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The Honors Program

For undergraduate students looking for a unique, research based opportunity, Clarkson offers the Honors Program. This program provides additional academic challenges and experiential learning opportunities to prepare our most promising students to drive positive change in science, technology and society.

Above and beyond Clarkson’s incredible offerings, our Honors Program students benefit from:

  • A residential learning community, as well as peer and alumni mentorship programs
  • Dedicated advising and professional development programs
  • Funding for study abroad, conference travel and other opportunities
  • Summer research opportunities before the start of the first year at Clarkson

I would say my favorite thing about Clarkson is the personal attention that each student gets. Whether you're going through something or not, you're going to need support at some point. Everyone here seems to be very helpful, and there's no competition. It's all about collaboration and teamwork. They help you set up a plan and a goal, and so it feels so much more achievable because of people believing in you.

Every single student is assigned to an advisor, which is fabulous. You can sign up for tutors in calculus, physics, or chemistry. But then there's also the career center, which can really help you hone in on making your resume perfect, and helping you search for different jobs that may be ideal for you. But also, all of the professors, I would say, are a serious support system as well.

Clarkson measures its success based on how the students do. Because there's so many support systems out there, they would hope that you take advantage of them, and then you do succeed. I think that's where Clarkson gets all of its confidence towards students, is that they know that the students will succeed. And then when their students are succeeding, the university succeeds.