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Clemson University

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Your Chances at Clemson
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Your Chances at Clemson
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Men
Women
# Applicants
8,487
10,013
# Admitted
4,910
5,796
% Admitted
57.9%
57.9%
% Overall
57.9%

Students who got into Clemson:

Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (21), Grades (26), Sports/Extracurriculars (17), College Essay (5)
Be involved inAug 04 2014Communications
Be involved in extracurricular activities starting freshman year! If you're behind in game then start to take on large leadership roles in your junior year instead of just being a member of a ton of different clubs.
Female
Getting into Clemson out of state is not difficultApr 07 2013Computer Science
Getting into Clemson out of state is not difficult given that you've put forward a decent effort in high school. Being accepted in state is more difficult since nearly EVERY kid ranked in the top 10% of their class wants to study here. If you don't get accepted, don't fret, for some odd reason Clemson lets you appeal their decision. It's amazing some of the students they let in after appealing. Really, the key is making good grades (B+/A- average) in difficult classes (Honors/AP/IB), and scoring above 1200 on the SAT or its equivalent on the ACT. Clemson doesn't value extracurricular activities or application essays much. It probably took 20 minutes to complete the essay and personal statement.
Male
To get into this school I got good grades and didApr 17 2012Anthropology
To get into this school I got good grades and did sports in high school. I also had above average SAT scores and did some community service. Really minimal stuff. However if you're in-state I suggest doing more because my school was pretty damn prestigious. It get's easier the more stuff you do and it becomes fun. Besides, resume boosters don't stop after high school.

I recommend studying your ass off for the SATs because if you get high scores on those and you're out of state, you get in-state tuition. That's totally worth it alone. Take a lot of AP's to get credits because it's easy to get behind if you switch majors (which most people do). And work hard. Who cares if you miss out on social life in high school because 4 years here is enough social stimulation for a lifetime imo.
SAT: 1830 Female

I had a 4Nov 08 2011Civil Engineering
I had a 4.0 on a 4.5 scale. I had good SAT scores but the main thing was my extracurricular activities. I am very well rounded eagle scout who played every sport and spent a lot of time doing volunteering work. My grades have never been the best but Clemson does have a standard for moral fiber and being a well rounded person which I easily met.
Male
Get good grades and a good SAT score (obviously)Dec 17 2009Economics
Get good grades and a good SAT score (obviously). Extracurriculars help. Clemson wants to see you are a well-rounded individual and will add to the university's diversity, as well. Good luck!
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