College Junior 2012-05-22T16:36:36Z
Smooth Transition Into College Studies – At Clemson University, all engineering majors are required to first apply as a general engineering major. Within this major, all students learn the basics relevant to each engineering field. This allows for a smooth transition between high school math and science to the basic applications of calculus, chemistry, biology, and physics (the math and sciences learned in high school). Instead of delving right into challenging engineering problems, this program helps freshman achieve a solid understanding of the important basics. It also allows students to have a little taste of each engineering field to help those undecided determine which engineering career they want to pursue or even to change majors if they so desire.
College Junior 2012-05-19T00:35:02Z
Beautiful Places and Smiling Faces – South Carolina's state motto is "Beautiful Places and Smiling Faces" and Clemson is definitely full of both. Clemson weather is typical of the south. The summers are hot; fall and spring are warm (around 70s); and winters are mild. We occasionally get snow, but it is rare.
College Junior 2012-05-19T00:27:27Z
Great University from Great Professors – Clemson professors are excellent. I have had awesome teachers in all my classes, especially the courses offered by the Calhoun Honors College. Clemson requires students to take a number of general education courses, so you will get to take a wide range of courses, not just your major courses.
All Clemson majors are designed to be completed in four years; however, courses are designed to be hard. Clemson wants its students to be hard working and successful.
College Junior 2012-05-19T00:23:35Z
Don't Be Afraid to Drive – Clemson has an excellent bus system that goes to all major apartment complexes in the area, but if you want to drive, there is plenty of parking on campus. Freshmen are required to live on campus, so you won't have to worry about commuting every day. Still, you can have a car on campus all four years. The residential parking lots are farther away compared to commuter but still reasonable.
Clemson students don't need cars, though. Most places are within walking distance, but if you need to go farther out, the bus routes go into most local areas.
Parking services are fairly strict about parking space rules, but the fines are reasonable and cheap if you pay them quickly.
College Junior 2012-05-19T00:15:01Z
Interesting Work, Interested Professors – Clemson's professors care about your success. My professors have interesting course material that they teach and also have excellent undergraduate research opportunities. I love being a chemical engineer. The professors teach in a manor that makes our degree applicable to a wide range of careers.
College Junior 2012-05-15T01:47:47Z
Athletics at Clemson are very popular. School spirit can be seen all over as Clemson is a college town. Football Saturdays are huge. Baseball, basketball and soccer are also well supported.
College Junior 2012-05-15T01:45:12Z
Transportation at Clemson University is very convenient. There is an online bus schedule so you can find out what buses go where and when. Also there is a shuttle that will take you anywhere you need to go on campus after 6 pm.
College Junior 2012-05-10T02:44:15Z
Chemical Engineering Review – I am an upcoming sophomore and I haven't even declared my actual major yet. Even though I am struggling with its difficulty already, I plan to stick with it.
College Junior 2012-05-08T01:14:33Z
Great Experience – My experience thus far has been outstanding. I would never go any where else. It is like a huge family here in Clemson and everyone is very supportive of one another and their futures.
College Junior 2012-05-08T01:10:43Z
Nursing Blues – The nursing school. Is terrific, but they only select a small number a year when they can hold many more. If you come to Clemson hoping to get into nursing, you need to take many pre req classes and do very well! You only get two chances to apply into nursing before you have to change schools or change majors.
College Junior 2012-05-08T00:53:31Z
Guys & Girls:
Southern Gentlemen – You'll find many sweet, southern gentlemen on campus. They mainly all drive nice trucks and dress nicely. Also, they are all very smart!
College Senior 2012-05-07T22:36:40Z
Love It! I've grown up a Clemson girl with my whole family and extended family graduating. My older brother is at Clemson with me and my expectations have definitely been met! Love the students, professors, and atmosphere Clemson has and wouldn't trade it for anything!
College Senior 2012-05-07T22:33:14Z
No Shortage of Upperclassmen Dorms – I am now in the process of filling out my housing application. There is no shortage of upperclassmen on-campus housing. There are multiple different upperclassmen on-campus apartments but they are just the old dorms turned into apartments so they aren't super nice and new.
College Senior 2012-05-07T22:24:05Z
Like any college - sports can differ year to year. However, the atmosphere on campus will never change. Us tigers love Clemson football and love to tailgate. Football is definitely the biggest sport but baseball and basketball closely follow. We all love the athletes and love the games.
College Senior 2012-05-07T22:21:27Z
I've never been late to class, unfortunately I have to leave early to make sure I get a descent spot. There is not shortage of parking places, however, most of the available ones are in the PIt which is a pretty far walk. With 8 AM classes it is not a problem to find a sport but between 9 and 2 it can get difficult.
College Senior 2012-05-07T22:18:58Z
In the spring, summer and fall there is no shortage of days you can head out to the lake. Of course there are the rainy days but it never fails to have multiple beautiful weekends to head out, enjoy the football game, and then tailgate on the lake after! The winters can be rough but the worst part is during Christmas break when students aren't around.
College Senior 2012-05-07T18:43:16Z
Health & Safety:
Health & Safety – The campus crime is not bad. The police are always near if I need them. I feel very safe on campus.
College Senior 2012-05-07T18:42:15Z
There are a lot of selections to choose from when going to eat off-campus. I enjoy the variety of choices that I can make if I want to eat off-campus.
College Senior 2012-05-07T18:40:19Z
Schilletter is overall a good dinning hall. I enjoy eating there, especially when they put on special events.
College Junior 2012-05-07T16:04:34Z
College Town in Every Sense of the Word – Clemson University is the best selection for a school that's away from the hustle and bustle of a big city. Classes are not too distanced and housing on and off campus is within manageable range. Friendly students, teachers, faculty, and townspeople along with a beautiful campus and town offer the ideal college experience.
College Junior 2012-05-03T19:51:09Z
You Can Have Fun No Matter What – Drinking is pretty popular, but so is not drinking. Clemson offers so many opportunities, events, and organizations that don't involve alcohol, which makes the choice of "to drink or not" a pretty petty decision. If you don't drink or don't want to drink, there is no peer pressure and you aren't considered an "outsider."
Illegal drugs aren't very popular on campus and are not accessible at parties and events.
College Junior 2012-05-03T19:43:46Z
Varsity sports are HUGE at Clemson! Fall Semester is ruled by football and Spring Semester is ruled by baseball. There are also club teams which are taken very seriously and are usually outstanding athletes that still want to have flexibility to focus on schoolwork and other organizations. There are also intramural sports which are mainly "just for fun," and anyone can play.
College Junior 2012-05-02T20:28:52Z
Buses Are Free – The CAT bus system (Clemson Area Transit) is free and goes all over campus. The buses even go into the neighboring towns for shopping trips. At night the on campus system ,Tiger Transit, will take you to and from anywhere on campus.(also free)
College Junior 2012-05-02T20:16:50Z
Friendly and Always Things to Do – Almost everyone on campus is extremely friendly and tons of clubs and organizations to join and make more friends in.
College Junior 2012-05-02T20:13:59Z
Lots and Open – The school has quiet a few labs for use and they are very open even during exam weeks. There are Mac, PC, and even Linux labs available with the most recent operating systems.
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