Clark University

Worcester, MA

Clark University

Worcester, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$47,200

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Selective

59%

acceptance rate

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

2,304

undergraduate students

818

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 3,122
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: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Boston
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Worcester Regional

Clark University
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA
01610-1477

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
66%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • International Students Association
  • Science Fiction People of Clark
  • Outing Club
  • Hillel
  • Clark Musical Theater

Top Events

  • Spree Day
  • International Gala
  • Fall Major Event (comedy show or concert)
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
39%
Top 1/4
71%
Top 1/2
95%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $60
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.67

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
talent/ability
volunteer work

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
standardized test scores
work experience

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 56
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

95%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$6,437

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $46,850
Room & board $9,480
Additional fees $350
Books & supplies $800
Other fees $700
Total $58,180
Average Financial Aid - $6,437
Total with Avg. Aid $51,743
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Financial Facts

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Tuition prepayment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
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 Sports Men

Basketball, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Equestrian sports, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III
NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Commercial and Advertising Art
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Development Economics and International Development
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Ecology
Economics, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Modern Languages
Molecular Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music, General
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Neuroscience
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 87%
Student 4 year graduation rate 71%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

50

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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