670 reviews
  1. Worcester, MA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Clark University is ...
Private not-for-profit
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

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

Acceptance Rate
54%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Clark University

Cost

Net Price
$24,394/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,438/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,799/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,534/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,750/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,217/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,213Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Unique
    29%
  • Kind
    21%
  • Quirky
    21%
  • Weird
    18%
  • Socially-Concious
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.37 responses
Poll
78%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Challenges convention
    50%
  • Diverse
    21%
  • Quirky
    17%
  • Falsely-Advertised
    13%

After Clark University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses

Clark University Reviews

670 reviews
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Clark University is an amazing small liberal arts school. That being said, it is a SMALL and very LIBERAL school. The feel at Clark is very quirky. Everyone is unique and like to term themselves "weird". Clark is small ad so it is easy to speak with professors, put together projects and find oppurtunities. Faculty and staff are usually very helpful and welcoming, but there are always a few who are not. Clark is not really a "sports school" but you will still find your handful of athletes and sporting events. Overall, Clark is a good school. You get the experience of going to university in an urban setting.
Clark is a TINY university and has all the perks and drawbacks that go along with that - everyone knows everyone, there are only two dining options, classes, even lectures, are pretty small, it takes about three minutes to walk across campus, and so on. Students tend to be really liberal and really do want to change the world, as the motto implies. Classes aren't that challenging, but you have a lot of flexibility in making your schedule. The party scene is kind of nonexistent and parties are usually BYOB so most people who want to drink or smoke get their own stuff and do it in the dorms. Worcester is kind of a dump of a city, and it doesn't really have anything to do in terms of night life, but it is relatively walkable and Clark is involved in a lot of revitalization projects. If I could change one thing about the school I would triple it in size, but of my friends, I'm the only one who thinks that. Overall, I'm happy and would probably make the same choice again.
Overall, I think so many people find a home at Clark that complaining about trivial things feels whiny! It's a welcoming and open community where 99% of people are very caring about your well-being and happiness. I love this school