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Clarkson's enterprising community is at the center of a dynamic environment where the lines between learning and recreation blur. Our students are multidimensional, merging academics and extracurricular activities to maximize both personal and professional growth. The physics principle you learned in a morning class? Well, that might come in handy while descending into a cave later that afternoon. The competition you experience in your intramural game? It’s not unlike the competition you will face in your future.  

On campus, you can meet up with friends at the 56,000-square -foot Student Center located at the center of campus.  Enjoy a coffee drink at the Java City cafe or relax in the meditation room.  Listen to a lecture by day or enjoy live music by night in the three-story atrium theater. 

Check out the 60 + student-run clubs and organizations where you can easily find other students who share your interests and hobbies. Club sports are popular too - whether it's soccer, broomball, hockey or ultimate frisbee.

Off campus, students can take advantage of Clarkson’s location at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains and the six-million-acre Adirondack Park. The setting lends itself to countless recreational activities from hiking on our own 640-acre campus to ski runs down Whiteface Mountain in nearby Lake Placid, N.Y. Clarkson’s small town ambiance is charming and offers myriad opportunities for community involvement. We are also an easy drive from Ottawa and Montreal, where urban culture and amenities await you.

In this electrified, highly interactive atmosphere, no obstacle is too big, every challenge is embraced, and a profusion of ideas flow freely. Because of the close relationships we share, our work is rewarding — our play productive.

matt flynn

Check out Clarkson's Student Spotlight:

MATT FLYNN '14
Political Science
Canton, New York

Why did Matt choose Clarkson? Who has been his favorite professor? What is his guilty pleasure?

We caught up with Matt to find the answers to these questions and more. Check it out!



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