Clarkson University

Clarkson University

Potsdam , United States
  • 66
    Acceptance Rate
  • 79
    Available Programs
  • 4300
  • 50000
    Average Cost
  • 95
    Employment Rate
  • Permit


As a nationally ranked research university, Clarkson University is the institution of choice for more than 4,300 enterprising, high-ability undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in 60+ rigorous academic programs of study. Our faculty are on the leading edge of internationally relevant research. At our campus locations across New York, faculty and students develop close, mentoring relationships and make lifelong connections that guide career success.Clarkson produces remarkably effective engineers, scientists, educators, health professionals, business people and creatives who lead with purpose and develop innovative solutions for today's most pressing challenges. We do it by creating an exceptionally demanding, boundary-spanning experience in an entrepreneurial community known for its core values and technology-intensive resources.Clarksonians from around the globe design new products, start businesses and come up with the ideas that make the world a healthier, wealthier and more humane place. We educate the leaders who defy convention and move the world forward. One in five alumni is already an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company.At Clarkson, we know that new technologies, emerging fields and expanding career opportunities require new approaches to learning. That's why our students are grounded in the fundamentals and learn how to successfully manage the unique challenges of today's complex world.

Entry requirements

Clarkson University typically requires applicants to be in the top 23 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1210 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1120. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1300 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. 

English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Minimum Acceptable Score: 80); IELTS (Minimum Acceptable Score: 6.5); Pearson PTE Academic (Minimum Acceptable Score: 56); Duolingo (Minimum Acceptable Score: 115)

Scholarship & funding

Clarkson awards various types of grants and scholarships. For more information


Student life

This video shows a day in the life of a Clarkson Student