Clark University

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“Clark is a major research university of small size, a place where a teenager can make things happen that he wants to happen, much as he can at a small liberal arts college. He will find a faculty concerned for his welfare, a faculty of the highest competence, and one that will set a high level of expectation, and care enough to see that he works to meet it.
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Clark University
950 Main Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01610-1477
508.793.7431 / 800.GO.CLARK
⋅ 2,242 undergraduates; 1,158 graduate (matriculated) students
⋅ 13% international; 25% ALANA students; 61% from out of state;  over 56 countries represented
⋅ 60% women, 40% men
⋅ Average class size: 20
⋅ Tuition: $54,760
⋅ Room, Board, Fees: $12,517
⋅ 85% of students receive aid from Clark.
⋅ 65% of students receive merit-based aid from Clark.

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Students and professor participating in a discussion around a classroom table.
Male student about to kick a soccer ball on the athletics field.
Female student wearing a lab coat and holding a sample in the biology lab.
Theatre faculty member presenting in the middle of a circle of students in the blackbox theater.
  • The Clark University experience is distinguished by a transformative liberal arts education in a research university setting, purposeful engagement in local and world communities, and an inclusive environment in which active learning and personal connections are hallmarks.
  • Located in Worcester, Massachusetts (pop. 181,000), 40 miles west of Boston

Worth Noting
  • Clark was the first school in the country to offer an accelerated five-year bachelor’s and master’s degree program with the fifth year tuition-free. Annually, 1 in 3 students partake in one of fourteen accelerated programs.
  • 98% of our undergraduate alumni are employed, in school, or engaged in voluntary service within six months of graduating.
  • Clark’s Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies is the only center of its type in the world; Clark offers the only Ph.D. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies in the country.
  • In 2021, Clark founded the Becker School of Design & Technology and introduced a new major, Interactive Media. Ranked the #2 game design program in the world by The Princeton Review, the program allows students to focus in eight unique tracks, and every student graduates with playable, distributable games in their portfolio.
  • Clark has been recognized by Rugg’s Recommendations on Colleges as the #1 institution in the United States for undergraduate study in geography.
  • Clark’s newest majors are Interactive Media, Data Science, and Marketing. Clark’s newest minors/concentrations are Actuarial and Financial Mathematics, Business Data Analytics, and Dance.

Faculty & Academics
  • Close student-faculty relationships encourage independent student research.
  • 100% of the faculty teach undergraduate classes.
  • 36 majors, 36 minors, 13 concentrations

Areas of Study
For the most current listings, including concentrations and minors (not listed below), please check the college website.

Majors & Programs
Actuarial and Financial Mathematics (minor only)
Africana Studies (concentration)
Ancient Civilization
Art History
Asian Studies
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Business Data Analytics (concentration)
Combined Languages
Community, Youth and Education Studies
Comparative Literature
Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (concentration)
Computational Science (concentration)
Computer Science
Creative Writing (minor only)
Dance (minor only)
Data Science
Education (minor only)
Engineering (3/2 program)
Entrepreneurship and Innovation (minor only)
Environmental Science
Ethics and Public Policy (concentration)
French and Francophone Studies
German Studies (minor only)
Global Environmental Studies
Health, Science, and Society (concentration)
Holocaust and Genocide Studies (concentration)
Interactive Media (Game Design and Development)
International Development and Social Change
Jewish Studies (concentration)
Latin American and Latino Studies (concentration)
Law and Society (concentration)
Mathematical Biology and Bioinformatics (concentration)
Media, Culture, and the Arts
Peace and Conflict Studies (concentration)
Political Science
Screen Studies
Studio Art
Theatre Arts
Urban Studies (concentration)
Women’s and Gender Studies

Preprofessional Studies
Prelaw Pre-law
Prehealth Pre-med

Campus Life
  • 66% of all students live on campus.
  • More than 130 student clubs and organizations
  • 50% of students play varsity or intramural sports
  • 53% of Clark students are involved in community service.

Varsity Sports

17 varsity sports in the NCAA Division III NEWMAC Conference:

Baseball (Men)
Cross Country
Field Hockey (Women)
Rowing (Women)
Softball (Women)
Swimming and Diving
Volleyball (Women)

Life After College
  • At Clark, we believe a student’s investment in education should have lifelong and wide-ranging returns. Our educational model enables students to translate their studies into remarkable careers and purposeful, accomplished lives.
  • Clark graduates are engaged with the world and working to improve it. Our alumni are driving innovations in their fields, following their passions, and leading lives of consequence and fulfillment. The most popular industries for Clark graduates are non-profit, finance and business, high tech, healthcare, and communications. Recent employers include Amazon, Forbes Magazine, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Google, Bloomberg, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Public Schools, the Peace Corps, and many others.
  • Approximately 43% of our alumni go immediately to graduate school–many of them to Clark’s Fifth-Year Free Accelerated BA/MA program, where they earn their graduate degree tuition free. Alumni who attend graduate school outside of Clark pursue everything from law and medical degrees to master’s in business, the sciences, and humanities. Some of our most recent graduates are attending Harvard, Yale, the London School of Economics, Columbia, Princeton, and Oxford University, among many other excellent graduate schools.

Academic Profile of Entering Class
  • Average GPA: 3.66
  • Average SAT Critical Reading (Middle 50%): 610-700
  • Average SAT Math (Middle 50%): 590-690
  • Average ACT Composite (Middle 50%): 28-31
  • Clark is test optional. Read more about our process.