Clarkson University

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Clarkson University


  • 45% have a job after 6 months
  • 67% have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years


$27,090 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

March 15

Application fee


Educational Resources


The Library, located in the Andrew S. Schuler Educational Resources Center at the center of the Hill campus, houses the main print and microform collections of the University and provides study space for students. A separate Physical Therapy Library with its own collections and services is located downtown in Clarkson Hall, home of the University’s Center for Health Sciences. The main library contains more than 500,000 print and microform volumes and subscribes to over 1,600 print and electronic journals. Specialized collections include technical reports and an extensive collection of corporate reports in electronic formats. Services offered include reference and consultation services, bibliographic instruction and information literacy programs, interlibrary loan, and print and electronic class reserves.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 298,044 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 2,124 current serial subscriptions.
  • 271,541 microforms.
  • 2 Audio/Visual items.
  • 17,923 e-books.



  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 400 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 48 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 650 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 725 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 125 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 2,000 students can be on the network at once.



placement service, health service, health insurance, other


writing, study skills


minority student, career, veteran student, other


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 79% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 4% of housing units are Singles.
  • 39% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 28% of housing units are Triples.
  • 29% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 11 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 90% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: World in Potsdam (Diversity), Alumni Weekend, Clarkson Family Weekend, Convocation, Spirit Day and December & May Graduation
  • Student activities: choral groups, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 45 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Beta Gamma Sigma, Chi Epsilon, Eta Kappa Nu, Omega Chi Epsilon, Pi Tau Sigma, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Tau Iota, Phi Theta Kappa and Pi Mu Epsilon
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, American Indian Science and Eng. Society, International Student Organization and Spectrumm
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Amateur Radio Club, Archery Club, Association for Computing Machinery, Cheeerleading, Clarkson Automotive Association, Clarkson Rangers (Army ROTC), Clarkson Theatre, Clarksonian, Common Ground, Cycling/Mt. Biking Club, Environmental Club, Equestrian Club, Flying Club, Gaming Club, International Students, Jazz Band, Legal Aid Clinic, Looking Glass, Martial Arts Student Association, Men’s Rugby Club, Mini-Baja, Mini-Indy, Outing Club, Pep Band, Photo Club, Physics Club, Racquetball Club, Skeet Club, Ski Club, Strength and Fitness Clb, Student Orientation Services, Sunrayce, TNT(The Non-Traditional Student Group), Volleyball Club, WCKN-TV, WNTC/WTSC radio, and Women’s Rugby Club.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Integrator (weekly); The Knight (annually); The Looking Glass (annually)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Ottawa,Canada (85), Ottawa,Canada (85)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Syracuse (130)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Potsdam (1)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 70% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 35% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,500
  • Freshman are discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 10 fraternities
  • 9 fraternity houses
  • 15% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 2 sororities
  • 3 sorority houses
  • 13% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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