Clarkson Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Clarkson University
|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into Clarkson and can I get accepted? The school has a 71% acceptance rate ranking it #84 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,894 out of 6,885 applicants were admitted making Clarkson a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 29 percent. Clarkson University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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Clarkson SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT88%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||590|
|SAT Composite 25th||1160|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||690|
|SAT Composite 75th||1350|
|Average SAT Score||1260|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Clarkson University?
Clarkson University typically requires applicants to be in the top 31 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. The school ranks #23 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 88 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1350 and Above||Good||>81%|
|1255 to 1350||Avg +||71%-81%|
|1160 to 1255||Avg -||59%-71%|
|1065 to 1160||Reach||46%-59%|
|Less than 1065||Low||<46%|
Clarkson ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT30%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||25|
|ACT Composite 25th||24|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||28|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||30|
|Average ACT Score||27|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Clarkson?
Admission data indicates that Clarkson regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #21 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 30 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Clarkson University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|30 and Above||Good||>81%|
|27 to 30||Avg +||71%-81%|
|24 to 27||Avg -||59%-71%|
|21 to 24||Reach||46%-59%|
|Less than 21||Low||<46%|
Avg. High School GPA3.56
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Clarkson University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Clarkson University was 3.56 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #32 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Clarkson accepts 71% of students who apply.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||13%||18%||16%|
What are the requirements for admission to Clarkson University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190044 IPEDS survey data for Clarkson University.
Frequently Asked Questions
88% of students submit their SAT scores to Clarkson. 30% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
71% of those who apply are granted admission to Clarkson. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1160 and 1350. 88% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.