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Clemson University

Established 1889
Type Public
Endowment $383.5M USD
President James F. Barker[1]
Faculty 1,264
Staff 2,950
Undergraduates 14,172
Postgraduates 3,137
Location Clemson, SC, United States
Campus Rural, 17,000 acres (69 km²)
Colors Orange      
Purple      
Mascot Tiger
Athletics NCAA Division I ACC
19 varsity teams
Website www.clemson.edu

Clemson University is a public, coeducational, land-grant, research university located in Clemson, South Carolina, United States. Image File history File links Seal for Clemson University File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Clemson is a city located in South Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude... Sign in a rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Qichun, a rural town in Hubei province, China An artists rendering of an aerial view of the Maryland countryside: Jane Frank (Jane Schenthal Frank, 1918-1986), Aerial Series: Ploughed Fields, Maryland, 1974, acrylic and mixed materials on apertured double canvas, 52... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... For other uses, see Tiger (disambiguation). ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ... Image File history File links Clemson-University-claw-logo. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... For alternate meanings see state university (disambiguation). ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... A land grant is a gift of land made by the government for projects such as roads, railroads, or rewards for military service, or especially academic institutions. ... This article is about the concept. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... Clemson is a city located in South Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude...


Founded in 1889, the University is academically divided into five colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences; Architecture, Arts and Humanities; Business and Behavioral Sciences; Engineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.[2] A decidous beech forest in Slovenia. ... Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology is the science of life (from the Greek words bios = life and logos = word). ... This article is about building architecture. ... The Arts is a broad subdivision of culture, comprised of many expressive disciplines. ... For other uses, see Humanities (disambiguation). ... In economics, a business is a legally-recognized organizational entity existing within an economically free country designed to sell goods and/or services to consumers, usually in an effort to generate profit. ... Behavioural sciences (or Behavioral science) is a term that encompasses all the disciplines that explores the behaviour and strategies within and between organisms in the natural world. ... Engineering is the applied science of acquiring and applying knowledge to design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ... In psychology, Human development is the study of mental and related processes across the life span. ...


The University currently enrolls more than 17,000 students from across all 50 states and from more than 80 countries.[3]

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Location

Clemson is well-known for the beauty of its Foothills campus.
Clemson is well-known for the beauty of its Foothills campus.

Clemson University is located in upstate South Carolina in Pickens County just north of Interstate 85 and Anderson, South Carolina, along the shores of Lake Hartwell. The University is located just outside of the greater Greenville area and is just two hours away from Atlanta, Georgia, Charlotte, North Carolina and Columbia. Clemson is situated in South Carolina's foothills, where excellent vistas of the rising Blue Ridge Mountains in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia abound. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2288x1712, 673 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Clemson University Reflection (physics) Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2288x1712, 673 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Clemson University Reflection (physics) Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Pickens County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 85 Interstate 85 (abbreviated I-85) is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... Anderson is a city located in Anderson County, South Carolina. ... Lake Hartwell is a man-made lake bordering Georgia and South Carolina on the Savannah, Tugaloo, and Seneca Rivers. ... Greenville is the third largest city in the state of South Carolina. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... “Charlotte” redirects here. ... Blue Ridge Mountains, Shining Rock Wilderness Area Appalachian Mountain system The Blue Ridge is a mountain chain in the eastern United States, part of the Appalachian Mountains, forming their eastern front from Georgia to Pennsylvania. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ...


Clemson University operates a research park off of Interstate 85 and is currently constructing its Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research center in Greenville, also off of Interstate 85. The university has extension offices in every county in South Carolina as a public service in its furtherance of its founding goals as an agricultural institution.


The city of Clemson is served by the Clemson Area Transit bus system, as well as the Amtrak's Crescent line running through Clemson's train station right off of Highways 28, 76, and 123. Oconee County Airport is located adjacent to the university's campus and is the closest public-use airport to the campus (as well as the home of the Clemson Flying Club), with Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport offering commercial airline service only an hour away. Clemson Area Transit is the largest fare-free bus system in the United States in terms of ridership. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... The Crescent is a passenger train operated by Amtrak in the eastern part of the United States. ... The Clemson Amtrak Station, located in Clemson, South Carolina, is served by the passenger train. ... Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is an airport in Greer, South Carolina, USA, near Greenville, South Carolina and Spartanburg, South Carolina. ...


History

Fort Hill was the home of John C. Calhoun and later Thomas Green Clemson and is located at the center of Clemson's campus
Fort Hill was the home of John C. Calhoun and later Thomas Green Clemson and is located at the center of Clemson's campus

Thomas Green Clemson, the University's founder, came to the Foothills of South Carolina in 1838, when he married Anna Maria Calhoun, daughter of South Carolina statesman, John C. Calhoun. When Thomas Clemson died on April 6, 1888, he left most of his estate in his will to be used to establish a college that would teach scientific agriculture and the mechanical arts to South Carolinians. Clemson's decision was largely influenced by Benjamin Tillman. Clemson University founder Thomas Green Clemson directed in his will in 1888 that the University be modeled after Mississippi A&M (now known as Mississippi State University). Tillman strongly lobbied the state legislature to create Clemson as an agricultural institution for the state and in the end, the resolution to accept Clemson's gift and create the institution passed by only one vote. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2288x1712, 771 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): John C. Calhoun Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2288x1712, 771 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): John C. Calhoun Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Thomas Green Clemson (1809–1889) was an American politician and statesman, serving as an ambassador and the United States Superintendent of Agriculture. ... Benjamin Tillman Benjamin Ryan Tillman (August 11, 1847 - July 3, 1918) was an American politician who served as governor of South Carolina from 1890 to 1894 and as a United States Senator from 1895 until his death. ... The South Carolina General Assembly, also called the South Carolina Legislature, is the legislative branch of South Carolina and consists of the South Carolina House of Representatives and the South Carolina Senate. ...


In November 1889, Governor Richardson signed the bill accepting Thomas Clemson's gift to the state, thus establishing the Clemson A&M. The University's trustees availed the University of the available Morrill Act and Hatch Act funds made available for agricultural education and research purposes. John Peter Richardson III (September 25, 1831 – July 6, 1899) was Democratic Governor of South Carolina from 1886 to 1890. ... The Morrill Land-Grant Acts are pieces of US legislation which allowed for the creation of land-grant colleges, which would be funded by the grant of federally-controlled land to each of the states which had stayed with the United States during the American Civil War. ... The name Hatch Act is given to two unrelated pieces of United States federal legislation The Hatch Act of 1887 created agricultural experiment stations. ...


Clemson Military College formally opened in July 1893 with an initial enrollment of 446. From its beginning, the college was an all-male military school. Clemson remained this way until 1955 when it changed to "civilian" status for students and became a coeducational institution. In 1964, the college was renamed Clemson University as the state legislature formally recognized the school's expanded academic offerings and research pursuits.[4]


Academics

Enrollment (Fall 2006)[1]
College Total Enrollment
College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences 2,829
College of Arts, Architecture, and Humanities 2,552
College of Business and Behavioral Sciences 4,206
College of Engineering and Science 4,441
College of Health, Education, and Human Development 3,182
Calhoun Honors College[2]
  1. ^ As found at [3].
  2. ^ Not a degree granting college.

Admissions

Classified as more selective by the Carnegie Foundation,[5] Clemson admitted less than 55% of those who applied to be Freshmen in 2006.[6] When admitting Freshmen, the university places emphases on the rigor of high school study and scores on standardized tests, SAT or ACT. Clemson also considers class rank, extracurricular activities, and an optional personal statement. The average incoming freshman had a combined SAT score of 1200 and a high school weighted GPA of 3.99 in 2006.[7] Freshmen can refer to multiple things: For the comic book, see Freshmen_(comics). ... For other uses, see SAT (disambiguation). ... The ACT® test is a standardized achievement examination for college admissions in the United States produced by ACT, Inc. ... The initials GPA can refer, among other things, to Grade Point Average; see Grade (education) Guinness Peat Aviation General Practice Australia, a private, independent medical accreditation society Greyhound Pets of America This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same...


Calhoun Honors College and National Scholars Program

Clemson is home to a nationally recognized honors program The Calhoun Honors College, which is designed to offer academic diversity to gifted undergraduates and to provide for an atmosphere of a "higher seminary of learning" that Thomas Green Clemson outlined in his will within the large University.


Admission to the college is by application to freshman as well as to any student beyond his/her freshman year[8]. Admission to the college is not based on just one or two requirements but on a combination of standardized test scores, high school GPA, and leadership and extracurricular activities. A GPA of at least 3.4 is required for applicants to the college after their freshman year. Members of the honors college are permitted to live in the honors-only dorm, Holmes Hall, and are granted a variety of other benefits including complementary copies of the New York Times and free tickets to on-campus cultural events. The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...


The Clemson National Scholars Program is the institution's top academic recruiting scholarship, offering a full tuition and fees scholarship plus a laptop, 5-week study abroad in the UK, along with other learning and travel opportunities. The NSP selection process is highly competitive, with approximately 15 scholarships offered out of over 12,000 applicants to Clemson each year.


Top-20 Initiative and Research

Cooper Library and the Reflection Pool
Cooper Library and the Reflection Pool

The University has recently undertaken an endeavor to become a "Top 20" public institution, undergoing a process of enhancing its graduate programs while continuing to place the majority of its emphasis on the quality of the undergraduate experience. The initiative has led to increased faculty compensation, higher graduation rates, and higher incoming student SAT averages. The University recently moved up according to the editors of U.S. News and World Report's most recent college rankings.[9] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2288 × 1712 pixel, file size: 718 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2288 × 1712 pixel, file size: 718 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


As part of its push to enhance graduate-level education, several new Ph.D. programs have been created including a novel Ph.D. in Rhetorics and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning. Also noteworthy is a new master's degree in historic preservation, jointly offered in collaboration with Clemson and the College of Charleston. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... The College of Charleston (C of C) is a public university located in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina. ...


The university's currently most ambitious academic and research endeavor is the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR).[10] ICAR is a 250 acre (1 km²) automotive and motorsports research campus located in nearby Greenville, South Carolina. ICAR will include a graduate school offering Master's and Doctoral degrees in automotive engineering, and offering programs focused on systems integration. The campus also includes an Information Technology Research Center being developed by BMW. BMW, Microsoft, IBM, Bosch, Timken and Michelin are all major corporate partners of the ICAR center. Private-sector companies that have committed so far to establishing offices and/or facilities on the campus include the Society of Automotive Engineers and Timken. Plans for the campus also include a full-scale, four-vehicle capacity rolling-road model wind tunnel. Greenville is the third largest city in the state of South Carolina. ... For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ... Logo of Robert Bosch GmbH Robert Bosch GmbH [1] is a German corporation which was started in 1886 by Robert Bosch in Stuttgart, Germany. ... The Timken Company is a major manufacturer of tapered roller bearings and specialty steels located in Canton, Ohio. ... Michelin (full name: Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin) (Euronext: ML) based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne région of France, is primarily a tyre manufacturer. ... SAE International (SAE) is a professional organization for mobility engineering professionals in aerospace, automotive and the commercial vehicle industries. ...


Clemson also recently established the Restoration Institute whose mission is to "advance knowledge in integrative approaches to the restoration of historic, ecological, and urban infrastructure resources." The institute will be located in North Charleston and subsume the Hunley Commission that is currently undertaking the stabilization of the Hunley, the world's first submarine to sink a ship. H. L. Hunley was a submarine of the Confederate States Navy that demonstrated both the advantages and the dangers of undersea warfare. ...


Student Life

Athletics

Main article: Clemson Tigers

Clemson offers club, intramural, and varsity sports. The University's 19 varsity men and women's sports teams compete in the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference of the NCAA's Division I as the Clemson Tigers. The most prominent athletics facilities on campus are Memorial Stadium, Littlejohn Coliseum, Doug Kingsmore Stadium, Historic Riggs Field, and Fike Recreation Center. Clemson University is a member of the NCAAs Division I and is in the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. ... Image File history File links Clemson-University-claw-logo. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... For other uses, see Tiger (disambiguation). ... Frank Howard Field at Memorial Stadium, popularly known as Death Valley, is home to the Clemson University Tigers, a NCAA Division I-A football team located in Clemson, South Carolina. ... J.C. Littlejohn Coliseum, usually known as Littlejohn Coliseum, is a 10,325-seat multi-purpose arena in Clemson, South Carolina. ... Doug Kingsmore Stadium is a stadium in Clemson, South Carolina. ... Fike Recreation Center is an on-campus recreation facility at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. ...


Greek life

Clemson's Greek system is somewhat different from other large universities in the southern United States in that there are no Greek houses on campus. There are residence halls designated for fraternities and sororities, but there are no traditional Greek houses on Clemson's campus. The Fraternity Quad on campus (consisting of 6 fraternity halls) has recently undergone a major renovation and is certified by the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. Clemson is about to undertake a major central campus reconstruction program that will include all-new sorority housing. Currently, just over 20% of students participate in Greek organizations. [11] 7 World Trade Center, considered New York Citys first green office tower by gaining gold status in the US Green Building Councils LEED program. ...

The newly renovated Fraternity Quad.
The newly renovated Fraternity Quad.
Fraternities Fraternities Sororities Sororities
Alpha Gamma Rho Phi Kappa Tau Alpha Delta Pi Zeta Tau Alpha
Alpha Phi Omega Phi Delta Theta Alpha Kappa Alpha
Alpha Tau Omega Phi Sigma Kappa Alpha Chi Omega
Beta Theta Pi Pi Kappa Alpha Chi Omega
Chi Phi Pi Kappa Phi Delta Delta Delta
Chi Psi Sigma Alpha Epsilon Delta Zeta
Delta Chi Sigma Chi Gamma Phi Beta
Kappa Alpha Sigma Nu Gamma Sigma Sigma
Kappa Sigma Sigma Phi Epsilon Kappa Alpha Theta
Lambda Chi Alpha Sigma Pi Kappa Delta
Tau Kappa Epsilon Kappa Kappa Gamma

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Military heritage

Clemson's rich military history is very conspicuous on campus.
Clemson's rich military history is very conspicuous on campus.

Even though Clemson became a coeducational civilian institution in 1955, the university still maintains an active military presence. The university is home to detachments for Army and Air Force ROTC. In addition to students from Clemson, these detachments also serve students from Anderson University, Southern Wesleyan University, and Tri-County Technical College. The following organizations are present among the two ROTC programs:[12] Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1818x1463, 364 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Clemson University ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1818x1463, 364 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Clemson University ... The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a training program of the United States armed forces present on college campuses to recruit and educate commissioned officers. ... Anderson University, located in Anderson, Indiana, was established in 1917 as the Anderson Bible Training School by the Church of God movement. ... Southern Wesleyan University is a four-year Christian college in the town of Central, South Carolina. ...

Clemson's AAS squadron was selected to be home of Arnold Air Society's National Headquarters for the 2005-2006 year, and again for the 2006-2007 year. This is the first time is AAS's history that any university has served as National HQ two years in a row.[13] A Pershing Rifles color guard competing at the 2004 NATCON drill competition held at Fort Monroe, VA. The Pershing Rifles, a military drill team organization for college-level students, was founded by then 1st Lt. ... Major Rudolph Anderson, Jr. ... The Arnold Air Society (AAS) is a professional, honorary, service organization advocating the support of aerospace power. ...


The C-4 Pershing Rifles have won the national drill meet five times: 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.[14] Company C-4 also does color guard at home football games.


Clemson University was selected as the #1 medium-sized AFROTC detachment in the southeast and in the nation for 2006 (the "High Flight" and "Right of Line" awards).


Recreation

Students tend to socialize off campus in downtown Clemson. Downtown Clemson is located adjacent to the University's campus, and students on campus are within walking distance restaurants, bars, cafes, and shopping. Greenville is about 30 minutes away and is a popular destination for many students on the weekends. Clemson is a city located in South Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... Greenville is a large city and county seat located in Greenville County6 in South Carolina. ...


Lake Hartwell and the near-by Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina and North Carolina offer students many outdoor recreational activities like boating, rafting, kayaking, skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking and backpacking. Lake Hartwell is a man-made lake bordering Georgia and South Carolina on the Savannah, Tugaloo, and Seneca Rivers. ... Blue Ridge Mountains, Shining Rock Wilderness Area Appalachian Mountain system The Blue Ridge is a mountain chain in the eastern United States, part of the Appalachian Mountains, forming their eastern front from Georgia to Pennsylvania. ... // Boating, the leisurely activity of traveling by boat typically refers to the recreational use of boats whether power boats, sail boats, or yachts (large vessels), focused on the travel itself, as well as sports activities, such as fishing or waterskiing. ... Rafting in Brazil. ... Sea Kayaking at Wilsons Promontory in Victoria, Australia Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. ... Cross-country skiing (skating style) in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. ... Climbers on Valkyrie at the Roaches. ... Mountain biker riding in the Arizona desert. ... Two hikers in the Mount Hood National Forest Eagle Creek hiking Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ... Backpacking is traveling long distances with a backpack. ...


People

  • James F. Byrnes, U.S. Congressman, Senator, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1941-1942), Secretary of State (1945-1947), Governor of South Carolina (1951-1955), and confidant of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. A dormitory on the eastern part of Clemson's campus is named after Byrnes.
  • David H. Wilkins graduated Clemson in 1968. Wilkins was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1981 and was elected Speaker Pro Tempore in 1992. After the elections of 1994, Wilkins was elected Speaker of the House; the first Republican Speaker in the South since Reconstruction. Wilkins had many legislative accomplishments during his tenure as Speaker, including welfare reform, property tax reform, tort reform and finding a compromise to remove the Confederate Flag from atop the statehouse dome. On April 27, 2005, President George W. Bush nominated him to be the U.S. Ambassador to Canada.

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Official Student media

  • The Tiger - Official Student Body Newspaper
  • WSBF - Clemson University Student Radio Station

References

  1. ^ CURRICULUM VITAE JAMES F. BARKER, FAIA
  2. ^ The University Today — Clemson University. Retrieved on June 20, 2007.
  3. ^ Undergraduate Admissions -- Clemson University. Retrieved on June 20, 2007.
  4. ^ The History of Clemson University. Retrieved on June 20, 2007.
  5. ^ Carnegie Classifications of Clemson University. Retrieved on June 20, 2007.
  6. ^ Clemson Freshman Admissions Data
  7. ^ University Common Data Set for 2006
  8. ^ Calhoun Honors College: Incoming Freshmen. Retrieved on August 29, 2007.
  9. ^ U.S. News Rankings for Clemson University. Retrieved on August 16, 2007.
  10. ^ Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). Retrieved on June 20, 2007.
  11. ^ Clemson Greek Life. Retrieved on June 20, 2007.
  12. ^ List of Student Organizations. Retrieved on June 20, 2007.
  13. ^ Student Achievements. Retrieved on June 20, 2007.
  14. ^ Student Achievements. Retrieved on June 20, 2007.

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