How much does Clemson University cost?

Clemson University Cost of Attendance
In-state $15,374
Out-of-state $37,128
On-Campus Room and Board $10,832
Off-Campus Room and Board $8,718
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $13,131
$30,000-$48,000 $14,199
$48,000-$75,000 $18,356
$75,000-$110,000 $13,131
Over $110,000 $21,052

Clemson University Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 93% $8,551
Federal Grants 15% $4,648
Pell grants 15% $4,446
Other federal grants 5% $487
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 59% $6,039
Institutional grants or scholarships 71% $7,315
Student loan aid 40% $8,747
Federal student loans 39% $6,787
Other student loans 8% $16,451

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Take a foreign language class 192 Up to $5,000
Have work experience 206 Up to $12,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 221 Up to $2,000
Visit a college campus 306 Up to $8,500
Play a sport 155 Up to $1,500
Attend a summer program 154 Up to $4,500
Do an extracurricular activity 305 Up to $3,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Clemson University Admissions

What is Clemson University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 47%
Average GPA 4.36
SAT Submissions 50% of applicants
SAT Reading 610-690
SAT Math 610-710
SAT Writing 490-610
ACT Submissions 50% of applicants
Composite Score 27-32

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Clemson University Campus Life


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Forbes Ranking


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Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 19402
Living on campus 10%
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Clemson University Graduation Success

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About Clemson University

One of the most productive public research universities in the nation, Clemson University attracts and powerfully unites students and faculty whose greatest desire is to make a difference in the lives of others. Ranked among the best national public universities in U.S. News & World Report for 12 consecutive years, Clemson is dedicated to teaching, research and service. The return on investment a Clemson degree affords has led to the University’s consistent rank as a best-value school by publications including The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger and Forbes.


201 Sikes Hall
Clemson, SC

Type Public
Profit Status
Category Research Universities
Setting Large Suburb
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify