If you're looking to work a 9-5 with a reputable company after graduation, Clarkson will prepare you well. I'm finding that Clarkson alums are all over the place, and because it's such a small niche school, these alums happily greet a fellow student with very open arms.
All Clarkson does is make you a good middle level manager/director. The REAL movers and shakers come from Ivy League schools.
No, I would have applied to Ivy League schools. Clarkson was a good stepping stone out of highschool for me, but I know I would have had access to more "out of reach" people at a top university.