Clarkson School Admissions
Clarkson Fast Facts
STUDENT BODY: 4,300+ students from 42 states and 63 countries; ~3,300 undergraduate students
LOCATION (for undergraduate study): Potsdam, New York
HISTORY: 1896 — Founded as the Thomas S. Clarkson Memorial School of Technology, a memorial to Thomas S. Clarkson, a Potsdam businessman and humanitarian. 1913 — Renamed Thomas S. Clarkson Memorial College of Technology — where we
got our chant, “Let’s Go Tech!” 1984 — Renamed Clarkson University to reflect status as a university with master’s and PhD programs in more than two fields.
MASCOT: Golden Knight
COLORS: Green and Gold, after Thomas S. Clarkson’s favorite flower, the goldenrod
ATHLETICS: 2 Division I sports teams (men’s and women’s hockey); 18 Division III sports teams; 180+ club sports teams and intramural leagues
STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: 13.6:1
PLACEMENT RATE: 97% in chosen field
AVERAGE STARTING SALARY: $63,000
APPLICATION DEADLINES: Early Decision - December 1; Regular Decision - January 15
TEST SCORES: Optional for 2021 Admission; Self-reported
SCHOOLS: Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries; Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering; Institute for STEM Education; Institute for a Sustainable Environment; Earl R. and Barbara D. Lewis School of Health Sciences; David D. Reh School of Business; School of Arts & Sciences; Graduate School
HONORS PROGRAM: Research-based option for students looking to pursue research even before the start of their first year in college; culminates in a senior thesis.
STUDENT INVOLVEMENT: 200+ clubs, organizations and teams to join on campus, including musical/performance, religious, political, hobby/special interest, volunteer/community service, Greek (9 fraternities, 4 sororities), athletic, academic/preprofessional,
honor societies and Leadership development clubs.
CO-OPS & INTERNSHIPS: All Clarkson students have a professional experience before graduation. For the majority of students, this means a co-op or internship with a top company in their industry of interest.
GLOBAL/OFF-CAMPUS EXPERIENCES: 55 partner institutions in 29 countries plus three U.S. experiences: Trudeau Biomedical Scholars Semester; Adirondack Semester; Washington D.C. Semester; several Clarkson-led short-term trips throughout the year.
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH: Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with focus areas in Healthy Global Solutions, Computational and Data-Enabled Discovery, Advanced Materials Development and Next Generation Medicine and Healthcare. Any undergraduate student who wants to perform research with a faculty member has the ability to do so.