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Reviews 549 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Security is unfriendly, when it shows up it only means someone is in trouble rather than helping.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Teachers do their jobs for the most part.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: They really help when it gets to kicking us out into the real world setting.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Improvements on staff, security to student relationship should be established, high levels of untrust between the groups

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: My friends have had a hard time but they managed to survive the initiation process.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: Maintenance should be done in order to gain higher appeal on campus. More machines and updated technology.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It can be better and it can be worse, that's the law of life and it applies to this school as well.

5 College Junior

Academics: Academically, one of the best ranked colleges in the nation. It's what you make of it though. If you utilize all the resources Clarkson provides, you'll succeed with flying colors. They have walk in tutoring a majority of the week for 4 hours, as well as small group tutoring, and individual tutoring. They also always have office hours for every professor and TA office hours when they can help you. The workload is a lot if you're an engineer, but you learn to handle your time the longer you're there and still can make time for a social life.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: Clarkson emphasizes the need and want for diversity across all fields, not just race or economic. They have several programs directed towards the support and upholding diversity and success.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Overall, most students are "safe" with the choices they make with drugs. Most don't put themselves or other people in danger. There is often little pressure if you don't want to partake if you just say no initially. You can still be on the party scene without feeling pressured to drink or do drugs.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have walked completely alone in the middle of the night across town and campus and have never felt unsafe. I'm not suggesting you should do this, because very rarely there have been physical assaults, but not anything sexual, from what I know. It does not seem to be an issue and the area is very safe overall.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: There's enough variety in classes that you can take what you need/want. And if not, there's 3 other universities within 15 miles that would offer almost any other imaginable class and you would be able to take it there. The course quality relies heavily on the professor, they make the course. If they care about the students, whether they're good at teaching and lecturing or not, you can easily talk to them and work with them with ease. There are some that don't care about students or teaching, but they are few and far between. Teaching abilities are not the best, but that is expected in engineering courses, but if you reach out to them, they usually willingly help you.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Clarkson is rated as one of the best in the nation with job placement immediately after graduation. This school knows what they are doing when it comes to getting students jobs, internships, etc. HUGE network, and several opportunities given. If you put in the work, it's Clarkson will help you with the rest. The career center is very knowledgeable and helpful.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Underclassmen dorms are not the best but there are and have been noticeable improvements every year I've been a student. Apartments are the full range, some are really nice, others are a little more run down, but all in all the apartments are decent.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not personally involved with any of the greek life. I've attended some parties that are ok, but that's about it.

4 College Junior

Athletics: With the hockey teams being the only division I sport on campus, they have the most support and spirit behind them, especially because they are almost always ranked in the top 10 teams in the country. Several of the other sports teams support each other and have smaller circles of non varsity athletes that attend and support the other teams. All in all, good sports community. People are involved with the teams. Outside of varsity teams, there are several club teams (football, rugby, baseball, hockey, etc.) and campus seems to have a high interest in fitness.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It is fairly easy to get accepted into the university, but much more difficult to maintain good grades and stay there. Courses are very challenging, but in a good way. It's a small campus, and I personally like that you see a lot of the same faces every day. That also contributes to the high school like gossip on campus as well. Good community, wide range of personalities and backgrounds. Small town, but still has everything you might need in town, including a few bars, coffee shops, churches, a walmart, etc.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Most of the housing is close to the academic building so they are easy to get to and since it's a smaller school and there are no underground tunnels we have sky walks to get from the main academic buildings. The quad where freshman live is somewhat outdated but I have seen worse.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The greek life isn't very popular and as a student you wouldn't really notices that Clarkson had Fraternities and Sororities if people who were in the didn't wear their shirts every week. However, since Potsdam is a very small town Greeks life is something to get involved in to have an extracurricular activity going on.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The only sport majority of the students play attention to is men's and women's Hockey. We have other sports, but they don't get much attention like the hockey games do.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This was not my top school I wanted to attend. However, when I showed up on move-in day I fell in love with the campus and I cannot see myself anywhere else. Since it is a smaller school, you can really get to know your professors and the lectures are normally a decent size. I love the atmosphere on campus and everyone is very friendly.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: 70:30 Male to Female ratio, very little ethnic/racial diversity, many students form New York and Vermont.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Rigorous program combined with caring and engaging professors, and lots of exciting opportunities.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The "Pitt" is terribly out of the way, but has big rooms. Only $1000 variance in housing costs. "New Dorms" are most conveniently located but need some updates, mainly painting and a mouse problem.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Hockey is the only sport anyone pays attention to, but it's so much fun to go to the games. Amazing school spirit.

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