Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
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100
78%
Acceptance Rate
6,198
Students Applied
68%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
70
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
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Yes
ACT
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Yes
SAT Subject Tests
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Yes
AP Course Credit
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Yes
Dual Enrollment
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Yes
Transcript
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Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. December 1
Fall Regular Decision January 15 June 1
Test Optional
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No
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
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No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
65%
Out-Of-State Students
33%
US States Represented
42
Countries Represented
37
31%
Submitting ACT
86%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1258
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
590
75th
690
Reading
25th
560
75th
660
3.80
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
52%
3.50 - 3.74
25%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
44
Top 25%
77
Top 50%
97

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-527-6577
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.95 Average Rating
Study and don't procrastinate like I do. I know procrastination is ingrained into everybody and sometimes it's hard to overcome it, but there were plenty of times when I fell behind in my work and felt overloaded because I blew off my homework or my studying until the last minute.
Dylan from Fort Edward, NY
Don't slack off freshman year, but don't go all out either. Burning out freshman year is very unfortunate and many people do this right before their hardest classes. Keep a slow and steady pace, and get out of your book every now and then. Join some clubs (There are plenty that need help) or work on pledging Greek life (some of the co-ed fraternities even allow you to pledge freshman year...go for it!). Keep your head up and don't let the humbling effect of no longer being the smartest kid in school get you down.
Casey from Lancaster
My advice for prospective students is to make the trip and make sure you get to spend time exploring the campus. While here imagine what it'd be like to live in the dorms and be interacting with the people that you meet while visiting. And make sure you check out the classroom, lecture halls, dining halls, and club zones and see if anything catches your eye. Don't be afraid to ask questions because you might be surprised at all the options on ways to be involved at Clarkson.
Adam from West Henrietta, NY
Make sure you do your research on the Potsdam weather (it's cold!!).
Kassandra
Whether you are looking at Clarkson or other schools, do an overnight stay before you decide. Stay with a current student in your perspective major and go to a day of classes with them and spend the night so you can explore the campus events as well. It will help you decide whether you fit in and are comfortable with the campus, plus it will allow you to meet upperclassmen which will be great to already know people when you move in as a freshman.
Nicole from Bergen, NY
Be ready for a huge change.
Sit at the front of the class.
Do not try to do your homework in your dorm room.
Do not be afraid to ask questions.
Phairyn from Canada
Get general education requirements out of the way - ask your counselor what they are for your major.
Siri from Los Angeles, CA
Definately don't looks down on it because it's small... but visit you really have to like the campus.... some people might not like the fact that it's in the middle of nowhere...
Christina
Do not procrastinate or let yourself go through multiple lectures without understanding the material. It can be very overwhelming at the end of the semester so get on top of things right from the start.
Hilton, NY

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