I’m a high school senior getting preparing to apply to Clarkson U (most likely ED). I am looking to be a mechanical engineering major (maybe with a EE or business minor). I am looking to apply ED even though this is a safety school for me (with a 4.2 GPA from a HS with a %95 acceptance rate there)
The main reasons being I have a 15k/yr scholarship guaranteed with another 2k/ yr for applying ED and could have another 10k/yr in additional merit plus financial aid. Additionally this school has one of the only D3 ski teams out of engineering schools which I would gladly be a part of. And I kind of like the idea of attending a smaller school especially in a college town.
This seems like a good deal considering the fact that Clarkson has relatively similar starting and mid career salaries to higher ranked / more prestigious universities (ie RPI, WPI, even Cornell)
Any students, alum, or anyone else have any opinions on Clarkson in general or my situation?