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Campus & Student Life at Clarkson University

Home to about 2,905 undergraduates in 2020, Clarkson is a small, private university located in Potsdam, New York. This is a great opportunity for those who would thrive in a charming, small-town atmosphere. Should you tire of the campus however, Clarkson offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Clarkson can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Clarkson Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Clarkson Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 6.0% of the student population at Clarkson. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Clarkson Disability Services.

Clarkson for the Military

While not a "service academy", Clarkson does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Clarkson Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Clarkson for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Clarkson University

Clarkson offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Clarkson University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Clarkson University

Clarkson has a comparatively small, student body. There were 2,905 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 2,845 (97.9%). Part-time attendance was 60 (2.1%).


Clarkson University is Ranked #1,976 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Clarkson is about average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Clarkson #1976 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Clarkson University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Clarkson by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Clarkson Diversity Guide.

Clarkson University Competes in the NCAA

Clarkson has a total of 376 student athletes, 235 men and 141 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$7,012,227
Total Expenses (all teams)$7,012,227

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Clarkson University Athletics

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