Clarkson University is on a 640-acre campus in the small town setting of Potsdam, New York.
Clarkson University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Clarkson University has fraternities and sororities.
Clarkson University has the Outing Club. In fact, more students participate in the Outing Club than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Clarkson University include Ski & Snowboard Club, Spikeball Club, Society of Women Engineers and Rod and Gun Club.
Clarkson University students' favorite campus traditions are SpringFest, First Saturday/FallFest and Cold Out Gold Out Winter Festival.
This table offers information on housing at Clarkson University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for senior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||84%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||2,450|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||2,270|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||16%|
Clarkson University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Clarkson University students live on campus. In 2022, 84% of undergrads at Clarkson University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 16% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Clarkson University. There are 2,450 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,852 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 2,270 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 90% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Clarkson University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Clarkson University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Clarkson University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Ice Hockey||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3||√||√|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Skiing (Downhill)||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Clarkson University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Clarkson University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Clarkson University, take Interstate 81 to Potsdam, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Syracuse Hancock International airport.
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