Located in Potsdam, New York, the Clarkson University was established in 1896 to honor Thomas S. Clarkson who was a pioneering entrepreneur and humanitarian. With an enrollment of nearly 4,301, the institute is a coveted name in the US Education System that serves as a site of global diversity and ethnicity representing 42 states and 63 countries across the globe.
The institute offers a plethora of courses for international students at the ranging levels of undergraduate and graduate. The programs are provided across its 5 schools and includes more than 50 majors and minors to choose from.
Admissions at Clarkson University are provided on a rolling basis round the year with a priority application deadline of June 1. With an acceptance rate of nearly 66%, the institute is regarded as one of the moderately selective institutes. Thus, it ensures that every child is given equal opportunity and enrolls any candidate showcasing a decent overall profile, making it one of the favored choices to study in the USA.
|Endowment||186.14 million USD|
|Mode of Program||Full time; Part time; online|
|Application Fee||60 and 50 USD for undergraduates and graduates|
|Season of Intake||Rolling admissions|
|Work-study program||Available for international students|
|Financial Aid||Available as Awards and Scholarships|
|Admission Helpdeskfirstname.lastname@example.org | 315 268-6480|
The Clarkson University offers an array of programs which includes more than 91 programs in engineering, liberal arts, business, science, education, and health professions.
The degrees granted by the university are – Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Engineering, Master of Science, Bachelor of Professional Studies, Master of Arts in Teaching, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Some of the graduate programs offered by the university are Basic Science, Bioethics, Business Administration, Computer Science, Data Analytics, etc.
The institute also provides student exchange programs for its students across its various schools in Europe and Australia. It also houses the Center for Advanced Materials Processing which contributes towards research programs of the university.
The Clarkson University has three campuses with the main campus at Potsdam, New York. The Potsdam campus is spread over 640 wooded and waterfront acres and offers all undergraduate degree programs, many master's and PhD programs. The campus is home to research centers, athletic facilities and provides residences for nearly 4,000 students.
The other two campuses are - Schenectady and Beacon. Schenectady is the capital region campus of the university and offers various professional, graduate and K-12 outreach programs. Beacon campus is located on the banks of the Hudson River. The campus offers various graduate, water research and K-12 programs.
The university campus also offers some 200+ clubs and professional societies with 182 intramural teams.
Application Portal – Apply online at the official website.
Application Fee – 65 USD (Can apply for fee waiver)
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Application Fee – 50 USD (Can apply for fee waiver)
Documents to be submitted
An estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US is given as follows. Note that the expenses given are just an estimate and are subject to change.
|Tuition and Fee||51,128 USD|
Tuition fee for various courses at the institute varies and for some of the popular courses is as stated below.
|Type of Program||Cost (in USD, per credit hour)|
|Art and Sci||1,388|
The institute offers various forms of financial aid in the form of awards and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. All the international students accepted for an undergraduate program are considered for a partial international scholarship at the Clarkson University.
Students are not required to fill any separate application form for these scholarships. The amount of scholarship ranges from 5,000 to 30,000 USD per academic year and is awarded on the basis of academic records of the student.
The university does not offer need-based financial aid to international students. International graduate applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships on an individual basis.
The Clarkson University has been ranked as one of 25 Colleges with the Highest-Paid Graduates by Money & Career Cheat Sheet. PayScale College Salary Report also places the university in top 3% Best Universities and Colleges by Salary Potential (all alumni).
The University has also been named as one of the Best Colleges for Your Money by MONEY magazine. These facts make it clear that the placement of the university is strong.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$41,640 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Clarkson University Enrollment||4830|
|Average Graduation Rate||62.5%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$47,469 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$41,640 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,432 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$14,488 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$2,236 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$10,528 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$2,490 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$2,960 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$2,994 / Year|
|Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Physiotherapy Programs||American Physical Therapy Association|
|Programs||American Occupational Therapy Association|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
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Being a student of science background I always wanted to pursue my career in the field of bioethics from the USA, and for this, I had done a lot of research in the field. I applied to five colleges. I had selected this university as it was providing me with rigorous academics, research, and social life to collide with my personal passion. I had secured a GPA of 7 in my bachelor's degree and had applied at the university through an Online Application.
I had to complete 36 credit hours of graduate coursework. I was provided with competency-based education in clinical ethics, research ethics, and bioethics for skills, credentials, and specialized professional expertise. The curriculum included presentations to be made by the students in groups as a method of transferring learning through coordinated efforts of students.
After completing my bachelors in Physics I wanted to pursue a master's degree in Physics. Therefore I applied for it in Indian universities but could not qualify in any of them. Then I applied to the USA universities. There I was selected in two universities. I took admission in the Clarkson University.
The curriculum is varied enough to be interesting. The master's program in physics consists of 30 total credit hours that can be taken within two years.
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