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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Application deadline extended to March 15. COVID-19 has impacted students around the globe. In response, we have extended our deadline and waived our application fee for the year. Clark has been test-optional since 2012. As many schools adjust to new grading scales, know that we will look much more closely at your transcript than we will your GPA. Learn More

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
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  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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About

950 Main St
Worcester, MA 01610
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
From Clark University

Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university where passion meets possibility. Here is where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket and where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States. At Clark we live our motto — "Challenge Convention. Change Our World." — which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Clark's pioneering education model, LEEP, combines rigorous academics with world and workplace experiences so our students can be imaginative and contributing citizens, advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding, and shape a life and career on their own terms. A Clark student regards the status quo and says, "I can do better."

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Clark University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
March 1
Acceptance Rate
53%
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$30,158 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$26,242 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 45 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 56 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 56 responses

Majors

Psychology at Clark

Clark University has trained and hosted some of the world’s most notable psychologists since G. Stanley Hall, Clark’s first president, established the discipline here in the late 1800s. Today, students work with faculty to examine human behavior through research and experiential learning opportunities in order to understand the impact of actions and experiences on individuals and societies.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,263 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
41
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 43 responses
  • Passionately committed and intelligent
    19%
  • Quirky
    19%
  • Unique
    19%
  • Kind
    16%
  • Weird
    12%
  • Socially-Concious
    9%
  • Social Justic Warriors
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 53 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 84 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
  • Challenges convention
    38%
  • Intense, passionate, diverse and life-changing
    18%
  • Quirky
    18%
  • Diverse
    15%
  • Falsely-Advertised
    10%
  • Social Justice
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 27 responses

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