Clarkson University

Potsdam, New York, United States
Clarkson produces remarkably effective engineers, scientists, educators, health professionals, business people, and creative leaders who easily engage “What’s next?”. We do it by creating an exceptionally demanding, boundary-spanning experience in an entrepreneurial community known for its core values, technology intensive resources, and appreciation of the Adirondack Park just beyond our doorstep.



Clarkson University was founded in 1896 as a memorial to Thomas S. Clarkson, a successful entrepreneur and Northern New York businessman who was also distinguished by a deep and abiding concern for humanity.


Clarkson University's academic programs and the educational experience span boundaries and vary widely in content. At the heart of the institution's educational and operational processes are fundamental goals and values that define a common experience that shapes the growth of every Clarkson student.


The mission of the Division of Research is to provide expert services, support, and training that enable Clarkson University to grow research. Research Centers

  • The Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP)
  • The Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science (CARES)
  • The Clarkson Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE)
  • The Center for Innovative Device Technologies (CIDT)
  • The International Center for Gravity Materials Science and Applications (IGSMA)
  • The Center for Sustainable Energy Solutions (CSES)


The Clarkson Career Center is dedicated to helping you reach your career goals. Our full-time staff offers customized services to all Clarkson students and alumni who want to:

  • plan for a rewarding career
  • find the right co-op or internship
  • study abroad for a semester or year
  • improve job search skills
  • connect with the best job and graduate school opportunities


Student services

The Clarkson University Tutoring Program, for which there is no fee, is for on-going, long-term assistance. The tutoring staff consists of qualified undergraduates within the University. Small group sessions are conducted on a weekly basis which are organized around your schedule. Students are asked to be as flexible as possible when requesting tutoring assistance. There is coverage for the majority of 1st and 2nd year courses particularly those that are scientific or technical in nature.

Library services


  • Journals
  • Books
  • e-Books
  • Archives
  • Government Documents
  • Theses / Dissertations
  • Newspapers
  • Other Library Catalogs

Medical services

The Student Health Center, located on campus, is open Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM for free health care. The Health Center provides out-patient care, reproductive health care and limited on-site laboratory procedures. There is also a self-care center for routine colds and flu, vision and blood pressure screening and allergy injections.

Student Life

Campus life

Clarkson's enterprising community is at the center of a dynamic environment where the lines between learning and recreation blur. Our students are multidimensional, merging academics and extracurricular activities to maximize both personal and professional growth.

On campus, you can meet up with friends at the 56,000-square -foot Student Center located at the center of campus. Enjoy a coffee drink at the Java City cafe or relax in the meditation room. Listen to a lecture by day or enjoy live performances by night in the three-story atrium theater.

Sports facilities

Men's Sports

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
Women's Sports
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Student clubs

Clarkson strives to maximize the potential of all of its students and challenge them to both personal and professional growth. It doesn’t matter if you are looking to pursue the pastime you are most passionate about, or taking up a new hobby, with more than 100 student-operated groups on campus, there is an opportunity for you to put your skills to work.


  • Clarkson University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • The School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Potsdam, New York, United States

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