Clarkson University

Overview


Acceptance Rate
66%
Acceptance Rate by Gender
Percent of Applicants
SAT Score Range
1080 - 1283
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
24 - 29
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Tuition & Fees
$47,950
Average Salary in 10 Years
$74,200

Note: 10 years after enrolling at Clarkson University

Clarkson University is located in Potsdam, New York. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 3,090 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat selective as the acceptance rate is 65.7%.

Popular majors include Engineering, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, and Psychology. 73% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $56,400.

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About


🗺 8 Clarkson Avenue
Potsdam, New York 13699
State New York
🌐www.clarkson.edu

Test Score Range


What test scores do you need to get into Clarkson University?
SAT Score Range
1080 - 1283
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
24 - 29
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Median SAT Score
1182
Out of 1600
Median ACT Score
27
Out of 36
SAT Score Breakdown
SAT Total Score Ranges
SAT Critical Reading Score Ranges
SAT Math Score Ranges
SAT Writing Score Ranges
ACT Score Breakdown
ACT Total Score Ranges
ACT English Score Ranges
ACT Math Score Ranges

SATs or the ACTs?


Should you take the SATs or the ACTs?
Students Submitting SATs
86%
Students Submitting ACTs
38%

A lot more students take the SATs than the ACTs.

Admissions


Clarkson University has around 7,000 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 15% decide to enroll at Clarkson University. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 7,000 applicants 59% are men and 41% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 69 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 145 men.

Clarkson University's acceptance rate is 65.7%. The acceptance rate for men is 69.2% and the acceptance rate for women is 60.7%.

Applicants


Who applies to Clarkson University?
Number of Applicants
7,000
Number of Applicants per Spot
10
per spot
Male Applicants
59%
Female Applicants
41%

Acceptance Rate


Getting into Clarkson University
Clarkson University Acceptance Rate
65.7%
Getting in
Selective
Male Acceptance Rate
69.2%
Female Acceptance Rate
60.7%

School Popularity


Do Students Want to Go to Clarkson University?
Clarkson University Admissions Yield
15%
of accepted students choose to go to Clarkson University
Male Admissions Yield
16%
Female Admissions Yield
13%

Application


Graduation Rate


Graduation Rate
73%
within 6 years
Men Graduation Rate
73%
Women Graduation Rate
73%
Undergrad Graduation Rate
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Cost


Can you afford to attend Clarkson University?
Average Cost After Financial Aid
$30,662
for one year

Source: Dept. of Education
Published Tuition & Fees
$47,950
Excludes housing

Source: Dept. of Education
Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$62,438
per year
In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$62,438
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?
Median Student Debt
$27,000

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
How much will you pay each month?
$287
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Clarkson University would expect to pay over 10 years.
Will you be able to pay off your debt?
86%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Clarkson University Financial Aid
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education
Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan
73%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Clarkson University you can visit www.clarkson.edu/graduate-admissions/admissions/financial-aid-costs-scholarships.

Clarkson University Tuition and Room & Board
Out-of-State Tuition
Total Cost: $62,438
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
In-State Tuition
Total Cost: $62,438
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Career & Salary


How much money will you make after graduating from Clarkson University?

Clarkson University students, on average, make $74,200 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 7% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Clarkson University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Clarkson University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
How much will your income increase each year?
7.1%
in early to mid-career

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Clarkson University.
Median Earnings of Students from Clarkson University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Clarkson University.
Male Students: Average Earnings from Clarkson University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Clarkson University.
Female Students: Average Earnings from Clarkson University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Clarkson University.
Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Clarkson University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Clarkson University.

Return on Education


What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Clarkson University? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.2x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Clarkson University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Clarkson University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.2x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Clarkson University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Clarkson University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
Tuition vs. Earnings
Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.

Teaching


Student-Faculty Ratio
14
students per faculty
Average Professional Salary
$128,627
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-High

Graduate School


Can you go to grad school at Clarkson University?
Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree

Students


Undergraduate Focus
73%
Undergrads
3,090
Total Students
4,233
undergrads and grad students
Students over 25
2%
Student Median Household Income
$62,332
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017)

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau

Student Diversity


Who will be your classmates?
Women
30%
of undergraduates
Men
70%
of undergraduates
Are there more men or more women?
More Men

Clarkson University has more male students than female students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 233 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 43 women.

International Students
4%
of undergraduates
Undergraduate Student Diversity at Clarkson University
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Student Age
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Where are Students from?
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
What do students at Clarkson University study?
Clarkson University Popular Majors
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Clarkson University are:

  1. Engineering
  2. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  3. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  4. Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields
  5. Psychology
Approximately 89% of students choose to study one of these majors.

Student Satisfaction


Will you be happy at Clarkson University?
Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate
85%
Students Who Transfer Out of Clarkson University
20%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Clarkson University has a retention rate of 85% for full-time undergrads, which is high.

Transfers


Undergraduate Transfers
96
3% of undergraduates
Transfer In Rate
Low

Clarkson University has around 96 students who transfer into the school each year. This is fairly low at approximately 3% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Clarkson University as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Politics in New York


Presidential Election Results of 2016
Democratic

Politically, New York tends to be More Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 59% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 37% voted for the Republican party, and 2% voted for neither.

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Tuition, Fees & Housing
Average Earnings in 10 Years
Return on Education
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