About Clemson University
Clemson University is a four year institution of higher education located in Clemson, South Carolina. Clemson is approximately a two-hour drive from Atlanta, Georgia, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Columbia, South Carolina. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and on the banks of Lake Hartwell, Clemson offers spectacular views and many diverse opportunities for outdoor recreation. There are several parks, places for fishing, and canoing, and multiple hiking trails. Clemson is also home to the 295-acre South Carolina Botanical Garden, home to historical buildings, a geology museum, and a discovery center, which often houses exhibits by local artists. For evening entertainment, Clemson has the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, which presents music, dance, and theater performances from around the world.
Clemson University offers architecture students several options for a degree including a bachelor's degree, professional master's degree, and an interdisciplinary doctoral degree in environmental design and planning. The architecture school believes that students should learn to investigate the surroundings and environment, culture, and society of an area when planning the architecture of a building.
Students may earn a bachelor's or master's of fine arts degree from Clemson and choose to specialize in one of several areas including drawing, printmaking, and digital art. For an MFA degree students may also choose to focus on digital production arts. For this program the department of art works with the school of computer science to provide students with a truly interdisciplinary education. The degree is designed for students interested in a career in the electronic arts, special effects in movies and commercials, or film and video.
The science and engineering school at Clemson offers a bachelor's degree in engineering graphics. This program teaches students to convey ideas in a visual and graphic way. Students are taught sketching, geometric modeling, medical modeling, assembly drawing, computer graphics, and rapid prototyping.
The Clemson financial aid office assists students in paying for college through University grants and scholarships, Palmetto Fellows, LIFE and HOPE scholarships, Pell grants, state need-based grants, Stafford loans, work study, Perkins loans, and PLUS loans. Aid advisors help students determine the price of their education and what method will be best to cover the costs.
Clemson is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The commission guarantees that Clemson may award bachelor's master's, and doctoral degrees as well as education specialist degrees.