Clarkson University: Statistics

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#978 of 14,131 In the World
#299 of 2,597 In North America
#268 of 2,496 In the United States
#21 of 221 In New York State
#1 of 2 In Potsdam
#126 of 1,098 For Petroleum Engineering
Top50% For 45 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
78%
Average SAT
1250
Average ACT
27
Avg. cost to attend
$30,308 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
2,905
Graduates
1,120
Male:Female Ratio
65:35
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Clarkson University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 78% 80% 76%
Applicants 6,198 3,616 2,582
Admissions 4,834 2,881 1,953
Freshmen enrolled full time 691 463 228

361 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

437 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
594 or 86%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1150
or below

75% of them
had 1350
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Clarkson University are 1150-1350 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
213 or 31%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 24
or below

75% of them
had 30
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Clarkson University are 24-30 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Other Tests Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 2994 (74%)
Nonresident Alien 257 (6%)
Hispanic 191 (5%)
Asian 190 (5%)
Two or more races 142 (4%)
Black or African American 128 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 109 (3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 6 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$30,308/year
Average aid awarded
$39,023
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $16,667
$30-48K $21,402
$48-75K $27,131
$75-110K $29,869
$110K+ $35,746

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $51,454$33,312
Tuition in-state $51,454$33,312
Tuition out-of-state $51,454$33,312
Fee in-district $1,270$920
Fee in-state $1,270$920
Fee out-of-state $1,270$920

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,482
Combined charge for room and board $15,786
Room charge $8,480
Meal charge $7,306

Clarkson University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Mechanical Engineering 164 28 5
Engineering & Industrial Management 67 87
Civil Engineering, General 66 2 1
Business Administration and Management, General 69
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 40 17 4
Chemical Engineering 52 1 2
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 35
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 34
Secondary Education and Teaching 33
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 30
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical & Space Engineering, General 30
Computer Science 28 1
Physician Assistant 29
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering 20 6 1
Accounting and Finance 27
Information Science & Studies 24
Physical Therapy & Therapist 20
Psychology, General 18
Mathematics, General 7 7 3
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 17
Occupational Therapy & Therapist 17
Engineering, Other 15
Computer Engineering, General 14
Management Information Systems, General 10
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 10
Molecular Biochemistry 10
Bioethics & Medical Ethics 10
Physics, General 5 1 3
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 9
Computer Software Engineering 7
Chemistry, General 6 1
Political Science and Government, General 6
Applied Mathematics, General 6
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration & Management 6
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 5
Social Sciences, General 4
Environmental Science 3
History, General 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 2
Biotechnology 1 1
Biological and Physical Sciences 2
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 1
Environmental Toxicology 1
Technical Teacher Education 1
Environmental Studies 1
Materials Engineering 1
Grand Total 698 397 42
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 76% 76% 75%
  • Full-time retention rate - 87%

Publications & Citations

Publications
8,562
Citations
289,975

Publication / Citation count by topic

Engineering
3,356 / 102,869
Chemistry
2,527 / 87,094
Physics
2,343 / 66,528
Materials Science
1,579 / 41,787
Environmental Science
995 / 45,270
Biology
802 / 38,127
Computer Science
780 / 30,803
Medicine
452 / 13,020
Business
441 / 21,206
Mathematics
432 / 10,709
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
409 / 9,877
Nanotechnology
351 / 19,160
Chemical Engineering
344 / 13,999
Automation and Control engineering
335 / 9,073
Inorganic Chemistry
285 / 13,939
Psychology
277 / 16,547
Structural Engineering
270 / 3,945
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
233 / 11,077
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
232 / 17,592
Economics
215 / 6,793
Environmental Chemistry
208 / 11,637
Geology
177 / 3,949
Quantum and Particle physics
175 / 5,108
Optical Engineering
167 / 3,925
Electronic Engineering
154 / 4,368
Condensed Matter Physics
147 / 2,294
Environmental Engineering
123 / 6,812
Applied Mathematics
121 / 1,848
Art & Design
114 / 1,468
Social Psychology
112 / 9,536
Organic Chemistry
111 / 3,595
Environmental Management
110 / 4,285
Atomic and Molecular physics
105 / 2,098
Biochemistry
105 / 6,458
Geotechnical Engineering
101 / 3,405
Metallurgical Engineering
99 / 2,243
Demography
94 / 3,479
Ecology
93 / 4,931
Computer Vision
92 / 1,933
Theoretical Physics
87 / 3,195

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 262 1686
1992 242 1975
1993 207 2164
1994 184 2400
1995 169 2510
1996 174 2920
1997 181 3025
1998 179 3196
1999 172 3157
2000 153 3599
2001 218 4045
2002 180 4616
2003 246 5100
2004 280 6180
2005 286 7329
2006 311 8466
2007 294 9561
2008 315 10905
2009 352 12441
2010 358 13487
2011 362 15572
2012 394 16943
2013 414 19218
2014 406 20777
2015 446 20892
2016 478 21718
2017 406 22990
2018 467 22604
2019 439 25507
2020 438 27819
2021 432 29965

Clarkson University alumni

  1. M. Emmet Walsh

    M. Emmet Walsh
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    actorcharacter actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Michael Emmet Walsh is an American actor and comedian who has appeared in over 200 films and television series, including in small but important supporting roles in dozens of major studio features of the 1970s and 1980s. He starred in Blood Simple (1984), the Coen Brothers' first film, which resulted in his winning the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead. He also appeared in Carl Reiner's comedy The Jerk (1979), Robert Redford's drama Ordinary People (1980), Ridley Scott's science fiction film Blade Runner (1982), Barry Sonnenfeld's steampunk western Wild Wild West (1999) and Brad Bird's animated film The Iron Giant (1999).

  2. Buck Dharma

    Buck Dharma
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    singer-songwriterguitarist
    Biography

    Donald Roeser, known by his stage name Buck Dharma, is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is the sole constant member of hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult since the group's formation in 1971. He wrote and sang vocals on several of the band's best-known hits, including "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla" and "Burnin' for You".

  3. Grant Clitsome

    Grant Clitsome
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Grant Clitsome is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL) from 2008 to 2016.

  4. Brenda Romero

    Brenda Romero
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    video game developerwriterrole-playing game designer
    Biography

    Brenda Louise Romero, previously known as Brenda Brathwaite, is an American game designer and developer in the video game industry. She was born in Ogdensburg, New York and is a graduate of Clarkson University. Romero is best known for her work on the Wizardry series of role-playing video games and, more recently, the non-digital series The Mechanic is the Message. She has worked in game development since 1981 and has credits on 49 game titles.

General info

Alternative names Clarkson
Founded 1896
Motto A Workman That Needeth Not to Be Ashamed
Colors green, gold
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (May-July)
Total FTE staff 759
Carnegie Classification Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address 8 Clarkson Ave
Potsdam, New York, 13699
United States
City population 15,000
Phone 3152686400
Fax +1 (315) 268 7647

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