Clarkson University is a private institution based in Potsdam, New York, and has satellite campuses in Beacon, New York City, and Schenectady. It also operates a graduate program online. A designated “Doctoral University,” Clarkson has a “more selective” admissions process. The university is home to the SPEED program where students are able to test, build, and design products using their engineering skills. When business students enter the David D. Reh School of Business they have the opportunity to create their own start-up company.