If you are thinking about applying to Clarkson University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is January 15 and the fee for the application is $50.
Students who apply to Clarkson University for the fall semester should hear back from Clarkson University by January 18.
Here's an overiew of some of Clarkson University's admissions stats.
|Clarkson University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.8|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||44%|
|Mean SAT Score||1280|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||50.7%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||10.5%|
These are the application deadlines for Clarkson University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||December 1||January 1|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Clarkson University offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by December 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by January 1.
The early decision acceptance rate at Clarkson University is 88%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 75%. In 2022, Clarkson University admitted 128 of the 145 students who applied early decision.
Some students apply to college early to increase their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.
➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
In 2022, Clarkson University waitlisted 204 students and 27 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 3 eventually got off the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.
What does Clarkson University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Clarkson University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Clarkson University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Clarkson University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Clarkson University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.
Out of all students that were admitted, 54% submitted a class rank. At Clarkson University 44% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 77% were in the top 25% and 97% were in the top 50%.
At Clarkson University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||41%|
|3.50 and 3.74||32%|
|3.25 and 3.49||7%|
|3.00 and 3.24||4%|
|2.50 and 2.9||2%|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Clarkson University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Clarkson University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Clarkson University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 50.7% of Clarkson University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 10.5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Clarkson University applicants, you should aim to score between 1190 and 1370 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Clarkson University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1370 and 25% of scored lower than 1190, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Clarkson University student is 1280.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Clarkson University students scored 700 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Clarkson University students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.
To be most competitive at Clarkson University, you should strive to earn between 25 and 32 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Clarkson University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.
A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Clarkson University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Clarkson University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Clarkson University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Clarkson University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Clarkson University.
Does Clarkson University accept transfer credits?
✅ Clarkson University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Clarkson University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does Clarkson University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Clarkson University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Clarkson University?
❌ No, Clarkson University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Clarkson University's acceptance rate?
✅ Clarkson University has an acceptance rate of 75%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Clarkson University?
✅ Clarkson University's early decision acceptance rate was 88% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Clarkson University? Clarkson University is a somewhat selective institution. The Clarkson University acceptance rate is 75%. This means that the institution accepts 74 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer 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.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
32 and Above
25 to 32
25 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Clarkson University is 30. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into Clarkson University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 25 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 25 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Clarkson University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.8. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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