Clarkson University: Ranking & Review

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Potsdam Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 365 1227
Top 8%

Clarkson University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate66%69%61%
Enrolled undergraduates677450227
Enrolled total (including graduate students)4,2332,8281,405

503 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

251 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $50. Application fee for graduates - $50.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRequired
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores582
Percent of students submitting SAT scores86%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores256
Percent of students submitting ACT scores38%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Clarkson University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $66,106 $66,106
Off-campus $62,400 $62,400
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $14,488 and other expenses per full academic year.

Clarkson University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,541 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $46,700 $46,700
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,250 $1,250
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,556 $1,556
Tuition for Full-time graduates $32,280 $32,280
Fees for full-time graduates $900 $900
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $1,345 $1,345

Programs and Degrees

Engineering 429 63 17 509
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 75 81 156
Health Professions and Related Programs 88 24 112
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 67 18 85
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 44 44
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 17 13 1 31
Education 29 29
Physical Sciences 11 3 11 25
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 18 18
Psychology 15 15
Mathematics and Statistics 12 3 15
Social Sciences 11 11
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 5 2 7
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 3 3
Natural Resources and Conservation 3 3
History 2 2
Grand Total712297561,065

A total of 712 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Clarkson University.

At the master's and doctor's level 353 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate73%73%73%
  • Full-time retention rate - 85%

General info

Alternative namesClarkson
MottoA Workman That Needeth Not to Be Ashamed
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsgreen, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff780
Instructional FTE279
Research FTE18
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address8 Clarkson Ave
Potsdam, New York, 13699
United States
Urbanization levelTown: Remote
City population10,000 - 50,000
Fax+1 (315) 268 7647

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