Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1133
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $39,700
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    557
  • University Selectivity
    64%
  • University Yield
    18%
  • Job Offers
    74%
  • Average Salary
    $52,222
  • Top Industry
    Manufacturing
  • School Status
    Private
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1952
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
8 Clarkson Ave, Box 5765
Potsdam, New York 13699, United States
Website
405x225

School of Business

Clarkson School of Business helps students become leaders in a global, diverse, and technological environment and provide leading-edge educational experience to students emphasizing fundamental managment techniques, practical business experience and development of the entrepreneurial spirit. The curriculum has three building blocks: technology/information management, personal/leadership development, and cross-functional business thinking. Professional experiences provdie pedagogical advantages outside the classroom. All students fulfill a global study to increase awareness of the global business and cross-cultural and diversity i

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As a freshman you have the ability to start your own business with a class of 12-18 people that you did not know at the beginning. It was an extremely good.

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About Clarkson University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
64% Clarkson University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. SAT/ACT scores
  3. Recommendations
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
6747% 6,747
64% 64
18% 18
64% School Selectivity
18% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT or ACT
  • Are Interviews Required? Recommended
Additional Requirements:

HS transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, personal statement, and two letters of recommendation. Transfer applicants also submit college transcripts and Dean of Students recommendation. Students whose first language is not English must submit OOEFL/LELTS scores.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
871% 871
58% 58
25% 25
58% Program Selectivity
25% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Recommended
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled
  • Min college GPA for transfers 2.0
  • Other transfer requirements
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 88
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Manufacturing 24%
Top Industry
  • Consulting 18%
  • Other 8%
  • Financial Services 7%
IBM 9
Top Employer
  • General Electric 8
  • Johnson Control 4
  • Quest Global 4
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
74% School of Business 78% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
44% 43.9
62% 61.74527272727272
44% Receive Offers
44% 43.8
59% 59.252482758620694
44% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
30% 30
16% 15.83261363636364
30% Receive Offers
30% 30
17% 16.796475409836066
30% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
21% 20.8
9% 9.05625
21% Receive Offers
21% 20.8
9% 9.484761904761905
21% Accept Offers
96% Graduates seeking full-time employment
4% Graduates not seeking employment
80% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
11% 11
$65,600.00
60K 67K
Finance/Accounting
9% 9
Data not provided
General Management
20% 20
$45,000.00
34K 60K
Marketing/Sales
15% 15
Data not provided
Operations/Production
18% 18
Data not provided
Logistics/Transportation
20% 20
$53,300.00
38K 60K
Other
7% 7
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consumer Products/Retail
16% 16
Data not provided
Consulting
18% 18
$60,667.00
36K 67K
Financial Services
7% 7
Data not provided
Government/Education
8% 8
Data not provided
Manufacturing
24% 24
$57,418.00
38K 73K
Media/Entertainment
3% 3
Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
3% 3
Data not provided
Technology/Science
8% 8
Data not provided
Transportation
2% 2
Data not provided
Utilities
3% 3
Data not provided
Other
8% 8
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
68% 68
$53,326.00
35K 73K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
12% 12
$56,429.00
53K 60K
U.S. South
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
4% 4
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
13% 13
$58,228.00
42K 67K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
1% 1
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • General Electric 22
  • Johnson & Johnson 10
  • Borg Warner Morse TEC 8
  • Advance Testing 5
  • Moog 5
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 12
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 79
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 108
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 403
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Career Fairs, Campus recruiting, Employer infomation sessions and events, virtual information session, virtual recruiting, workshops, alumni referrals, mock interviews, career counseling, study abroad, company visits, off-campus recruiting, on-line consortium events.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$54,954
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $39,700
  • Fees $840
  • Expenses $14,414
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$54,954
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $39,700
  • Fees $840
  • Expenses $14,414
25% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 72% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 78%
  • Merit 22%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.clarkson.edu/sas/financial
Scholarships
$12,487,985
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$12,925,334
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy Yes
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year 5,500

Academics

Average Class Size
  • School of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
42% 39
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
48% 28
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
5 School of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Other
  • Engineering and Management
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Business Program Classes
24% Less than 20 Students 18% More than 50 Students
58% 21 to 50 students
28 Average number of students in non-business required electives
42 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2008
Degrees Offered
  • BS / Global Supply Chain Management
  • BS / Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • BS / Financial Information & Analysis
  • BS / Information Systems & Business Analysis
  • BS / Engineering & Management
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
47% 47
55% 55
Prominent Faculty
  • Augustine Lado

    Entrepreneurship

  • Farzad Mahmoodi

    Operations Management

  • Diego Nocetti

    Economics

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Work study students are given the opportunity to work at various sites on campus. The amount each student may earn is determined by financial assistance. All students are required to complete a professional experience (co-op or internship). This experience is facilitiated by the Career Center.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    There are four options available for current students: Semester Exchange program, which is a full semester at one of our partner schools; A Global Business program which consists of a two-three week faculty led trip; a Canadian studies program or an external pre-approved program. Each fall the Career Center and the School of Business host an international fair with representatives to provide information about the options.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    There is an office specifically charged with assisting students in finding volunteer opportunities. This office matches students with opportunities such as the American Red Cross, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of NY, Hospice of St. Lawrence County, Potsdam Neighborhood Center, Rescue Squad and Fire Department.

Students

33% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 37% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1250 75th Percentile Score on SAT 27 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
87% 87
Hispanic
6% 6
Asian American
2% 2
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
1%
3%
90%
1%
3%
2%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
94% 94
Canada
4% 4
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
2% 2
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
88% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
61% 61
79% 79

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 9,497
Alumni Donations
$2,211 Average Gift $598,812 Largest Gift

Lynda Goldschein

Most Prominent Alumni
  • James Geiger '81

    Chairman, President & CEO, Cbeyond Communications

  • Larry Kingsley '85

    President & CEO, Pall Corporation

  • Douglas Neugold '82

    President, CEO & Chairman, ATMI Inc.