One of the country’s most selective public research universities, Clemson University serves a uniquely driven and highly accomplished student body. Ranked as the 27th best national public university by U.S. News & World Report, Clemson is a science- and engineering-oriented college dedicated to teaching, research and service. Founded in 1889, we remain committed to both world-class research and a high quality of life. In fact, 92 percent of our seniors say they’d pick Clemson again if they had to do it over. Set on 1,400 wooded acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson offers students a variety of opportunities to learn experientially. Students with common academic interests and life experiences can connect through 17 on-campus Living-Learning Communities and 17 NCAA Division 1 sports bring together the student body as they cheer for the Tigers (ranking No. 2 for “Students Pack the Stadium”). With over 20,000 undergraduate students and a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, Clemson offers students the convenience of a college town atmosphere with easy access to the attractions found in major cities.