Tuition & Fees

$45,730

$45,730

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
26%
600-699
53%
500-599
19%
400-499
2%
700-800
23%
600-699
49%
500-599
27%
400-499
1%
700-800
10%
600-699
46%
500-599
35%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
30-36
61%
24-29
27%
18-23
12%
30-36
26%
24-29
60%
18-23
14%
30-36
51%
24-29
40%
18-23
9%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,565
Declined + 3,122
Total Received 7,687
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Private (nonprofit)

2,304

undergraduate students

818

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

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,122
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: 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.

Clark University
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
66%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
39%
Top 1/4
71%
Top 1/2
95%
Bottom 1/2
5%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
26%
600-699
53%
500-599
19%
400-499
2%
700-800
23%
600-699
49%
500-599
27%
400-499
1%
700-800
10%
600-699
46%
500-599
35%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
30-36
61%
24-29
27%
18-23
12%
30-36
26%
24-29
60%
18-23
14%
30-36
51%
24-29
40%
18-23
9%

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

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,565
Declined + 3,122
Total Received 7,687

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

Meredith Twombly
Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid
P: 508 793-7431
F: 508 793-8821
admissions@clarku.edu

Financial Aid

90%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$32,377

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $45,380
Room $5,400
Board $3,770
Additional fees $350
Books & supplies $800
Total $55,700
Average Financial Aid - $32,377
Total with Avg. Aid $23,323
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Meredith Twombly
Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid
mtwombly@clarku.edu

Varsity Sports

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

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 Directors

Trish Cronin (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
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
Environmental Science/Policy
Finance
French
Geographic Information Sciences
Geography
Global Environmental Studies
Government/International Relations
Health Sciences
History
Holocaust History
Information Technology
International Development/Social Change
Liberal Arts
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Professional Communications
Psychology
Public Administration
Screen Studies
Self-Designed Major
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre Arts
Women's/Gender Studies
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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

3,122

total students

39%

in-state

61%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

74%

2,304
students

Female
61%
1,403

Male
39%
901

26%

818
students

Female
56%
455

Male
44%
363

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

2,263
students

Female
62%
1,384

Male
38%
879

2%

41
students

Female
47%
19

Male
53%
22

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Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

46%

Transfer applicants accepted

39%

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 Not Required/Recommended
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

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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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

International Student Contact

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

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