• Address: 8 Clarkson Ave., Potsdam, New York 13699

  • Phone Number: 315-268-6400

  • Website: www.clarkson.edu

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About Clarkson University

Clarkson University is private for-profit university headquartered at Potsdam, New York and has a 640 acres huge campus adjacent to Adirondack Park. It was founded in 1896 as a school and now it is a national research university currently having 4,384 students from 65 countries.

The university has over 120 years of educational history and is a nationally recognized technological university. It offers a variety of programs in various domains. Its mission is to provide education for the talented and motivated individuals to make them successful professionals through quality education.

  • Clarkson University acceptance rate is 68%

  • The graduation rate is 71% and the retention rate is 85%.

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 14:1

  • Clarkson University address is 8 Clarkson Ave., Potsdam, New York 13699


Clarkson University Online

The online portal is used by both the online and on-campus students to log in to their student accounts and access the information related to the course they enrolled in, along with the university events and announcements. Students can clarify the doubts through this platform and post the queries to the concerned faculty.

Clarkson University Moodle is exclusively used by the online students to make them get a classroom feel. Students can access course-related materials, interact with the faculty and submit assignments. 


Clarkson University Schools

School of Arts and Science The Graduate School
David D. Reh School of Business Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering
Institute for STEM Education Institute for Sustainable Environment

Clarkson University Tuition

The total average tuition offered by the university for various online degrees varies. The average tuition cost for the online Master's degree is $44,018.

Clarkson University Majors

The university offers 28 online programs across 6 disciplines. The disciplines are mentioned below.

Biology Education
Business Management Engineering
Computer Science Health Science

Clarkson University Programs

It offers many online degrees and programs. Some of them are as follows.

Bachelors Degree Masters Degree Doctoral Program
Bachelor of Pharmaceutical science Master of Education Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
Bachelors in Pharmaceutical Science Masters in Mechanical Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering

Clarkson University Financial Aid

The university offers the students with a variety of Federal, State and Institutional Aid to help them financially to bear the educational expenses. FAFSA code/Federal School code used to apply for various financial aid is 002699. Some of the financial aids are mentioned below.

  • Pell grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH grant, Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized and PLUS loans, and Federal Work-study are the Federal aids available for the students. 

  • Clarkson Leadership, Clarkson Merit, Holcroft Alumni Recognition, and Clarkson FIRST are the Institutional Scholarships provided to the students.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill, Tuition Assistance program, Yellow Ribbon Program, Airforce Scholarships, Army scholarships, Clarkson ROTC Incentive Grant are the various Military Aid available.

  • New York Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and Clarkson grants are offered as State and Institutional Grants.

  • $31,181 is the amount of average aid awarded to the students as grant or scholarship.


Clarkson University Accreditation

The university has both institutional and programmatic accreditations.

  • It is institutionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

  • Healthcare programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.

Clarkson University Library

It has great amounts of books, articles, journals and research papers available for the students to enhance their knowledge from the libraries available in this university. The university has 10 study rooms available for the students. Students can reserve the places by requesting the librarians. It has an e-library for both the online and on-campus students.


Clarkson University Rankings and Reviews

The university is ranked as one of the top 10 universities in the U.S. for maximizing earning potential by Brookings Institution. It is also ranked as one among the Top 21 institutions by Forbes Magazine.

Following are the rankings given by the US News and World Report.

  • The university ranks 36th in 'Best online MBA programs'.

  • It is ranked 67th for the 'Best Online Graduate Business Programs'.

  • It is ranked 31st in 'Best Value Schools, 102nd in 'National Universities' and 64th for 'Best Colleges for Veterans'.

Here are some of the popular student reviews about the university.

  • The campus is safe and secure.

  • Professors are proficient and amicable.

  • Applying and obtaining scholarships is very easy.

  • Campus placement rates are very high at this university.

  • Infrastructure is sophisticated according to the industry standards. 


Clarkson University Campus

The university has more than 200 clubs, intramural teams, and professional societies along with numerous ventures and collaboration hubs to share ideas and design teams. It has 4 national sororities and 8 national and 2 local fraternities.

Clarkson University bookstore offers the students with apparels, books, study supplies, gifts, collectibles accessories, technology gadgets, and electronics. It is located in the university to provide the students with all the academic requirements at affordable prices. It has both an online and offline presence.

Clarkson University Athletics - It has NCAA Division I Ice Hockey teams for both men and women.  The 'Golden Knights' is the name of the university's athletics team. It has both men and women teams playing a variety of sports. The team won a variety of tournaments in the intercollegiate competitions.

Clarkson University Hockey - It is a famous sport compared to others in the athletics. University is having both men and women teams for this sport and is competing in national tournaments.

Clarkson University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private For-Profit
Also see:
For-Profit vs Not-For-Profit

Headquartered at

Potsdamn, New York

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002699
Also see:
What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

MSCHE
Also see:
What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Programmatic Accreditation

CAHME

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Financial Aid, Military Friendly, eLibrary

Branches

Schenectady (New York)

Data Source: www.clarkson.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Clarkson University Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 68 %
Student Faculty Ratio 14: 1
Total Population 4,384
Student Population Full Time: 3,890 Part Time: 494
Gender Division Male: 68 % Female: 32 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 7,066 4,253 2,813
Total Applicants Admitted - 4,820 2,976 1,844
Applicants Enrolled - 797 558 239
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 797 558 239

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 69 %

The College Monk

Female: 76 %

Total Graduation Rate: 71 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Clarkson University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Clarkson University

School of Arts and Sciences

Majors available

Literature

The Graduate School

Majors available

Business Management Education

David D. Reh School of Business

Majors available

Business Management Psychology

Wallace H.Coulter School of Engineering

Majors available

Public Administration

Institute for STEM Education

Majors available

Education

Institute for a Sustainable Environment

Majors available

Media Studies

Clarkson University Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $50
Graduate Application Fee $50

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 676
Number of students submitting ACT scores 355
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 85%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 45%
SAT Math 575 average 520 - 630 range
SAT Critical Reading 610 average 560 - 660 range
SAT Writing 545 average 490 - 600 range
ACT Composite 27 average 24 - 30 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.


Clarkson University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $5,328 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $700 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $1,239 U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2018
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,390 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct Unsubsidized loan $5,390 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct PLUS Loans $5,390 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
New York Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) $2,209 Residents of New York. Demonstrate the financial need. June 30th, 2018

Data Source: www.clarkson.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Clarkson Merit Award Varies Demonstrate Academic Achievement. New and continuing students Varies
Holcroft Alumni Recognition Scholarship $500 Clarkson Alumni. Varies
Clarkson FIRST Scholarship $6,000 Participated in a FIRST Robotics team. Undergraduate. Varies
Clarkson Leadership $11,000 Demonstrate Leadership Quality. Varies
Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Clarkson Grant Varies Undergraduate. Demonstrate Financial need. Varies

Data Source: www.clarkson.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $25,750 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Yellow Ribbon Program Varies Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Air Force Scholarships $18,000 Active member of Air Force. Varies
Army Scholarships $47,950 Active Servicemen in Army. Varies
Military Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Clarkson ROTC Incentive Grant Varies Undergraduate. Demonstrate financial need. Varies

Data Source: www.clarkson.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $18,897
$30,001 - $48,000 $20,244
$48,001 - $75,000 $26,110
$75,001 - $110,000 $30,590
Over $110,000 $36,578

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 25% $4,070
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 99% $30,729
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 22% $5,277
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 99% $28,768
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 75% $9,687
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 72% $5,390
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 31,181
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 1
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $750
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $750
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 61 $22,476
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 44 $25,750
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 17 $14,003

Data Source: www.clarkson.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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