Clarkson University Rankings

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In the World#1084 of 14178
In North America#339 of 2629
In the United States#305 of 2528
In New York State#24 of 221
In Potsdam#1 of 2

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
75%
Average SAT
1255
Average ACT
27
Avg. cost to attend
$29,891 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
3,081
Graduates
1,220
Male:Female Ratio
65:35
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Clarkson University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate75%76%72%
Applicants6,6733,8652,808
Admissions4,9782,9552,023
Freshmen enrolled full time789553236
Freshmen enrolled part time11

414 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

297 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
700 or 89%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1160
or below

75% of them
had 1350
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Clarkson University are 1160-1350 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
256 or 32%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 23
or below

75% of them
had 30
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Clarkson University are 23-30 (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

White3135 (73%)
Nonresident Alien366 (9%)
Hispanic204 (5%)
Asian193 (4%)
Two or more races138 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown129 (3%)
Black or African American127 (3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native3 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander2 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$29,891/year
Average aid awarded
$37,536
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$19,209
$30-48K$20,122
$48-75K$25,419
$75-110K$29,482
$110K+$34,921

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$49,858$33,312
Tuition in-state$49,858$33,312
Tuition out-of-state$49,858$33,312
Fee in-district$1,270$900
Fee in-state$1,270$900
Fee out-of-state$1,270$900

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,498
Combined charge for room and board$15,340
Room charge$8,240
Meal charge$7,100

Clarkson University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Mechanical Engineering135284
Engineering & Industrial Management8462
Electrical and Electronics Engineering51186
Civil Engineering, General5485
Business Administration and Management, General66
Chemical Engineering5631
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical & Space Engineering42
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management41
Computer Science2821
Health & Health Care Administration & Management31
Biology & Biological Sciences, General30
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering2351
Physician Assistant28
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies23
Accounting and Finance22
Secondary Education and Teaching21
Physical Therapy & Therapist20
Physics, General1134
Mathematics, General1035
Bioethics & Medical Ethics18
Occupational Therapy & Therapist17
Psychology, General16
Computer Software Engineering15
Molecular Biochemistry14
Computer Engineering, General14
Chemistry, General516
Information Science & Studies12
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other11
Speech Communication and Rhetoric11
Management Information Systems, General9
Environmental Science6
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration & Management6
Biotechnology23
Biological and Physical Sciences5
Computer Graphics4
Political Science and Government, General4
Applied Mathematics, General4
Engineering, Other4
Environmental Toxicology3
Engineering Science21
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor2
Materials Engineering2
History, General1
Technical Teacher Education1
Grand Total72734859
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate78%76%81%
  • Full-time retention rate - 88%

Publications & Citations

Publications
9,778
Citations
315,169

Publication count by topic

Materials science
1,722
Chemistry
1,604
Computer science
1,174
Mathematics
964
Physics
902
Engineering
834
Environmental science
571
Biology
303
Psychology
259
Economics
221
Medicine
196
Geology
186
Business
169
Sociology
81
Political science
55
Geography
42
Art
28
Philosophy
17
History
10

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Environmental science29029,416
Engineering38724,491
Business52712,043
Mathematics55325,392
Materials science55546,023
Physics58732,326
Computer science68827,036
Chemistry71956,868
Economics7387,154
Geology8683,448
Psychology91714,911
Political science1023940
Sociology10571,750
Biology150812,469
Geography1520762
History160928
Art178015
Medicine19633,848
Philosophy205510

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19902281352
19912411598
19922221873
19931772051
19941622208
19951522341
19961492627
19971602740
19981572894
19991492785
20001373136
20011883610
20021594100
20032214575
20042565494
20052636434
20062917699
20072708729
20082979891
200933211137
201033311990
201133014676
201237216288
201337518354
201438019923
201541720143
201644320405
201739921865
201844019408
201942422423
202038623790

General info

Alternative namesClarkson
Founded1896
WikipediaClarkson University
MottoA Workman That Needeth Not to Be Ashamed
Colorsgreen, gold
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (May-July)
Total FTE staff766
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address8 Clarkson Ave
Potsdam, New York, 13699
United States
City population16,000
Phone3152686400
Fax+1 (315) 268 7647

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