Clarkson University

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Clarkson University is located in Potsdam, New York, which is approximately 412.7 kilometres from Toronto, Ontario. Potsdam, New York, is in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains near the St. Lawrence River. It was founded in 1896 as a memorial to Thomas S. Clarkson, a Potsdam businessman and humanitarian. Clarkson is an independent, nationally ranked research university with a total enrolment of just over 3,100 students.

Areas of Expertise

Clarkson University offers comprehensive programs in engineering, business, science, liberal arts, health sciences, and physical therapy. Almost half of the undergraduate students enrolled at Clarkson University are in the engineering program.

On Campus Housing

Clarkson University has nine residence halls, which offer everything from on-campus dining, and vending machines, to phone, mail, and network access.

Career Planning

Clarkson University offers many career planning resources including co-op programs, a career fair every semester, alumni career network, and a newsletter outlining upcoming workshops and job fairs.


Clarkson University offers various intramural and intercollegiate sports. Please see the Web site for more details.


Clarkson University offers a wide variety of clubs and organizations. Some of these include the bowling club, chess club, cycling club, film club, jazz band, physics club, and the ski club. Please see Web site for a complete list of clubs and organizations available at Clarkson University.

Special Services

Clarkson University offers services and facilities for students with disabilities. Some of these include accessible classrooms and laboratories, scheduling accommodations, arrangements for parking, elevator keys, and specialized classroom/lab furniture or equipment. See the Web site for a complete list of special services offered.

Campus Tour

Clarkson University offers customized campus visits. See the Web site for more details or contact the school to arrange a personal visit.

Modified on June 26, 2008