Clemson University, one of the nation’s top-ranked public research universities, is South Carolina’s largest land-grant institution and its premier public higher education institution. With a presence in every county and research centers and economic development initiatives across the state, Clemson combines the benefits of a major, science- and technology-oriented research university with a strong commitment to individual student achievement and enrollment scaled to ensure a quality intellectual environment.
Ranked in the top 25 of national public universities U.S. News & World Report for 11 consecutive years, Clemson is dedicated to teaching, research and service. Clemson’s retention and graduation rates rank among the highest in the country for public universities, and the university is nationally ranked by publications such as Kiplinger’s and Money Magazine for value and student return on investment.
Founded in 1889, the campus sits on 1,400 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the shores of Hartwell Lake. The research, outreach and entrepreneurial projects led by Clemson faculty and students are driving economic development and improving quality of life in South Carolina and beyond. In fact, a recent study determined that Clemson has an annual $1.9 billion economic impact on the state.