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Clarkson is a private graduate school in Potsdam, New York. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 1,143 graduate students. Of the 23 graduate programs offered at Clarkson University, 5 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Clarkson University are Business, Healthcare Management, and High School Education. 43% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
1,143
Part-Time Grad Students
497
Research Assistants
94
Teaching Assistants
105
Racial Diversity
  • White
    56.4%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    21.1%
  • Asian
    8%
  • Unknown
    7.2%
  • Hispanic
    3.5%
  • African American
    2.4%
  • Multiracial
    1.1%
  • Native American
    0.1%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Nightlife
    A
Median Household Income
$53,796
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$768
National
$949
Median Home Value
$109,000
National
$184,700
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Clarkson University Graduate Reviews

18 reviews
I’m a 3rd year PhD international student; I have been amazed how the community is friendly both on & off-campus. My research adviser is a member of the $ million club, and not only able to get good funding, but also available, competitive, ambitious, and inspiring. Travelling to conferences is very often, so far I have participated in 10 of off-campus ones. Both RA &TA stipend are enough to cover expenses. From my personal experience, Clarkson atmosphere is very supportive. You bring your ideas (academic or even social) and for sure you will find someone to support (President, Faculty, and Administrative staff) e.g IGNITE. Transportation is challenging, but once you get a car it’s perfect. Interestingly, you can drive to a different country and enjoy the city life e.g Ottawa. Outdoor activities are great in summer e.g canoeing. I would recommend building a lot of connections, engaging with fellows and getting involved in GSA and D&I. Hope to have memorable times here.
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Clarkson University is a Top 5 STEM university and the classes are top notch (and seriously underrated). The professors are always available for students and have provided more applicable help with specific guidance (not simply, "study chapter x harder"). I know several Clarkson University grad school graduates, two at my engineering firm, and they have always impressed me. I am confident my (eventual) degree from Clarkson will be key to my career.
I attended clarkson for my undergrad and am currently completing my grad degree. The school is tight knit, safe, and a collaborative work environment. There are many opportunities to grow and develop and they help you find employment opportunities to set up even before you gain your degree. I would like to see clarkson expand upon their advocacy for other programs that are not engineering. The university has a fantastic business program, as well as many other programs but it largely know for engineering.