Clarkson University
604 reviews
  1. Potsdam, NY
  2. 4 Year
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Clarkson University Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
C+
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Average Housing Costs
$13,844/ year
Poll
37%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.27 responses
Poll
69%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.59 responses

Food

Campus Food
C
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$6,510/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 89 responses
  • Subway
    25%
  • Servery
    20%
  • Mainstreet grill
    19%
  • Smokehouse
    16%
  • Java City
    10%
  • RoBro
    6%
  • Concrete Cafe
    4%
41%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.27 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
B-
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
B+
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 28 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    36%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    61%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    4%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    0%

Safety

Safety
A
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
97%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.36 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 27 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    26%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    74%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    0%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    0%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 24 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    4%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    79%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    8%
  • Not very visible.
    8%
  • We have campus police?
    0%

Sports & Activities

Men's Varsity Sports
Golf, Skiing, Basketball, Other Sports, Baseball, Track and Field: X-Country, Soccer, Swimming, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse
Women's Varsity Sports
Skiing, Other Sports, Basketball, Swimming, Volleyball, Track and Field: X-Country, Softball, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Lacrosse
Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 54 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    9%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    57%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    30%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    4%
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
  • Hockey Games
    52%
  • Anything that is outside.
    29%
  • Any sporting event
    10%
  • My club and video games
    10%

Party Scene

Party Scene
B+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 29 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    0%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    34%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    52%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    7%
  • Parties? What parties?
    7%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 11 responses
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  • Senior week
    45%
  • Alumni Weekend
    9%
  • Carnivals
    9%
  • Halloween
    9%
  • Sausage Fest
    9%
  • Spring Fest
    9%
  • Winterfest
    9%
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