Clarkson University, founded in 1896, is a private university. Its small, friendly environment attracts serious students interested in a high quality education in a pastoral setting. The emphasis on team projects is attractive to students who want to learn in a cooperative atmosphere. Many students are involved in multidisciplinary projects that give them exposure to real world problems. This, along with the school's extensive coop program, provides students with excellent experience for the world of work after graduation. Its 640-acre campus is located in Potsdam in northern New York.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
2,905
Undergraduates
2,011
Men - 69.2%
895
Women - 30.8%
1,120
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
78% of 6,198 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.8
SAT Math
640 average
590-690 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
610 average
560-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$75,833
Tuition and Fees
$54,370
Room and Board
$17,615
Average Percent of Need Met
90%
Average Freshman Award
$47,943
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,000
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
246
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
12%
10-19
28%
20-29
16%
30-39
11%
40-49
8%
50-99
18%
Over 100
5%
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Not reported Population
8,796
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
74% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Golden Knight
Sororities
9% of women participate
Fraternities
13% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3%
Asian
3.8%
Black/African-American
3%
Hispanic/Latino
5.1%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.9%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
81.4%
Unknown
2.5%
International Students
2.5% from 27 countries
First-Year Students Returning
88.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
64.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
15.0%
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