Recent Alumnus 2010-03-17T18:00:24Z
Clemson is an all-around great school. The classes are fun and interesting. The professors are very approachable and seem to actually care about the students. Students also love to help each other if they can.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-17T17:56:41Z
Wifi Found Everywhere – I love that anywhere you go, you can still find the internet. Its comforting to know that you can connect online anywhere on campus. The internet is fast and reliable. Printers can be found everywhere and some can be used wirelessly.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-17T17:54:17Z
The Perfect Variety – There is a wide spectrum of eating choices. Anything from fast food to upscale sit-down dining is found. I personally love a good homestyle meal and mexican food.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-09T00:51:32Z
Clemson's main street with all the restaraunts and bars have people elbow to elbow on any given weekend night. for students that are 21 or older there are at least 15 bars to go to there.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-09T00:46:40Z
Average University – Clemson is much like lots of big universities in that there are a good many foreign students and different races. being in the south most students are republican or democrat.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-09T00:41:10Z
The Campus Is Wonderful and the Academic Buildings Are Great – Clemson's campus is beautiful with lots of grass and trees. The big field, bowman field, in the center of campus is a great place to exercise and hang out with friends. The library is huge with tons of resources and knowldgeable staff. Every thing is close by such as places to eat and shop. Also, the campus being located right on Lake Hartwell is awsome for me because I love to boat and Fish.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-08T23:16:01Z
I dislike the fact that freshman are required to stay on campus, but the housing process is easy and quick, and the freshman dorms are decent.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-08T23:12:43Z
Great variety of good-tasting and healthy choices.
Recent Alumnus 2010-02-24T21:52:45Z
A Great Place – Clemson offers the bests of all worlds. There's greek life, social scenes, places to party, and to study. There really is always something going on and plenty of alternatives if you're not into partying. People aren't too judging if you're not a partier which makes the student population all still pretty cohesive.
Recent Alumnus 2010-02-24T21:44:36Z
There Is Always Something Going on – Clemson offers a downtown with great food, drinks and atmospheres. Even if there aren't a lot of people out, there is usually something to do at different apartments
Recent Alumnus 2010-01-14T05:48:17Z
Be forewarned! To start off, I am from the north and a much different and liberal environment. I am also gay, which has greatly affected my first year at Clemson. I love Clemson- the weather, the school, my classes, my friends, it really is a great school. But I will be honest that coming into Clemson I didn't know what to expect. I find myself actually more of a conservative, which definitely helped in acclimating to my new home and making friends. It is hard though. People are not accepting, if you are openly gay prepare to feel like you are a minority and do not belong. There is almost nothing to do on the weekends, besides pre-game, but then I kind of have to make my own fun while my friends are at frats. In retrospect, I really do love it, but I wish I had been forewarned. If you are gay and looking to meet guys and have fun on the weekends, don't choose Clemson. You will stick out like a sore thumb and it really sucks. 14th most conservative public institution and the student body is proud of it.
Recent Alumnus 2010-01-04T03:22:59Z
There is freshman parking available in the Pit (aka R-1). I think parking spaces are available if you need it and costs appear to be fair. There is everything you need on campus so a car isn't a necessity if you don't have one. Parking services does go after people who park illegally but that's just what people get for parking in the wrong spots at the wrong time.
Recent Alumnus 2010-01-04T03:20:54Z
Student Involvement: There is somebody at every athletic event. I attended over 35 athletic events this past semester (volleyball, soccer, football, basketball) and there is always someone there. Team Performance: Football team went to the ACC Championship game and basketball team is top 25. Fan Support: Excellent. On football saturdays, fans come in from all over South Carolina, making it the 3rd biggest city in South Carolina (and people start tailgating at 7 AM) School Spirit: Every Friday is Solid Orange Friday day (wear orange or else), school spirit is contagious, people love their teams and the school. Athletic Facilities: Memorial Stadium and Littlejohn Coliseum are great facilities. Fike Recreation Center is a great place for students to work out.
Recent Alumnus 2010-01-04T03:16:20Z
Health & Safety:
I have never felt unsafe at any time (night, morning, during the day) on campus.
College Senior 2009-11-29T17:33:57Z
It's Great – The CAT bus runs all throughout campus at most times of the day and is free. Also there are vans that can take people anywhere on campus that run after 7 and they are also free.
Recent Alumnus 2009-04-03T05:00:35Z
Absolutley worth it! You have your own room and bathroom (depending on where you live) and more than likely, you sign an individual, nine-month lease, so you don't have to worry about everyone else's rent, only your own! The apartment complexes are full of Clemson students, they provide extra ammentities, and they are never more than a bus ride away!
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-30T14:43:08Z
Guys & Girls:
The guys at Clemson range from typical frat guys with their Lacoste polo, khakis, Sperry's, and sunglasses hanging around their neck; the computer science guys with T-shirts that say "I'm dressed and awake, what more do you want," and laptop in hand; the rednecks/country boys with their camo and Ducks Unlimited apparel; and the average guy that's a mix of it all. The girls here are a mix of Southern belles, sorority snobs, and the best-all-around women with looks and intelligence.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-30T14:17:25Z
Clemson has great off-campus housing! It's affordable and within reasonable distance to the campus (an average of five miles or less). Just be careful during football season and school breaks; people tend to rob apartments more during this time because they know college students won't be home.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-30T14:12:08Z
The thing about Clemson is that most people are aware of maybe 1/3 of the labs available on campus. These well-known labs can often times be busy, but you'll become knowledgable on what times are best for which labs. And if you're willing to walk a bit out of the way, you can find these empty labs. But I'd say, if you have a relatively light computer and aren't planning on printing anything out, go ahead and bring your laptop. Especially if you're just going to play around on Facebook, because that causes a lot of frustration to those waiting for computers in labs with homework assignments to print off.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-30T13:47:27Z
Definitely live on-campus freshman year, but after that, off-campus housing is definitely worth it. There are plenty of off-campus houses in walking distance, and there are lots of apartment complexes that are close, too.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-30T03:18:13Z
Most RAs and security officers in the dorms aren't too bad when it comes to underage drinking. As long as you aren't being ridiculous (throwing up/passing out in elevators or yelling profanities at police officers), they will leave you alone. Noise violations are what people usually get in trouble for. But if you draw attention to your party because of noise, that can sometimes lead to underage drinking charges. Be smart about it, and don't draw unnecessary attention to yourselves. Most of the time drinking charges on campus end up as warnings or get dropped altogether. However, area cops are very strict about driving under the influence. Being a college town, they know that people party on the weekends, and they know that drunk people gather at Waffle House and Huddle House at 3 a.m., so look out. Cops are also sticklers about speeding. On Highway 76 toward Anderson, the speed limit changes several times, and cops are always waiting to catch you.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-30T03:11:27Z
Clemson requires all fresmen to purchase a laptop (but don't get it from Clemson, those computers are horrible!). The computer labs are only crowded in between classes when people are trying to print stuff out.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-30T03:08:16Z
CAT (Clemson Area Transit) buses are free public transportation that runs around campus and to surrounding areas. The routes are pretty good because they hit most of the off-campus student apartments. They also go to Anderson and Seneca, which makes it possible to get around and do shopping if you don't have a car. The bus goes to and from commuter parking lots and the main parts of campus, but they are very crowded around class times and can be inconvenient because of timing.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-30T03:04:02Z
The dining halls are good in that they have options to choose from. Harcombe is the better dining hall in my opinion. There are several fast food places on campus, but that can get expensive if you are on a meal plan. I only purchased a meal plan freshman year. After that I did my own grocery shopping and ate at food courts occasionally. It ended up being a lot cheaper than buying a meal plan. My favorite, though, were the waffles in Harcombe. Java City, in the library, is a popular spot for coffee, snacks, and hanging out.
Recent Alumnus 2009-03-30T03:00:06Z
The facilities on campus are decent. There are several computer labs around campus, and the library has plenty of space to study (and socialize). The Hendrix Center is a nicer student center, and there are plans to replace the Union. Right now there is a bowling alley and pool tables in the Union, along with a food court. Hendrix also has a food court and a theater which hosts free movies occasionally. Fike is the gym for students and faculty, but there are also athletic facilities just for athletes.
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