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.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
3,081
Undergraduates
2,129
Men - 69.1%
953
Women - 30.9%
1,220
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
75% of 6,673 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.70
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Cost of Attendance
$72,270
Tuition and Fees
$52,724
Room and Board
$15,786
Average Percent of Need Met
90%
Average Freshman Award
$48,600
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,000
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
246
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
12%
10-19
28%
20-29
16%
30-39
11%
40-49
8%
50-99
18%
Over 100
5%
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Not reported Population
9,702
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
82% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Golden Knight
Sororities
11% of women participate
Fraternities
14% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
3.9%
Black/African-American
3%
Hispanic/Latino
5.5%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
81.1%
Unknown
2.3%
International Students
2.5% from 42 countries
First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
62.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
81%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
11.0%
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