|Admission Standards||Very High|
Can I get into Clemson University? The school has a 47% acceptance rate. Last year, 12,380 out of 26,242 applicants were admitted making Clemson University 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 14 percent. Clemson University typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||670|
|SAT Math 25th||620|
|SAT Composite 25th||1290|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||710|
|SAT Math 75th||730|
|SAT Composite 75th||1440|
|Estimated Average SAT||1370|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Clemson University?
Clemson University typically requires applicants to be in the top 13 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1290 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 1210. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1370 out of 1600. 39 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1440 and Above||Good||>60%|
|1365 to 1440||Avg +||47%-60%|
|1290 to 1365||Avg -||34%-47%|
|1215 to 1290||Reach||23%-34%|
|Less than 1215||Low||<23%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||28|
|ACT Math 25th||26|
|ACT Composite 25th||27|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||34|
|ACT Math 75th||30|
|ACT Composite 75th||31|
|Estimated Average ACT||29|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Clemson University?
Admission data indicates that Clemson University 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 25 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 61 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Clemson University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|31 and Above||Good||>60%|
|29 to 31||Avg +||47%-60%|
|27 to 29||Avg -||34%-47%|
|25 to 27||Reach||23%-34%|
|Less than 25||Low||<23%|
You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Clemson University. 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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Clemson University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
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)||28%||31%||29%|
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2019.
What are the requirements for admission to Clemson University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||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.