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The best thing about Clemson is the football games. I can barely remember any home game I went to. Tickets are real easy to get since the stadium is huge, unlike some other schools. Clemson's a good size I think it's around 16,000, which is pretty good the campus is a good size I think. If you're looking for a huge school where you never see the same people twice unless you're friends with them then this isn't the place to go, you see the same people all the time around campus, it's a good community feel. The "town" of Clemson isn't really much. There's two or three bars downtown to go to but it's not a great college town. Like I said Clemson really isn't the party school a lot of people build it up to be. Clemson is also kind of in the middle of nowhere - Greenville SC is like a 40 min. drive, some people go there to club, or Atlanta's a 2 hour drive. There's so much school pride at Clemson that if you aren't insane about the Tigers or the color orange you'll probably want to get out after the first week.
I think Clemson University makes the town of Clemson. While this sometimes is a good thing, it can sometimes be a bad thing. When fall and spring classes aren't in session, then it can be difficult to find people to spend time with. I wish that stores like WalMart and Target were closer. I think stores like this would make Clemson feel less like a college town and more like a town where a college just happens to be. I think the focus on athletic events is great at Clemson, and makes the school what it is.
Clemson is the perfect size-not too big, not too small. There are about 16000 students undergrad. which makes for the perfect amount. There's enough that you never stop meeting new people but not too many that it's impossible to see the same person twice on campus. I constantly run into people that I know. There is tons of school pride. I love driving around and seeing people with orange stickers on the back of their cars all over South Carolina but anywhere. If I saw someone wearing a Clemson shirt in the airport or Australia I would feel like they are a brother and start talking to them. There is a sense of family just because one goes there. And football games display peoples' pride as alumni of all ages return to tailgate and watch the games. I love how nice everyone is on campus. Teachers, administration, students. People are truly friendly. And the guy are true southern gentlemen. Something I don't like is that the college town has too many sandwich shops and gross bars instead of cool places to hang out, like restaurants and cuter places. But overall, love it!!!!!!!!!
It's really cheesy to say this, but the best thing about Clemson is the people. Most everyone is really nice here and you can just tell that everyone is having the time of their lives. The size of the school is not really small, but its not huge either. I'd say it's just right. Clemson is a college town, there's not much outside of the campus, which kind of limits the amount of things there is to do, but there's a great sense of community in that everyone who lives here is about the same age and goes to the same school. School pride is huge at Clemson. It's odd to hear of a student who doesn't go to the football game on Saturday, and football is an event. Tailgating starts early in the morning and goes well on after the game, win or lose. Everyone I know who has gone here or graduated from here is so proud to be a tiger and will tell anyone who will listen how great Clemson is.
Pride DEFINES Clemson. Anyone can be pals with anyone through this powerful bond. We all love it here. LOVE IT. The size of Clemson is the perfect blend of a state school with all of the spirit it entails but also the small community feel without the aggrevations of constant traffic, crowds, etc. Bowman field is the place to be on a nice day. Bells are played by hand in the tower of Tillman throughout the afternoon and can be heard through most of campus.
The best thing about Clemson is the Clemson Family. They start preaching this at orientation and you never really comprehend the phrase until you walk through campus and complete strangers stop you and ask you how your day is and how things are going. If I could change on thing I would change online classes. We all pay tuition to be taught by quality professors, we don't pay to teach ourselves. Clemson is just right, but we could definately expand in the future. When I tell people I go to Clemson, a majority of people say wow! that's a great school and you're up there in God's country. I spend most of my time on campus either going to class or getting involved somewhere. Clemson is a beautiful College town. Clemson's administration is great. most of them went to Clemson and have a deep passion for the students and the school. Biggest recent controversy has been a student death of campus that happened before Christmas break. School pride at Clemson is second to none. Solid Orange is everywhere and you can never break our pride. The unusual thing about Clemson is that we have 13,000 students, our sports programs are division I, and we are a top 30 public university. I will always remember my first Clemson football game at Death Valley. The most frequent complaints are about the parking patrol.
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