Location
Worcester, MA
Undergrads
2,253
Tuition
$38,450
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 875 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Every day is great. Every night is fun.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are a couple of really good teams, and the student body supports them, but its not a big part of campus life unless you are on a team.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There is a lot of opportunities and things out there, you just have to be proactive in finding it.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The whole school is very conscious about what we need/ want in order to succeed.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everyone is very inclusive and accepting no matter who you are, where you come from, what your differing abilities may be, or who you love and consider family.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Many students receive aid, but not as many or as much as would be prefered.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We don't have many issues on campus or involving the students but every now and then there is a case that maybe could have been handled better.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Depending on your age there can be less for you to do, but there is always something going on.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Administration is understanding, but will still enforce rules that matter and affect others, especially if safety is involved.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: If the added independence is what you are looking for then there will definetely be housing that suits you.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are some good off-campus restaurants near Clark.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-Campus housing can vary, but they are some good off campus houses near Clark.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The academics are what you make of them. The professors across all departments are pretty great and the curriculum is thought provoking. Nothing is too easy- and most classes (excepting math and sciences) are designed so that you have the opportunity to push yourself hard as you want. In lower level perspective classes you can usually coast through if you are lazy and reasonably intelligent, but if you are in the upper-level seminars with only twelve students you will have nowhere to hide if you were a lazy idiot who didn't do the assigned reading.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Biologists have more work than a lot of the non-science majors, but there are also rewards that come with the major, like the opportunity to gain legitimate future-job-related experience in a laboratory and our classes are held in one of the most beautiful buildings on campus.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Clark is amazing, you encounter lots of people with diverse experiences, friendly and creative students, thought-provoking professors, and it's all set in the backdrop of urban-decay-beautiful and strange Main South Worcester. I regret nothing.

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1 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: We don't have Greek life on campus. The closest thing we have are upperclassmen of the Division III sports teams typically live in houses together as a team and those houses occasionally have house parties with kegs. But there are plenty of off-campus parties thrown by people not involved in sports teams as well.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Campus is pretty diverse in terms of ethnic/racial and religious diversity as there are a lot of international students bringing in a lot of different cultural experiences. There is also a diversity of sexual orientations on campus. Gender reassignment surgery has been recently added as a covered procedure on the Clark student insurance policy which is pretty cool. Politically, people are almost exclusively liberal and student economic background is pretty homogeneous; most people seem to come from upper-middle class households.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Don't walk alone by yourself at night. Campus is in the middle of a neighborhood that is no stranger to crime, so that's why Clark has the well-established program known as Escort! Escort is a fleet of student-driven minivans that will take you anywhere within a 1/4 mile radius of campus. This is extremely useful for safety and for buying groceries if you don't have a car. There is also foot-escort, less frequently used by students likely because of the awkward small talk you have to make for the duration of the walk.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: I liked that there were never any restrictions on who you can bring into the dorms- you just had to do the common courtesy of okaying it with your roommate. Campus safety officers are from the Worcester police department, so they can be pretty intense if they show up to house parties, but they do what they have to do to keep us safe.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Worcester is full of fun shenanigans if you know where to look. In addition to having the best restaurants ever, there are lots of great bars with live music, there is a theater, a ton of parks, street festivals, etc. That being said- the entertainment scene is not well advertised- so go meet some Worcester locals/Clark grad students who can show you around!

4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Most people at Clark come with merit-based scholarships. It's a shame that they don't seem to offer as much in terms of need-based aid except for Stafford loans.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Worcester is straight up the best place for food ever. There are so many cheap and delicious ethnic restaurants surrounding campus. People come in from Boston to eat here. There are also a lot of great vegan restaurants in the area and some of the nicer fancier places have awesome cheap Happy Hour and Late Night affordable bar menus.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Nice atmosphere to meet your fellow students, but then I would get off campus as soon as you can- unless you're too lazy to take out your own garbage, in which case, enjoy your waffle ceilings and destroyed weekend bathrooms for 4 years!

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: There are no admission requirements, the only tough bit is management of all the coursework (16 required classes for the major) as well as the 8 perspective classes. It is totally do-able, but if you want to study abroad for a semester then you should plan ahead.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Clark Biology offers you the opportunity to get to know all your professors (who are all amazing) and you have to opportunity to gain substantial laboratory experience. Classes are all taught by professors and biology is one of the offered 5th year master's programs.

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Angela Wu
Hometown
Bellevue, WA
Major
Undecided
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The students say it best: Clark is a great place to spend four important—perhaps the most important—years of your life. Those who go to Clark report being glad they went. They say that they learned what they wanted to learn in their major, had a lot of fun, and grew up in the process. No campus is perfect, but despite Clark’s flaws, students still manage to fall in love with it and pursue their degrees until the end. Clark’s strengths lie in its academics, its community, and the city in which it resides. Even though that same city gives rise to some of Clark’s largest problems, it also exemplifies the diversity that Clark strives to provide for its students on campus. The city’s restaurants also provide a welcome escape from Clark’s dreadful meal plan!

Although Clark suffers from a poor social scene, low enthusiasm for organized sports, New England weather, and the double-edged sword of apathy and tolerance, Clarkies leave the school realizing that they have just lived through an incredible academic and social experience. It is an experience that stays with them throughout their lives via Clark’s professional reputation, as well as the bonds formed with professors and fellow Clarkies. Students agree: By the time graduation day rolls around, you will be equipped to face the world as an educated adult, but you will wish you had just a little more time at Clark.

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