hmmm... a new clutch should be an inch or two from the top. Wondering if there is any air in the fluid. With the engine off, take the cap off and pump the clutch a handful of times. Look back under the hood at the fluid, did it go down at all? Does it have bubles in it? If so, keep doing this for a few times. Pump it, add fluid. pump it, add fluid. Hopefully its just some air in the lines. Otherwise, I would talk to the person who put it in and ask if there is a way to adjust when the pedal grabs.
Someone here will probably know more for you. I just know that you are right, the pedal engagement should be back up top.