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Life at Clarkson

Our Campuses

  • Founded in 1896, Clarkson’s main campus is located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate programs, online networks and research facilities are based near industry partners in Saranac Lake, Schenectady, Beacon and New York City.
  • The Potsdam Campus is home to all undergraduate programs, as well as several master’s, Ph.D. and certificate programs. It’s 640 acre wooded and waterfront campus is home to over 4,000 students and includes a “Hill” campus and a “Downtown” campus that are less than a mile apart.
  • The Capital Region Campus in Schenectady, N.Y. is the hub of our graduate programs, offering online and in person options in programs such as our Master’s of Art in Teaching (MAT),
  • The Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries in Beacon, N.Y. serves as a location for graduate programs, water research and K-12 community outreach.

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Clarkson's is a great place to come if you like the outdoors, for certain, because we're so close to the Adirondacks, and there's a lot of different opportunities, even if you haven't done a lot of stuff outside, to go hiking, rock climbing.

We have big pockets of forest all over campus. To walk 10 minutes down a road on campus and then reach a lake, that's pretty cool.

We've gone to Montreal a few times. It's really fun just to go get away for a weekend. It's really pretty. It's not very far, it's like an hour and a half drive, so it's totally doable.

The idea that I could drive 90 minutes and be in a new country, that's so cool.

Just the small community of Clarkson makes a lot of people really proud to be a part of Clarkson.