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| Reading all the reviews here I think a lot of people are distracted by their own frailties and make selfish reviews. I came from a tiny little school up north that was practically private. People were very liberal, artsy, and everyone thought they were an intellectual. And me... I am a complete nerd who likes video games and most of my friends are stoners. Based on these reviews here it would seem that I don't fit in here at Clemson. It's true that it's Greek dominated, pretty homogeneous and southern conservative, but that doesn't mean you can't find your niche. There is soooo much to do on campus. Just the other day I went to an international food festival where over 30 countries were represented providing food and a taste of their culture. People of every stereotype exist here: ragers, hipsters, stoners, nerds, jocks, athletes, hippies (me), regular joes, etc. That obviously includes preppy and frat/sorority people. Looking between the lines is critical, and if you don't do it you may miss out on a wonderful school. Anyone has every opportunity to succeed and have a great time at Clemson, just need to put your self out there and find the right people.|
As far as education goes, I also love it, but I may be a bit of an exception. My interest isn't even really a major (anthropology) but the staff and a few students I've found are heavily involved in the production of our major. Classes are a blast when they're small and you have a good teacher, which I definitely have had several times. It really depends on what you're studying though. Engineering and finance are very work-intensive majors and your life at school is ten times more difficult. But if you're into liberal arts or social sciences it can be extremely rewarding and will help you get on your feet (come on it's not like people with anthropology degrees are doing any better with a bachelors at harvard... it's liberal arts)I can't say Clemson is the right school for you because I don't know who the f*ck you are, but don't let your mind be clouded by negative comments made by people who don't like football and couldn't get into the fraternity/sorority they wanted. Honestly I don't know sh*t about Greek life and I've been to one football game... I have the time of my life here, daily. Life is what you make it, and Clemson gives you the tools to make an amazing college experience for your self.
|Apr 17 2012|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| Great Place to go to school and live. Great place if you love the outdoors we are very close to many many places to camp and hike. In addition, Clemson is a very respected university that is very well know especially in the engineering fields. A ring from Clemson is more then just something you wear it stands for what Clemson represents and it not only shows that you are someone who completed a degree there but that you have the moral upstanding fiber that makes a Clemson graduate. This all showing "a Clemson man need no introduction" |
|Nov 08 2011|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2012 |
| I am from another southern state, and chose Clemson for a few reasons. Everyone I'd spoken with in my major was very friendly and helpful; animal and veterinary sciences is a relatively small program, and you can easily get one-on-one time with advisers and professors. The size is great - it's small enough that between classes, you can see at least one person you know, and large enough that you don't know everything about everyone. The campus is a convenient size, as well. It doesn't take more than 15 minutes to get from one building to another. |
The football games are pretty amazing. Students are guaranteed a ticket to every home game, whether you sign up for block seating with an organization, or get tickets on your class's day. School spirit is seen all over campus on Solid Orange Fridays, and on gamedays. Tiger fans have been called some of the friendliest that rival school's fans have ever met.
I'm not involved in Greek life, but I have no lack of social life. Sororities and frats are definitely not a necessary thing to be a part of. Downtown Clemson is what you make of it; if you go down there thinking it'll be awful and boring, it will be. But I've personally never had a bad time after hanging out for a little while.
I have no regrets about coming to Clemson. I did get an in-state tuition scholarship, so that really helped with the prices. But I've made lifelong friends, been challenged in many ways which have helped me become a better person, and will graduate with honors and a lot more knowledge than I had when I got here.Go tigers!
|Oct 09 2011|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2012 |