Clarkson is a highly rated private university located in Potsdam, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,203 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Clarkson acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Industrial and Engineering Management. Graduating 71% of students, Clarkson alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $55,200.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses
Most Popular Majors
Mechanical Engineering172 Graduates
Civil Engineering92 Graduates
Industrial and Engineering Management67 Graduates
Chemical Engineering65 Graduates
Aerospace Engineering49 Graduates
Electrical and Electronics Engineering46 Graduates
Logistics and Supply Chain Management27 Graduates
Environmental Engineering26 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.44 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.58 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
Clarkson University Reviews
I love Clarkson very much. I can't express enough how happy I am to be attending such a university. The many opportunities, friends, faculty, and people I've interacted with has shaped a lot of my experience. The academics are ranked high and many are dedicated to improvement, knowledge, and succeeding. There are many different groups of people here, but overall people wish others to do well and help one another progress through the college life. There are rooms for improvement with Clarkson, but I feel that many of the problems are either being addressed or still in the process of being dealt with. This university continues to change and defy convention in many ways and I hope to help the university be left in a better place than when I first entered it. Clarkson is definitely a great place to study and find peace, but know that like with anything, there are problems and that it isn't a perfect school.
Clarkson University is located in a super small town. It has an adorable small town feeling, you feel like you're in a different world. The weather is great if you love freezing temperatures and winter activities! There's lots to do on campus, and you can start a club for anything you want. The professors I have had are all beyond amazing, very intelligent and happy to help you with anything. I would highly recommened coming here.
Clarkson has excellent education, but housing and student life is lacking. The professors are absolutely amazing and extremely dedicated to your education (depending on your major). The advising leaves little to be desired and the pre-health majors don’t always get the most attention. If you are looking for research opportunities, there are many amazing chances.