Box 5605 Potsdam, NY 13699 315-268-6480
About Clarkson University
  • Year of Foundation 1896
  • Size of Campus 640 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,648
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 27%, 73%, 29%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $35,940
  • Room and Board $12,490
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $50
  • Enrollment No. 2,717
Take a closer look at our stats, accolades and facts that reflect why Clarkson delivers a great return on education; how our mission, vision, values and plans for the future honor our history; the university leaders who bring perspective and expertise to our boundary-spanning education; and our appreciation of a global community that compels us to engage in solutions and innovative technologies to create real wealth for society.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of honor societies Beta Gamma Sigma, Chi Epsilon, Eta Kappa Nu, Omega Chi Epsilon, Pi Tau Sigma, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Tau Iota, Phi Theta Kappa and Pi Mu Epsilon
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 2
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 13%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, American Indian Science and Eng. Society, International Student Organization and Spectrumm
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 10
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 9
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus World in Potsdam (Diversity), Alumni Weekend, Clarkson Family Weekend, Convocation, Spirit Day and December & May Graduation
  • Number of students in fraternities 10
  • Percent students who are frat members 15%
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Ottawa,Canada (85), Ottawa,Canada (85)
  • Distance to nearest train Syracuse (130)
  • Distance to nearest bus Potsdam (1)
Student Housing
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 4%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 79%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (58%), women's dorms, men's dorms (7%), sorority housing (1%), fraternity housing (5%), apartments for married students (1%), apartment for single students (28%), special housing for disabled students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 39%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 29%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 11
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 28%
Campus Services
  • Number Of Subscriptions 2,124
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 125
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library Facilities The Library, located in the Andrew S. Schuler Educational Resources Center at the center of the Hill campus, houses the main print and microform collections of the University and provides study space for students. A separate Physical Therapy Library with
  • Number Of Microforms 271,541
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help writing, study skills
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 17,923
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 48
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 298,044
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 650
  • Basic Services Provided placement service, health service, health insurance, other
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 2
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 2,000
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 725
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, veteran student, other
  • Museums N/A
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,500
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 35%
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interview training
  • Does the school discourage student employment Yes
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year 67%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Lockheed Martin, General Electric, Pratt & Whitney, Xerox Grainger, Whiting-Turner Construction, General Dynamics Elec Boat, Froehling & Robertson and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 45%
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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