Clarkson University

United States

Private

Clarkson University

New York, United States

Private

Fall and Spring

Intakes

78%

Acceptance Rate

12:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

69:31

Male: Female Ratio

Fall and Spring

Intakes

78%

Acceptance Rate

12:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

69:31

Male: Female Ratio

History, Affiliations and Rankings

Founded in 1896 in honour of Thomas S. Clarkson, a pioneering businessman and humanist, Clarkson University is now a private national research university that is a leader in technology education and sustainable economic development through teaching, research, and scholarship and innovation. Our primary mission is to develop talented and motivated men and women into successful professionals through quality pre-college, college, graduate and professional development programs, with a particular focus on the undergraduate experience. Over the years, Clarkson University has received many awards of which it is very proud.

Clarkson University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The David D. Reh School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The MBA in Healthcare Management is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). It holds accreditations from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business, and the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, among others. It is ranked at #127 in National Universities, #49 in Best Value Schools and at #179 in the Top Performers on Social Mobility.

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Clarkson University has 3 physical campus locations in New York State. Potsdam is the main campus, Schenectady, our Capital Region Campus (CRC) is home to several graduate and professional programs and Beacon is on the banks of the Hudson River. There are over 250 clubs and organisations on campus. Living Learning Communities are residential environments where students with the same interests live together and participate in programs that cater to their academic, social, and personal needs. Students living in these communities have the opportunity to participate in peer experiences and interact with dedicated staff who work to make the community thrive, while also enjoying the benefits of being part of a diverse community that shares personal interests, socially and academically. Clarkson offers 50 minors spanning all of our schools in engineering, arts, sciences, business, environmental studies and interdisciplinary programs. Some of the popular courses are Architectural and Facilities Engineering, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, History, Human Resource Management, Information Technology (IT), Law Studies, Literature and the Arts, Mathematics, Medicine and Healthcare, Physics, Robotics, Software Engineering and many more. 

Accomplishments and Alumni

Clarkson University's undergraduate programs in Aeronautics, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical and Software Engineering and the undergraduate program in Engineering and Management are accredited by the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission. The Engineering and Management undergraduate  program is also accredited by the AACSB. The Department of Education's MAT program is accredited by the  Association for the Advancement of Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) through 2026. The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) entry-level program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Physician Assistant Education Review Board (ARCPA). Clarkson University's Master of Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association. It is hooked with the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The alumni include Michael Emmet Walsh (an American actor and comedian who has appeared in over 200 films and television series), Grant Clitsome (a Canadian retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL) from 2008 to 2016), Kaitlin Monte (an American journalist working for Fox-owned KRIV in Houston, TX).

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

There are 4,600+ undergraduates and graduate students from 42 states, and 61 countries. The number of faculty and staff is 748 and the Student-Faculty ratio is 12:1. There is 50+ study abroad partner universities in 24 countries for co-op opportunities. The visiting companies are Global Foundries, LC Drives, Kiewit, General Dynamics Mission Systems, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., SRC, Inc., Northrop Grumman, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Saint-Gobain Abrasives - US and Canada, Amazon, Corning Incorporated, Exelon Corporation, Flatiron Construction Corp and many more.

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Global Ranking

QS-2021

751-800

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QS-2022

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Global Ranking

USN-2022

801–1000

Global Ranking

Times-2022

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Global Ranking

QS-2021

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Global Ranking

QS-2022

127

Global Ranking

USN-2022

801–1000

Global Ranking

Times-2022

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Application Process

  • Visit the official website of the institution. 
  • Click on 'Apply Now' or 'Register Here'
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications.
  • Fill in the details of your employment history.
  • Fill in your personal statement.
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

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Admission Requirements

FAQs

At Clarkson University, you can pursue a variety of academic degrees, including, Business, Engineering, and Arts and Sciences, majors, specialised interdisciplinary, majors programs for undergraduates who haven't thought about it yet. A selective honours program for particularly talented students are also available.
At Clarkson University, you can pursue a variety of academic degrees, including, Business, Engineering, and Arts and Sciences, majors, specialised interdisciplinary, majors programs for undergraduates who haven't thought about it yet. A selective honours program for particularly talented students are also available.
Yes, single rooms are available for higher grade students. These 24 rooms are located in Graham Hall. Single rooms are available through the housing lottery, which happens every spring.
Yes, single rooms are available for higher grade students. These 24 rooms are located in Graham Hall. Single rooms are available through the housing lottery, which happens every spring.
The student will receive detailed communications from the International Centre on their 'next steps'. However, once your student receives visa processing paperwork from our office, they will proceed with scheduling a visa appointment at the nearest U.S. consulate or embassy in your country. Documents for entry for international students - A valid passport with at least 6 months validity. Form I-20 or DS-2019, this is the 'certificate of eligibility' for F-1 or J-1 student status SEVIS Fee Receipt F or J Visa Stamp, this is the actual visa stamp placed in your student's passport. Documents for Entry for Canadian Citizens - A valid passport with at least 6-months validity Form I-20 or DS-2019, this is the 'certificate of eligibility' for F-1 or J-1 student status SEVIS Fee Receipt Clarkson University Acceptance Letter or Financial Aid offer Other financial documentation used for I-20 / DS-2019 processing (documents submitted to the International Centre)
The student will receive detailed communications from the International Centre on their 'next steps'. However, once your student receives visa processing paperwork from our office, they will proceed with scheduling a visa appointment at the nearest U.S. consulate or embassy in your country. Documents for entry for international students - A valid passport with at least 6 months validity. Form I-20 or DS-2019, this is the 'certificate of eligibility' for F-1 or J-1 student status SEVIS Fee Receipt F or J Visa Stamp, this is the actual visa stamp placed in your student's passport. Documents for Entry for Canadian Citizens - A valid passport with at least 6-months validity Form I-20 or DS-2019, this is the 'certificate of eligibility' for F-1 or J-1 student status SEVIS Fee Receipt Clarkson University Acceptance Letter or Financial Aid offer Other financial documentation used for I-20 / DS-2019 processing (documents submitted to the International Centre)
Clarkson University is now a private national research university that is a leader in technology education and sustainable economic development through teaching, research, scholarship and innovation.
Clarkson University is now a private national research university that is a leader in technology education and sustainable economic development through teaching, research, scholarship and innovation.
Clarkson University's Engineering Management Program ranked one of the Top 25 for 2021. Clarkson's Engineering and Management (E&M) Program has been ranked as one of the top 25 programs in the country for 2021.
Clarkson University's Engineering Management Program ranked one of the Top 25 for 2021. Clarkson's Engineering and Management (E&M) Program has been ranked as one of the top 25 programs in the country for 2021.

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Studying in United States

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost is as follows: 

Undergraduate: $20,000 - $65,000 (INR 14,99,421 - INR 48,74,100)

Postgraduate: $10,000 to $80,000 (INR 7,49,731 - INR 59,97,844)

MBA: $50,000 - $140,000 (INR 37,14,650 - INR 1,04,94,967)

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost is as follows: 

Undergraduate: $20,000 - $65,000 (INR 14,99,421 - INR 48,74,100)

Postgraduate: $10,000 to $80,000 (INR 7,49,731 - INR 59,97,844)

MBA: $50,000 - $140,000 (INR 37,14,650 - INR 1,04,94,967)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees in the USA: $820 - $925 per month (INR 60,920 - INR 68,721)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in the USA: $450 - $1000 per month (INR 33,431 - INR 74,293)

Food Expenses: $350 - $500 per month (INR 26,002 - INR 37,146)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees in the USA: $820 - $925 per month (INR 60,920 - INR 68,721)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in the USA: $450 - $1000 per month (INR 33,431 - INR 74,293)

Food Expenses: $350 - $500 per month (INR 26,002 - INR 37,146)

English Proficiency Exams to Study in the USA

IELTS: 5.5 - 6.5+

TOEFL iBT: 78 - 100+

Cambridge English Language Assessments (CAE): B2 - C1

PTE: 54-58

Duolingo: 100+

 

Admission Tests to Study in USA

GMAT600 - 770+

GRE270 - 310

SAT: 900-1500+

ACT: 23-30

LSAT150 - 170+

MSAT: 490 - 510+

English Proficiency Exams to Study in the USA

IELTS: 5.5 - 6.5+

TOEFL iBT: 78 - 100+

Cambridge English Language Assessments (CAE): B2 - C1

PTE: 54-58

Duolingo: 100+

 

Admission Tests to Study in USA

GMAT600 - 770+

GRE270 - 310

SAT: 900-1500+

ACT: 23-30

LSAT150 - 170+

MSAT: 490 - 510+

Part-Time Job Rules for International Students in the USA

  • When school is in session, your US student visa permits you to work up to 20 hours per week on campus and full-time during school breaks (up to 40 hours per week).

  • The employer must ensure that the employment should not displace (take a job away from) a US resident.

  • F1 students are permitted to work in the United States, but only under specified circumstances and in compliance with the US Citizenship and Immigration Service's complicated standards and restrictions (USCIS).

  • Many US colleges need approval from the International Student Office before taking any on-campus job, and such employment may not be permitted during a student's first semester or year.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in the USA

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in the USA. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus employment is defined as work that takes place on campus or at a school-affiliated off-campus site. Some examples are working in a campus bookshop, cafeteria, or other facilities where students may assist. To be considered for this position, you must apply at least 30 days prior to the start of school. Speak with your DSO about applying. If you're authorised, your DSO will provide you with a letter of approval, which you'll need to apply for a Social Security number (SSN).

 Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. F1 students can gain authorization to work under certain training programmes. This form of part-time work is not difficult to acquire. However, it is only available to F1 students who have completed at least one full academic year of their programme of study and who have an economic hardship that meets the Department of Homeland Security's urgent conditions. Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT) are two programmes designed specifically for students who want to obtain experience in their field of study.

Part-Time Job Rules for International Students in the USA

  • When school is in session, your US student visa permits you to work up to 20 hours per week on campus and full-time during school breaks (up to 40 hours per week).

  • The employer must ensure that the employment should not displace (take a job away from) a US resident.

  • F1 students are permitted to work in the United States, but only under specified circumstances and in compliance with the US Citizenship and Immigration Service's complicated standards and restrictions (USCIS).

  • Many US colleges need approval from the International Student Office before taking any on-campus job, and such employment may not be permitted during a student's first semester or year.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in the USA

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in the USA. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus employment is defined as work that takes place on campus or at a school-affiliated off-campus site. Some examples are working in a campus bookshop, cafeteria, or other facilities where students may assist. To be considered for this position, you must apply at least 30 days prior to the start of school. Speak with your DSO about applying. If you're authorised, your DSO will provide you with a letter of approval, which you'll need to apply for a Social Security number (SSN).

 Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. F1 students can gain authorization to work under certain training programmes. This form of part-time work is not difficult to acquire. However, it is only available to F1 students who have completed at least one full academic year of their programme of study and who have an economic hardship that meets the Department of Homeland Security's urgent conditions. Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT) are two programmes designed specifically for students who want to obtain experience in their field of study.

A post-study work visa is one of the primary factors of interest for international students planning to pursue an education in the United States. After completing their education, most international students want to work in the United States. Some student visa options in the United States allow students to work in the country for a limited time while studying and after they finish their degree. 

The F1 Visa, M1 Visa, and J1 Visa are three different types of student visas that allow students to stay in the United States for a short time after they finish their studies.

The F1 visa is a post-study work visa that allows students to stay in the United States for upto 12 months after finishing their studies. The J1 and M1 student visas allow visa holders to stay for 30 days. Students pursuing STEM courses get an additional 17 months (making a total of 29 months) under STEM OPT extension.

A post-study work visa is one of the primary factors of interest for international students planning to pursue an education in the United States. After completing their education, most international students want to work in the United States. Some student visa options in the United States allow students to work in the country for a limited time while studying and after they finish their degree. 

The F1 Visa, M1 Visa, and J1 Visa are three different types of student visas that allow students to stay in the United States for a short time after they finish their studies.

The F1 visa is a post-study work visa that allows students to stay in the United States for upto 12 months after finishing their studies. The J1 and M1 student visas allow visa holders to stay for 30 days. Students pursuing STEM courses get an additional 17 months (making a total of 29 months) under STEM OPT extension.

Here are the different costs for different types of USA student visas that are required by an international student to study in USA:

  • F-1 Student Visa: $510 (INR 37,885)

  • F-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • M-1 Student Visa: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • M-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • J-1 Student Visa: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • J-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

H1B Visa: $555 (INR 41,227)

Here are the different costs for different types of USA student visas that are required by an international student to study in USA:

  • F-1 Student Visa: $510 (INR 37,885)

  • F-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • M-1 Student Visa: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • M-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • J-1 Student Visa: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • J-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

H1B Visa: $555 (INR 41,227)

Step 1: Get the US DS-160 Visa Application form.

Step 2: Prepare your financial and other supporting documents.

Step 3: Register and complete the visa application form, and pay the application fee.

Step 4: Attend your appointment/interviews at the nearest embassy or consulate.

Step 5: Get the result of your application. If your visa application has been granted, you can start your study abroad journey.

Step 1: Get the US DS-160 Visa Application form.

Step 2: Prepare your financial and other supporting documents.

Step 3: Register and complete the visa application form, and pay the application fee.

Step 4: Attend your appointment/interviews at the nearest embassy or consulate.

Step 5: Get the result of your application. If your visa application has been granted, you can start your study abroad journey.

Here are some of the top high paying job industries in the USA for international students are as follows:

  • Investment Banking and Securities Dealing

  • Sports Teams and Clubs

  • Management Consultancy

  • Financial Research

  • Medical and Healthcare Sector 

  • Engineering and IT

  • Mining, Resources and Energy

  • Law

Here are some of the top high paying job industries in the USA for international students are as follows:

  • Investment Banking and Securities Dealing

  • Sports Teams and Clubs

  • Management Consultancy

  • Financial Research

  • Medical and Healthcare Sector 

  • Engineering and IT

  • Mining, Resources and Energy

  • Law

Housing some of the best universities in the world, the United States of America is one of the most popular study abroad destinations. It is well-known for attracting the largest number of international students from around the world. Additionally, according to World GDP Rankings, the United States is in top place with a $22.939 Trillion economy as of 2021. It also boasts the world's 8th largest purchasing power parity (PPP). According to Statista, the United State's projected Real GDP growth rate for 2022 is 5.2%.

Housing some of the best universities in the world, the United States of America is one of the most popular study abroad destinations. It is well-known for attracting the largest number of international students from around the world. Additionally, according to World GDP Rankings, the United States is in top place with a $22.939 Trillion economy as of 2021. It also boasts the world's 8th largest purchasing power parity (PPP). According to Statista, the United State's projected Real GDP growth rate for 2022 is 5.2%.

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