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Clarkson University

Potsdam, New York
Old Main, 2009 credit: Ross P. Robinson
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
3,203 Undergraduates
68% Admissions Rate
Town: Remote
Mostly Men
Private
Expensive
Region: Northeast
Division 3
Size: Small
Doctoral
Clarkson University
8 Clarkson Ave
Potsdam, New York
13699
(315) 268-6400
www.clarkson.edu

Clarkson University, a private research university located in Potsdam, New York, is one of the top 125 institutions of higher learning in the United States. After Potsdam-based entrepreneur Thomas S. Clarkson died, his sisters wanted to create a memorial for him. They founded Clarkson University in 1896 as the Thomas S. Clarkson Memorial School of Technology. Today, it sits on 640 acres of land in the small town of Potsdam, which only has a population of 17,000. The school’s motto is “A Workman That Needeth Not to be Ashamed.” Notable alumni include the founder of Adams Golf Barney Adams, hockey player Mark Borowiecki, music promoter Harvey Glatt, Major League Baseball player Jack Phillips, co-founders of the Blue Oyster Cult Albert Bouchard and Donald Roeser and actor M. Emmet Walsh. The school’s colors are green and gold, its mascot is the Golden Knight and its teams are nicknamed the Golden Knights. Its sports affiliations are NCAA Division I – ECAC Hockey and NCAA Division III – Liberty League. There are 20 varsity men’s and women’s teams. The men’s sports include football, soccer, basketball, swimming and hockey, and women’s hockey, softball, volleyball, lacrosse, cross country and rugby.

Location

Potsdam is a town in St. Lawrence County, New York, United States. The town population was 17,029 at the 2010 census. The ZIP code is 13676. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

69

restaurants score

Students
70%

Men

30%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

97%

Live On Campus

110

New Transfer Students

Admissions
68%

Acceptance Rate

17%

Enrollment Yield

1080-1283

SAT Range

7,066

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$31,181

Typical Cost

$47,950

Average Tuition

100%

Recieve Financial Aid

98%

Have Loans

$24,000

Median Debt

Academics
14.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Mechanical Engineering

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 100 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, 13 fraternities and sororities on campus

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association

Track & Field Conference:

Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association

Social
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