Clarkson University is situated
in Potsdam, New York, United States. It was founded in the year 1896 as the
Thomas S. Clarkson Memorial School of Technology. It became a university in
1984. The university s two distinct campuses are the ‘downtown campus' and the
‘hill campus. ' Clarkson University is divided into three degree-granting
schools, which are:
School of Arts and Sciences
School of Business
Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering
The university fields a wide range of men’s and women’s sports teams known as
the Golden Knights. The male students compete in sports such as basketball,
cross country, alpine ski, hockey, golf, baseball, Nordic ski, lacrosse,
swimming and soccer. The female students participate in sports such as
volleyball, alpine ski, hockey, cross country, basketball, Nordic ski, lacrosse,
swimming, and soccer.
Profile of Clarkson University
Clarkson in Potsdam, NY, a self-contained town. The school is a private,
not-for-profit institution. Clarkson degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.
The school is known for its programs in science and
Clarkson is selective and does
not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal
scores of at least 510. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell
between 560 and 660.
Clarkson has a tenure system for
senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often
goes with faculty quality.
There are 2,949
students at Clarkson . A very high share of students at the school are male.
Full-time students are the norm at Clarkson. The school has a
residential or campus feel. Clarkson offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of
its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans.
Clarkson values student athletics, and belongs to the New York State Women s
Coll Athletic Association and Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association.
Clarkson Programs and Degrees
Most Common Majors
mechanical engineering, civil
engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, aerospace
engineering, various engineering courses, environmental engineering,
Business and Management
business management, electronic commerce, financial management, business
interdisciplinary studies, social services, humanities, political
science, history, liberal arts and humanities
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