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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
3,091
Undergraduate
Students
(31.2%) 964 Women
(68.8%) 2,127 Men
1,183
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
71% of 6,885 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
590-690 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
620 average
570-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$70,228
Tuition and Fees
$51,128
Room and Board
$15,340
Average Percent of Need Met
90%
Average Freshman Award
$47,173
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,000
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
252
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
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
80% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Golden Knight
Sororities
13% of women participate
Fraternities
15% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.8% Asian
2.5% Black/African-American
4.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.0% White
1.9% Unknown
International Students
2.2% from 35 countries
First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
82%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
11.0%
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