#25 Best Private Colleges in New York

Clarkson University

Potsdam, New York

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Student Population
Clarkson University overview
Location Potsdam, New York
Online clarkson.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Clarkson University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Potsdam, New York, Clarkson University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 6,673 prospective students applied, and 4,978 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 790 enrolled in the school.  3,651 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 623 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $49,858 plus fees of $1,270. Clarkson is ranked 202 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Clarkson is rated within the top 31% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very High
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SAT 1160/1350
ACT 23/30
GPA 3.56
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 15, 2021
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Clarkson University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,446
Other Fees$1,270
Room and Board $15,340
Budget for Other Expenses$2,314
Total One Year Cost$70,228

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$70,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
72% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Clarkson University students
Subject Percent of Class
Engineering 48%
Business 15%
Biology 9%
Engineering Technology 9%
Communication 3%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190044 IPEDS survey data for Clarkson University.

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