Clemson University Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Clemson University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 11,483 out of 22,396 applicants or 51% were admitted making Clemson University a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. Clemson University typically accepts and attracts A average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 12,091 10,305 22,396
Accepted 6,245 5,238 11,483
Acceptance Rate 52% 51% 51%
Enrolled 1,762 1,685 3,447
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 32% 30%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Clemson University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1220 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 1125. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1315 out of 1600. 50 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1220 1410
SAT Reading 610 690
SAT Math 610 720
ACT Composite 27 31
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1410 and Above Good >64%
1315 to 1410 Avg + 51%-64%
1220 to 1315 Avg - 38%-51%
1125 to 1220 Reach 26%-38%
Less than 1125 Low <26%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Clemson University accepts 51% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 83% Good
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 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Clemson University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

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