Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY

Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY

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Undergrad Science & Engineering

Tuition & Fees

$52,724

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
660
25th
560
75th
690
25th
590
75th
29
25th
22
75th
30
25th
25
75th
30
25th
24
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undergraduateRatios

69%

male

31%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,834
Declined 1,364
Total Received 6,198
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Private

3,193

undergraduate students

1,504

graduate students

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Location

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 4,697
Established in 1896
Coeducational Coeducational

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 Setting: Small town

Clarkson University
8 Clarkson Avenue
Potsdam, NY
13699

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
82%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
37%
Top 1/4
69%
Top 1/2
94%
Bottom 1/2
6%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
660
25th
560
75th
690
25th
590
75th
29
25th
22
75th
30
25th
25
75th
30
25th
24

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Other application fee (waived if filed online or with admissions interview)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline December 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Recommended

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,834
Declined 1,364
Total Received 6,198

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School Record
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores

Recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies

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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
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

96%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$35,606

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $51,454
Room $8,480
Board $7,306
Additional fees $1,270
Books & supplies $1,446
Total $69,956
Average Financial Aid - $35,606
Total with Avg. Aid $34,350

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 527-6577
F: 315 268-7647
admissions@clarkson.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Other sports
Skiing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Track and field x country
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

aikido, baseball, bowling, crew, cricket, cycling, equestrian sports, figure skating, flying, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, spikeball, table tennis, tackle football, taekwondo, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

aikido, baseball, bowling, crew, cricket, cycling, equestrian sports, figure skating, flying, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, spikeball, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, ballroom dance, baseball, basketball, billiards, broomball, competitive bass fishing, dance ensemble, dance team, field hockey, fishing, ice hockey, jet skiing, juggling, laser tag, martial arts, mountain biking, paintball, riflery, road cycling, sailing, scuba diving, skiing, snowboarding, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, step team, swing dance, squash, touch football, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Divisions I and III), Liberty League, ECAC Hockey

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Finance.
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Bioethics/Medical Ethics.
Biological and Physical Sciences.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biotechnology.
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 Science.
Engineering, Other.
Engineering/Industrial Management.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Environmental Toxicology.
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
History, General.
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Information Science/Studies.
Information Technology.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
Management Information Systems, General.
Materials Engineering.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Molecular Biochemistry.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
Physician Associate/Assistant.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Sciences, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Technical Teacher Education.

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Engineering And Management
  3. Civil Engineering

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

4,697

total students

66%

in-state

34%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

68%

3,193
students

Female
31%
988

Male
69%
2,205

32%

1,504
students

Female
44%
668

Male
56%
836

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

3,057
students

Female
31%
944

Male
69%
2,113

4%

136
students

Female
32%
44

Male
68%
92

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

5%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 30
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Finland
India
Jamaica
Saudi Arab
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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