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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.

Website: www.clarkson.edu

Private
Co-ed
3,081
Undergraduate
Students
(30.9%) 951 Women
(69.1%) 2,130 Men
1,220
Graduate
Students

Admission

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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Money Matters

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 2019 Graduates
$29,000
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
246
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 18% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
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Campus Life

Potsdam Population
9,702
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
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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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.9% Asian
3.0% Black/African-American
5.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.1% White
2.3% Unknown
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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