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Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY

Clarkson University, founded in 1896, is a private university. Its small, friendly environment attracts serious students interested in a high quality education in a pastoral setting. The emphasis on team projects is attractive to students who want to learn in a cooperative atmosphere. Many students are involved in multidisciplinary projects that give them exposure to real world problems. This, along with the school's extensive coop program, provides students with excellent experience for the world of work after graduation. Its 640-acre campus is located in Potsdam in northern New York.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students3,268
   Women980 (30.0%)
   Men2,288 (70.0%)
Graduate Students1,116


Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate68% of 7,066 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.60
SAT Math612 average
560-663 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading570 average
520-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing535 average
480-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite27 average
24-29 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$64,018
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met89%
Average Freshman Award$43,391
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 17% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes


Potsdam Population9,702
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 97% of freshmen, 84% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotGolden Knight
Sororities14% of women participate
Fraternities 13% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.1% Asian
2.4% Black/African-American
4.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.7% White
2.0% Unknown
International Students2.3% from 31 countries
First-Year Students Returning88.9%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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Average 3.53 3.86 580 599 29
Low 3.20 3.45 540 510 24
High 4.00 4.35 660 720 31
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Clarkson freshmen are required to take inorganic chemistry, physics and calculus.

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