Clarkson University

World University Rankings 2024
US College Rankings 2022
8 Clarkson Ave, Potsdam, New York, 13699, United States

About Clarkson University

Clarkson University is a technology and research-oriented institution based in the town of Potsdam, NY. Founded in 1896, Clarkson's main campus is located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate programs and research facilities are based near industry partners in Schenectady and Beacon, New York.

At Clarkson there are more than ninety-five programs of study for students, in the sectors of Engineering, Business, Arts, Sciences, Education and Health. There is also groundbreaking research being undertaken at the five distinct scientific research centres at Clarkson, made possible through a $30 million grant to the university, the largest in its history. In 2016 Centre for Advanced Materials Processing presented its work at an international symposium in Lake Placid, NY.

Clarkson is home to several top research centers, including the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), the Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE), the Center for Air and Aquatic Resources Engineering and Science (CAARES), the Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR), the NYS Center of Excellence in Health Water Solutions, the Shipley Center for Innovation and the Center for Rehabilitation Engineering, Science & Technology (CREST).

Faculty experts bring in grant funding for research from a variety of resources, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF). Research expertise spans across all disciplines, with an elevated focus on healthy world solutions, data and complex systems analytics, advanced materials development and next generation healthcare technologies. Clarkson has had at least one Goldwater Scholar every year for the last 22 years, and boasts a competitive Honors Program for students who want to pursue research throughout their Clarkson undergraduate experience.

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Key statistics

  • 8%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 15.5
    No. of students per staff
  • 42%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 3,871
    Number of FTE Students
  • 34 : 66
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • $51,128
    Out-of-state Tuition and Fees
  • $69,733
    Salary after 10 years
  • $15,340
    On-campus Room and Board
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings and (2) 2022 US Rankings

Subjects taught at Clarkson University

  • Arts & humanities

    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Engineering & technology

    • Chemical Engineering
    • General Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Social sciences

    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Sociology
  • Physical sciences

    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Physics & Astronomy
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Accounting & Finance
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
  • Education

    • Education
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health