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Clemson University
Established 1889
Type Public land-grant university sea-grant university
Endowment $482.9 million (FY 2012)[1]
President James F. Barker
Provost Doris R. "Dori" Helms
Academic staff 1,398[2]
Undergraduates 16,562 (Fall 2012)[3]

4,206 (Fall 2012)[3]

Total enrollment = 20,768 (Fall 2012)[3]
Location Clemson, South Carolina, United States
34°40′42″N 82°50′21″W / 34.67833°N 82.83917°W / 34.67833; -82.83917Coordinates: 34°40′42″N 82°50′21″W / 34.67833°N 82.83917°W / 34.67833; -82.83917
Campus Rural
17,000 acres (6,880 ha)
Former names Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina
Colors             Clemson Orange and Regalia[4]
Athletics NCAA Division I, Atlantic Coast Conference (17 teams)
Nickname Clemson Tigers
Mascot The Tiger

Clemson University /ˈklɛmsən/[5] is a public university in Clemson, South Carolina. Clemson's athletics teams are called the Tigers.


  1. "The Foundation at a Glance". Clemson University Foundation. Archived from the original on 5 September 2011. Retrieved 18 February people will help one on one if you know what i mean and you will party all night2013.
  2. "Faculty By Rank and Tenure for 2010". Clemson University Factbook and Data Center. Archived from the original on 12 August 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
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  4. "Clemson Color Palette".
  5. The pronunciation of Clemson varies. The consonant written ⟨s⟩ may be either /z/ or /s/, in which case many insert a [p] between the two syllables. Because of the pin–pen merger, many locals use [ɪ] as the first vowel.