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Clark University

Worcester, Massachusetts
Main façade of Jonas Clark Hall, the main academic facility for undergraduate students. credit: Namiba at English Wikipedia
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
2,223 Undergraduates
55% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Mostly Women
Private
Expensive
Region: Northeast
Division 3
Size: Small
Doctoral
Clark University
950 Main St
Worcester, Massachusetts
01610-1477
(508) 793-7711
www.clarku.edu

Clark University, a private research university in Worcester, Massachusetts, is one of the top 90 schools in the nation. Jonas Gilman Clark, an American businessman, established the university in 1887. It started off as a graduate school only, and then switched over to include undergraduate courses in 1902. Clark University is 40 miles west of Boston. The school’s motto is “Challenge Convention. Change our World.” Notable alumni include engineer Robert H. Goddard, owner of the Philadelphia Eagles Jeffrey Lurie, TV host Padma Lakshmi, pediatrician Arnold Gesell and actor John Heard. The school’s colors are scarlet and white, and its mascot is the Cougar. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division III – NEWMAC, and varsity sports offered include men’s basketball, baseball, cross country, lacrosse and soccer, and women’s basketball, cross country, rowing, lacrosse and softball. Two-thirds of undergraduates participate in some sort of research, and 100 percent of tenure-line faculty are participating in research/creative work. The school’s most popular declared majors are psychology (17 percent of students), followed by biology, economics, political science and business management (all 7 percent, respectively). Clark University offers 50 study abroad programs in 20 different countries around the world.

Location

Worcester is a city and the county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Named after Worcester, England, as of the 2010 Census the city's population was 181,045, making it the second most populous city in New England after Boston. Worcester is located approximately 40 miles west of Boston, 50 miles east of Springfield and 40 miles north of Providence. More from Wikipedia...

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Students
39%

Men

61%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

97%

Live On Campus

25

New Transfer Students

Admissions
55%

Acceptance Rate

13%

Enrollment Yield

7,914

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$26,350

Typical Cost

$44,400

Average Tuition

91%

Recieve Financial Aid

95%

Have Loans

$24,100

Median Debt

Academics
9.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Psychology

Top Major

3

National Academy Members

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 130 to choose from

Greek Life:

None

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference

Track & Field Conference:

New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference

Social
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