Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Clarkson University (Potsdam, NY)

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Clarkson University is ranked 98 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 292 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 88%
Applicants who took ACT 44%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+7%
600-69932%
600+39%

SAT Math Score

700+12%
600-69946%
600+58%

ACT Score

30-3627%
24-2951%
24+78%

Students applied6,906
Students admitted4,700
Admission rate68%

Students per faculty15

4-year graduation rate53%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$45,132
Fees$1,000
Room and board$14,260
Estimated book expense$1,416
Total cost$61,808

Cost after need-based aid$32,145
Cost after non-need-based aid$40,761

Average debt at graduation$29,000

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$68,300

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met90%
Average need-based aid$29,663
Average non-need-based aid$21,047

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment3,257

Full-Time

Men2,234
Women951

Part-Time

Men52
Women20

Freshmen retained90%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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