Clemson welcomes largest class in university history

By Tara Romanella
Clemson University

CLEMSON — Clemson University’s largest freshman class will begin its collegiate academic journey this week as classes begin for the 2017-18 academic year.

Currently, there are more than 3,650 freshmen scheduled to be on campus, including more than 400 in the Honors College. There also are 1,500 transfer students and 1,450 graduate students enrolled.

Freshman applications increased 12 percent this year with a total of 26,244.

“Our application numbers continue to increase annually and are a direct

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