Clarkson University

8 Clarkson Ave, Potsdam, NY

About

Clarkson is a private, national research university and proven leader in technological education and sustainable economic development. Through more than 95 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and health professions, we educate 4,600+ students and pursue interdisciplinary research, scholarship and innovation. We ignite connections across disciplines, industries and social cultures to create the entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge and intellectual curiosity needed to innovate world-relevant solutions and prepare the leaders of tomorrow. Alumni earn salaries among the top two percent in the nation and realize accelerated career growth. Founded in 1896, Clarkson's main campus is located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate programs, online networks and research facilities are based near industry partners in Saranac Lake, Schenectady, Beacon and New York City.

Questions and Answers about Clarkson University

Nathan R.
5 months ago
Will Clarkson University offer scholarships to transferring students?
Clarkson University
Yes, Nine out of 10 students at Clarkson receive some form of financial assistance through scholarships, grants, loans, and campus employment. We also encourage students to explore federal, state and private scholarship and loan opportunities through their transfer office or state education departments.
Nathan R.
5 months ago
How are students assigned to their dorms?
Clarkson University
All first year students are housed together in the Quad(Ross, Brooks, Cubely, Reynolds). First year students will complete a match survey and will rank their interests by the current available themes for that incoming year. https://www.clarkson.edu/residence-life
Nathan R.
5 months ago
What are the housing options available to students?
Clarkson University
First year students will live in standard dorms which are based on double occupancy. Quad(Ross, Brooks, Cubley, Reynolds) https://www.clarkson.edu/residence-life
Nathan R.
5 months ago
How does Clarkson University help connect students to internships?
Clarkson University
Our career services offer opportunities to network with alumni and career fairs each semester where they bring employers on campus. They will assist in helping students find internships and Co-ops. https://www.clarkson.edu/career-center-international-center/careers-and-study-abroad
Isabella L.
7 months ago
What sports are offered at Clarkson?
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Clarkson offers two D1 NCAA sports in Men's and Women's Ice hockey. There are 18 other DIII NCAA sports for Men's and Women's athletics 14 that compete in the Liberty league. And Alpine and Nordic skiing that compete in the USCSA (United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association) https://clarksonathletics.com/index.aspx
Hailey B.
7 months ago
What is the average amount of financial aid students receive at Clarkson University?
Clarkson University
We work with you to make Clarkson affordable through grants, scholarships, work study, loans and other sources of financial aid. These awards are based on strong potential for success and financial need. With some of the best starting salary and job placement rates in the country, we pride ourselves on the strong return on investment we provide our graduates, as well as on the fact that 90 percent of our students receive financial aid. https://www.clarkson.edu/net-price-calculator
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Majors offered at Clarkson University

Biggest majors
Mechanical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Engineering-Related Fields

Academics at Clarkson University

1160-1350
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Considered with application
24-30
ACT Score Range
1
36
Considered with application
Student Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
Selectivity
Less Selective (71% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Demographics for Clarkson University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Clarkson University Students7%18%64%12%3%3%0%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Clarkson University Students
30%
66%
Male
Female
< 3% Gender nonconforming
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Scholarships from Clarkson University (10)

Clarkson Ignite Presidential Fellows Program

Description

The Clarkson Ignite Presidential Fellowship program is a merit-based scholarship covering all tuition costs for 10 first-time students entering Clarkson for four years (eight semesters) of undergraduate study.

How to apply

First, you must apply to Clarkson University for Early Decision OR Regular Decision. Second, you must apply for the Clarkson Ignite Presidential Fellows program by January 15.

First-year students
$56,000

Annual

Early Decision Incentive Scholarship

Description

Clarkson University now offers an additional $8,000 scholarship to Early Decision admission applicants. The scholarship will be split evenly over four years ($2,000 per year) and is exclusively offered to Early Decision admission applicants.

How to apply

To qualify for this award, you must: * Apply for admission to Clarkson via Early Decision no later than December 1 * Be a new incoming freshman applicant * Submit your Early Decision admission deposit within two weeks of receiving your financial aid notice (in extenuating circumstances the Admission Office may offer a short extension) * Federal, State, and Institutional Aid is awarded on an annual basis. It is based on full time enrollment (12 credits per semester) in both the Fall and Spring semesters. If a student is not enrolled in a semester, the aid will be pro-rated for 1 semester of attendance, i.e. 1/2 of the annual award amount. Students are not eligible to receive the annual total amount in one single semester.

First-year students
$2,000

Annual

Clarkson Visit Scholarship

Description

Clarkson offers a $500 scholarship to any student who has an official undergraduate admissions visit to our Potsdam, New York campus. Visits must be completed no later than December 1st for Early Decision and January 15th for Regular Decision of the senior year of high school. Like most Clarkson scholarships, this award is renewable each year for four years for a total of $2,000. Each student will only receive one $500 Clarkson Visit Scholarship, regardless of how many official admission visits they complete.

How to apply

Qualifying official admission visits include: * Any personalized visit set up directly through the Undergraduate Admission Office * Pre-arranged overnight admission visits for accepted students * Summer Visit Day * Fall Open House * Spring Open House/Accepted Students Day * Group visits to campus (high school, college planning/access program, athletics) in which you have * A pre-arranged on-campus admission interview or complete an interview following the visit via phone, video or an off-campus interview. * Official Admission Virtual Visits and Official Admission Virtual Events will count (until further notice for the time being) * Federal, State, and Institutional Aid is awarded on an annual basis. It is based on full time enrollment (12 credits per semester) in both the Fall and Spring semesters. If a student is not enrolled in a semester, the aid will be pro-rated for 1 semester of attendance, i.e. 1/2 of the annual award amount. Students are not eligible to receive the annual total amount in one single semester.

First-year students
$500

Annual

Common careers for Clarkson University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Quality Assurance Manager107k
Human Resources (HR) Director90k
Director of Operations72k
Operations Manager62k
Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst52k
Staff Accountant52k
Buyer47k
Based on 623 student responses
66.8kAvg. Early Career Pay
133.1kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
58%in High-Meaning careers
58%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Clarkson University

Clarkson University financial aid

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