Founded in 1896 to honour Thomas S. Clarkson, a pioneering entrepreneur and humanitarian, Clarkson University today is a private, national research university that is a leader in technological education and sustainable economic development for teaching, research and scholarship. It is an independent, nationally recognized technological university whose faculty of teacher-scholars aspires to offer superior instruction and engage in high-quality research and scholarship in engineering, business, science, health, and liberal arts.
The students can choose among 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering, business, sciences, humanities and arts, education, and health professions that lead to bachelor’s, master’s, certificate and/or doctoral degrees. The university’s primary mission is to educate talented and motivated men and women to become successful professionals through quality pre-collegiate, undergraduate, graduate, and professional continuing education programs, with particular emphasis on the undergraduate experience.
The University's main campus in Potsdam, NY is located on the historic 640-acre wooded homestead of the Clarkson family in the foothills of the Adirondack Park. With its main campus in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research satellites in Saranac Lake , Schenectady in the Capital Region, Beacon, New York City and online ,it attracts more than 4,300 enterprising, high ability scholars from diverse backgrounds.
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