Undergrads: So Glad You're Choosing Clarkson!  First Step -- Your Deposit

You come to Clarkson with a




Clarkson Ignite.

People with purpose make things happen.

Gasoline pump showing prices Making the Connection

The Economics of Oil Prices and Politics

President Tony Collins Shaking someones hand A New, Interest-Free Way to Pay for College

Finance your Education Based on Your Future Career Success


Clarkson is more welcoming than any other college I considered. To be on a university campus as a senior in high school and have professors willing — in fact, wanting — to talk to you? That’s rare."

- Rachel Yerden '19


"…Search out the real needs of the American people…"

-1896 - Founding Address

Intersect science, technology, engineering, arts and business to pursue interdisciplinary research, learning and thought leadership focused on rapidly solving real world problems for a better future.

Diversity or Prejudice Image Reducing Prejudice Through Motivation Science

Understanding Can Lead to Change

smokestack air pollution Small Package, Big Impact

Potsdam Air Sensors May Up Global Air Quality


ig·nite /iɡˈknight/ verb

• catch fire or cause to catch fire

• to pursue innovation intensely with powerful purpose

• how Golden Knights defy convention to innovate with impact


Roll-Up Your Sleeves and Do It.

Design your academic, research & social life to collide with your personal passions and goals. Sketch it. Code it. Prototype it. Fail at it. Reiterate it. Test it. Finance it. Build it. Do it. Ignite you.

swim team fundraising When Your Campus Is Your Client

Communications & Media Students Boost Fundraising

Mallory Fisher with Professor Mark Compeau The Path to Success

All signs point to a job


Character. Confidence. A drive to succeed. The Clarkson alums — we’re the ones ready to make the world a better place."

- Josh Fogarty '12, '15
IT Business Analyst Manager
Global Education at Johnson & Johnson

42,000 Strong

Clarkson ignites the network of graduates with the entrepreneurial competence to make sense of complex systems, forge connections across fields and lead with purpose to find creative solutions.

  • One in five alumni already leads as CEO, senior executive or owner of a company.
  • Brookings Institution, a world renowned research and think tank, names Clarkson among the top 10 universities nationwide for maximizing career earnings potential.
  • National Model for Entrepreneurship Education – US Association of Small Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Top 21 Institutions – Forbes Magazine

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