Founded in 1889, Clemson University is a public, land-grant research university located in Clemson, South Carolina. Clemson University is the second-largest university in South Carolina by the student population. Clemson hopes to attract a strong, focused, and diverse student body with approximately 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students, with South Carolina students being preferred. The university offers bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees for more than 80-degree programs through 7 colleges: the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Business, Behavior, Social and Health Sciences, Education, Engineering, Computer, and Applied Science, and Science. Clemson has grown into a research university with a global perspective through long-term land grant commitments. The university's main purpose is to educate undergraduates and postgraduates to think deeply and deal with the social, scientific, economic, and professional challenges of this era.