Established in 1869, the Clarkson University is a private research university located in Potsdam, New York. It has two campuses in Potsdam, the downtown campus and the hill campus. The Clarkson small town ambience is charming and provides a lot of opportunities for community involvement. The Carnegie foundation classified Clarkson University as a "High Research Activity" institution.
Clarkson provides programs from schools like School of Arts & Sciences, School of Business, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering and the Clarkson School. Undergraduate students can choose from more than 50 academic programs and the graduates from School of business and engineering. The most popular programs at Clarkson University include: Business Administration and Management, Engineering, Biology/Biological Sciences, Psychology and Mathematics.
The Clarkson University has a total student population of more than 3,900 students of which over 3,250 are enrolled in the undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 14:1 and the acceptance rate is 68%.
The graduates of Clarkson are among the highest starting salary in the nation. One in five alumni already leads a CEO or a VP of a company. Entrepreneurship is preached at Clarkson, with freshman business students able to start, operate and close their own startup company throughout the course of their first year. The SPEED program (Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design) provides engineering opportunities to participants, as well as management opportunities for each SPEED team's leaders.
Notable Alumni: Patrick Naughton (Co-creator of Java programming language), Paul Horn (sr. vice president, R&D, IBM), Kaitlin Monte (Miss New York, Miss America 2012 Second Runner -up), Bob Chiarelli (Former mayor, Ottawa, Canada)
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