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Clarkson University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

3,330 Students

66% Admitted

  • 4,233 full time
  • 77 part time
  • 2,328 men full time
  • 925 women full time
  • 4,686 applied
  • 3,630 admitted
  • 851 enrolled

3,090 Undergraduates

$45,132 Tuition/Year

  • 482 Graduates
  • 48 Non-Degree
  • $45,132 in state
  • $1,000 fees
  • $14,908 room & board
  • $1,446 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Town, remote from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Adam from West Henrietta, NY
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  • Clarkson University has an amazingly welcoming environment; Although it is in a small town the green nature and short walks to and from classes creates a very friendly aura around…

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  • Phairyn from Canada
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  • It has an awesome atmosphere and I would encourage anyone who is looking to get a science degree to go here. I love the small campus and family feel to…

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  • Robert from Oneonta, NY
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  • Clarkson is an extremely challenging university that will test you persistence, ability to think, and your willingness to work with others. The university often is difficult for small town kids…

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Clarkson University
  • Located in Potsdam, NY
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 3,330 students enrolled
  • 66% admitted
  • $45,132 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Kirsten from Athens, NY
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I've visited Clarkson and the Potsdam area numerous times and I have to say that I love it up there. There is actually quite a bit to do in the small area.

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  • 5
  • Hilton, NY
  • I am a current student here

    I love the location, very close to the Adirondacks and some really great ski areas. There are clubs available for all types of interests and the hockey games are fun to go to. I like that it is a smaller school because I don't feel lost in the crowd and my professors know who I am. Potsdam is very small, so it may not be the right place for those who enjoy city life. Also, it’s very cold!

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  • 4
  • Casey from Lancaster
  • I am a current student here

    I was always kind of the odd one out in high school. I had friends, but I always felt like the braniac. I am far from that here. I have been humbled a lot, something a lot of students struggle with, but I have also gained a feeling of fitting in. People here really understand me, and take me as I am. There's no pressure to act a certain way, look a certain, or impress a certain clique. It IS a small school, so by the time you get a few years in, everyone seems to know everyone else. The downside to that is the overactive rumormill, and the upside is that cliques don't really exist.

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  • 5
  • Christina
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The campus is very cute! Fell in love with it at first sight !

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  • 3
  • Dylan from Fort Edward, NY
  • I am a current student here

    In my case, college isn't my favorite. I'm not a very social person, so I don't hang out with too many people. And since Clarkson is in the middle of nowhere, there's not much to do up here. Don't plan on coming here if you enjoy city life.

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