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Clemson University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 19th 2019By -  Sugandhi Sood

With a below average acceptance rate, Clemson University enrolls nearly 20,000 students each year for various undergraduate and graduate programs. The applicants are advised to work hard on their applications. Also, the must adhere to the Clemen University admission guidelines.

  • Undergraduate applicants may apply either through the Coalition application or Applyweb portal.
  • Graduate applicants must apply through the Applyweb portal.
  • English proficiency and standardized test scores are mandatory.
  • Transfer applicants must meet additional requirements.


Application PortalUG: Applyweb/Coalition
PG: Applyweb
Application Fee (non-refundable)UG: 70 USD
PG: 90 USD
Acceptance Rate47%
SAT range1230-1390
ACT range27-32
Mode of PaymentDebit/Credit card
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsSpring/Fall
Work ExperienceVary from course-to-course
Financial AidWork-study, loans, grants, and scholarships

Clemson University Admission Deadline

The deadlines for Clemson University admission depend on the program. The undergraduate programs have similar deadlines. However, the deadlines for graduate applicants vary with the course.

Fall SemesterMay 1
Spring SemesterDecember 15
Bioengineering and ManagementJanuary 15
EconomicsSeptember 15
Mathematical SciencesOctober 1

Clemson University International Admissions

International applicants are advised to check the following list of admission requirements:

  • Application form along with the application fee
  • Official transcripts or academic records to be sent directly from all the previously attended universities.
  • All the original documents that are not in English should have verified English translations attached to it.
  • Standardized test scores are required should be sent directly from the testing agencies.
  • Official English proficiency test score for non-native English applicants
  • Personal statements and letters of recommendation are mandatory.
  • Proof of available finances or sponsorship.

Apart from the admission requirements, international applicants are also required to complete visa formalities to study in the United States. The applicants should have complete the following steps to obtain a valid visa:

  • Form I-20 from Clemson University
  • Pay the SEVIS Fee
  • Completion of the financial declaration form
  • Copy of current passport
  • Visa application form
  • Schedule and attend the visa interview

English Proficiency Test Score

International applicants whose primary language is not English are asked to demonstrate English proficiency. For this, the applicants can submit any one of the following test scores:

TestMinimum Required Score

Clemson University Undergraduate Admissions

Clemson University offers more than 80 undergraduate programs. The applicants can apply either through Applyweb or Coalition Application. They have to submit an application processing fee of 70 USD.

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Students

  • Academic records with senior year courses listed
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Class ranking
  • SAT/ACT scores to be sent directly from the testing agency
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores for international applicants

The applicants must note that some departments may additional admission criteria. For this, they are required to check the departmental page. Be sure to adhere to both university and department’s guidelines.

Transfer Students

Transfer admissions at Clemson University are very competitive. The applications of the transfer applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis. These applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Complete one year of college study
  • Minimum 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of transferable credit
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Completion of freshman-level courses in Science, English, and Mathematics

Clemson University Graduate Admissions

Clemson University admissions for graduate applicants are processed by the graduate school. The university offers around 180 graduate degree programs.

Popular Courses at Clemson University 

Application Portal: Applyweb

Application Fee: 90 USD

CourseApplication DeadlineAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
BioengineeringJanuary 15Minimum GPA of 3.3; GRE scoreTOEFL:100
IELTS: 7.0
ManagementJanuary 15GMAT/GRE score; Minimum GPA of 3.2TOEFL:97
EconomicsSeptember 15GRE scoreTOEFL: 90-100
IELTS: 7.0
Mathematical SciencesOctober 1GRE scoreTOEFL score is required

Admission Requirements: The general requirements for all the applicants are given below:

  • Application fee
  • Official transcripts
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE/GMAT scores
  • Official TOEFL/ IELTS scores

Clemson University admission office evaluates each application thoroughly. The evaluation process includes a review of transcripts, recommendations, essays, and standardized test scores. Once an applicant secures admission, he/she should immediately start the post-admission process required by the university.

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