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Clarkson University

Clarkson University

Clarkson University

Clarkson University is a private university located in rural Potsdam, New York. It was founded in 1896 and has an enrollment of about 3,000 students studying towards bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in each of its schools or institutes: the Institute for A Sustainable Environment, the School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business and the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering.

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

The Clarkson University educational experience is designed to provide talented and ambitious students with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve positions of leadership within their chosen profession. The combination of Clarkson’s strong technologically rich curricula and state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, coupled with an unparalleled commitment to a friendly learning environment and to students’ personal development, uniquely prepares Clarkson graduates to excel in their chosen professions and to lead rewarding and creative lives.

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Clarkson University Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate Students

Year Semester
Tuition (full-time)
Knightcard3 $500.00
Tuition Per Credit Hour


Undergraduate students enrolled in 12 to 19 credit hours (inclusive) are designated as full-time students and are charged at the full-time rate. Students exceeding the full-time load of 19 credit hours will be charged at the credit hour rate for each credit hour over 19.

Graduate Students

Per Credit Hour: $1,198.00
 Fees1 Semester:   $295.00 Year: $590.00

1. See below for a breakdown of fees assessed

2. Housing based on the average room rate. This may vary depending on your room assignment.

3. This is an optional program, but you must opt-out. See Knightcard for more information.

Student Activity Fee
Per-term charge……………………………………………..$250
Assessed by the Student Association on all undergraduate students carrying a minimum of 6 credit hours per term. Fees may vary for students attending The Clarkson School.

Facilities Usage Fee
Undergraduate Students, per-term charge…………$170
Graduate students, per-term charge…………………$295
Assessed to each full-time student to cover expenses incurred in operation of the health services adn recreational facilities. This  is NOT a premium for health insurance coverage.

Schools and Colleges of Clarkson University

At Clarkson, we provide a deeply interdisciplinary, experience-rich education forundergraduatesgraduate students and early college students through the School of Arts & SciencesSchool of BusinessInstitute for a Sustainable Environment,   Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering and Clarkson School.

Clarkson University News

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