Clarkson Continues Admissions Growth

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Clarkson University continues to see strong applications for first-year students despite a highly competitive higher education market.

Last year, Clarkson received a record number of applications and the university is on pace to reach its goal for another strong fall enrollment.

There are a large number of regional student applicants so far, including more than 35 students who have been accepted from St. Lawrence County alone.

University officials say while more students appear to be looking to stay local, the quality of incoming first-round students is also exceptionally well-rounded.

"We are slightly ahead of our target that we have set for ourselves for the incoming class," admissions Dean Brian Grant said. "I think the best part of the class coming in is certainly the quality of the students. Our SATs went up another 10 points, the top 10 percent went up and women, it's going to be the most record number of women in our incoming class.

"Overall, we are extremely excited about who they are, but we're also excited about not just their academics," he said, "but kind of the extracurriculars and the student leaders and the athletes and the strong group that will be coming here in August."

First-year students will begin arriving on campus in August.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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