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Clarkson University

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Clarkson University in upstate New York is a science- and technology-focused school with an “excellent” and “innovative” engineering program. Students say “Clarkson…wants you to succeed and has many resources to help you.” It “places a high importance on…preparing [students] to be a professionals” and has a “wonderful job-placement rate.” An electr... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

8 Clarkson Ave, Box 5605

Potsdam, NY 13699

United States

Phone: 315-268-6480

Fax: 315-268-7647


Majors & Special Programs
Academic Rating: 73
Most Popular Majors: Business Administration and Management, General
Civil Engineering, General
Mechanical Engineering
All Majors: Accounting and Finance
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
American/United States Studies/Civilization
American/United States Studies/Civilization
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Combined Degree Programs: Not Reported
Joint Engineering Program: BS Engineering/MBA
Other Joint Degree Programs: Combined BS Business/Liberal Arts; Liberal Arts/Communication
Special Study Options: Accelerated
Cross Registration
Distance Learning
Double Major
Dual Enrollment
Honors Program
Liberal Arts Career Combo
Student Designed Major
Study Abroad

Other Special Study Options:
Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) Living/Learning Community; interdisciplinary degree programs that combine Engineering and Business, Business and Liberal Arts, Liberal Arts and Communication, and Environmental Science and Policy; a large number of 3+2 and 2+2 articulation agreements that facilitate transfer to Clarkson from community colleges and other baccalaureate institutions; business students experience a unique introduction to entrepreneurship through working with the Shipley Center for Innovation, the Clarkson Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) and the Clarkson Center for Global Competitiveness; SPEED Laboratory (Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design) allow students hands-on access to space, meterials, and advisement for technical project competitions; Virtual Rollercoaster.
Required Coursework: Computer literacy
English (including composition)
Sciences (biological or physical)
Social science

Other required coursework:
As part of the Clarkson Common Experience curriculum, students must complete the Clarkson Seminar which develops studentsÂ’ communication abilities through writing and discussion, plus coursework in the following areas: mathematics; natural sciences; technology; cultures and societies; contemporary and global issues; imaginative arts; science, technology and society; economics and organizations; and individual and group behavior.
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Online Courses
Online Courses Offered:Yes

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Faculty & Class Information
Student Faculty Ratio:15.4:1
Total Faculty:271
Full-time & part-time faculty with Phds:215
Classes Taught by TAs:0%
Most Frequent Class Size:10 - 19
Most Frequent Lab & Sub-Section Size:10 - 19
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