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Question for Clemson Alumni

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 4:04 PM
 

What other schools did you apply to and were you accepted. Were you accepted by your first choice?

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 4:14 PM
 

Clemson, UNC and Charlotte! Accepted into all 3, got to go to my first choice, and had a great 4 years as a 49er


(I kid about that last part, Go Tigers)

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 4:16 PM
 

Attended Caltech (Astronomy) and Washington University in St. Louis (Physics) prior to transferring to Clemson (ECE). Was also accepted at Swarthmore, UC Berkeley, and the University of Arizona.

It was a long strange journey, but transferring to Clemson was one of the best decisions of my life.

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 4:58 PM
 

Rajesh Koothrappoli?

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Posted: Jan 22, 2021, 4:01 AM
 

What did you do after college?

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 4:23 PM
 

I applied to Clemson only. If I didn't make it, I was going to go to Midlands tech (4 miles down the road) and transfer in as soon as I could.

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 4:24 PM
 

Lol, this will sound funny...


I was 2 days from moving to Knoxville and Clemson gave me a better offer (more money). No lie, my father was corporate McD's in the 80s/90s and I was a Happy Meal test kid... The next day I rented a car, drove down to Clemson and found an apartment.

Dodged a bullet there. Anyway, grad school is all about which programs are bother what you want as well as their financial packages. I liked Clemson but they were very slow sending out an assistantship package to me.

Undergrad: All instate public schools in Virginia - Those were my only choices my parent supported because I was paying. Accepted and attended my first choice.
Masters: Penn, Virginia Tech, UT, & Clemson. I would also apply to VCU because of a work offer but didn't really want that job long-term in RVa.
PhD: Clemson (and an invite from Georgia Tech - courtesy from my academic network). GT was a good offer but not a good fit for my scope as I had to rely on a program with a strong government, communication, and engineering focus.

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 4:31 PM
 

I only applied to Clemson. Had partial football scholarships to PC and Furman. Never really considered them.

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 4:35 PM
 

Cincinnati, OSU, Clemson

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 4:40 PM
 

Clemson, Ga Tech, NC St -- Accepted into all 3, but Clemson was always first choice

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I had a visit from the Naval Academy. My father was a

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 4:40 PM
 

tail gunner on a Navy torpedo bomber in WWII. He was on the escort carrier, Nehenta Bay.

I had the second highest score in S.C. on the Military Achievement test during my junior year of high school. I thought long and hard about going to the Naval Academy, but I wanted to stay close to home due to my father being ill.

After that, I only applied to Clemson, as I wanted to be a Civil Engineer. I enrolled as a freshman in 1977.

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 4:44 PM
 

Accepted to Clemson, Alabama, Purdue, NCSU, VT, Texas. There may have been others, but that was too long ago to remember.

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 4:47 PM
 

None

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 4:49 PM
 

Looked at Clemson and Citadel. Made the right choice. I dont think I'd have lasted at Citadel though a colleague of mine did well there. That was in the era of pretty brutal hazings there

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 5:05 PM
 

Wow. That was 1982 for me. I may have submitted to USC, but it was NOT a want. By God's grace I was accepted to Clemson with the request that I take 2 classes in Summer School before Fall of 1983. I jumped at it and the rest is history--Civil Engineer 1983-1986.

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 5:09 PM
 

Clemson, GaTech and Service Academies..... accepted at Clemson, GaTech and The Merchant Marine Academy.

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 5:13 PM
 

Only Clemson. I did not have a plan B. Thankful that I was accepted.

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Sent my SAT scores to 3 places (was included in the price

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 5:18 PM
 

of taking the SAT back in the day)

The choices were all printed on a sheet - you just had to fill in the oval if that was one of your choices.

Clemson was my one & only. Picked that one.

University of Australia at Sydney - had a nice ring to it - picked that one.

University of Hawaii - well - yeah.



Got accepted to U of A - Sydney about midway through my first semester at Clemson.

Got accepted to Hawaii at in-state rates if I could prove my Polynesian ancestry was 2 or 3 generations back at most (I can't remember if it was 2 or 3).

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Texas, Cornell, and Clemson - accepted by all 3 - but I knew

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 5:25 PM
 

we could only afford Clemson at the time (in state).

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 5:44 PM
 

Clemson, GaTech, VaTech, Kentucky, UTenn. Accepted into all 5. But there's just something in those hills. Go Tigers!

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 5:45 PM
 

I could've been wrong, but I've always thought that Clemson was the only school that everybody should apply for. So I didn't go to an academic college bc I wasn't smart enough to get into Clemson.

My wife and I were talking about our regrets during our life just a couple weeks ago, and my biggest by far was, not applying myself as well as I could have to had the opportunity to have enrolled in an academic school like Clemson.

I believe that I could have if, I would have done the best that I could've done in HS. And I say that bc, I got through HS, and I hardly ever opened a book after the school was out everyday, and I Truly regret not ever giving myself the opportunities that I know I could've had.


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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 9:51 PM
 

based on your loyalty alone,you should at least qualify for an honorary degree.

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Posted: Jan 22, 2021, 11:27 AM
 

Thank you hoosicktiger, that statement means more than I could have ever expected. But I have been loyal to our Tigers. I was in memorial stadium for the very first FB game that I had ever saw, and it was Clemson VS Coots in 1962, Clemson won that day on November, 24th, it was my sisters B-day, and mine was 3 days later on the 27th. That game was a B-day gift to me from my best friend in school, his parents, and I have been a Tiger fan since that day, November, 24th 1962. And I have never, not once ever thought about being a fan to another team, not even when our Tigers were at our worst. I took the ribbing like a man bc I knew that one day, we would be one of the best. The Danny Ford days were great, but I believed even back then, better Clemson days would come, and they have, but, the best has yet to come!!!! It may sound corny to some, but I don't care, bc I know that I'm not alone, but I love Clemson, and Clemson sports, Go Tigerssss!!!!!!!

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Posted: Jan 22, 2021, 3:24 PM
 

my first game was CU-furman.we won 27-0 that day.thought this will be a good season.wound up 3-7.not so great.that started my career as a tiger fan.also never wavered through the years.

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Posted: Jan 22, 2021, 4:38 PM
 

One taste of being a Tiger is all needed. Just look at how many recruits have basically said the very same thing. After they get to Clemson, something happens that they didn't expect. That's with the ones that are looking for more than just a place to play FB!!!!

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Posted: Jan 23, 2021, 6:06 PM
 

sure dabo takes that into account for all the recruits-one reason that the FB team has been so successful with him at the helm.

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Posted: Jan 23, 2021, 10:50 PM
 

Hey buddy, you're a good dude! Enjoy reading you're posts. We all have regrets. Best to just look forward!

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 6:09 PM
 

My dad was an alum of the class of 1957, so I was destined to be a Tiger. I applied at UNC and Clemson. Was accepted at both, and my folks paid out of state tuition for me to a Tiger. Thanks Dad. He just passed on Dec 28.

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 9:36 PM
 

Sorry to hear about your loss. My dad passed away on 12/27.

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Graduated from high school in 1973. My dad said he would send

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 6:12 PM
 

me to any state supported college in SC. My boyfriend was going to Clemson so that was my one and only application. Never considered I might not get in! That was the second best decision I ever made in my life. The best decision I made was marrying that boyfriend. We’re celebrating 45 years this year. Go Tigers!

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None. I would have been SOL if Clemson had not accepted

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 6:14 PM
 

me. I had good grades and GREAT (at least I thought so at the time) SAT scores. I always did well on tests you didn't have to study for like the SAT. It was those pesky ones that required study that bothered me. :)

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 6:21 PM
 

Applied and accepted at Whatsa mater U. Went to Clemson because it was in state. Considered applying to Kamma Na Wanna Lei U. Could not afford going to Hawaii.

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I saw some recent SAT scores, and initially thought,


Posted: Jan 22, 2021, 8:56 AM
 

Holy Carp, these kids are a lot smarter than I was! Then, I found out that they had added a third part, and perfect score now is 2400, where it was 1600 when I took it in 1972. Then, I felt a little smarter. :)

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 6:35 PM
 

Good question, Wando! I only applied to Clemson, as being a Tiger was the only kind of student I wanted to be. I suppose if I had not been accepted I would have gone to Winthrop.

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Furman, Clemson, Ga Tech. Back then, the top 2 SAT scores

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 6:45 PM
 

in every high school in Greenville County was automatically a "Furman Scholar". (This was the mid 70s). You got an academic scholarship to Furman worth $1500 a year, I think that's right. But even with that, FU was still a good bit more expensive then CU, and I knew my mom couldn't afford it. I applied and was accepted at Ga Tech because the only person I ever knew who attended college was one of my best friend's dad, and he was a "wrambling wreck and a helluva engineer". But that out-of-state tuition was way beyond reach...

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Just sayin, out of those 3 schools, Clemson was the most


Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 7:10 PM
 

affordable by a long shot. And growing up in Greenville, I had been to a bunch of concerts at CU and thought it was probably a "cool" place to go to school. Allman Bros, Santana, Humble Pie, Doobie Bros, Jethro Tull, Rod Stewart, etc.

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Hey I went to the Doobie Brothers concert in the mid-70's

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 7:30 PM
 

even though it was 10 years after I started at Clemson. I applied to Clemson , Erskine ,and , for some reason, (so far I am the only one to admit this) South Carolina and was accepted by all 3. Entered Clemson a month and a half before I turned 17 as a clueless country boy who saw the campus for the first time the day I moved in as a Rat.

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 10:34 PM
 

They must have expanded the Furman scholar program between the mid-70's and 1980. We had two girls and two boys from our class. I don't recall any scholarship money being mentioned, they just had some sort of tour and a chicken dinner in the dining hall. I did not apply there.

Georgia Tech also had a chicken dinner (but in a nicer setting). They included tickets to the GT-Navy football game, so that's where I was when Clemson beat Notre Dame in 1979. I received my GT acceptance months before Clemson so I had a heckuva backup school but had my heart set on Clemson and have never regretted it!

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Dad wanted Citadel, Mom wanted Clemson

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 6:52 PM
 

Proud to have been a momma’s boy

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 7:29 PM
 

I applied only to Auburn (girlfriend was going there) and Clemson. Thank goodness I did not get into Auburn, as I had wanted to go to Clemson my entire life. Amazing what wimmen will do to a young skull full of mush!

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 9:58 PM
 

yes and so true on your last statement.

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Clemson

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 7:33 PM
 

Grew up in the Lowcountry and played on “The Hill” back in the 70s and went to Charlie Pell football camp. Clemson was the only school I even thought about.

My mom asked years later what I would have done and I said I never even thought about it because there was no Plan B. Just plan C.Clemson!

1984 to 1988 graduated with a BS in Finance.

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I was a legacy (both parents were Clemson alums)


Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 7:46 PM
 

so I only applied to Clemson. I knew that was where I wanted to go. No regrets!

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orange overalls.

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 10:01 PM
 

not to mention tiger tails.

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 10:01 PM
 

not to mention tiger tails.

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Applied to GT and Clemson


Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 8:02 PM
 

Got accepted into both..plus UNC and NCSU based on SAT scores (those were in state). Was set on GT until I visited. Didn't like the urban setting.

I got my acceptance letter to clemson and scholarship offers first, so I came here. I never set foot on campus until orientation. I only knew of it because I was friends with with Harvey Gantt's son in middle/high school. And I thought I wanted to be an Architect for a quick minute.

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Never applied to a single college...not even Clemson

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 8:04 PM
 

Received an”official acceptance” the spring of my senior year in high school, and the decision was made!

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Predestined as a Tiger!

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 8:14 PM
 

I thought I wanted to go to West Point but Viet Nam changed my mine. I guess I was actually predestined to be a Tiger. Dad graduated in '42 and came back after WWII to teach. Started going to every Clemson as a kid and haven't missed one since!

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 9:13 PM
 

Applied late, end of April senior year, to Marshall (safe), uga, and Clemson. Accepted all 3.

I applied during my spring break visit to campus. We met with an admissions advisor and he said, "Well with a late application you may not be accepted. Here at Clemson we are selective."

Without missing a beat, Mom replied politely , "So are we." Dude did not know what to say.

This was in 1974, applying in April now, I'm sure I would not be accepted.

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Harvard, Yale and Stanford. Clemson had cuter wimmenz!***

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 9:39 PM
 

Clemson, UVA and LSU (safety school). Was accepted at all 3. I really wanted to go out of state but I was young and my parents convinced me to go to Clemson (“you can always transfer”). So glad they did!

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 9:41 PM
 

Accepted by UGA, UF, and FSU. Rejected by UNC. Loved Clemson from the first visit and nothings changed...

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Clemson and Miami and Rensselaer Polytechnic


Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 9:56 PM
 

Was offered half scholarship to the I but the other half was $19k in 1979. Oddly enough, Columbia College sent me a letter of acceptance without me applying. They made a bad assumption based on the spelling of my first name. My roommate there would have been really surprised!

Go Tigers!!

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 10:12 PM
 

live about 1/2 hr away from rensselaer.my nephew,daughter,and son-in-law all went there.so glad i went to CU.much better football team.

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Posted: Jan 21, 2021, 10:20 PM
 

Went to high school in Atlanta. Accepted to Emory, Furman and Suwannee. Visited Clemson and Furman on one day and fell in love with Clemson. Didn’t know about the saying “There’s something in these hills” at the time but I felt it. One of the best decisions of my life.

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Posted: Jan 22, 2021, 12:01 AM
 

I applied in summer of 1964. SATs were marginal. Waited and waited on my acceptance letter. I got desperate and applied to U of SC and was accepted immediately. In the late spring of 1965 I received my letter from Clemson. Never really considered U of SC. Great 4 yrs for my BS and 2 yrs for my MS. Got married in 1968. Still married to my high school sweetheart! Go Tigers!!!

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Posted: Jan 22, 2021, 2:14 AM
 

Applied to Clemson, Furman(my dad's school), UofSC and ND. Accepted by all, but my one year younger smart girl fiend was a Tiger through and through and was going to Clemson...Guess where I matriculated...

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Posted: Jan 22, 2021, 3:23 AM
 

Clemson, Baylor, and LSU.

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Posted: Jan 22, 2021, 4:04 AM
 

Clemson and Alabama. I was going to Alabama because they accepted me and Clemson put me on the waiting list. Then a a week before start of the semester Clemson said they had a spot. I switched course and went to Clemson.

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Three total: CU, VT, GT. Told my folks I would

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Posted: Jan 22, 2021, 5:15 AM
 

enrol at the first acceptance.

Clemson's arrived first; next day was GT's; two days later, VT's. So, I stood by my original statement.

Funny thing was my Dad, a native Virginian, whose family had long ties to both VT and UVA, had hoped I would go to VT.

My Mother's attitude was completely different, for she cried after I received my final acceptance. When I asked why, she blubbered, "I was really hoping you'd go to some school out west, way out west!"

Imagine both my happiness........and chagrin! lol.

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Posted: Jan 22, 2021, 7:18 AM
 

Applied to Clemson, UGA, and the Citadel. Accepted by all. Attended Clemson 1980-1984. GO TIGERS!!!

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I was a student-athlete...


Posted: Jan 22, 2021, 8:36 AM
 

and was being recruited by a number of different schools throughout the region (UNC-Charlotte, East Carolina (program later cancelled due to Title IX), Georgia Southern (who was just starting its program), Western Carolina (program was also cancelled a few years later because of Title IX), Furman, Wofford, Winthrop, Erskine, NC State, Wake Forest (who was also just starting its program), South Carolina, and Clemson (of course) among others, but I still went through the application process and received an acceptance from Furman, Wofford, and Clemson.





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Posted: Jan 22, 2021, 9:30 AM
 

UNC was my first choice as my parents were both alumni. Didn’t get in out of state.

Accepted in Clemson’s Honors College. Very happy with how things worked out.

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I applied to Erskine and Lander.

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Posted: Jan 22, 2021, 11:32 AM
 

I was accepted at both.

Since the application for Clemson did not reach our mailbox in time, I was not able to apply to Clemson. However, I was able to participate in the dual degree program Lander had with Clemson.

BTW, I graduated from Lander COLLEGE. Three years after I graduated, it became Lander University.

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Clemson legacy...

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Posted: Jan 22, 2021, 1:30 PM
 

Clemson was always my first choice ..,


Applied and accepted....Clemson, UVA, Duke, NCSU....

Growing up a Clemson kid I could never imagine going to another ACC school honestly though..

Duke has a weird process... you have an interview with an alum as part of the process...
It was pretty deep into the process before Duke realized I’d applied to an engineering discipline they didn’t have ... ChE... maybe they do now but didn’t then.., my interview was with a Duke grad attorney..her only knowledge of their engineering school centered around an engineering student she dated during under grad... haha

All the schools besides Clemson were on advisement of my high school guidance counselor.... I barely looked at the catalogue for Duke... just filled out the application materials...

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Posted: Jan 22, 2021, 3:31 PM
 

I applied to Clemson, USC (I know, but had good program), and coastal. I was luckily accepted to all three and graduated from Clemson. Doing grad school online through ASU now

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Posted: Jan 22, 2021, 3:39 PM
 

Clemson, Cornell and Lawrence Institute of Technology for Architecture. Clemson had me when I came down for my interview. Fell in love with the place!

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clemson and winthrop.***

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Posted: Jan 23, 2021, 7:10 PM
 

Had wanted to attend CU since seeing first football game in 1959. Also had a cousin who graduated in early 50s. Was given his ROTC helmet. However finishing in the middle of a 550 student class in 1965 along with a marginal SAT nixed that. Focused on too many other things outside HS. Went to North G'ville and then the AF. Much better grades at NGJC and the veteran status evidently allowed me to get in. It was a long haul to get a CU degree.

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Only applied to Clemson, no second choice***

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Posted: Jan 23, 2021, 7:54 PM
 

My 1st choice was the only school I applied to. I was a life long Tiger fan but I love the beach. I was thinking with my little brain when I decided I’d go to Coastal Carolina, Worked as a lifeguard on the beach in the summers my whole life at that age revolved around my male thang.

My best friend did the same but he wanted to transfer to Clemson after the second year because his girlfriend was there. That when I woke up a little to the fact I was going to need a good education. I made College a way of life for quite a while...lol

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Posted: Jan 23, 2021, 8:02 PM
 

Local boy. Dirt poor family. No funds to attend anywhere but Clemson. First in the family to attend college. Thankfully I was born within 10 minute commute of Clemson. Applied only to Clemson. Commuted from home and worked year around all 6 years getting 2 degrees. Very very blessed and very very proud that I beat the predicted GPR by more than 10%. Back then they put a prediction of GPR in your acceptance documents. I proved them wrong by graduating with honors. So thankful to be from here and to live here now.

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Applied to 4 ... accepted to three


Posted: Jan 23, 2021, 8:09 PM
 

Hampton, VA native. Grew up loving ACC basketball. Applied to Clemson, NCSU, UVA and Richmond a long time ago. Fortunately was not accepted to UVA. Loved Clemson and still do!

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Undergrad at Chattanooga State and Memphis


Posted: Jan 23, 2021, 9:55 PM
 

Grad school at Clemson.

All first choices, accepted by all 3 on the first try.

All Tiger schools!

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I wanted to go to Clemson since I was in 2nd grade...


Posted: Jan 23, 2021, 11:14 PM
 

So I worked my ace off in school to make it happen. The day I got my acceptance letter was one of the happiest days of my life.

From Aiken, SC. USC-Aiken REALLY liked me and wanted me to stay home. For some reason the University of Tennessee showed a lot of interest in me which was flattering, I guess. They sent me a letter telling me I was accepted after my first SAT (which I was not happy with my initial results). I sent my SAT scores to Georgia Tech and Miami(FL). They sent me information on their schools and their out-of-state tuitions would have given my dad a heart attack. UPenn sent me a brochure which was cool considering that’s an Ivy League School.

But it was always gonna be Clemson. I’m very blessed to make my dream come true.

~JKB

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Re: Question for Clemson Alumni


Posted: Jan 23, 2021, 11:59 PM
 

I only applied to Clemson!

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Re: Question for Clemson Alumni


Posted: Jan 24, 2021, 12:04 AM
 

Michigan
BC
UCONN
Rutgers
UVA
Franklin & Marshall
Penn State
Villanova

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Re: Question for Clemson Alumni


Posted: Jan 24, 2021, 8:25 AM
 

Clemson
Citadel
PC
Wofford

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Clemson, Carolina and PC


Posted: Jan 24, 2021, 8:49 AM
 

Had money to to Carolina and PC

Carolina would have been chasing a girl, so double glad I didn’t do that

PC was just too small (my older sister went there)

CU class of 2004, feels like yesterday and feels like a Illini years ago

Something in those hills....

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Clemson and Washington & Lee


Posted: Jan 24, 2021, 11:14 AM
 

Got accepted to both, but growing up the son of '55 Clemson alum, my mind was pretty much made up for me. The running joke was that I could go anywhere I wanted, but the tuition would be going to Clemson. :D

I applied to W&L for my Mom, and we visited, and I even got a call from the baseball coach who encouraged me to try out for the team should I decide to enroll. (No scholarships at D III schools, at the time, and I think now also.) But I was completely all in for Clemson. W&L may have been a better fit for me, actually, now that I look back with some degree of objectivity, but I do not regret my four years at Clemson. At all.

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Re: Question for Clemson Alumni


Posted: Jan 24, 2021, 11:26 AM
 

I only sent an application to Clemson. I had my SATs sent to Georgia Tech and Furman because you could send your SATs to up to three schools for the base price. This was in 1989.

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None. Just Clemson.


Posted: Jan 24, 2021, 11:31 AM
 

I only wanted to go to Clemson. Got accepted early so I didn't apply anywhere else. If I had it would've been Wofford, UNC & Georgia. As a backup I would've applied to Anderson and transferred to Clemson.

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Re: Question for Clemson Alumni


Posted: Jan 24, 2021, 1:01 PM
 

Clemson, UNC, App State. Was accepted by all 3. Chose the Tigers for price reason. I will always be glad i made that choice.

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GT, UNC, USC and NCSU


Posted: Jan 24, 2021, 1:41 PM
 

UNC was out because I wanted engineering
NCSU was out because the campus was all red bricks (and I grew up a Tar Heel fan)
GT was out because it was twice the distance from Charlotte than Clemson was.
USC was out because it was USC

Soooo, I'm a Tiger!

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