Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY

Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$52,724

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

69%

male

31%

female

1

teacher

13.6

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,978
Declined 1,695
Total Received 6,673
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Private

3,081

undergraduate students

1,220

graduate students

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School Facts

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

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 4,301
Established in 1896
Coeducational Coeducational

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640-acre main campus in Potsdam (population: 17,029), 125 miles northeast of Syracuse, 62 miles southeast of Ottawa, Ontario, and 56 miles northwest of the Olympic Village of Lake Placid. Campus served by bus; major airport serves Syracuse; smaller airports serve Ogdensburg and Massena, NY.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Syracuse Hancock International

Clarkson University
8 Clarkson Avenue
Potsdam
13699

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
82%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Outing Club
  • Ski & Snowboard Club
  • Pep Band
  • Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Spikeball Club

Top Events

  • SpringFest
  • First Saturday/FallFest
  • Cold Out Gold Out Winter Festival
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
37%
Top 1/4
69%
Top 1/2
94%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions no
Application fee $50
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.7

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,978
Declined 1,695
Total Received 6,673

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
class rank
recommendation(s)
standardized test scores
volunteer work

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
talent/ability
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 42
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing (cross-country)
Skiing (downhill)
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Football

Club Sports Men

Bowling, Crew, Equestrian sports, Football, Racquetball, Rowing, Rugby, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Wrestling

Club Sports Women

Bowling, Crew, Equestrian sports, Racquetball, Rowing, Rugby, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Finance
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Applied Mathematics, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Graphics
Computer Science
Computer Software Engineering
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering, General
Engineering/Industrial Management
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
Environmental Toxicology
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems, General
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Molecular Biochemistry
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Social Sciences, General
Sociology
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

4,301

total students

69%

in-state

31%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

72%

3,081
students

Female
31%
951

Male
69%
2,130

28%

1,220
students

Female
43%
529

Male
57%
691

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

3,012
students

Female
31%
926

Male
69%
2,086

3%

69
students

Female
37%
25

Male
63%
44

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 91%
Student 4 year graduation rate 63%
Student 5 year graduation rate 16%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

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
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

84

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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