CLEMSON UNIVERSITY

United States, South Carolina

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. 

Campus Life

The campus of Clemson University was initially founded by John C. Calhoun, Vice President of the United States. This university was founded in 1889 and still retains three original buildings: Harding Hall, Tillman Hall, and Godfrey hall. The campus contains two historic areas listed in the National Register of Historic Places: Clemson University Historic District I at the northern end of the campus and Clemson University Historic District II at the campus center. The university has several on-campus cultural activities that help them socialize and make new friends from different cultures of their familiar interests and the university also provides on-campus for both graduate and undergraduate students.

Noted Alumni

Some of the well-known alumni of Clemson University are Major Rudolf Anderson Jr. Class was the only person killed by enemy fire during the Cuban Missile Crisis. David Beasley the South Carolina governor, Kris Benson, baseball player, Jay Berger a tennis player and was in 7th position in the highest world ranking, Robert H. Brooks the founder of Hooters of America, Inc., Jonathan Byrd the PGA Tour golfer, Chad Connelly the Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party, Brian Dawkins a Pro Football Hall of Famer and played eight times in the Pro Bowl, Dave Dondero an American singer-songwriter/guitarist.