The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, public schools.
  • Clemson University has more expensive tuition & fees ($38,550) than South Carolina ($33,928).
  • It is harder to admit to Clemson University than South Carolina.
  • Clemson University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,255) than South Carolina (1,255).
  • Clemson University has higher submitted ACT score (29) than South Carolina (29).
  • South Carolina has more students with 35,470 students while Clemson University has 26,406 students.
  • South Carolina has more full-time faculties with 1,693 faculties while Clemson University has 1,360 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of South Carolina-Columbia and Clemson University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
South CarolinaClemson University
South Carolinavs.Clemson University
Columbia, South CarolinaLocationClemson, South Carolina
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
In-State$12,688
Out-Of-State$33,928
Tuition & Fees
In-State$15,558
Out-Of-State$38,550
82% ($6,405)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)82% ($9,287)
$6,405Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,287
72.31 %Acceptance Rates47.18 %
31.25 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)29.48 %
1,255SAT Score1,320
29ACT Score30
78 %Graduation Rate85 %
16 %Transfer-out Rate12 %
90 %Retention Rate94 %
35,470Student Population26,406
1,693Number of Faculties1,360
18 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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