Tuition & Fees

$47,950

$47,950

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
33%
500-599
45%
400-499
15%
300-399
2%
700-800
13%
600-699
47%
500-599
34%
400-499
5%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
20%
500-599
47%
400-499
27%
300-399
3%
30-36
18%
24-29
42%
18-23
36%
12-17
4%
30-36
31%
24-29
57%
18-23
11%
12-17
1%
30-36
24%
24-29
58%
18-23
18%
12-17
0
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undergraduateRatios

70%

30%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,820
Declined + 2,246
Total Received 7,066
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Private (nonprofit)

3,268

undergraduate students

1,116

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Civil Engineering
  3. Engineering/management
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Codes

SAT 2084
ACT 2698

School Facts

Clarkson University is a private research university founded in 1896. Its 640-acre main campus is located in Potsdam, N.Y., with additional graduate program and research facilities at its Capital Region Campus in Schenectady, NY, and its Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries in Beacon, NY.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 4,384
Established in 1896
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  CAHME (Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Potsdam, NY

640-acre main campus in Potsdam (population: 9,708), 125 miles northeast of Syracuse, 62 miles southeast of Ottawa, Ontario, and 56 miles northwest of the Olympic Village of Lake Placid. The campus is served by bus, a major airport in Syracuse, and smaller airports in Ogdensburg and Massena, N.Y.

Clarkson University
8 Clarkson Ave
Potsdam, NY 13699

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
82%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
9 fraternities 13% of male students
 
4 sororities 14% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
38%
Top 1/4
74%
Top 1/2
95%
Bottom 1/2
5%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
33%
500-599
45%
400-499
15%
300-399
2%
700-800
13%
600-699
47%
500-599
34%
400-499
5%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
20%
500-599
47%
400-499
27%
300-399
3%
30-36
18%
24-29
42%
18-23
36%
12-17
4%
30-36
31%
24-29
57%
18-23
11%
12-17
1%
30-36
24%
24-29
58%
18-23
18%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
(waived if filed online or with admissions interview)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline December 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,820
Declined + 2,246
Total Received 7,066

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Brian T. Grant
Vice President for Enrollment and Student Advancement
P: 800 527-6577
F: 315 268-7647
admission@clarkson.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,498,801
State $2,632,107
Institutional $67,855,522
Other external $874,829
Total $76,861,259

Non-need-based

Federal $1,858,945
State $120,757
Institutional $15,844,951
Other external $442,824
Total $18,267,477

Varsity Sports

M W
Alpine skiing
Nordic skiing
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
swimming
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Divisions I and III), ECAC Hockey (Division I), Liberty League (Division III)
Mascot
Golden Knights
School colors
green and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accelerated M.B.A.
Aeronautical Engineering
Applied Mathematics/Statistics
Basic Science
Bioethics
Biology
Biomolecular Science
Bioscience/Biotechnology
Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Communication
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Data Analytics
Digital Arts/Sciences
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Energy Systems
Engineering Management
Engineering Science
Engineering/Management
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Health Science
Environmental Politics/Governance
Environmental Science/Engineering
Environmental Science/Policy
Financial Information/Analysis
Global Supply Chain Management
Healthcare Management
History
Humanities
Information Technology
Innovation/Entrepreneurship
Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies
Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
Physics
Political Science
Professional Management
Psychology
Software Engineering
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Undergraduate

75%

3,268
students

Female
30%
980

Male
70%
2,288

Graduate

25%

1,116
students

Female
39%
430

Male
61%
686

undergraduateFull-time

98%

3,203
students

Female
30%
954

Male
70%
2,249

undergraduatePart-time

2%

65
students

Female
40%
26

Male
60%
39

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
80%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

72%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.80
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 22
Countries most often represented Angola
Canada
China
Finland
Thailand
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Peter G. Dangremond
Senior Assistant Dean of International and Preparatory Admission
315 268-3711
pdangrem@clarkson.edu

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