About Clemson University:

Clemson University in South Carolina is a public land-grant and sea-grant research university with a proud military tradition. Founded in the wake of the American Civil War, Clemson began as an all-male military school before opening as Clemson Agricultural College in 1893. It started to accept women in 1955. The university was built on the Fort Hill plantation bequeathed by its founder Thomas Green Clemson, who had intended the institution to teach scientific agriculture and mechanical arts. Clemson boasts 1,400 acres of land nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains that overlook the 900-mile shoreline of Lake Hartwell, where students can swim, boat, water-ski and sail. The university practices a Faculty in Residence program, where both faculty and staff live on campus in shared residence halls, to encourage personal interactions outside of the classroom. While its Creative Inquiry Program enables undergraduates to participate in research alongside faculty and graduate students. Call me MISTER, another university program, facilitates the employment of African American men to teach at South Carolina’s public elementary schools. The university’s facilities include a trading room, social media listening centre, organic farm, and a campus shop selling ice cream which has been made by students since the 1920s. Over 10,000 Clemson students have served in the armed forces and the popular, college-based Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program. Clemson has study abroad program on every continent, except Antarctica. run media outlets, a golf course, and the Clemson Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble, which performed at the 2012 Olympics in London. The Clemson mascot is a tiger, whose painted paw prints have been known to mysteriously appear along campus streets and within the university’s grounds. A former President of Clemson, Robert Cook Edwards, famously founded a day where students were allowed to streak on campus without fear of reprisals.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
World University Rankings 433 468 448 453 430 463 485 - - - 501-550 551-600 551-600

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 215 211 238 270 202 238 273 291 267 270 295 301-350
Engineering 226 167 161 175 189 210 234 228 240 266 288 301-350
Life Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - -
Medicine - - - - - - - - - - - -
Natural Sciences - - - - - - - - - 401-450 451-500 451-500
Social Sciences - 242 209 - 250 268 275 277 263 265 280 287

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - 195 202 177 200 201 184 284 282 301-350
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - -
Chemical Engineering 126 134 175 173 232 273 296 - 301-350 351-400
Chemistry 199 248 255 231 298 300 - 301-350 301-350 351-400
Civil Engineering 92 145 126 183 182 181 192 170 208 217
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - -
Computer Science - - 291 291 243 282 - 351-400 351-400 351-400
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 193
Electrical Engineering 249 269 215 299 294 276 274 301-350 301-350 401-450
Environment / Ecology - 285 232 276 264 278 261 269 289 277
Geosciences - - - - - - - - - -
Immunology - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science 116 135 142 149 190 181 216 239 245 251
Mathematics - - - - - - - 381 301-350 301-350
Mechanical Engineering 138 163 199 209 212 204 235 218 223 250
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - -
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - - - -
Physics - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450
Plant & Animal Science - 276 238 261 - - 292 266 300 301-350
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - -
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 351-400
Space Science - - - - - - - - - -