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Clarkson University Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

65.7%
Admission Difficulty for Clarkson University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Clarkson University? The school has a 66% acceptance rate. Last year, 4,600 out of 7,000 applicants were admitted making Clarkson University 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 25 percent. Clarkson University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1210-1390
Applicants Submitting SAT
86%
SAT Scores for Clarkson University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1210
SAT Scores for Clarkson University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1390
Estimated Average SAT 1300
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Clarkson University?

Clarkson University typically requires applicants to be in the top 23 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1210 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 1120. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1300 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Clarkson University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1390 and Above Good >77%
1300 to 1390 Avg + 66%-77%
1210 to 1300 Avg - 53%-66%
1120 to 1210 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 1120 Low <40%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
38%
ACT Scores for Clarkson University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Clarkson University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 29
Estimated Average ACT 26
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Clarkson University?

Admission data indicates that Clarkson University 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 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Clarkson University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Clarkson University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >79%
26 to 29 Avg + 66%-79%
24 to 26 Avg - 56%-66%
22 to 24 Reach 45%-56%
Less than 22 Low <45%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.56
Typical High School Grades
B+

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Clarkson University accepts 66% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Clarkson University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 39% Good
3.50 to 3.75 27% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 10% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 7% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

74% of Clarkson University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Clarkson University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 38%
Top 25% of class 74%
Top 50% of class 93%
Bottom 50% of class 7%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

Clarkson University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,854 4,146 7,000
Accepted 1,732 2,868 4,600
Acceptance Rate 61% 69% 66%
Enrolled 227 450 677
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 16% 15%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Clarkson University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Clarkson University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Clarkson University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.