Recent Alumnus 2011-09-15T03:57:40Z
Freshmen Dorms Are Pretty Crappy – The highrises tend to be the better dorms for freshmen while the shoeboxes and johnstone are really s****y. Clemsonhouse is also nice.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-15T03:54:58Z
Clemson downtown has a variety of off campus dining options such as: Moes, Subway, Firehouse, various bars that serve good american food.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-13T21:04:25Z
Best of Both Worlds – The weather at Clemson is pretty nice. In South Carolina, we have hot summers and cold winters, but it usually doesn't get really cold until about October/November and warm until March/April. So if you like the best of both worlds, this is the school for you. I think last year we got about 2 or 3 days worth of canceled classes due to snow.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-13T20:57:35Z
The facilities at Clemson are mediocre overall, but we do have some extremely old buildings and some very new buildings. Fike (the athletic center) is nice, and they have great hours. The library is huge, and you can definitely find your place there (whether it's in the silent section or the group work middle floors). The student center (Hendrix) is very nice, and you can find a lot of good resources there. Generally, the campus aesthetics inside are so-so (depending on the building), but the outdoor aesthetics are amazing!
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-13T20:45:54Z
The computers at Clemson are good, but some labs have better computers than others. They are working on buying new ones for most of the labs, but as of right now we have up-to-date Windows in all the labs and brand new Mac computers in some. They have great wireless for those who have their own computers all over central campus that is reliable and fast. Printers are also in easy access, and they have even made them print double-sided to go green. We also have a place where you can go that they will fix computers (from small to large problems alike) and print out large plots (for posters or banners).
College Senior 2011-09-07T01:55:22Z
There are many opportunities for people to get internships and student teaching jobs.
College Senior 2011-09-07T01:49:26Z
Clemson has a huge amount of diversity and different cultural thoughts.
College Senior 2011-09-07T01:48:00Z
The dorms are awful. After class I want to feel like I'm actually leaving school rather than going to a freezing hole in the wall.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-29T18:38:46Z
A Great Balance – Clemson is great because student life is all about balance. The academics are challenging, and most students take their education very seriously. Just walk into the library any weeknight, and you'll see how much we study. However, Clemson is all about work hard, play hard. Sunday through Wednesday its all about serious business, but as the weekend rolls around, we know how to back the Tigers and have a good time!
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-29T18:32:50Z
Death Valley – There's something about the Tigers! Everyone here is a sports fan. Clemson's spirit is contagious. Even if you've never liked sports before, give football season a month, and you too will be proclaiming that you bleed orange. Go Tigers!
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-29T18:27:53Z
Clemson is the university. Clemson and its neighboring towns are comprised mainly of students and faculty. If you want a true college experience, and a place where you can live and learn away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the world, then Clemson is for you.
College Senior 2011-08-26T00:43:43Z
Academia Life – Clemson has a "home" feel. Everyone makes you feel like you are their brother or sister and it's so easy to talk to people that you may not know.
College Senior 2011-08-26T00:42:34Z
CATS System – It's free! It is extremely convenient and always runs on time. You can get all around Clemson, and even get to Anderson and Central.
College Senior 2011-08-26T00:40:19Z
I actually do not live on campus, but I've heard wonderful things about the community at night. Lots of nightly movies, cookie and break time, etc.
College Senior 2011-08-23T15:06:11Z
Most of the professors are great at encouraging one to come and talk with them if there are any problems or questions. There are always those few that are very intimidating and hard to talk to. Many of the professors are able and willing to help out with anything!
College Senior 2011-08-23T15:01:31Z
Just Right – Clemson is a quaint town with lots of college lovers. Anderson University is a few miles down the road. Also, Furman is a short drive away. There is plenty to do in downtown Clemson as well as Anderson and Central. Definitely go exploring if the chance arises.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-18T00:16:07Z
Running With the Herd – Entering the veterinary college in the Equine Business Management field was easy as a transfer student from Texas. My AS and AA coursework transferred and was applied through the first two years and I am now working on the core subjects as a senior, having completed the junior level during the last two semesters.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-18T00:07:35Z
Equine Studies – The Veterinary School at Clemson is a treasure trove of experienced professors and teaching assitants; easch one is dedicated to helping the student grow in the field and excel in the subject matter. Books, technological studies, and hands on labs equate to fascinating days of challenges, satisfaction, and ever increasing knowledge.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-18T00:01:58Z
Southern Gentility Exemplified – The Clemson area emcompasses many "small town, USA" communities. From Greenville to Seneca to Anderson, they may vary in population and geographic size but here in the South...attitude is everything! South Carolinians welcome diversity and capitalize on the rich experiences individuals have to offer. Everyone is welcome and we truly mean it when we say "y'all come back now", that is, if yu ever leave.
College Senior 2011-08-17T12:41:20Z
Be Careful With Academic Advisors – I'm a Biological Sciences major on the Pre-Med path, but I have found myself taking unnecessary courses that were "recommended" by the academic advisor. I've spoken to many other students who are disappointed that they are missing graduation requirements due to the advice given by their advisors (i.e. advisors said their credits were complete when in reality they were actually missing a few). Many biological sciences majors say there is a heavy course load, but I found the work very manageable especially when completed in several increments.
College Senior 2011-08-17T12:26:38Z
Work Hard, Play Hard – Clemson students do take academics quite seriously and the overall motto for most is definitely "Work hard, play hard." Since the library is open 24 hours Sunday-Thursday and during certain hours Friday-Saturday, you will always see many students gluing their eyes to books studying for exams, and some even sleep in the library especially during exam week. The most popular majors are engineering, business and biology. Most classes are very large, but sit in the front and engage with the professors and they are always happy to help.
College Senior 2011-08-17T12:16:49Z
Big School, Small-Town Charm – Clemson is located in a very small town, but that is compromised by the amount of school pride and spirit from the locals. Most attractions such as shopping are located in the nearby towns of Anderson (accessible by bus) and Greenville. There are a few little shops in downtown Clemson, but most of downtown is filled with bars that students flock to from Thursday-Saturday nights. If you're looking for a city school with an active atmosphere, Clemson is definitely not the place. But if you're looking for a big school with a small-town charm, this is for you.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-11T02:18:47Z
Drinking Is Extremely Popular. While drug use is not unheard of, in fact it is often the topic of a couple of jokes, it's drinking that dominates the on-campus and off-campus scene. There are a lot of bars downtown, but for the cost-minded drinker, there are always off-campus parties going on somewhere. Alcohol policy enforcement is average; you may or may not get busted for underage drinking.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-11T02:04:15Z
At Clemson, choosing to be a part of Greek Life is like choosing your lifestyle. You don't have to be a part of it, but if you do, you'd better commit several hours each week (or more depending on the time of year) to it specifically. Greek life always has events going on (although they almost always cost money), including philanthropy events, service events, parties, sisterhood/brotherhood events, sporting events, etc. There are a lot of Greek Housing options available, though sometimes it can be a little competitive. Thankfully, the dues each semester are pretty affordable and you gain a bunch of great sisters and brothers for a lifetime. :)
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-11T01:40:23Z
Labs Used Often on Campus – The Clemson University computer labs are pretty good and located in relatively convenient places around campus. Over all, the pros include a fast and reliable internet connection, computers that are decent and always near a printer, and universal access to the Clemson software servers so you can work with whatever major specific programs you need. The cons include dealing with the 1-2 computers in each lab that are non-functional due to various reasons and the fact that the labs are ALWAYS busy with off campus students. Fortunately, the wireless on campus is excellent, so if you have your own computer, then you never really need the labs anyway. Also, If you have a problem with your computer, then you can go to CCIT, the computer support people. They're decent and are pretty efficient at getting through a line of people.
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