issues. Most students wear jeans, t-shirts, and Rainbow flip flops to class, rain or shine. A lot of girls carry around Vera Bradley bags and guys tend to wear Croakies and khaki pants.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

Not at all. Clemson was founded as an agricultural school, and agriculture still plays a big role in the school, but there are more engineering students than agriculture students. We're not all rural farmers.

What are the academics like at your school?

Classes at Clemson are generally small. Most of my classes have about 30 students in them or less. There are the huge lecture classes with 100+ students in them, however, the university is trying to get these class sizes down. I think that students on campus study an average amount. You can see students studying in the library at any time of the day, studying and a lot of times socializing, but I really think the emphasis is to do well in classes and to study as hard as you can. In the English department in particular, class discussions are very common. Most classes consist of students sitting around throwing ideas around and discussing literary theory or literary works with a professor who mediates and guides the conversation. Some of the majors offered at Clemson, such as Engineering or Nursing, are geared toward getting a job, but in the English department the emphasis is on getting an education and learning for its own sake.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

There are lots of organizations on campus. Clemsonlive is a group that promotes entertainment activities on campus, such as free movie nights or concerts. I belong to Central Spirit, which is an organization that works to promote and support Clemson athletics. Central Spirit blows up the balloons before football games, waves the flags in the endzone when Clemson scores, and plan and organize the First Friday Parade and Homecoming. The First Friday Parade is a parade held the day before the first home game that's purpose is to get everyone excited about the upcoming football season. There's a huge Greek life on campus with many fraternities and sororities to join that hold socials and throw parties pretty regularly. Almost everyone goes out on the weekend, which starts Thursday night, either to the bars downtown or to a house party somewhere off campus.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

It's a big agricultural school and everyone who goes here are soon-to-be farmers. I've gotten more than one "do you ride your tractor to campus?"

Brittany
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing about Clemson is definitely football. Games are huge events here and everyone attends. The sea of orange at De...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing about Clemson is definitely football. Games are huge events here and everyone attends. The sea of orange at Death Valley and all over campus is inspiring. Football is what I'll miss most when I graduate.

Describe the students at your school.

Anyone outside the norm would feel out of place at Clemson. Some people here are very closed-minded about anyone who doesn't fit the typical Southern belle/gente mold. In my 3 years at Clemson, I have probably seen only a handful of gay people. Steer clear of Clemson if you value diversity.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

People are generally closed-minded and unaware of social issues. There is also a lot of greek life here.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Fraternities and sororities are extremely important and very traditional.

Drew
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think the best thing about Clemson is probably its physical appearance; it's a very pretty school and set on a very nice ar...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think the best thing about Clemson is probably its physical appearance; it's a very pretty school and set on a very nice area of land. I think Clemson is just right, although the ways that the school goes about dealing with its population size could be altered. Most people, when told I go to Clemson, are surprised and impressed; many ask what it's like to be in the South. There is a TON of school pride; it almost gets annoying after a while. -I'll definitely remember the amount of school pride; the orange everywhere. It's definitely a unifying characteristic to the university. -Frequent complaints are parking, distance of parking lots from campus, irritability of administration such as financial aid and student affairs workers

Describe the students at your school.

-Because Clemson is in the Bible Belt, there are many religious organizations, which I think is fine. We have the right of religion. -My experience with various races here at Clemson could be described as varied. There are a number of different cultures conglomerating on campus. Typically, the larger group types remain homogenous; I don't see many Asians or Indians interact with Americans -Most of the students are from the U.S. Probably about 50% are white, 30% black, and the rest other races -I would say based on the cars that most kids drive, most kids come from comfortable financial backgrounds, if not more than comfortable; also based on the number of designer items displayed on campus -Most students, as any normal human being, aims to earn enough money to be comfortable in life, however that is.

What are the academics like at your school?

- I wouldn't say many of my professor still know my name now, although they may recognize me. -My favorite class was definite Structure of Fiction with John Warner -Least favorite was probably statistics -Students study A LOT. Hard to gauge how often; I study almost every night. -The English department is sort of in construction at the moment; I don't spend time with profs outside of class; I have no inclination to do so. -I feel that the English department has some serious improvements to make; I also feel that the requirements, especially for my major of Writing and Publishing, are somewhat extraneous and unnecessary. -Mostly, I'd say it's towards getting a job, but being an English major, I've seen little assistance from those in influential positions to help the students

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

-big party school -very Southern -lots of frat guys and sorority girls -lots of rich kids

Amy
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think the best thing about Clemson is all the students because most of the people are really friendly here, and you can mee...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think the best thing about Clemson is all the students because most of the people are really friendly here, and you can meet a lot of people. I think Clemson is just right, because you can usually know at least one person in your classes, but its not so small that everyone knows EVERYTHING about you. Most people are impressed that I go to Clemson. There is a LOT of school pride here.

Describe the students at your school.

Most students here do wear the same thign to class, its really wierd. Most Clemson students that I have met seem to be from North or South Carolina.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

At first glance, it would seem like these stereotypes are accurate, but after being here for a few semesters, it really isn't true and there is a variety of students.

What are the academics like at your school?

My professors do know my name. I think most students study an hour to 30 mins a day, but not all at once, just a little bit between classes anda t night, and then study a lot before tests (thats what I do). Class participation is common and in a lot of classes required. Students are not really competetive and me and my friends don't have extremely intellectual conversations outside of class. The most unique class I've taken is probably my Sexuality in the Cinema class. My major is English, so I write a lot of papers, but I liek that more that taking tests.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

I think one stereotype of Clemson is students is that they are rednecks, and rich, white, and protestant.

Kendall
What is your overall opinion of this school?

One of the best things about Clemson is the campus. It's a big place, yet it isn't sread out to the point where nothing can ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

One of the best things about Clemson is the campus. It's a big place, yet it isn't sread out to the point where nothing can be found. Even though the campus is nice, i think I would change some things about it as well. There are too many hills for someone like me to be walking up. For me, the school is just right. Most people seem surprised because they expected me to go out of state. Some of the administration is cool. There's plenty of school pride, blinded during football season with all the orange. Students I hear, complain about the food. Sometimes, for what we are paying, you'd expect the food to be a little better than what it is. There's nothing unusual about Clemson. Controversial? Well, there were several things that happened here, but I'm not really sure if there are any that are controversial.

Describe the students at your school.

I'm not really sure what kind of student would feel out of place. The people here (for the most part) are really nice, at least from what I've seen. Only a person who is deeply antisocial would feel out of place here. Most students wear clothes that are comfortable and suitable to the weather. Summertime, there are lots of people in capris, shorts, short shorts, and t-shirts (with flip flops). During the winter, they dress for the cold. Long pants, some kind of shirt and a coat. Most students I don't think talk about how much they'll earn one day. Everyone is trying to live in the now and finish basically what has been started, which I think is a good thing. I'm not politically aware unless I'm told, so I'm not really sure about other people. So many people are from so many different places. I've heard some of everything.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

For the most part, these stereotyes are true. there are some really smart people here.

What are the academics like at your school?

Some of my professors know my name, but I'm mostly in big classes, so I don't hold it against them if they don't know my name. My most favorite class is my English class from the first semester and my math classes. I'm good at both and both seem really easy. I'm just a little lazy when it comes to doing the work, but I still like them. My least favorite class was Computer Science 101, and it's sad. Let's just say I may not be meant to be a programmer or whatever they are trained to do. I see students study Sunday through Wednesday. There are a few that study on weekends, only a few. Class participation isn't as common as I thought it would be. Most classes, students just sit there and look at the professors, which I find funny sometimes. I don't spend time with professors outside of class. I'm thinking of changing my major from computer science. Like I said, it isn't for me.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

I'm not really in any groups yet. Hey, this is my first year, I think I need to get a little adjusted first. I live in an apartment, but from what I see, people leave their doors unlocked. I'm too scary for that and I keep my door locked as long as I can help it. Athletic events are everything sometimes, especially football games. Guest speakers and theater aren't as popular because I never really hear about them. I don't look for sports events but I always end up hearing about them. Closest friends? Does that happen in the first year? I met my closests friends in elementary school. Frats and sorors aren't that important to me. People party pretty often, sometimes, there's something going on somewhere every weekend. Off campus I just hang out with friends and family.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

When I hear about Clemson, I automatically think about smart people.

Tate
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing is the diverse people that you get to meet. I would change the food, because it get old after a while. The sc...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing is the diverse people that you get to meet. I would change the food, because it get old after a while. The school is really big and I like it. When I tell people that I go to Clemson, they think that I am really smart. Most of my time spent on campus is either in my room, a friend's room, or the library. College town. The biggest recent controversy is president Barker being sued.

Describe the students at your school.

There are many different groups of people, but most of the time everyone gets along.

What are the academics like at your school?

Most of my professors know my name. My favorite class was a small, laid back class, CU 101-Nursing. Students study sunday through thursday, religiously. LOL.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

The most popular group/organization are the band and iptay.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Some stereotypes about Clemson is that everyone is white, a drunk, and they party too much.

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