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Transcript of Clemson University
Once you take the exit towards Clemson all
all you have to do is follow the tiger paws The History -In 1886 Thomas Green Clemson signed his will to create Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina.
-1888 Thomas Green Clemson died
-1889 Thomas Green Clemson’s will, endowing Clemson College, was accepted by the state.
-1893 •Clemson College opened with 446 students and 15 faculty under President Edwin Boone Craighead.
-1896 •The first intercollegiate football game was played Oct. 28 against Furman. (We won!)
-1900 •John Heisman, in his first year as head coach, led Clemson’s football team to its first undefeated season and conference championship.
-1917 •The entire senior class enlisted in World War I.
-1941-45 More than 6,000 Clemson students and alumni served in WWII; 373 died, 57 from the Class of 1941. The Class of 1944 was the smallest class in Clemson history with 13 graduates.
-1970 •The Tiger Paw was adopted as Clemson’s athletics symbol. The Greek System Requirements for Admission Recommended High School Curriculum
English — 4 credits
Mathematics — 3 credits
Laboratory Science — 3 credits
Foreign Language — 3 credits
Social Sciences — 3 credits
Other — 2 credits
Physical Education/ROTC — 1 credit Possibility of Admission Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted) Men Women Total
Number who applied 8,016 9,000 17,016
Number accepted 4,888 5,327 10,215
Number who enrolled 1,528 1,405 2,933 The Campus Strengths and Weaknesses of the Campus The Colors and Mascot Colors: Clemson's primary colors are orange and purple. The orange and purple began when Walter Merritt Riggs formed Clemson’s first football team in 1896. He used ideas from his old schools colors and the teams mascot to get the colors
Mascot: The teams mascot is a Tiger and a cub. Although the football team was known as the Tigers and often used “Eat ‘Em Up, Tigers” as a slogan, it wasn’t until 1954 that a Clemson student donned the mascot suit. In 1993, the Tiger was joined by the Tiger Cub. Student Life There are more than 400 student- run organizations on campus ranging from community service and professional to sports.
Out-of-state students 35% 29%
Men who join fraternities 14% 17%
Women who join sororities 27% 23%
Live in college-owned 98% 42%
Live off campus 2% 58%
Age 25 and older — 4%
Average age of full-time 18 20 Fraternity and Sorority Life at Clemson University is made up of three governing councils: the Interfraternity Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council and the Panhellenic Council
Mission of the Fraternity and Sorority Community:
We, the fraternity men and sorority women, chosen to lead the three councils commit to the Values of:
-Accountability The Campus Traditions: -Alma Mater Salute/Rat Caps: Freshmen wore rat caps during Clemson’s military days and for a short while afterward. The hats were waved in the air during every football game until the end of the Homecoming game
-Banging on the Drum: As part of the traditional celebration before the Clemson-Carolina rivalry game, Army ROTC students bang a drum at Death Valley for 24 hours a day beginning the Thursday before the big game on Saturday.
-Clemson Ring :The “C” surrounding a palmetto tree on a black background is one of the most recognizable of all college rings today. Copyrighted so only Clemson alumni and students with more than 90 hours can have the honor of wearing it, the ring contains art elements representing the University’s land-grant and military heritages as well as the motto: “Who shall separate us now?”
-Running Down “The Hill” :Dubbed “the most exciting 25 seconds in college football,” running down “The Hill” originally started out of practicality. Before the west stands were built, the football team dressed at Fike Field House and ran from there to the gate and down the hill onto the field. Today, fans hear, “YOUR CLEMSON TIGERS,” a cannon fires, the Tiger Band plays “Tiger Rag,” and thousands of orange-clad fans cheer the moment the Tiger football team runs down the grassy hill and onto the field.
- Howard’s Rock :Howard’s Rock, named for legendary Coach Frank Howard, was brought to Clemson from Death Valley, Calif., by 1919. The rock is found on the top of "the hill" before each home game the football players run down the hill and rub the rock. SAT/ACT Scores ACT: 30
SAT: 1330 Total Cost Student Ratio 17:1 Strengths: Clemson University is a science- and engineering-oriented research university. Ranked No. 22 in the Princeton Review among the nations top public institutions. Student body is very school spirited. Clemson is well-known for its prominent NCAA Division I athletic programs and for the spirit of its fans. Clemson has scored No. 1 and No. 2 in the past two years, according to the Princeton Review, as the university with the happiest students. And 91 percent of seniors and freshmen say they would choose Clemson again if given the opportunity to start their college educations over. Weaknesses: The cost of the school.
Required to stay on campus first year.
A little far from main roads. Clemson is located in one my favorite places to live, they have very mature and spirited student fans. Most of my dads family lives there so i would be very close to my relatives. The school has been a dream for my family ever since it opened. Why I Would Choose Clemson Degrees Offered Automotive Engineering M.S., Ph.D.
Bioengineering M.S., Ph.D.
Biosystems Engineering M.S., Ph.D.
Chemical Engineering M.S., Ph.D.
Chemistry M.S., Ph.D.
Civil Engineering M.S., Ph.D.
Computer Engineering M.S., Ph.D.
Computer Science M.S., Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering M.Engr., M.S., Ph.D.
Environmental Engineering and Science M.Engr., M.Sc. and Ph.D.
Industrial Engineering M.S., Ph.D.
Materials Science and Engineering M.S., Ph.D.
Mathematical Sciences M.S., Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering M.S., Ph.D.
Physics M.S., Ph.D.
Polymer and Fiber Science M.S., Ph.D