05 Jan Why You Should Go to a Top-Tier National University
Welcome to Clarkson University!
Over more than 120 years, Clarkson has honed an ecosystem that lets you blend academics, research and social life with your own personal passions, creating a powerful learning experience. If you like to roll up your sleeves and solve open-ended problems, we will prepare you to lead and make an impact in industries that combine science, technology, engineering, art and business. Defy convention by going beyond the status quo of deep disciplinary knowledge. Everyone at Clarkson has opportunities to build the mindsets and practical skill sets needed to stretch boundaries. Our graduates emerge with the entrepreneurial competence needed to make sense of complex systems and forge connections across industries and fields. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, senior executive or owner of a company.
As teacher-scholars at a research university, Clarkson’s globally oriented faculty pursue interdisciplinary research focused on rapidly solving real-world problems for a better future. Signature areas of research include data analytics, STEM and entrepreneurial education, healthy world solutions and the next generation of advanced materials. Clarkson students have the opportunity to work with professors on developing solutions to relevant world problems. In addition, our external network engages 380+ active partners in industry, government agencies, chambers of commerce and research organizations, affording students a direct pipeline to internships and careers after graduation.
Our 4,300 students have enrolled in one of five New York locations or online and have chosen from among 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering, business, science, humanities and the arts, education and health professions that lead to certificates or bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. In addition to encompassing an engaged alumni community of 42,000+ strong in 87 countries, as well as 50+ international university exchange partners, our global reach extends through the networks of our schools, ROTC command, research centers and institutes in Potsdam, Saranac Lake, Schenectady, Beacon and New York City.
Independent think tank, Brookings Institution, has validated the value of a Clarkson education by placing us in the top 10 universities nationwide for increasing our students’ lifetime earnings potential. Our commitment to living and leading by example begins with the University mission statement, the vision of a Clarkson education and our Clarkson values.