College Senior 2013-03-06T16:11:14Z
Clemson's campus is pretty easy going. Clemson is a family and like all family there are mishaps but when they occur you can make sure there are people out there who punish. Overall the small town of Clemson allows for ease in the strictness category because it doesn't take much to know everything that is happening.
College Sophomore 2013-03-06T03:15:01Z
Living on campus is incredibly convenient, and as long as you're in dorms other than Johnstone, you've got a pretty normal college dorm set up. Even in an all girls dorm, you don't have to wait for showers, and in the shoe boxes, the sinks in the rooms are incredibly handy. There are also student apartments that are very nice, and many have recently been redone. Amenities aren't great, but the social events are numerous and often, including pajama parties, cupcake decorating, Mario Kart tournaments, and even Zombies vs. Humans events. As a freshman, living on campus has been great.
College Sophomore 2013-03-06T03:09:19Z
Personally, I love the fact that there are strict policies on drinking and drugs, and that there are quiet hours that are enforced. As a dedicated student, the amount of distraction that can come with parties and obnoxious behaviors could be not only aggravating, but detrimental to my studies. Therefore, the strictness is welcome, though there is slight leeway as is appropriate.
College Sophomore 2013-03-06T03:06:42Z
The food itself isn't terrible, and there are plenty of locations to go to for food. However, the cost of the meal plans (which you are required to have as a freshman) is absolutely absurd. The value is not the best. But, when you're in a pinch, it is convenience, and very quick. Variety is pretty good as well, though sometimes healthy options, or vegetarian options, are quite limited.
College Sophomore 2013-03-06T03:04:40Z
Health & Safety:
I have never felt unsafe on campus in the least, and since there is a transportation service available after 6 pm, there is no reason that someone should put themselves in danger. The security on campus is fantastic about letting us know what is going on, and keeping us posted about any big occurrences.
College Junior 2013-03-05T08:35:00Z
Clemson is academically excellent. I am a sophomore and all but 2 of the professors i have had have been good to excellent. A very large majority are willing to help you and put in the time, and often say it time and time again in class. They teach the material well and provide you with the information needed to study on your own successfully. The curriculum is relevant for the most part. A lot of what you learn in class can be applied to real world situations. Many course curriculum's also have inter-relevancy, or in other words, the concepts learned in one course are usually applicable to another and yet another, which is helpful and good for making connections and positive for learning. The course registration progress is decent. Not everybody registers at the same time for classes. Some, like the honors school and Clemson's division 1 athletes, get to register for classes way before others and often get very well structured schedules. After these first registers, registration opens up to Seniors, Juniors, and so on in that order. You will not always get the schedule that works best for you or is convenient but often you get a workable schedule. If not, they have resources available to help make it work. ( 8 am's really suck but you will eventually take one). You will, however, always get into the classes that are necessary for your progress and graduation requirements, the times might not be ideal though. The workload is easy to start out in your freshman year ( if you going to rush Greek life, do it then) but becomes rigorous and time consuming as you work up through your sophomore, and especially junior and senior years. Expect to spend an average of 3 hours a day on homework or studying. It is doable though, and it teaches you how to manage your time. There are a lot of " special study options" with everything from study abroad opportunities to one one, group, and class, tutoring for classes and tests. There are even Clemson study counselors, whom i have used and liked, that help you build study habits for success in college. A lot of people study in their apartments, houses, or dorm rooms however there are multiple quiet study areas available in every residence hall on campus as well as studying areas in every single University building on campus minus one or two. Study spots usually have lounge chairs, couches, desks, chairs, good lighting, computers, printers, fax machines, copiers, and quiet environments. By far, most people study at the library which is frequently "packed" with people on its many floors, or in places like the Union, Food Courts, Hendrix student center, or Bracket Hall.
College Junior 2013-03-05T07:36:13Z
There are a lot of different ethnic backgrounds represented at Clemson. While African Americans and some other minority groups like Chinese and Indian are present on campus, i would say about 65-70% are of white decent. Overall acceptance for minorities is low to average. Majorities accept the fact that minorities are there but there is not a huge amount of intermingling between them besides in the classroom. Most students are of middle to upper class economic backgrounds having connections, money, and prestigious careers. The majority of people are some denomination of Republican and are conservative. I would say that about 75% of the student body and faculty is like that. There are many religions represented on campus but a majority, at least 70% are a denomination of Christian, Protestant, Baptist, Catholic. The next largest group would be Jews. There are homosexuals here at Clemson being either gay, lesbian, or bi, however many are not flamboyant about it. Homosexuality at Clemson is understood by many to be present however many do not eagerly accept or support it. If you are a homosexual, consider another University before coming to Clemson.
College Junior 2013-03-05T07:15:35Z
I actually got an MIP not too long ago. I was in my dorm room and they said it smelled like pot, ( lied), and came in. Overall, the University policies are not that ridiculous and are probably similar to many other colleges around the US. You have to watch yourself with the CUPD though (Clemson University Police Department), they are looking for you, but be smart and you will seriously limit your chances.
College Junior 2013-03-05T07:06:51Z
Faculty spend a lot of their time with students to help them understand the work. There is no such thing at Clemson as a teacher who does not offer help. The classes can be rigorous but the academic experience cannot be beat
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-04T22:45:39Z
The only reason it isn't an A+ is because of how hot it is in August, September, and May. Otherwise, you really can't beat it. It's warm in the winter, almost always sunny, and it really helps to boost the mood on campus.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-04T22:33:47Z
The party scene is pretty good at Clemson, but only if you're a girl. Frat parties are weekly but guys can't go unless they personally know a brother. These are great though - free alcohol and a brother will come pick you up at your apartment or dorm. All bars (and by all I mean the ~5 downtown) are 21+. There are no options for 18-and-older.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-04T22:30:08Z
Transportation at Clemson is great. There are CAT buses, which are buses around campus. There are 3 different lines, one for the east side of campus, one for the west, and one to/from campus from off-campus housing. If you live on campus, you can call the transportation system (run through the campus police department) and they will pick you up. This is all included in tuition, too!
College Sophomore 2013-03-04T05:32:33Z
Clemson is kind of in the middle of nowhere! The nearest mall is about 20-30 minutes away. If you really want city life then you just have to go to downtown greenville which is 45 min away!
College Sophomore 2013-03-04T05:27:49Z
Guys & Girls:
There are all different kinds of guys at Clemson University. Someone here for everyone!
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-02T03:19:32Z
I don't think Clemson is strict at all when it comes to your social lives--they don't really infringe on your privacy. However, they are stricter when it comes to academic dishonesty. Also, if you drink underage and get caught by the law, you will be held accountable by the university as well.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-02T03:17:37Z
Campus life and the social scene at Clemson is second to none. We are rated #2 for happiest college students--something we're very proud of!
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-02T03:14:14Z
I don't see too much diversity outside of the more visible ethnic/racial diversity. I think there is a lot of diversity in regards to economic background as well.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-02T03:05:42Z
Clemson takes a lot of interest in taking care of campus. There are a lot of public transportation options available to students.
College Sophomore 2013-02-28T15:07:52Z
Greek life is a great part of campus. A great majority is involved in greek life. It does seem like a gateway for parties and social interactions only. There are certain sororities/fraternities that are strictly service and don't party. They're there for mainly community service and business interactions. However, most greek life students don't interact much with non-greek life. The students that are in greek life tend to stay together.
College Sophomore 2013-02-28T14:56:44Z
Clemson isn't a very big drug school. Like most colleges, most of the drug use will be in the Fraternities and Sororities. Most of these college parties will always have alcohol and sometimes marijuana. There have also been a few cases where people in dorms have tried to sneak it. However, the school is very strict on campus and off-campus drug use and do a great job to ensure the safety of the students.
College Sophomore 2013-02-28T14:52:42Z
A lot of the dorms are fairly different from each other. I live in "the shoeboxes" and there's about 4 dorms in here that are almost exactly the same. Our dorms are pretty new and really nice compared to others. One of my friends lives in the dorm Johnstone which is pretty old and it feels like being in a jail cell there. The bad side to dorm living is dorm-mates. My roommate and I have had issues with the girls living in the room above us because they aren't exactly the nicest people. We are also disappointed that the only pets we can have are fish in dorms.
College Sophomore 2013-02-28T14:48:30Z
It is usually very warm here with nice weather, however it does seem to rain a lot, at least recently it has. The summers aren't unbearably hot and humid and there's usually a very nice breeze. Once March comes around, it starts getting warmer again and that lasts until about the end of October.
College Sophomore 2013-02-26T01:49:53Z
The on campus dining halls are alright. They are becoming better by having more choices just as this year has gone on. As a freshman you are required a meal plan. Downtown has a few good cheap options too where you can use your tigerstripe card.
College Sophomore 2013-02-26T01:47:35Z
You definitely need your own computer a lot of classes require online homework and things like that. The internet is usually good, sometimes shotty but thats technology.
College Sophomore 2013-02-26T01:46:23Z
Everyone in Clemson is obsessed with Clemson. I would say this is absolutely the definition of a college town. There are paw prints and orange EVERYWHERE! Downtown has a few shops and restaurants.
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