Tuition & Fees

$44,400

$44,400

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

39%

61%

male

female

1
9

teacher

students

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Selective

54%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,331
Declined + 3,583
Total Received 7,914
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Private (nonprofit)

2,289

undergraduate students

1,009

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 3279
ACT 1808

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
43%
500-599
34%
400-499
7%
300-399
2%
700-800
12%
600-699
46%
500-599
36%
400-499
6%
300-399
0
700-800
10%
600-699
46%
500-599
35%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
30-36
57%
24-29
31%
18-23
10%
12-17
2%
30-36
26%
24-29
61%
18-23
12%
12-17
1%
30-36
44%
24-29
49%
18-23
7%
12-17
0
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School Facts

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

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,298
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Worcester, MA

50-acre, urban campus in Worcester (population: 184,508), 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.

Clark University
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
69%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
44%
Top 1/4
77%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
43%
500-599
34%
400-499
7%
300-399
2%
700-800
12%
600-699
46%
500-599
36%
400-499
6%
300-399
0
700-800
10%
600-699
46%
500-599
35%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
30-36
57%
24-29
31%
18-23
10%
12-17
2%
30-36
26%
24-29
61%
18-23
12%
12-17
1%
30-36
44%
24-29
49%
18-23
7%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application 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
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Selective

54%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,331
Declined + 3,583
Total Received 7,914

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Donald Honeman
Dean of Admissions
P: 800 462-5275 (out-of-state)
F: 508 793-8821
admissions@clarku.edu

Cost

Tuition $44,050
Room $5,850
Board $1,860
Additional fees $350
Books & supplies $800
Total $52,910
Average Financial Aid - $36,022
Total with Avg. Aid $16,888

Financial Aid

82%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$36,022

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,812,287
State $494,490
Institutional $32,510,410
Other external $0
Total $35,817,187

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $11,887,270
Other external $0
Total $11,887,270

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
field hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (Division III), Pilgrim League (Division III)
Mascot
Cougar
School colors
scarlet and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Ancient Civilizations
Art History
Art Studio
Asian Studies
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Bioinformatics
Biology
Business Administration
Business Management
Chemistry
Communication/Culture
Community Development/Planning
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Economics
Education
English
Environmental Science/Policy
Finance
French
Geographic Information Sciences
Geography
Global Environmental Studies
Government/International Relations
History
Holocaust History
Information Technology
International Development/Social Change
Liberal Arts
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Professional Communications
Psychology
Public Administration
Screen Studies
Self-Designed Major
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre Arts
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

69%

2,289
students

Female
61%
1,396

Male
39%
893

Graduate

31%

1,009
students

Female
57%
575

Male
43%
434

undergraduateFull-time

97%

2,223
students

Female
62%
1,358

Male
38%
865

undergraduatePart-time

3%

66
students

Female
58%
38

Male
42%
28

Student Break-down

14%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
56%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

45%

Transfer applicants accepted

26%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.80
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

16

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

16

semester hours

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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
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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 housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 64
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

International Student Contact

Kristina Mukda
Coordinator of International Student Recruitment
508 793-7431
admissions@clarku.edu

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