Over our 120+-year history, Clarkson has honed an ecosystem that lets you design your rigorous academics, research and social life to intentionally collide with your own personal passions to create a powerful learning experience. If you like to roll-up your sleeves to solve open-ended problems, we will get you ready to lead and impact a tech-driven world at the intersections of science, technology, engineering, arts and business. Defy convention by going beyond the status quo of deep disciplinary knowledge. Everyone has opportunities and hands-on access to build the mindset and practical skillsets to stretch boundaries. Clarkson graduates emerge with the entrepreneurial competence to make sense of complex systems and forge connections across people and fields. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, senior executive or owner of a company.
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Scholarships & funding
All admitted applicants are considered for partial merit scholarships at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
For undergraduate students, there are also special scholarships that require a separate application. Some graduate students are offered teaching or research assistantships, which cover tuition + stipend. See website for details.
Why study at Clarkson University
- Top 10 in the nation for universities that increase salaries the most.
- A Clarkson degree will increase your earnings by 42% on average (Brookings Institute).
- The newly renovated Cheel Campus Center and Arena offers state-of-the-art features, including fitness and gym space, and ice hockey facilities.
Clarkson University is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad
Awards & Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Student services & facilities
Clarkson offers an award-winning Career Center, which brings employers from all over to meet with students. Our International Center serves students visa and cultural needs.
Potsdam, NY is the location of our main campus, where are all undergraduate education is offered, as well as many graduate programs. There is a satellite campus in Schenectady, NY, called the Capital Region Campus, which offers professional graduate programs in Bioethics, Business, Education and Engineering.
Clarkson merges academics and extracurricular activities into “serious fun.” We're known for our tight-knit community, where our students make lifelong connections and consider the people around them their Golden Knight family. There are over 250 clubs, organizations and teams on campus, including a campus radio station. Pursue something you're already passionate about such as joining our gaming, foodies, or car clubs. Or take up a new hobby like Clarkson (Bee) Keepers, Photo Club or Orchestra.
Housing is available for all undergraduate students, who generally live on campus throughout the duration of their studies. Off-campus housing assistance is available for graduate students.