Clarkson University

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world rank  4952

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University Overview

Founded in 1896, Clarkson University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Potsdam (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), New York. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Schenectady, Beacon, New York City. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Clarkson University (Clarkson) is a small (EduListing enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Clarkson University (Clarkson) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 124 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym Clarkson
Founded 1896
Motto A Workman That Needeth Not to Be Ashamed
Colours Green and gold

University Location

Address 8 Clarkson Avenue
Potsdam (population range: 10,000-49,999)
13699-5557 New York
United States
T +1 (315) 268 6400
F +1 (315) 268 7647
Other locations Schenectady, Beacon, New York City

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 6 HILLSIDE RD
Canton 13617
+1 3153455454

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Clarkson University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ABET
  • Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management CAHME
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education CAPTE of the American Physical Therapy Association APTA
  • The Accreditation Review Committee ARC-PA on Education for the Physician Assistant
  • The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education ACOTE
  • The Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Commission for Independent Colleges and Universities

Academic Structure


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