Student Population
National Rank
Clarkson University overview
Location Potsdam, New York
Online clarkson.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Clarkson University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Religious Affiliation Undergrad/Graduate

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 7,000 prospective students applied, and 4,600 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 677 enrolled in the school.  3,667 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 566 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2017/2018, excluding room and board, is $48,194 plus fees of $1,250. Clarkson is ranked 187 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2019 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
Very High 
Clarkson University overview
SAT 1210/1390
ACT 24/29
GPA 3.56
Applications Accepted
Clarkson University overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2020
Applicant Competition Low

Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Clarkson University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,446
Other Fees$1,250
Room and Board $14,908
Budget for Other Expenses$2,314
Total One Year Cost$68,112


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

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%

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