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Reviews 474 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: the support from the students its, great. Lets Go Tech!!

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It is okay, a good place to have your own freedom

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Its okay, we need an easier way to get there (transportation) because its too cold to walk.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Should be more strict when it comes to quite hours.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid I received was excellent, without it I would not been sitting right here, right now. Thank you Clarkson for giving me the opportunity to come to college.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Off campus with on a friends house is the best. There is no rules, just have a good time.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Late night Robro should give more healthy food options, instead of having greasy food all the time. Is not just greasy it does not taste good. We need better options.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: This place is not what i expected, everyone is so friendly and kind. Everyone smiles to everyone, we all talk to each other and have a good time.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: The majors at Clarkson are really great, and even though we are known for engineering, the business school is ranked much higher for its majors like Supply Chain and Entrepreneurship (Top 15 in the Nation).

2 College Sophomore

Local Area: Not too much off campus activities to do. There are a few places with close-enough access, and both Lake Placid and Montreal are not significantly far off campus - but for the immediate area, there is not too much.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The administration at Clarkson is very nice and helpful, and our President is one of the coolest men on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Clarkson makes it very easy to obtain scholarships for those people that need them. Sure, most of the students will have to take out some sort of loan in addition to this - but despite the expensive tuition rate, Clarkson fantastic financial aid packages help significantly.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: If you love hockey, then you'll love Clarkson. They are our only Division 1 teams, so it is a big deal on Friday and Saturday nights, especially when we play our rivals, St. Lawrence.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Besides dining, there isn't much else that Potsdam has to offer. Decent shopping is well over an hour away, and there are not many events that occur during the year.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The job placement rate is one of the highest, which makes sense seeing as some type of internship/co-op is required to graduate.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The party scene is mostly off-campus or in Greek houses on the edge of campus.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Applying for financial aid is easy, just need to fill out the FAFSA. The school also has a lot of grants that are funded by alumni, that can be applied to your financial aid package.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is great. There aren't tons of restaurants, but it is easy to find something to eat. Burgers, Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Potsdam has great eats for all of this and more.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Personally, I do not party - so I am not the one to judge this. People who enjoy partying are more than welcome to go do so - and there are plenty of options available, however it is not a social "requirement" to party in order to fit in on campus. Plenty of people stay in, and end up having a great time - and there are many alternatives if you are not a fan of the party scene.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am personally not involved in Greek life, so as a non-Greek I don't see what benefit they have to the school. Most people aren't interested in joining because it isn't that exciting at Clarkson.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing is definitely something that needs to be looked at in Clarkson, as it is one of the major weak points of the school - primarily for underclassmen. Upperclass housing is absolutely fantastic - the apartments are great, as well as the ability to cook your own meals and be able to get off meal plan. The freshman and sophomore housing is in dire need of an update though. Maintenance issues are abundant, and there are a very, very limited number of washers & dryers (especially in the quad - during renovation, when more rooms were added, no more washers and dryers were added.) Sometimes in order to wash clothes, one needs to wake up at 5am in order to obtain a machine. Some small updates to this can have a huge positive effect on the housing situation long term.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics at Clarkson are top notch. As a business major, sometimes the engineers will say that your program isn't hard enough, but it is. The business programs are very aggressive and the professors take their jobs seriously. Most of them have experience in their field and have come back to teach. The workload isn't too bad, and Clarkson stresses the importance of group work, so there will be projects that can be completed as a group.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus Safety is very helpful, they will even drive you to doctor's appointment if a friend can't take you. The health center is not so helpful and slow, I personally never go there if I have a real problem, there is an emergency clinic in Canton which is much more helpful. There is also a counseling center in the health center, all the counselors are very nice and kind, and honestly listen. Sometimes it can be hard to get an appointment, but they always try to make themselves available at all times during the school week.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is fantastic - and ends up being a much less expensive option when compared to the limited nature of on-campus housing. The hard part here is having to apply/ask the school in order to gain "permission" to live off campus. This can be a little difficult to do - and the school does not advertise off campus housing at all.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: This depends a lot on who you have as a Resident Advisor - some can be more lenient than others, but overall the administration is fair in their policies.

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