Clarkson University

615 reviews
  1. Potsdam, NY
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Clarkson University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Address
8 Clarkson Ave
Potsdam, NY 13699

Clarkson University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
SAT Range
1090-1290
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$28,303/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,406/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,220/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,947/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,030/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,432/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
96%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,166Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • White, nerdy, conservative males
    44%
  • Ambitious
    38%
  • Multicultural, intellegent, hardworking
    13%
  • White, nerdy, conservative and ambitious
    6%
  • Nerdy, involved
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.32 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Academic
    69%
  • Progressive
    15%
  • Home
    8%
  • Innovative
    8%
  • Trying
    0%

After Clarkson University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$68,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses

Reviews

615 reviews
  • Excellent
    96
  • Very Good
    204
  • Average
    240
  • Poor
    46
  • Terrible
    7
Clarkson University is great school in a small community. It is well known for its engineering program and has a 90% job placement rate. There is a great student to faculty ratio which allows students the ability to interact with the professors on a one to one basis.
  • Niche User
  • 1 day ago
Clarkson understands that college students are stressed out and they provide many services that attempt to make the students' journey as stress-free as possible. The Clarkson School program provides a way for advanced high-school students to start college early and gives them an authentic college experience. The downside to this University is there is little in the way of transportation around the area.
  • Sophomore
  • 19 days ago
Clarkson has great programs to help students to succeed, and gain experience that will be valuable in the real world.
  • College Sophomore
  • 23 days ago