Clark University

Worcester, MA

Clark University

Worcester, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$48,602

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
680
25th
580
75th
670
25th
570
75th
34
25th
26
75th
29
25th
23
75th
32
25th
27
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,371
Declined 3,782
Total Received 7,153
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Private

2,592

undergraduate students

1,288

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Clark University, founded in 1887, is a private, liberal arts university. Its 50-acre campus is located in Worcester, 40 miles west of Boston.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,880
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational

50-acre, urban campus in Worcester (population: 185,677), 50 miles from Boston; branch campus in Framingham. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Boston. School operates transportation to consortium schools and to Boston and Worcester locations on weekends. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Clark University
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA
01610-1477

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
67%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
67%
Top 1/2
94%
Bottom 1/2
6%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
680
25th
580
75th
670
25th
570
75th
34
25th
26
75th
29
25th
23
75th
32
25th
27

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early decision program Yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,371
Declined 3,782
Total Received 7,153

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Record

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

91%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$26,124

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $48,250
Housing $5,800
Food $4,000
Additional fees $352
Books & supplies $800
Total $59,202
Average Financial Aid - $26,124
Total with Avg. Aid $33,078

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 508 793-7478
F: 508 793-8802
finaid@clarku.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Rowing yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

basketball, ice hockey, quidditch, soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

equestrian, lacrosse, quidditch, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, equestrian sports, ice hockey, karate, lacrosse, quidditch, racquetball, soccer, softball, tae kwon do, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference, Pilgrim League

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Asian Studies/Civilization. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Community Organization and Advocacy. yes
Comparative Literature. yes
Computer Science. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes yes yes
Education, General. yes yes
Education, Other. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
Environmental Science. yes yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes
Financial Mathematics. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
Geographic Information Science and Cartography. yes
Geography. yes yes yes
History, General. yes yes yes
Human Resources Development. yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
Information Technology. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Management Science. yes yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes yes
Music, General. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes yes
Public Administration. yes
Social Sciences, Other. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes
Visual and Performing Arts, Other. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Biology/biochemistry
  3. Political Science

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,880

total students

39%

in-state

61%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

67%

2,592
students

Female
60%
1,564

Male
40%
1,028

33%

1,288
students

Female
54%
697

Male
46%
591

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

2,342
students

Female
60%
1,416

Male
40%
926

10%

250
students

Female
59%
148

Male
41%
102

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Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

6%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.80
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: May 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

16

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

16

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 65
Countries most often represented Bangladesh
China
Ghana
India
Pakistan
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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