Clarkson University provides a variety of program options for students to guide them in their growth and development. The school is located in Potsdam, NY and operated as a private institution. Enrollment at Clarkson University exceeds 3,300 yearly.
Students may choose from several areas of study, including but not limited to:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Engineering Technology
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Students applying for admission are asked to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. An ACT or SAT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 1530 to 1840 on the SAT and within the range of 23 to 28 on the ACT is common among students admitted to this school. Clarkson University admits roughly 80% of students applying. Of those students accepted, about 23% attended the school. More information regarding admissions can be found at clarkson.edu.
The cost of tuition is approximately $40,000 for the year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and as such students should use the school's cost calculator to identify their personalized cost estimate of attendance. Housing is available for students and costs approximately $7,000 per year. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements by way of grants or student loans.
The mascot for Clarkson University is the "Golden Knights", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through oversight by the NCAA. Sports available:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Golf (NCAA Division III)
- Ice Hockey (NCAA Division III)
Contact information, admission forms, programs, and more can be viewed on school's website at clarkson.edu or by requesting information directly from our portal.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give an overview of the students Clarkson University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Clarkson University has a total student population of about 3,900, with undergraduate students making up about 83% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition is estimated to be around $48,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
- Per unit charges are around $1,600 for part time students
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||99%||$29,949|
|Receiving Student Loans||75%||$9,556|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Clarkson University may provide student services including:
- Online course work available
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Helping students find work after graduation
With a graduation rate of around 73%, Clarkson University is among the most successful schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||61%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||11%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.6%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
Clarkson University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association)
- Basketball (Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association)
- Ice Hockey
- Swimming and Diving
- Track and Field, X-Country
- Other Sports
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Clarkson University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
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- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA (166 miles away)
- University of New Hampshire at Manchester in Manchester, NH (210 miles away)
- Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Worthington Scranton in Dunmore, PA (225 miles away)
- Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Wilkes - Barre in Lehman, PA (237 miles away)
- Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah, NJ (251 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Clarkson University for official up-to-date information.