“I've always been someone who gives things aMar 24 2014PreVet and Veterinary
When I was accepted, Clarkson gave me a pretty good financial aid package...it was very generous. I was so excited because finally I got enough money to go to what I thought was going to be a great school. Well, first semester went rough, although somehow I managed to pull a 3.5 GPA out of the sky. I felt so discouraged because in highschool I worked hard just like how I worked here, and I graduated 10th in my class and with a GPA of a 4.0...
The work load here is absolutely RIDICULOUS. If you come here, freshman year first semester you can 100% guarantee that you will be put in some sort of English class (lets hope to god its not Professor Ettinger) and every english class has to write at least two 4-page essays a month and thats not even counting the hundreds of pages in books that youre going to have to read and then get tested on all of it.
Just to sum everything up: DO NOT COME TO THIS COLLEGE. Please listen to me.. I WOULD KNOW.
“Clarkson University cannot alwaysMar 08 2014Chemical Engineering
“Academicly, Clarkson's a pretty great schoolFeb 25 2014Unknown
Social life success varies from person to person. It helps to be a kind of "nerdy" person, willing to play video games or Dungeons and Dragons or card games. It's pretty fun and a good way to make friends. There's also a decent party scene on weekends. There are a HUGE variety of clubs as well.
There isn't much diversity on campus, but the Res-Life is working to try to change that, working on Gender-Inclusive housing, among other things.
Speaking of housing, it's not great, but not horrid either. The rooms are small, but workable, and the bathrooms for Freshman housing are hallway ones, and they have all the pros (cleaning staff) and cons (they're kinda gross sometimes) that come with them. The food service is awful. That's really all there is to say about it. The food is greasy and unhealthy, and often downright sickening. And if you try to go away from meals and opt for more Declining Balance money instead, the other options for food are overpriced. There really is no winning with the meal plan.