Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY, USA

Admissions

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

0
100
66%
Acceptance Rate
7,000
Students Applied
68%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
184
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

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

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. December 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
67%
Out-Of-State Students
29%
US States Represented
41
Countries Represented
35
38%
Submitting ACT
86%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1247
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
580
75th
680
Reading
25th
563
75th
650
3.70
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%
35
Top 25%
69
Top 50%
95

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@clarkson.edu
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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