The clutch, if it was bad or if the master cylinder/slave cylinder were bad would engage near the floorboard. Engaging near the top of the pedal travel is normal. Could be that the pedal height was not adjusted correctly. Open the reservoir for the clutch master cylinder and make sure the last guy didn't overfill it (common mistake).
I'm sure you will keep us posted with any glitches and we will be happy to diagnose them for you too.
HMMM, what happens if somebody does overfill it? As I'm pretty sure I topped mine off quite high after bleeding the clutch?