Clarkson University

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Clarkson University (locally referred to as just “Clarkson”) is a privately owned and operated four-year co-educational university located in the city of Potsdam, in the state of New York. Clarkson is primarily an undergraduate institutions but does offers several graduate degree programs. Total annual enrollment includes approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The university has a full-time academic staff of about 230.

Clarkson University is a fully accredited institution that awards bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral via its four academic schools, which include the School of Arts and Sciences, the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering, and School of Business and the Institute for Sustainable Environment. The university is particularly well known of its engineering program which was ranked No.11 in the nation.

In 2013, U.S. News and World Report placed Clarkson University in the top tier of national universities in its list of “America’s Best Colleges”.

General Information

Admission Office

Holcroft House

Potsdam, NY 13699-5605

(315) 268-6480

(800) 527-6577

Fax: (315) 268-7647

Contact: Brian Grant

Director of Admission
Main Address

8 Clarkson Avenue

Potsdam, NY 13699

(315) 268-6400

Total undergrads: 2,593

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 735

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,574

Graduate enrollment: 401


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 79%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 83%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Environmental Toxicology B
Molecular Biochemistry B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting/Finance B
Business Administration/Management B
E-Commerce B
Entrepreneurial Studies B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Digital Communications/Multimedia B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Environmental Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Software Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Environmental Health B
Occupational Health/Industrial Hygiene B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Preveterinary Medicine B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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