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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Address
950 Main St
Worcester, MA 01610
Website
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."

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
January 15
Acceptance Rate
57%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$28,810/ 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
$24,329/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
89%

Academics

Professors
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

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,227Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
41
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
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  • Passionately committed and intelligent
    18%
  • Quirky
    18%
  • Unique
    18%
  • Kind
    16%
  • Weird
    11%
  • Socially-Concious
    9%
  • Social Justic Warriors
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
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
Report
  • Challenges convention
    38%
  • Intense, passionate, diverse and life-changing
    18%
  • Quirky
    18%
  • Diverse
    15%
  • Falsely-Advertised
    10%
  • Social Justice
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $49,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    83%
    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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    Clark University Reviews

    722 reviews
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    Absolutely love my experience at Clark! Everyone here is unique and different in their own way and clearly has a passion for learning. Despite it being a small school, it still feels big because of the community we have with roughly around 3000 students altogether. Everyone is sweet and there’s all sorts of ways to get involved and be part of the school! The food is also amazing in the dining hall. If you are looking into psychology, the program for that here is honestly remarkable. I’m a business major however and the resources Clark has given me are truly helpful.
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    I adored Clark University! My experience was super unique in that I was a science major who studied abroad and I was involved on campus. As a woman of color I was met with a community of professionals who always wanted to help make my experience better which is rare in higher education. The student body was eccentric, dynamic and nuanced in many ways. Clark's academics are rigorous but there is so much available in the way of help that there is no excuse to not be successful. Clark is not a school for someone who lives their life within the box. Its for the person who is passionate, creative and colors a little outside of the lines. I wouldn't not have had it any other way. It was a great fit for me and I met some of the most amazing people who are still some of my closest friends.
    Great small University with big picture in mind. Proffesors are close with students. They care about students' current classes and their future as proffesionals. Academically, it's a daily challenge that is preparing the future generations of decision makers. Degrees offered really give students a well rounded perspective in their fields.
    Great for student-athletes. Well balanced programs.
    The campus has a lot of programs to get involved with the community. Teaches students to give their time for good causes.