Clarkson is a private, national research university and proven leader in technological education and sustainable economic development. STEM intersects with our scholarship, research, innovation and teaching through more than 95 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and health professions. With our 4,300+ students, 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 that are among the top two percent in the nation and realize accelerated career growth. 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.
Clarkson’s globally oriented faculty pursue interdisciplinary research focused on rapidly solving real world problems for a better future. Example signature areas of research include healthy global solutions, advanced materials development, computational and data-enabled discoveries, next generation medicine and healthcare, and STEM and entrepreneurial education. Our external network engages 380+ active partners in industry, government agencies, chambers of commerce and research organizations affording students access to world relevant problems to pursue with their professors as well as a direct pipeline to internships and careers after graduation. In addition to an engaged 44,000+ strong alumni community living in 87 countries, our global reach extends through the networks of our schools, ROTC command, research centers and institutes.
Clarkson University is a private, nonprofit school in the town of Potsdam, New York. Clarkson University was founded in 1896. The college currently enrolls around 3,953 students per year, including 2,852 undergrads.
It is moderately difficult to get into Clarkson University. Around 75% of applicants get into Clarkson University each year. In 2022, 7,011 students applied to Clarkson University and 5,229 were admitted.
|Clarkson University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||75%|
|Early Decision Acceptance Rate||88%|
|Early Action Acceptance Rate||EA not offered|
|Applicants Submitting SAT scores||50.7%|
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Clarkson University is locatedin Potsdam, New York,.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Clarkson University is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Clarkson University is Continuous processing.
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Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1370 and Above
1190 to 1370
1190 and Less
The median SAT score for Clarkson University students is 1280. Applicants with SAT scores of 1370 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Clarkson University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1190 to 1370 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1190 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Clarkson University.
Wondering what life at Clarkson University is like? There are approximately 3,953 students enrolled at Clarkson University, including 2,852 undergraduate students and 1,101 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 67% percent are from NY and 33% percent of students are from other states.
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