If you are considering submitting an applicationto Clarkson University, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is January 15 and the application fee is $50. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than January 18.
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.
The early decision acceptance rate at Clarkson University is 92%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 78%. In 2021, Clarkson University admitted 142 of the 155 students who applied early decison.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Clarkson University is amoderately difficult school to get into. Clarkson University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Clarkson University **accepted 78% of students, around 4,834 of the 6,198 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Clarkson University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. In 2021, Clarkson University waitlisted 132 students. Of those, 38 eventually got off the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides 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 strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Clarkson University must submit the following items. Double check with Clarkson University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|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, 58% submitted a class rank. At Clarkson University 37% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 71% were in the top 25% and 95% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Clarkson University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||39%|
|3.50 and 3.74||34%|
|3.25 and 3.49||10%|
|3.00 and 3.24||3%|
|2.50 and 2.9||2%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1%|
|Clarkson University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Clarkson University does not have 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 2021, 86% of Clarkson University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 30.8% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Clarkson University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1160 and 1340 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Clarkson University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1340 and 25% of scored lower than 1160, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Clarkson University student is 1250.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Clarkson University students scored 690 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Clarkson University students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Clarkson University, you should strive to earn between 24 and 30 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Clarkson University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.
A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Clarkson University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.
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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 ACE recommendations for credit
Does Clarkson University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Clarkson University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Clarkson University?
Clarkson University. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
How hard is it to get into Clarkson University? Clarkson University is a somewhat selective institution. The Clarkson University acceptance rate is 78%. This means that the institution accepts 77 out of every 100 applicants.
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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.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Clarkson University is 27. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Clarkson University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1340 and Above
1160 to 1340
1160 and Less
The median SAT score for Clarkson University students is 1250. Applicants with SAT scores of 1340 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Clarkson University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1160 to 1340 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1160 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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