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Clarkson College

Omaha, NE 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate55%
Acceptance Rate55%

About Clarkson College

Clarkson College Overview

Clarkson College is a private, nonprofit school in an urban setting in Omaha, Nebraska. Clarkson College was founded in 1888 and enrolls 616 undergrads and no graduate students. Clarkson College offers housing for up to 140 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 5% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

Student Involvement at Clarkson College

Interested in music or performing?

Interested in journalism or communications? Clarkson College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Clarkson College does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Clarkson College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Clarkson College on the Student Life page.

2022 Clarkson College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 55%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 0%
Tuition $14,880
Percent of Need Met 71%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $8,903

Is Clarkson College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what Clarkson College offers and if the school could be a good fit for you.

Clarkson College Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Clarkson College. Around 55% of applicants get into Clarkson College each year. Out of 87 applications received in 2022, 48 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Clarkson College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 85% of students who start at Clarkson College come back the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Clarkson College Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Clarkson College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 100% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Check with Clarkson College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Clarkson College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2021, the total market value of Clarkson College's endowment was $900000 thousand. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Clarkson College spends about $8,259 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Clarkson College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Clarkson College meets 71% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $8,903 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $13,931 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Clarkson College.

Based on this information, is Clarkson College the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Clarkson College a good school for you?

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Where is Clarkson College Located?

Clarkson College is located in the urban setting of Omaha, Nebraska.

If you want to see Clarkson College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 80 to Omaha, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Eppley Airfield.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Clarkson College and Omaha are like without leaving home.

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College Info

101 South 42nd Street Omaha, NE 68131-2739

Campus Setting: Urban

Clarkson College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Clarkson College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Clarkson College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Clarkson College ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 24

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Clarkson College is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Clarkson College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Clarkson College SAT Scores


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Clarkson College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Clarkson College is like? There are approximately 616 students enrolled at Clarkson College. 55% percent of students attend school full-time, 67% percent are from NE and 33% percent of students are from other states.


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