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Clarkson University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 24 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

29% Women
71% Men


NCAA Division III (without football)

New York State Women's Coll Ath Assoc

  • Basketball

Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association

  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $64,571)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $47,235)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 30 - - -
Basketball 12 11 - -
Golf 11 - - -
Ice Hockey 30 21 - -
Lacrosse 43 18 - -
Other Sports 20 10 - -
Skiing 12 6 - -
Soccer 29 22 - -
Swimming and Diving 22 11 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 26 14 - -
Volleyball - 12 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.9%
Hispanic 2.8%
Non-resident alien 10.4%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.1%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 77.0%
Percent of students with disability 7%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 1
Liquor Law Violation 1
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 4
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Ololade from Potsdam, NY
  • 2
  • Why I rated the Dorm Life so Lowly is because the dorms aren't so great. You might be lucky to get assigned into a room with awesome floor mates, an…

  • Dec-22-2012 Read More
  • Robert from Oneonta, NY
  • 2
  • Not the best dorms for incoming freshman and sophomores but fantastic dorms life for those who want to live on campus in the upperclassman years past sophomore year.…

  • Dec-17-2013 Read More
  • Cassie from Russell, NY
  • 4
  • Sometimes quiet hours are not enforced as much as they should be, but overall, I had a very positive experience living in the dorms at Clarkson University.…

  • May-14-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Jeffrey from Henniker, NH
  • Apr-07-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The times I have visited this campus, the food has been amazing. Many choices and variety.

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  • 3
  • Sarah from Haddam Neck, CT
  • Sep-25-2013 I am a current student here

    The food on campus is improving with the development of the new student center and an increase in the population of healthier students.

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  • 4
  • Nicole from Bergen, NY
  • Jul-10-2013 I am a current student here

    Clarkson is currently updating all of the dining facilities and it makes them enjoyable to relax and eat at.

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  • 4
  • Phairyn from Canada
  • Jan-08-2013 I am a current student here

    The food on campus is good, although if you eat on campus all of the time it can get boring.

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  • 3
  • Ololade from Potsdam, NY
  • Dec-22-2012 I am a current student here

    The food options here are limited. Because Clarkson university is located in a small village, there aren't also a lot of places to go to eat. In the University, the menu is really short. They have Pasta, Burgers and Chicken, you know, grilled food options, then they have the healthy section with Salad and other healthy food choices. They also have subway and a little coffee shop in the Science building, and that is all. In the town, they have Sergis, Pizza Hut, Domino's, Mcdonalds, Dunkin Donuts, the Balgery (A really nice place), and some other places not mentioned. The Dining hall in Clarkson is a very comfortable place to eat though. It is also a really nice place to catch up with friends, or, to read a book. Clarkson is an ECO friendly place so don't be surprised if you see a lot of recycle bins around.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Junior Year Student
  • Nov-07-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is not overbearing on campus but has a definite presence. There are many fraternities of different personalities to join as well as 4 different sororities.

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  • 0
  • Phairyn from Canada
  • Jan-08-2013 I am a current student here

    There are both sororities and fraternities off campus, and they hold fun social gatherings all of the time.

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  • 0
  • Ololade from Potsdam, NY
  • Dec-22-2012 I am a current student here

    I am in no sorority so I really can't say much here, although, the members always seem to have a good time in what ever they do.

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  • 0
  • Nicole
  • Aug-02-2012 I am a current student here

    I'm not too familiar with Clarkson's Greek Life, but I can give a brief overview. Since both SUNY Potsdam and Clarkson are located in the same town, there are quite a few Greek houses as opposed to what just one small school would have. None are located on campus, but most of the houses are only located a short walk from Clarkson.

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  • 0
  • Jinnah from Syracuse, NY
  • Jul-23-2012 I am a current student here

    My knowledge is slim of this, but Greek life is big for some kids. There many different fraternities and sorties for many different reasons like for business, community service, or just partying. My two roommates are in a fraternity and it's kind of cool to know people in Greek houses. Some Greek house members can land you a job down the road. Greek life is great all-around.

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  • 0
  • Adam from Potsdam, NY
  • May-31-2012 I am a current student here

    There are many sororities and fraternities here, and we are pushing to build new houses for them on campus.

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