Clarkson University is a nationally ranked research university and the institution of choice for more than 3,800 enterprising, high-ability undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in 50+ rigorous academic programs of study. Our faculty are on the leading edge of research of international relevance. Across the institution, faculty and students develop close, mentoring relationships and make lifelong connections that guide career success.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Social Science

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Clarkson University welcomes applications for first year students who have not enrolled in college full-time after receiving a high school degree prior to attending Clarkson. All students who have attended college full-time should apply as transfer students.


A student is considered a transfer applicant if they have enrolled full-time in college after receiving a high school degree.

Additional Information

Clarkson offers financial aid & scholarships to over 95% of applicants.  Find out more on how to apply here:  

Visit us

The best way you can decide if Clarkson is the place for you is to meet us. On campus, we offer individual visits, group visits from high schools and college entry programs, overnight stays, Open Houses & Visit Days. Find out more information here:

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School location

Box 5605
Potsdam, NY 13699, United States of America

Phone number

(315) 268-6480