Clemson, SC
Clemson University


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Charlie
Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

While many of the students are involved in fraternities and sororities, there are enough students and activities to meet peop...

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

While many of the students are involved in fraternities and sororities, there are enough students and activities to meet people with your same interests.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Clemson is just a bunch of frat boys and sorority girls.

Cody
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Everyone at Clemson loves it. If you can make it through your first semester and adjust to living in a small South Carolina ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Everyone at Clemson loves it. If you can make it through your first semester and adjust to living in a small South Carolina town, its hard to leave. The school is just the right size. There it is a small school for being a big school being that you see the same people every day, but a big school in the sense that you meet new people every day. Clemson is on the rise; When I say I go to Clemson (being from South Carolina), people either hate me or love me. When I go out of state, people are beginning to hear of Clemson from an academic and athletic stand point. Clemson is the epitome of a college town. The town lives and dies off of the University. In the fall, there are over 100,000 people in town, and businesses boom. Students are the main source of revenue for local businesses. In the summer, when students leave, picture an old western town with deserted streets. Tiger paws line the roads into Clemson. As soon as you get off of I-85, the tiger paws lead the way to campus. Everything along the way is orange. Everything in downtown Clemson is orange. Orange is all you see in Clemson. Clemson is situated comfortably in the Upstate of South Carolina - at the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Lake Hartwell, not even a mile from campus, is one of the largest lakes in South Carolina. Clemson is picturesque. In the fall, during football season, when the leaves start changing colors, it is breathtaking, especially from the football stadium. The stadium, which can be seen from miles away, is omnipresent, and is the gathering spot for nearly a million people each year. The sense of pride in Clemson is second to none.

Describe the students at your school.

Clemson is not very diverse. Clemson is very conservative. Religion is not a big issue on campus, but it is a big deal in South Carolina. Clemson is virtually in the center of the Bible Belt. LGBT groups are not very big on campus. And most students are affluent at Clemson. No students at Clemson feel out of place. There is something for everyone at Clemson. Most students at Clemson are Southern and in the Greek community. Southern attire usually consists of, for guys, golf shorts (khaki, of course) and a polo or button down, with Rainbow sandals. Girls wear dressier than normal clothes on a good day, and many times pearls. That doesn't stop girls from wearing a baseball cap and sweats on occasion though. Greek life is very prevalent on campus. Fraternities and Sororities sponsor more events on campus than any other organizations. Clemson students are very politically aware and active. Many presidential candidates stop by Clemson each year to campaign because of our awareness. Clemson is more conservative than liberal, but there is a great mix of each.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

In many cases, yes. There are a lot of rich students. There are a lot of nice, Southern students...very attractive, too. There are also a lot of students from out of state, even up north. There are students from every state. Everyone at Clemson is nice and well put-together.

What are the academics like at your school?

Academics are definitely on the rise in Clemson. More and more students apply to Clemson each year and it is becoming tougher to get in as a result. Clemson's "Destination Top 20" quest has been a major success. President Barker implemented a plan for Clemson to be a Top 20 public institution by the year 2010, and we are well on the way. This plan has attracted more top-notch students and faculty members. Students are very competitive. The library is always packed. Students often participate in class. Professors are fun. Classes range in size from 10 to 400. Academics at Clemson are challenging, but worth it as a degree from Clemson is very valuable.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Sports. Clemson revolves around sports. Football season is the highlight of the year. Clemson has some of the most rabid fans in students and alumni. Clemson fans tailgate like no other. Basketball is taking off in Clemson now too. Baseball is consistently one of the best teams in the country, and so is soccer. Intramurals are also very big at Clemson. Nearly everyone plays something. Clemson is a party school, whether school officials want to believe it or not. That aspect of Clemson is usually played down. Fraternities hold parties every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night religiously, but Tuesday and Wednesdays are also popular.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Nice, friendly Southern students; well put-together; very attractive people; rabid football fans; many rich students

Ashley
Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

To a certain point, it is true that Clemson is not a big city and therefore, doesn't offer big city fun. It doesn't matter th...

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

To a certain point, it is true that Clemson is not a big city and therefore, doesn't offer big city fun. It doesn't matter though. Greenville is a 30-45 min. drive from Clemson and there is a TON of stuff to do there. It's kind of nice to have to make your own fun since Clemson is such a rural place...there are lots of apartment parties and many good times had in downtown Clemson.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

The stereotype is that we are still an agricultural school and we're all rednecks and farmers up here. Most people (USC students) think that Clemson is boring and since it's not a city atmosphere that there's nothing to do for fun.

Stephen
Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

While Clemson still holds the college of agriculture in high esteem, most students who go to Clemson has never even seen a fa...

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

While Clemson still holds the college of agriculture in high esteem, most students who go to Clemson has never even seen a farm. The stereotype about football is absolutely true. We love our football team. GO TIGERS!!!

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Some of the more popular stereotypes that you hear are relating to the agricultural history of Clemson. Many people believe that Clemson are predominately farmers and the typical southern rednecks. Another common stereotype is that Clemson is all about its football team.

Travis
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Clemson is just right as far as size. The campus is beautiful and convenient. It is a nice little college town, friendly.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Clemson is just right as far as size. The campus is beautiful and convenient. It is a nice little college town, friendly.

Describe the students at your school.

Everybody got along just fine. There are obvious differences but no one made a big deal about it. Everyone was treated as just "peopl" rather than different.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

For the most part, no. There are some select groups, frats, and sororities that have given the university that image.

What are the academics like at your school?

Clemson is a demanding university, as far as the work you will put into being successful. There were no "easy A's" except for the leisure skills classes. I was in the architecture program and it was brutal, but all of my professors still remember my name and I theirs. The good news is, most future employers know how hard it is to be successful and therefore look forward to having Clemson graduates apply for employment. It is not a university to grab a quick degree from to satisfy your parents, if you commit to Clemson, you will have no choice but to walk away with something that is worthwhile and beneficial to the rest of your future.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

That it is a huge party school and not much on curriculum.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

I was too busy studying to have any social life.

Jesse
Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

No, Clemson is in the middle of no where but it's a short drive to Greenville, Athens, and other areas. There is plenty to do...

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

No, Clemson is in the middle of no where but it's a short drive to Greenville, Athens, and other areas. There is plenty to do and you are allowed to experience the college life at Clemson because it is a college town- nothing else.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

It's in the middle of no where and we are all farmers

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.

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