How To Apply to Clemson University

Choosing which college to attend is an important decision—probably one of the most important decisions you’ll make. However, before deciding, you’ll need to apply. There are some important things to consider before applying to college, and Clemson University is no exception. Think about:

  1. Finances. Going to college can be expensive, so it’s important to review your finances and determine what you can afford. Clemson University is charging $9,602 (in-state) and $21,532 (out-of-state) for tuition in 2007, which is a good indication of what 2008 tuition will be as well.

    If you’re planning to live on campus, you’ll also need to factor in room and board. On-campus housing at Clemson University currently costs $6,170, so you’ll need to add that to your tuition costs as well.

    If you’re not sure what you can afford, use this tuition calculator to help figure it out.

  2. Clemson University Admissions Requirements. Now that you’ve got an idea of what your tenure at Clemson University is going to cost you, you’ll need to make sure that you’re aware of the admissions requirements.

    SAT/ACT and GPA . Every college has SAT and/or ACT and GPA requirements. While there is no official minimum requirement at Clemson University for either score, you can determine where you rank among other applicants by reviewing last year’s average scores.

    • 2007 Clemson University average SAT score:

      Verbal - 93% Over 500 / 54% Over 600 / 9% Over 700

      Math - 96% Over 500 / 69% Over 600 / 15% Over 700

    • ACT score - 99% Over 18 / 81% Over 24 / 20% Over 30
    • GPA: 3.9

    Once you’ve established that your academic scores are within the range of other 2008 Clemson University applicants, you’ll need to note the application deadline and application fee. You won’t be considered until next semester if you miss the deadline, so mark this date in your calendar now!

    • Application deadline: May 1, 2008
    • Application fee: $50
  3. Application Process. The Clemson University application process is similar to that of many other colleges. You’ll need to visit the Clemson University website and either request to be sent an application packet, or apply online. Either way you’ll need to supply the admissions office with personal information including:
    • Full Name
    • Social Security Number
    • High School Transcripts
    • SAT and/or ACT scores
    • Scores from any other nationally recognized tests (such as AP)
    • Information about any other schools you’ve attended
    • Personal essays answering Clemson University’s 2008 application questions.
  4. Student Body Statistics. It’s also important to know what you’re getting yourself into in terms of campus life and student population. Some other information you might be interested to know about Clemson University, based on 2007 statistics, include:
    • Year founded—1889
    • Religious affiliation—None
    • Academic calendar—Semester
    • Student body size—14,172
    • Setting—Rural
    • Institution—Public

    Some of this information may be useful to include in your application essays, but it will also help you get a feel for the general atmosphere and culture of Clemson University as well as what you should expect when you’re on campus.

  5. Send in your Application. The last thing to do is mail in your application! Don’t forget to include your $50 application fee. You can submit your application online, or mail your paper application to:
    • 105 Sikes Hall
      Clemson, SC 29634

Good luck! If you have any other questions for the Clemson University admissions staff you can email them at [email protected]


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