School Spotlight: Clarkson University

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY

Clarkson University is a dream come true for outdoor enthusiasts. The same could also be said for aspiring business leaders and future engineers. Or fans of DI ice hockey! At Clarkson, you can have it all. Located less than an hour from the Canadian border and mere miles from the Adirondack State Park (the largest park in the lower 48 states), Clarkson provides an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities for its 3,300 undergraduates. Students passionate about environmental studies can spend a semester in Saranac Lake, NY, studying and researching contemporary issues of the Adirondack Region, while every winter, the university hosts its traditional ice carnival, complete with a cookout, pie eating contest, dog sled race, and snowman competition. Nearly all of Clarkson’s majors lead to a Bachelor of Science degree, including those in communication and history. Additionally, an internship or co-op experience is a graduation requirement for all majors. In previous years, students have completed co-ops at the NASA Space Center in Texas, BASF in Germany, and Johnson & Johnson in New Jersey.

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Written by Emily Toffelmire
Emily Toffelmire is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Prior to joining College Coach, Emily worked as an admissions officer at University of Southern California as well as a college counselor at high schools in the US and Thailand. Visit our website to learn more about Emily Toffelmire.