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Clarkson University

Clarkson University

Potsdam , United States
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Potsdam , United States
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PotsdamUnited States
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Clarkson University
Clarkson University
Clarkson is a private, national research university and proven leader in technological education and sustainable economic development. Our main campus of 640 wooded and waterfront acres is home to all undergraduate degree programs, many master's and Ph.D. programs as well as research centers, athletic facilities and residences for nearly 4,000 students.


Student services

The Office of Student Life (OSL) assists students in developing into well-rounded individuals through community service, co-curricular programming and social events.

We organize New Student Orientation, Convocation, Family Weekend, Spirit Week, Clarkson's Got Talent, MLK Day of Service, community service and Late Knights. We also bring lectures and films to campus, fund field trips, develop co-curricular programs and connect faculty, students and alumni.  

Housing services

Clarkson University offers residences from traditional to apartment style housing. The self-catered apartment style housing which include: Riverside Apartments, Townhouse Apartments, and Woodstock Village are traditionally housed with upperclassmen and exchange students. Clarkson University does not offer graduate housing.

Library services

At Clarkson, everything you need to succeed is at your fingertips. You can start with the University Libraries, which makes research, journals and texts from around the world available to you. We have the latest technology resources. Each student has access to our hard-wired network, our wireless network, e-mail, labs and other relevant software.

Medical services

Student health insurance coverage is mandatory at Clarkson University for non-distance program students. Students must either have adequate health insurance through their parent/guardian, their own coverage, or enroll in Clarkson University’s provided coverage through United Health Care.

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Campus life

Clarkson University’s Capital Region Campus is located in Schenectady, New York.  Centrally located to many of the University’s corporate partners for research, graduate education, talent development and alumni networking, the campus also affords convenient transportation via train, air and automobile interstates.  The campus is less than 15 minutes from the state capital in Albany, and less than three hours from New York City, Syracuse and Boston. If you want to take in the real Empire State experience, you can also be in New York’s great Adirondack Park with world-class recreation, camping and international tourism venues in less than an hour.

Sports facilities

Whether you're a tennis player, a jogger or enjoy taking fitness classes, Clarkson offers a variety of facilities to ensure that there is something for everyone.

The Indoor Recreation Center houses a gym; 25-meter swimming pool; indoor track; a field house for tennis, volleyball or basketball; racquetball courts; weight room; locker rooms with Jacuzzi and sauna; and a fitness center.

The Deneka Family Fitness and Yianoukos Fitness Center offers a full workout facility with an assortment of cardiovascular machines, a weight room and a list of classes, including yoga, belly dancing and aikido.

Student clubs

Your college experience should be about more than just coursework and deadlines. College is a chance for you to explore your interests, discover your passions and create lifelong memories. By joining one of Clarkson’s clubs or participating in one of our many fun activities like Tony Tuesday or Winterfest, you’ll create memories that last a lifetime.

Clarkson offers a variety of clubs and activities aimed at maximizing your potential while challenging your personal and professional growth. 


Clarkson University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

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