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Clarkson is the place for opportunity. It’s definitely a big difference, living in the North Country after spending my life in New York City. But it’s a good difference — one that I’m glad I decided to seek out."

- German Martinez '19


"…Search out the real needs of the American people…"

-1896 - Founding Address

Intersect science, technology, engineering, arts and business to pursue interdisciplinary research, learning and thought leadership focused on rapidly solving real world problems for a better future.


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• catch fire or cause to catch fire

• to pursue innovation intensely with powerful purpose

• how Golden Knights defy convention to innovate with impact


Roll-Up Your Sleeves and Do It.

Design your academic, research & social life to collide with your personal passions and goals. Sketch it. Code it. Prototype it. Fail at it. Reiterate it. Test it. Finance it. Build it. Do it. Ignite you.

Clarkson University Graduate Student MBA Pharma Alisha Ahmed '17

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While pharmacy school provided me with the clinical knowledge and scientific acuity needed in this industry, the MBA program at Clarkson helped me sharpen my business acumen to really distinguish myself as an emerging leader."

- Alisha Ahmed '17, PharmD/MBA

42,000 Strong

Clarkson ignites the network of graduates with the entrepreneurial competence to make sense of complex systems, forge connections across fields and lead with purpose to find creative solutions.

  • One in five alumni already leads as CEO, senior executive or owner of a company.
  • Brookings Institution, a world renowned research and think tank, names Clarkson among the top 10 universities nationwide for maximizing career earnings potential.
  • National Model for Entrepreneurship Education – US Association of Small Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Top 21 Institutions – Forbes Magazine

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