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CLARKSON UNIVERSITY, POTSDAM, NEW YORK

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Clarkson University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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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.

Rankings

  • The Clarkson University has been ranked as a top-tier national university in U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges list.
  • According to The Princeton Review, Clarkson University is among America's “Best 385 Colleges and among top 20 colleges for "Best Career Services".
  • According to CEOWORLD magazine, the university is one of the 100 Best-Value Private Colleges in America.
  • The University has also been ranked as one of the top 10 Engineering Colleges in the U.S by USA Today.
  • Forbes magazine has ranked the university as one of America’s top Research Universities.

Highlights

College TypePrivate
Campus SettingRural
Endowment186.14 million USD
Acceptance Rate66%
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part time; online
Application Fee60 and 50 USD for undergraduates and graduates
Season of IntakeRolling admissions
Work-study programAvailable for international students
Financial AidAvailable as Awards and Scholarships
Admission Helpdeskadmission@clarkson.edu | 315 268-6480

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Courses

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.

Campus

Clarkson University Campus

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.

Housing and Residential Facilities

  • The institute offers four-year residence facilities for the students through its various halls.
  • The University has 9 residence halls including “Quad” which has 4 residence halls.
  • Quad is a collection of four residence halls namely Cubley, Reynolds, Ross, Brooks. Each of these halls has four floors with 12 to 25 rooms per floor. Each room is shared by two students and has basic amenities like beds, desks, built-in dressers, window drapes and closets, etc.
  • Other residence halls are Price Hall, Woodstock Village, Hamlin-Powers, Moore House, Graham Hall, Riverside Apartments, Townhouse Apartments and Weston's Apartments.
  • All these halls have single and double occupancy rooms with basic facilities like beds, desks, chests, closets, Cable TV, parking, refrigerator, network access, etc.
  • The available options usually range between 4,004 USD to 4,633 USD.

Clarkson University Application Process

How to Apply?

Application Portal – Apply online at the official website.

Application Fee – 65 USD (Can apply for fee waiver)

Documents to be submitted

  1. Official secondary school transcript, mark sheets.
  2. Two letters of recommendation
  3. SAT or ACT scores
  4. TOEFL or IELTS or equivalent scores
  5. Certification of Finances Form (PDF) and supporting bank statement
  6. Copy of your current passport
  7. Valid Visa

Graduate Courses

Application Fee – 50 USD (Can apply for fee waiver)

Documents to be submitted

  1. All collegiate transcripts
  2.  Three letters of recommendation
  3. Resume
  4. TOEFL or IELTS test scores
  5. A personal statement of 250-500 words explaining why you want to attend Clarkson University
  6. GMAT/GRE test scores (If applicable)

Clarkson University cost of attendance

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. 

ExpensesCost
Tuition and Fee51,128 USD
Housing8,420 USD
Meals7,100 USD
Total66,468 USD

Tuition fee for various courses at the institute varies and for some of the popular courses is as stated below.

Type of ProgramCost (in USD, per credit hour)
MBA1,388
Art and Sci1,388
Education961
Engineering1,388
Bioethics1,388

Scholarships and Financial Aid

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.

Alumni Network

  • Jessica Pappis, co-founder and the Director of Operations and Sales of Veritas Prime; Rev. Dr. Russell C. Hall, United Methodist minister; David Neuner, NYS Professional Engineer are some notable Alumni of the Clarkson University.
  • These Alumni can participate in various events and reunions at the university.
  • They can use resources like Digital Yearbooks, Clarkson Bookstore, borrow Clarkson Banner, etc.

Placements

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.

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Clarkson University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population4830
FAFSA Code002699
Application Cost$50
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$41,640 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-80- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score123711431330 86%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing607563650-
Mathematics630580680-
ACTCheck Detailed Score272429 38%
English252228-
Mathematics272529-

Clarkson University Acceptance Rate

65.7%

Acceptance Rate

7000

Total Applicants

4830

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

67.1%

Male

32.9%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program65.7%
Total Applicants5075
Total Enrolled3335
Graduate
Graduate Programs65.7%
Total Applicants2275
Total Enrolled1495

Clarkson University Enrollment

Enrollment
Clarkson University Enrollment4830
Undergraduate Enrollment3335
Graduate Enrollment1495
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate62.5%

Attendance Cost

$41,640

Attendance Cost

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

Tuition 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
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Program Wise Accreditations
Physiotherapy ProgramsAmerican Physical Therapy Association
ProgramsAmerican Occupational Therapy Association

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
504834891559199
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    College rating

    based on 2 students ratings

    8.6/10

    9/10academic
    8/10infrastructure
    9/10placements
    9/10faculty
    8/10extracurricular
    8.5/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Hrishikesh dev, INDIA Master of science [m.sc] bioethics
    Clarkson University
    Alumna/alumnus , Batch : 2018
    8.3
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    MY JOURNEY AT THE CLARKSON UNIVERSITY

    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.


    Course Curriculum - 

    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.

    9 /10
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    9 /10
    faculty
    8 /10
    infrastructure
    8 /10
    accomodation/food
    9 /10
    placement
    7 /10
    extracurricular
    03, Oct 2019 read more
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    Pranay chohan, INDIA Physics
    Clarkson University
    Current student , Batch : 2021
    8.8
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    CLARKSON UNIVERSITY : MASTERS

    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.


    Course Curriculum - 

    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.

    9 /10
    academic
    9 /10
    faculty
    8 /10
    infrastructure
    9 /10
    accomodation/food
    9 /10
    placement
    9 /10
    extracurricular
    24, Sep 2019 read more
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    8 Clarkson Ave, Potsdam, NY 13699
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    Book Store

    The University Bookstore1.12 Km
    Tim's Comic & Game1.13 Km
    North Country Neighbors1.14 Km
    Official College Store of SUNY Potsdam2.03 Km
    Tree of Life Christian Bookstore7.67 Km

    Super Market

    LaVigne's IGA of Potsdam1.3 Km
    Walmart 3329 GM Recieving2.24 Km
    ALDI2.35 Km
    Price Chopper2.55 Km
    Save A Lot2.71 Km

    Shopping Mall

    Ames Plaza2.68 Km

    Airport

    Potsdam Municipal Airport-PTD4.06 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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