College Profile

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina
  • Public
    4 year
  • 23.5K
    Full + Part time Students
  • 1:16
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 8%
    Transfer Student Ratio
  • $23K
    Avg. Financial Aid
The heart of Clemson University is its more than 22,000 undergraduate students. With more than 80 undergraduate and 120 graduate programs, you’ll find something at Clemson University that interests you. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Clemson among the country's top public national universities. We are dedicated to intellectual leadership, collaboration, public service, innovative research and a winning spirit — in academics, athletics and life. Since 1889, Clemson University has built a proud heritage of attracting intelligent, competitive students and helping each one reach his or her full potential. Come discover what this university has to offer and start making your mark on the world.
Over 175,000 courses transfer into Clemson University
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Founded 1889
Total Faculty 2,065
Full-Time Undergraduate 22,747
Part-Time Undergraduate 731
Application Acceptance Rate 53%
Transfer Students 1,513
Programs 119 Programs
Courses 7,816 Courses
Transfer Agreements 12 incoming Transfer Agreements
Equivalencies 175,002 incoming Equivalencies
44,678 outgoing Equivalencies

Financial Information

In-State Tuition $15,554
Out-of-State Tuition $39,498
Books and Supplies $1,436
Federal Loans: Undergrads receiving aid 42%
Federal Loans: Average amount received $9,462
Scholarships & Grants: Undergrads receiving aid 77%
Scholarships & Grants: Average amount received $13,585

Information for Transfer In Students

  • Accepts Transfers:
    Clemson University enrolls over 1500 transfer students each year.
  • Transfer Applications Received:
    Fall 2023semester: 3,865
  • Transfer Applications Accepted:
    Fall 2023 semester: 2,045
  • Percentage Accepted:
    Fall 2023 semester: 53%
  • Transfer Applicants Enrolled:
    Fall 2023 semester: 1,513
  • Degree Completion Programs:
    RN-BSN and Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Completion Programs: Contact Cynthia Mihalchick at (864)

Application Deadlines for Transfer

Spring Dec 1
Fall July 1
Summer Session I Two weeks before classes begin.
Summer Session II Two weeks before classes begin.
Maymester Two weeks before classes begin.

Transfer Application Requirements

  • Minimum GPA:
    Transfer students should have earned a cumulative grade point average of approximately 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (3.0 preferred). Majors such as business, health science, nursing, general engineering, construction science, architecture,landscape architecture, performing arts, communication, sports communication, criminal justice, and education education majors are more competitive. Please go to the admissions website for current requirements.
  • Official Transcripts:
    Request final official transcript(s) to be sent from each college previously attended. Unofficial transcripts or grade reports are not accepted.
  • SAT Scores:
    SAT/ACT scores are not required for transfer students who have at least 30 semester hours of transferable credit after high school graduation. Test scores are necessary if you submit an application and have less than the 30 required semester hours.
  • Letters of Recommendation:
    Recommendation letters are not required.
  • Essay:
    An essay is not required.
  • Application Fee:
    $70.00 submitted with online application at
  • Interview:
    Interviews are not required for admission. The admissions office is open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
  • Other Requirements:
    Freshman level math, science and English for your intended major is preferred.  A 3.0 minimum GPA and prerequisite courses are required for some majors. See transfer admissions website for most current requirements.
  • Apply Here:

Transfer Credit Policy

Information for Transfer Out Students

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Clemson University

Undergraduate Admissions 105 Sikes Hall Box 345124 Clemson University Clemson, South Carolina 29634-5124
Clemson, South Carolina 29634-5124
United States
Main Phone:


Transfer Admission Contact:
Undergraduate Admissions
Transfer Counselor, Office of Admissions
International Admissions Contact:
Undergraduate Admissions
Transfer Counselor, Office of Admissions
Last updated on 2/1/2024 by Clemson University.