Founded in 1896 to honour Thomas S. Clarkson, a pioneering entrepreneur and humanitarian. Clarkson University is an independent, nationally recognised 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, education and liberal arts. Its community and campus settings enhance the quality of student life and afford students access to and interaction with their faculty.
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.
Its 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. It attracts more than 4,300 enterprising, high ability scholars from diverse backgrounds.
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