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The Clarkson School Reviews

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  • 01/26/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 of 3

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    talented, hardworking, likes to research

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard but still try to have fun

    In three sentences

    This school is for rising seniors who have excelled so far in high school. It allows you to get a college experience with a more nurturing atmosphere. You should be eager and a hard-worker to attend this school.

  • 03/06/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 2 of 3

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Academically geared.

    What to do for fun

    According to the brochures, it is near enough to attend activities and performances that make their way into New York.

    Food and Dining

    Seems like typical college food.

    Dorm Life

    It seems to be excellent.

    Academic Rigor

    Honors-level college courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be certain that you are genuinely prepared for the rigor of the curriculum and the social changes when researching this school.

    In three sentences

    Excellent information, it seems like an excellent program. I like how it offers you a real opportunity to go to college a year early and not necessarily waste a year on non-challenging curriculum.

  • 04/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 3

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There is a great variety of clubs to join on campus. I even had the opportunity to hold a position on the executive board of one of the clubs I'm involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    This program is great for anybody who is tired of the high school life and ready to get a head start on their future. If you only need a few credits to graduate, or would just be taking a bunch of random AP classes, then I would suggest looking at an early college program like this one. Clarkson in particular offers great academics, a small town, small school environment, and endless amounts of snow.

    What to do for fun

    There are men's and women's hockey games almost every weekend during the season. There are also a movie almost every Friday night in the student center forum along with other performers such as magicians, comedians, hypnotists, and musicians that usually perform on Friday or Saturday. Off campus, there is a movie theater and a bowling alley, along with several restaurants that are great for just going out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't exactly the best, but that is not to say that there are some tasty options on campus. There are three main dining halls with several other smaller facilities to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    As a Clarkson School student, you will be living in dorms which are overall of better quality than those of regular freshmen. Dorm rooms are suite style, so you will share your room with one other person, and your bathroom with 3 other people (your roommate and two suite mates).

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are extremely rigorous here at Clarkson, which is what you'd expect from an engineering school. The professors, however, are generally extremely helpful if you go to see them with any academic issues you might be having.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to fail. You will most likely have a poor grade on one of your first exams, and you might end up having to drop or re-take a class. I don't mean to scare you with this, but it is a great possibility, and this is not at all to say that you can not get back from these downfalls, because there are a lot of resources for you if you need help. Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it. Another tip is to get involved, I have become good friends with so many different people on campus just through joining a few clubs, it really makes your experience so much better if you can go through the hallways and always see someone to wave hello to.

    In three sentences

    Skipping my senior year to come to Clarkson was by far the best decision I've made in my life thus far. The courses are rigorous, but the opportunities are limitless.