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Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY

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Overview

Clarkson University is a University institution located in Potsdam, NY, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 8 Clarkson Ave, Box 5605
Potsdam, NY  13699
United States
Contact Matthew Rutherford
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@clarkson.edu
Phone: 315-268-6480
Fax: 315-268-7647

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Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Environmental Toxicology Checkmark
Molecular Biochemistry Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting And Finance Checkmark
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, And Special Effects Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Graphics Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Aerospace, Aeronautical, And Astronautical/space Engineering, General Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Software Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering, General Checkmark
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Engineering/industrial Management Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Environmental Health Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities, Other Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics, General Checkmark
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

7,011
Applied
5,229
Accepted
2,852
Enrolled
75%
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Female Admissions

3,091
Females Applied
2,213
Females Accepted
72%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,920
Males Applied
3,016
Males Accepted
77%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.8
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th January 18th
Early decision plan December 1st January 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 630 580 680
SAT Math 650 600 700
ACT Composite 30 25 32

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

54,960
Private
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Fees

1,298
Full-time student fees
18,152
Room & board
10,386
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

49,104
Avg. Financial Aid Package
50,140
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
30,267
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,734
Avg. Loan Aid
32,201
Avg. Grant Aid
37,520
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
90%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
28%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,852
Total Undergrad students
3%
International Students
33%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.45%
Black or African American 3.23%
White or Caucasian 78.6%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.25%
Asian 3.58%
Two or more races 3.94%
Other 1.29%

Gender

Male (69.28%)
Female (30.72%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 84%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
SpringFest, First Saturday/FallFest and Cold Out Gold Out Winter Festival

Student Services

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Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Outing Club, Ski & Snowboard Club, Spikeball Club, Society of Women Engineers and Rod and Gun Club

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

377
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 260
Part-time - 117
Male - 232
Female - 145
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