- Class: Junior
- Major: Nursing
- Gender: F
- High School: Whitefield Academy
- Transfer Student: N
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!!!!!!!!!
Well when I tell people I go to Clemson they usually assume I'm really smart. It is a good school academically and it's getting harder to get into, especially for out of state like me. So I like that we are proud of academics. But really once you get in the classes are all different. Some are really hard and some extremely easy. Professors will know your name if you sit on the front row or talk to them. I recommend that even in a class of 200 students. They like it, you get to know a pretty cool professor, and it can help with grades. I recommend visiting their offices as well. Education at Clemson can be geared towards getting a job, but I recommend taking a few classes that are what you are interested in even if you don't want to major in it. Sometimes it's really good to learn just for the sake of learning. Students are competitive. A little too much sometimes. My philosophy is don't worry about the other students and just do your best. But it is good that the competitiveness can sometimes remind us why we are in college...to learn.
I'm really glad with the amount of Christian organizations on campus b/c I'm a Christian. There's so many to choose from and they are all good. I do Campus Crusade and love it. But there are so many other organizations as well. I am an RA and love telling incoming freshmen how many awesome and rare choices they have to choose from- we even have a high five club. I do wish that people of different races mixed more. There does still seem to be a division b/w black and white and that can be clear in the dining hall. People wear different things to class- some get showered and dressed even for 8:00 AM classes, others stay in their sweat pants and sweatshirts all day. Whatever you please. I think there's all financial backgrounds and people do not usually discuss this. I think there's more talk politically now which I like, especially with the elections. I think Clemson is predominitaly more conservative b/c of it's location but there's definitely liberals as well. I wish there were more manifestations but I think that's something missing in young people all over the United States.
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