Following an increasingly competitive admissions cycle with a record number of applications for first-year students, Clemson University will soon welcome a class of around 4,658 students to Tigertown.
These incoming students are athletes and artists, volunteers and leaders. They will become the next generation of engineers, health care workers, entrepreneurs, researchers, public servants, educators and creators. Each arrives on campus with a unique life story and perspective that will enrich our entire University community and help our campus grow as much as they grow with it.
Every member of the Class of 2027 is part of an accomplished group of students eager to learn in and outside of the classroom. Their time at Clemson will bring new opportunities, discoveries and challenges. The future impact and transformative change these Tigers will make in their communities starts now. We can’t wait to see what they accomplish during their years on campus and beyond.
Where they’re from
These new students represent 48 states and the District of Columbia and 21 countries.
Two-hundred and ninety-five South Carolina high schools are represented. This year’s class is from 45 of the 46 counties in South Carolina.
New Jersey, North Carolina, New York, Georgia and Florida lead this year’s out-of-state first-year enrollment. Students are also traveling from as far as Alaska and Australia to be Tigers.
Who they are
This year’s class includes 124 high school valedictorians and 103 salutatorians.
Popular student names include Emma, William, Olivia, Andrew, Anna and Ryan.
What they’re doing
One hundred and seventeen students are first-year student-athletes, and 371 first-year students are enrolling in the Clemson University Honors College.
We have a lot of other new members in the Clemson Family.
North Carolina, Georgia, New Jersey, Virginia and New York lead out-of-state enrollment for first-year graduate students. Students are also traveling from as far as Hawaii and Laos to attend Clemson.
All information pertaining to undergraduate and graduate students is current as of July 17, 2023, and July 21, 2023, respectively. These are unofficial data points provided by the Clemson University Office of Admissions and the Clemson University Graduate School.
The Clemson University Office of Institutional Research will release official data points to the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System later in the Fall 2023 semester. That data can be found in the Clemson University Interactive Factbook.
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