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Undergraduate Admissions: First-Year Students
Contact Us: Office of Undergraduate Admissions
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Clarkson Fast Facts
STUDENT BODY: ~4,600 students from 40+ states and 60+ countries; ~3,100 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.
PRESIDENT: Marc P. Christensen (2022-Present)
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
MILITARY: Army and Air Force ROTC programs
STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: 12:1
PLACEMENT RATE: 97% in chosen field
AVERAGE STARTING SALARY: $64,384
APPLICATION DEADLINES: Early Decision - December 1; Regular Decision - January 15
TEST SCORES: Optional for 2022 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
THE CLARKSON SCHOOL: An opportunity for talented high school students to start college early and enroll as first-year students at Clarkson. A special Living-Learning Community provides additional support for personal growth, academic achievement and professional development.
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: 50+ partner institutions in nearly 30 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.