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Clarkson University (Potsdam, NY) is the institution of choice for 3,000 enterprising, high-ability students pursuing degrees in 50+ rigorous academic programs. Located at the foothills of the northern Adirondack Mountains and the six-million-acre Adirondack Park, Clarkson stands out among America’s private, nationally-ranked research institutions because of its dynamic collaborative learning environment; ground-breaking degree and research programs; and, a track record for producing leaders and innovators.
Bridging discovery and engineering with enterprise since 1896, Clarkson believes that new technologies, emerging fields and expanding career opportunities require new approaches to learning. Close, mentoring relationships with faculty help students make lifelong connections that guide career success.
The combination of a strong, technologically-rich curriculum, state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, and a commitment to students’ personal development prepares Clarkson graduates to lead rewarding and creative lives. Clarkson is internationally known in five signature areas -- advanced materials; biotechnology; entrepreneurship; the environment and energy; and, global supply chain management.
Students take advantage of Clarkson’s countless recreational activities, from hiking on its 640-acre campus to ski runs down Whiteface Mountain in nearby Lake Placid. An easy drive from Ottawa and Montreal, Clarkson is an NCAA Division 1 power in men’s and women’s hockey; other teams participate in New York’s NCAA Division 3 Liberty League.