Clarkson University

8 Clarkson Avenue, Potsdam

  • #801-1000 QS Global World Ranking
  • PrivateStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 4,030Total Students
  • 295Faculty
  • 308Int'l Students

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A full list of the undergraduate programs available at Clarkson University is available here. The university uses the Common App for its applications, and undergraduate applicants must provide an official secondary school transcript, mark sheets and national exam scores (if applicable). They must also provide two letters of recommendation, SAT or ACT score reports (SAT code 2084, ACT code 2698) and TOELF or IELTS scores to show English proficiency if necessary. The priority deadline for international applicants is February 1, while the final deadline is March 1.

Find out more about how to apply by visiting the Clarkson University website.

All admitted applicants are considered for merit funding, which ranges from $5,000 to $30,000 per year. In Fall 2019, the school will also participate in the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship program, which will have an earlier deadline of December 15, 2018.


The main campus is in Potsdam, NY. located on the historic 640-acre wooded homestead of the Clarkson family in the foothills of the Adirondack Park. With four other universities in the nearby region, Potsdam is truly “a college town”.

The Clarkson community enjoys a constantly changing social scene and an unparalleled intellectual quality of life largely influenced by the school’s proximity to the north slope of the Adirondacks; easy drives to Lake Placid as well as Ottawa and Montreal, Canada; and a high level of regional camaraderie to encourage innovative partnerships in small business development, arts, tourism, recreation, agriculture and green energy.

There is also a branch campus, the Capital Region Campus, located in Schenectady, NY. It’s centrally located to many of Clarkson’s corporate partners for research, graduate education, talent development and alumni networking. The campus is less than 15 minutes from the state capital in Albany, and less than three hours from New York City, Syracuse and Boston.

One of the most noteworthy facilities at Clarkson University is the Center for Advanced Material Processing (CAMP), which forms alliances with industry, corporations and government to apply science, engineering and technology to improve their products, maintain their competitive edge, and foster economic development.

Students work with faculty in research, demonstration, and transfer of new technologies related to the synthesis and processing of advanced materials of value to industry and corporations. This prepares students to enter the workforce with knowledge and hands-on research experience on projects of importance to industry and corporations.



There are 65 countries represented on campus among the student body, with three percent of students at undergraduate level classed as international students. At the graduate level, about 16 percent of students are international.

Clarkson is home to a range of fraternities and sororities, as well as more than 130 clubs and organizations. Notable ones include the K2CC Amateur Radio Club, Golden Knotes (an a cappella group) and Clarkson Theater Company.


All undergraduate and graduate students are considered for merit funding during the admission process. On the undergraduate side, scholarships range from $5,000 to $30,000 annually. Decisions are made based on the applicant’s academic record.

For graduate students, there are partial scholarships, which are based on academic factors. The main factor in fully-funded assistantship decisions is the match between the student’s background and the department’s needs for research or teaching. Most fully funded offers are at the doctoral level.

Undergraduate students have a 93 percent placement rate within the first six months, either in employment or advanced studies. Among graduate students earning a master’s or PhD in 2017, 98 percent were placed by the time of our 2018 study.

One in five alumni of Clarkson University is a CEO, president or senior executive of a company or business.



About

A full list of the undergraduate programs available at Clarkson University is available here. The university uses the Common App for its applications, and undergraduate applicants must provide an official secondary school transcript, mark sheets and national exam scores (if applicable). They must also provide two letters of recommendation, SAT or ACT score reports (SAT code 2084, ACT code 2698) and TOELF or IELTS scores to show English proficiency if necessary. The priority deadline for international applicants is February 1, while the final deadline is March 1.

Find out more about how to apply by visiting the Clarkson University website.

All admitted applicants are considered for merit funding, which ranges from $5,000 to $30,000 per year. In Fall 2019, the school will also participate in the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship program, which will have an earlier deadline of December 15, 2018.


The main campus is in Potsdam, NY. located on the historic 640-acre wooded homestead of the Clarkson family in the foothills of the Adirondack Park. With four other universities in the nearby region, Potsdam is truly “a college town”.

The Clarkson community enjoys a constantly changing social scene and an unparalleled intellectual quality of life largely influenced by the school’s proximity to the north slope of the Adirondacks; easy drives to Lake Placid as well as Ottawa and Montreal, Canada; and a high level of regional camaraderie to encourage innovative partnerships in small business development, arts, tourism, recreation, agriculture and green energy.

There is also a branch campus, the Capital Region Campus, located in Schenectady, NY. It’s centrally located to many of Clarkson’s corporate partners for research, graduate education, talent development and alumni networking. The campus is less than 15 minutes from the state capital in Albany, and less than three hours from New York City, Syracuse and Boston.

One of the most noteworthy facilities at Clarkson University is the Center for Advanced Material Processing (CAMP), which forms alliances with industry, corporations and government to apply science, engineering and technology to improve their products, maintain their competitive edge, and foster economic development.

Students work with faculty in research, demonstration, and transfer of new technologies related to the synthesis and processing of advanced materials of value to industry and corporations. This prepares students to enter the workforce with knowledge and hands-on research experience on projects of importance to industry and corporations.



There are 65 countries represented on campus among the student body, with three percent of students at undergraduate level classed as international students. At the graduate level, about 16 percent of students are international.

Clarkson is home to a range of fraternities and sororities, as well as more than 130 clubs and organizations. Notable ones include the K2CC Amateur Radio Club, Golden Knotes (an a cappella group) and Clarkson Theater Company.


All undergraduate and graduate students are considered for merit funding during the admission process. On the undergraduate side, scholarships range from $5,000 to $30,000 annually. Decisions are made based on the applicant’s academic record.

For graduate students, there are partial scholarships, which are based on academic factors. The main factor in fully-funded assistantship decisions is the match between the student’s background and the department’s needs for research or teaching. Most fully funded offers are at the doctoral level.

Undergraduate students have a 93 percent placement rate within the first six months, either in employment or advanced studies. Among graduate students earning a master’s or PhD in 2017, 98 percent were placed by the time of our 2018 study.

One in five alumni of Clarkson University is a CEO, president or senior executive of a company or business.



Available programs

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2014
    #651-700
  • 2015
    #651-700
  • 2016
    #601-650
  • 2017
    #601-650
  • 2018
    #651-700
  • 2019
    #601-650
  • 2020
    #601-650
  • 2021
    #751-800
  • 2022
    #751-800
  • 2023
    #801-1000

Student & Staff

Total students
4,030

27%
73%

International students
308

75%
25%

Total faculty staff
295

60
235

Total students
4,030

27%
73%

International students
308

75%
25%

Total faculty staff
295

235
60
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Scholarships

Yes
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Campus locations

Potsdam Campus,

8 Clarkson Avenue , Potsdam , New York , United States , 13699

Capital Region Campus,

80 Nott Terrace , Schenectady , New York , United States , 12308

English language requirements