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Describe the students at Clarkson University.


There is not a lot of diversity at Clarkson whatsoever. Most students are white middle-class. Any person of color or different social class may possibly feel out of place, although I don't believe they would be necessarily discriminated against. Most of the students are in-state, but the majority stay on campus during the weekends anyways. Campus seriously lacks any political awareness.


Clarkson University is one of the most diverse schools around, in fact, I think that is one of the things Clarkson is known for. There are students from every race/nationality all over, its another one of my favorite things about this school: everyone interacts with everyone, no matter what race, religion, socio-economic status, etc.


Hard working and studious. Most students of Clarkson have high ambition to learn, and when available, spend their time just like everyone else. Most students come from the middle class, not very many students have their parents pay for their whole education. Most of my friends have scholarships, work to pay for school, take out small loans, or a combination of all three. When referring to the "work week", class days, people generally don't focus too heavily on their clothing and style. When the weekend comes, students dress up to go out to eat with friends or family, hang out at fraternity/sorrority houses, and go out to bars if they are of age. One third of Clarkson students are Hockey fans, and religiously go to the hockey games every weekend.


Racial experiences? - I'm friendly with basically all ethnicities. Black, white, asian, you name it and I'm friends with at least one of them. out of place? - I feel as though if you're intelligent and try at all to be outgoing, you'll be able to fit in just fine. Wardrobe? - casual clothes. Some teachers say no hats, but besides that mostly warm, casual clothes. student interactions? - From my experience, everyone interacts with everyone else. It's a relatively small school so you become friendly with everyone. four tables? - 1. students doing homework. 2. students in greek letters 3. students laughing about something benign. 4. More students laughing about the daily joke on reddit. where are students from? - New york area. Few outliers from anywhere in the US to anywhere in the World. Financial backgrounds? - I'd say middle class. politically aware? - I would have to say no for the most part. Very little political talk besides in classes and the huge topics. (SOPA, PIPA, ACTA ect...) Talk about earnings one day? - We all want to be millionaires and expect jobs out of college so yes, we do talk about money since we expect to make a lot some day.


I guess to put it bluntly, most students are white, male, slightly conservative (politically), upper-middle class, and majoring in engineering. However, all of my friends were liberals, about half were female, and many were either international students or lower-middle class Americans. I feel like there are three main groups of students on campus- engineering majors, hockey players, and everyone else. The "everyone else" category being considerably more diverse (and yes, we do have an LGBTQ group on campus). We are a pretty laid back bunch- we wear jeans and hoodies to class, don't get too worked up over political issues, and consider a good Friday night to be hanging out with friends in a dorm room eating and having a couple beers.


Most student at Clarkson are from the Northeast, however there are still students from all over. There is also strong foreign population. I wouldn't really say that any type of student would feel out of place, there are many different groups of people at the University, just some are more prevalent than others.


Even through Clarkson is middle of no where, it is diverse with many people around the country and also around the world. To some it may not seem like it, but from my personal background, there are alot of people from everywhere that offers many different stories. There are people from different states, different believes, race, and also classes.We also have great diversity in the graduate field.


Every race and ethnicity is present on Clarkson Universities campus. I feel that no student would feel out of place at Clarkson. Most students wear jeans and t-shirts, some dress in suits and ties, and some in sweat pants (mainly during finals week). Different types of students interact all the time, this can be seen in clubs, inter-mural sports, and everywhere around campus. Four tables of students would be composed of a table of sport athletes from the same team, two tables of guys and girls that probably live on the same floor in the same dorm, and a table consisting of faculty and staff. Most students are from New York and Vermont. Middle class backgrounds seem to be the most prevalent financial backgrounds. Students seem to be politically aware for the most part. Clarkson students tend to be humble about future salaries, but it is a rewarding and exciting thought.


Students at Clarkson are very down to earth and everyone is there for the same reason, to get an amazing education. Due to the small town vibe that Potsdam, NY provides, any student that wants a city atmosphere should not consider Clarkson. The small classes give students the ability to interact with classmates that they typically wouldn't be friends with. Most students are from New York but there are students from all over the country and there are even international students. Students here at Clarkson don't really care about what other students do, as long as they are happy.


The Clarkson student body is predominantly Caucasian with a strong middle to upper class background. They are either from villages or small towns with mainly Caucasians. If they come from cities then they come from schools with no little to no racial diversity. But that does not mean Clarkson has some diversity. Clarkson is diverse, not as much as other colleges, but still diverse. As a Mexican-American from Los Angeles, California, I stood out very strongly in Clarkson. Though i stood out and felt like an outsider, everyone treated me kindly. Yes there were some ignorant comments but they could easily be "ignored". Some of the students are politically aware but others just make comments that are inaccurate, but what can you expect it's college. Regardless of the typical students in Clarkson, anyone can easily adjust to the Clarkson environment.