Clemson University (CU)

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Clemson University can be found in Clemson, SC, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around twenty one thousand students enrolled each year at CU.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at CU. A score between 1640 to 1950 on the SAT exam, or 26 to 31 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the Clemson University (CU) average GPA (3.35 - 3.64) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. CU admits approximately 60% of those that apply per year. Of those that are accepted, about 32% of students enrolled. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Clemson University (CU) acceptance rate 2015 will be around 60%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Clemson University (CU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Clemson University was reported as 57.9% in Fall 2012 with over 18,500 applications submitted to Clemson University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • CU SAT Scores: 1640 - 1950
  • CU ACT Scores: 26 - 31
  • CU Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into Clemson University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Clemson University is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Clemson University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 57.6%
  • 2009-2010: 62.8%
  • 2010-2011: 57.7%
  • 2011-2012: 63.3%
  • 2012-2013: 57.9%
  • Projected CU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 59.9%

How Does Clemson University (CU) Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Clemson University is four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Western Carolina University37.7%
University of Georgia56.1%
Emory University26.3%
The University of Tennessee72.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Clemson University (CU) (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading560 - 660
Math590 - 680
Writing490 - 610
Total Score1640 - 1950
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score26 - 31
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