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Clarkson University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1896
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,545
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $154,496,761
Admissions Address

Box 5605
Potsdam, NY 13699

Website

http://www.clarkson.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@clarkson.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Brian T. Grant
Admissions office telephone: (800) 527-6577
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: December 30
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A N/A
Social studies N/A N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Very important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Very important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Very important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 84%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 95%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 84%
Total applicants: 2,428
Total acceptances: 2,047
Total freshman enrollment: 646
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 18%
Male applicants: 1,722
Male acceptances: 1,484
Male freshman enrollment: 470
 
Female applicants: 706
Female acceptances: 563
Female freshman enrollment: 176
Out-of-state freshmen: 29%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 16
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 9
Students enrolled from waiting list: 5

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 31%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 69%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 95%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 76%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 86%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 92%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 520 – 620
Math: 570 – 660
Combined: 1090 – 1280

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 4.0% 13.0%
600-699 28.0% 49.0%
500-599 49.0% 30.0%
400-499 17.0% 8.0%
300-399 2.0% N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 30%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 22 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 11.0% 13.0% 19.0%
24-29 53.0% 32.0% 60.0%
18-23 35.0% 48.0% 20.0%
12-17 1.0% 7.0% 1.0%
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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