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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY, US

Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Expired Expired Susan Powers Nov. 30, 2012 Download


Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 3,568
Number of Undergraduate Students 3,057
Number of Graduate Students 551
Full-time Equivalent Employees 699
Institution type Master
Institutional control Private non-profit
Endowment size 160,000,000
Percentage of students that are Residential 66.0
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter 32.0
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter 2.0
Percentage of students that are On-line only 0.0
Gross square feet of building space 1,535,823.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space 105,700.0
Acres of cultivated grounds 200.0
Acres of undeveloped land 440.0
Climate region Cold

Campus Features

Feature Is Present? Is Included in Report
Agricultural School No No
Medical School No No
Pharmacy School No No
Public Health No No
Veterinary School No No
Satellite No No
Hospital No No
Farm No No
Agricultural experiment station No No

Additional Details

Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with rigorous programs in engineering, arts, sciences, business and health sciences.Clarkson's
3,500 students learn and live in a close-­knit residential environment augmented by award-­winning career service and
experiential learning initiatives. As one of the smallest ranked research institutions, Clarkson makes its size its advantage by readily affording students and faculty the flexibility to
span the boundaries of traditional academic areas. As a result, Clarkson is at the forefront of exploring the
creation of wealth and bridging the processes of discovery, engineering innovation and enterprise.

Founded in 1896, Clarkson's 640-­‐acre wooded campus is
located in the foothills of the
Adirondack Mountains. Potsdam is the quintessential "college town" with four higher education institutions within a 10-­‐mile radius offering exceptional cultural and recreational venues.

Credit Status
Innovation 1 Complete
Innovation 2 Not Started
Innovation 3 Not Started
Innovation 4 Not Started

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