Clarkson University: Review & Facts

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Clarkson University is a medium four-year, private not-for-profit school with 3,605 students enrolled. This school was established in 1896 and is one of the 2 colleges and schools located in Potsdam, New York.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
38
Clarkson University will give you the option to obtain a bachelor's degree, master's degree, or doctoral degree.

Clarkson University implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 38 majors. The most popular concentrations are Engineering, Management, Business, Chemistry, and Biology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other schools and colleges.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a positive sign. However, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
85%
The student retention rate at Clarkson University is high at 85% (well above New York average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students love their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Clarkson University is good: 70%. Roughly 25% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Clarkson University is pretty decent: 15:1. Learn more about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$38,700
Average tuition price is extremely high - $37,800 per academic year. The additional fees at Clarkson University not covered by tuition are approximately $900, which comes to $38,700 per year.

Read the details about Clarkson University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
76%
According to recent data, 4,199 applications were submitted and 3,195 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to enroll at this school.

The school might accept your dual credits and advanced placement credits at entry.

Check the details about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at Clarkson University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$6,600
Clarkson University offers study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Clarkson University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
B+
Clarkson University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 2,500 students, which offers a nice on-campus housing option. The room price is reasonable -- about $6,600 a year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Clarkson University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Clarkson University appears to be a generally safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Clarkson University Location and Maps



Post Address: Clarkson University, 8 Clarkson Ave, Potsdam, New York 13699, USA
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