|Admission Standards||Very High|
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How hard is it to get into Clemson and can I get accepted? The school has a 51% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 14,900 out of 29,070 applicants were admitted making Clemson a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 18 percent. Clemson University typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. Clemson University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||620|
|SAT Math 25th||610|
|SAT Composite 25th||1230|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||690|
|SAT Math 75th||710|
|SAT Composite 75th||1400|
|Average SAT Score||1320|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Clemson University?
Clemson University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 20 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1230 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1140. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1400 and Above||Good||>64%|
|1315 to 1400||Avg +||51%-64%|
|1230 to 1315||Avg -||38%-51%|
|1145 to 1230||Reach||26%-38%|
|Less than 1145||Low||<26%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||27|
|ACT Math 25th||25|
|ACT Composite 25th||27|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||34|
|ACT Math 75th||30|
|ACT Composite 75th||32|
|Average ACT Score||29|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Clemson?
Admission data indicates that Clemson regularly accepts students with ACT's of 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Clemson University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>66%|
|29 to 32||Avg +||51%-66%|
|27 to 29||Avg -||41%-51%|
|25 to 27||Reach||31%-41%|
|Less than 25||Low||<31%|
What GPA do you need to get into Clemson University?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Clemson. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Clemson University was 4.18 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in South Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Clemson accepts 51% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||8%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.50||5%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.25||3%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||1%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
54% of Clemson University freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||54%|
|Top 25% of class||84%|
|Top 50% of class||97%|
|Bottom 50% of class||3%|
|Bottom 25% of class||1%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||25%||28%||26%|
Applicants have 192 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Clemson University is $70.
What are the requirements for admission to Clemson University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Considered but not required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217882 IPEDS survey data for Clemson University.
50% of students submit their SAT scores to Clemson. 50% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
51% of those who apply are granted admission to Clemson. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1230 and 1400. 50% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 27 and 32. 50% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.