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| Clemson is a good school, no doubt about it. The campus is pretty and most of the students are friendly. However, there are the occasional snooty students that think their so brilliant/better than everyone. There are also kids that nobody knows how in the world they got accepted. Transfer students for the most part are a joke. Some transfer for financial purposes, but a lot are unintelligent and end up at Clemson somehow. If you're the outdoorsy type, you'll like Clemson. There is a lake on campus, the mountains are 45 minutes away, and beaches are 4-5 hours away. There really isn't anything to do in Clemson. The closest small city is 30 minutes away, and Charlotte and Atlanta are 2 hours away. Overall, the academics are good, the athletics are also good. Clemson football has recently become very good. Except USC has become better. Clemson will always be the best school in the state of South Carolina. I would recommend it for the most part. |
|Apr 07 2013|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2017 |
| I love clemson to death. I am an instate student who always knew what college i was going to be attending. I would honestly never want to be at any other college. There is some major draw backs to clemson though. This college is we over priced. Both with materials for class(books, eclickers, etc) and housing on campus. I mean why do i want to pay 7,000 dollers for a 2 person apartment thats been there for 30 years. They will nickle and dime you every step of the way. IF you can get past the huge price tag on the this school, everything else is great. The capus is very diverse. With that in mind, i get tired of non american TA's that i have to strain to understand or that can not understand me. |
|Mar 06 2013|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2016 |
Okay, so I'm literally just writing this review to warn/help/advise others on what to do if you're thinking about coming here. Background about me: in-state, engineering major, seriously still can't decide how I feel about this place and I'm not sure if I ever will. There are some truly great things about Clemson in my opinion. The campus is well-laid out, the school runs well, systematically run campus. For some people, this school has everything you will ever want in a university. However, this school may 'shrink your world' in the process. I believe that a university setting should expand your world. Unfortunately, that's not the case with Clemson (the majority of the time.)|
Clemson may not be a good fit for you if you...
-love sports -- love watching them, playing them, whatever
-love the idea of Greek Life - Greek life here is huge - I personally don't know too much about how it works on the inside, but from the outside - everyone that's in it seems to think the world of it. In fact, it seems to be their world.
-are very focused on maintaining your faith. This definitely isn't a negative aspect. Religion helps people remain grounded. Again, the majority of these are religious organizations are Christian. So, if this is something truly important to you, you'll find friends.
Clemson may not be a good fit for you if you...
-are used to a more cultured atmosphere - if you've spent your life interacting with people who are extremely knowledgeable about affairs in the modern world, you might be surprised by the lack of open-minded thinking here. Many people are going to hold the same, conservative opinions. I'm not saying everyone's like that..I've met plenty of people that are extremely knowledgable, cultured, etc, but it's not as common. This is coming from someone who considers themselves to be conservative.
-aren't so enthusiastic about the outdoors. Clemson is hardly a town - it's not even really a village. Literally, downtown is one street. AGAIN, plenty of people love going downtown, drinking, but there's no active 'night scene.' People go to frat parties and such, but if you're looking for entertainment elsewhere, the closest 'city' is Greenville, which is quite popular.
-are looking for a college with a lot of diversity. Whether it's good or bad or really doesn't matter, Clemson is not diverse. It's one of the least diverse campuses in the nation. This really isn't a big issue to most people. I suppose the only people that would really notice are the people that aren't white...but whatever. That's a fact you should take into account.
Clemson has great weather, great sports, and some fantastic students. It all depends on what you're looking for. I tried to make this review as helpful as I can. I don't want to bash Clemson. It really has some positives, but there are negatives. If you really want to come here, make sure you understand what it's like.
If you're out-of-state, I'm not sure why you would come here if you weren't planning on rushing, playing a sport, or didn't have some national scholarship. I'm sure the schools in your state are great.If you're in-state, you're still getting a good education for a reasonable price comparatively. Just know what kind of your atmosphere you're looking for in a college.
|Jan 24 2013|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2014 |