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Why Clarkson?

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Clarkson is a small, private university with a large number of high-ranking and world-class graduate degree programs. The small school environment promotes a high degree of research and educational programming interdisciplinary that shape student experiences and outcomes. Situated midway between the St. Lawrence River and the Adirondack State Park, Clarkson is a terrific location for students who enjoy outdoor and physical activity.

Our programs are designed to engage students in hands-on learning with difficult problems that have no clear answers. Most of our graduate students work closely with and train undergraduate students in the laboratory and many are engaged directly in outreach and K-12 education activities as well.  All factors combined, successful Clarkson graduates are regarded in industry for their knowledge, creativity, technical capabilities, leadership, sociability, ability to effectively collaborate across diverse skill sets, problem solving abilities, and hands-on approach. 

CU has an active Engineers Without Borders student chapter who are currently engaged in wastewater treatment and water filtration projects as well as the development of a hydraulic press for clay pot production. The CU EWB chapter has been committed to working with a community in La Margarita, Ecuador for the past several years.

CU has a long and successful track record attracting high-achieving, outgoing, and technically-minded students. Clarkson is nationally ranked (#33) by U.S. News as a "Great School at a Great Price," and is one of 12 schools identified by ABC News and PayScale with new graduates who earn more than those of Harvard University. While we try to provide a more holistic experience to all of our students, the graduate students targeted will be open to understanding how issues of culture, geography, language, gender, poverty, health and technology influence solutions to local and global problems.

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