Tuition & Fees

$46,132

$46,132

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
32%
500-599
47%
400-499
12%
300-399
2%
700-800
12%
600-699
46%
500-599
35%
400-499
7%
300-399
0
700-800
4%
600-699
22%
500-599
49%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
30-36
24%
24-29
37%
18-23
34%
12-17
5%
30-36
24%
24-29
62%
18-23
13%
12-17
1%
30-36
27%
24-29
51%
18-23
21%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

70%

30%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,700
Declined + 2,206
Total Received 6,906
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Private (nonprofit)

3,257

undergraduate students

653

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 2084
ACT 2698

School Facts

Clarkson is a private university founded in 1896. Its 640-acre campus is located in Potsdam, in northern New York.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,910
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)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

Potsdam, NY

640‐acre, campus in Potsdam (population: 9,702), 56 miles northwest of the Olympic Village of Lake Placid, 62 miles southeast of Ottawa, Ontario, and 125 miles northeast of Syracuse. Served by bus; major airport serves Syracuse; smaller airports serve Ogdensburg and Massena, NY.

Clarkson University
8 Clarkson Ave
Potsdam, NY 13699

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
84%
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 10% of male students
 
4 sororities 11% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
36%
Top 1/4
72%
Top 1/2
95%
Bottom 1/2
5%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
32%
500-599
47%
400-499
12%
300-399
2%
700-800
12%
600-699
46%
500-599
35%
400-499
7%
300-399
0
700-800
4%
600-699
22%
500-599
49%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
30-36
24%
24-29
37%
18-23
34%
12-17
5%
30-36
24%
24-29
62%
18-23
13%
12-17
1%
30-36
27%
24-29
51%
18-23
21%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
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 4,700
Declined + 2,206
Total Received 6,906

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
Dean of Admissions
P: 800 527-6577
F: 315 268-7647
admission@clarkson.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,471,123
State $2,805,356
Institutional $66,828,865
Other external $964,003
Total $76,069,347

Non-need-based

Federal $1,655,430
State $118,776
Institutional $13,830,178
Other external $376,198
Total $15,980,582

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
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
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
History
Humanities
Information Systems/Business
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

83%

3,257
students

Female
30%
971

Male
70%
2,286

Graduate

17%

653
students

Female
35%
229

Male
65%
424

undergraduateFull-time

97%

3,185
students

Female
30%
951

Male
70%
2,234

undergraduatePart-time

3%

72
students

Female
28%
20

Male
72%
52

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
81%
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

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

47%

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 Canada
China
Finland
Germany
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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