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Clarkson University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Clarkson University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 4,700 out of 6,906 applicants or 68% were admitted making Clarkson University a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Clarkson University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,638 4,268 6,906
Accepted 1,688 3,012 4,700
Acceptance Rate 64% 71% 68%
Enrolled 232 560 792
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 19% 17%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Clarkson University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Clarkson University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 24 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. 44 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Clarkson University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 88 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1140 1340
SAT Reading 560 670
SAT Math 580 690
ACT Composite 24 30
ACT English 22 29
ACT Math 25 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >78%
27 to 30 Avg + 68%-78%
24 to 27 Avg - 56%-68%
21 to 24 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 21 Low <42%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1340 and Above Good >78%
1240 to 1340 Avg + 68%-78%
1140 to 1240 Avg - 56%-68%
1040 to 1140 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 1040 Low <42%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Clarkson University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Clarkson University was 3.56 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Clarkson University accepts 68% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 39% Good
3.50 to 3.75 27% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 10% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 7% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Clarkson University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190044 IPEDS survey data for Clarkson University.