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Reviews 817 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: People from all over go to Clark, including people of different ethnicities, countries, religions, political views,...you name it.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a good amount of apartments, they are just kind of pricy for what you're paying for. They're usually pretty nasty, and if they aren't they're more expensive and are still in dangerous neighborhoods that get robbed all the time. It's a bit more laid back than being in a dorm though.

4 College Junior

Academics: I'm a Psych major, business minor, and I feel incredibly satisfied with my education so far. These are two really well-rounded programs on campus, most of the professors really know what they're talking about, and there is a decent variety of classes to take within the majors. The 8 Perspectives that we have to fulfill can be a little limiting depending on the semester and which classes are being offered, but it isn't too difficult to get them done along with your major requirements in a timely manner.

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3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The dining hall at Clark is decent. It can get old after a while, but it fills you up and saves you the hassle of having to cook for yourself. They really stepped up their game in the Bistro this year, though! The pasta, sushi, and fried rice bar are definitely worth staying on the meal plan.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is a little expensive and the University Police are not always great with getting everything processed, but lots and spots are convenient and good.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a ton of restaurants within walking distance of campus, many of which are cheap and really good. Not to mention that there is a good variety of ethnic food in the area surrounding Clark. If you want to drive a little further or pay a little more there are countless really great places to get all kinds of food. Different restaurants and great food is one of the benefits of being in Worcester.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: Public transportation is everywhere! there are consortium buses that take you to other colleges nearby and also to shopping centers. Escort service can take you anywhere nearby the campus. A lot of things are in walking distance so it's always accessible to get necessary things. There are buses that come around that drive you back and forth to boston for free. Plus, taxi service is not expensive at all so you can get around to anywhere you need to -- and all at a decent price.

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a very fair and gracious amount of financial aid, which made it even more possible to attend Clark due to the lack of financial strain. Clark does take focus into what you do within the community and your participation -- which led me to receiving a fair scholarship from them which is nothing but beneficial in the long run! The financial aid office is really helpful too! They are really nice and more than happy to help the students out.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The security has had no negative effect on students' academic life but they do tend to show up more often to break up house parties which negatively effects some peoples social lives. However, they usually aren't out purposely trying to break up parties, the racket that the people cause is almost a give-away to the police officers to check the safety of the situation

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone here is extremely approachable. Personally, the people here aren't my type in a romantic sense. They are the kind of people that you can make long-lasting friendships with. I'd have to say that people look average and dress average here. It's very easy to find someone with the same interests as you, though. In social life, there is always some form of activity that you can participate in that can help with getting to meet more people. Overall, everyone here is nice and friendly.

2 College Freshman

Campus Dining: I wasn't expecting much coming here, so I wasn't ENTIRELY disappointed when I found out the food was about average. They do have a good amount of options, and they cater to vegetarians or people who can't eat gluten, but not a lot of lactose-free options. It could be better, definitely. Hit the Bistro.

1 College Freshman

Weather: It gets COLD here! Fall had barely begun and I had to break out the sweatshirts and fluffy coats. Worcester Winters are something not to be taken lightly.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Guys and girls are different in many ways here, but that's kind of what makes it so great! I found a guy who was sweet, funny, nerdy, and really good looking. It all depends on what you look for, but I think everyone here is pretty attractive and unique.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Clark Escort is okay, but they often are there very late and take a really long time to come. "3-5 minutes" turns into about 15 and it's aggravating when you have to get to work or class and you're off-campus.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: You are in Main South, Worcester, there is crime. But if you keep alert and listen to what UP tells you during orientation, you won't have a problem. Take advantage of escort, especially if you're like me and park your car off campus. EMS is great about emergency calls and has an amnesty code, they're here to help.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: there is a TON of diversity on campus and everyone accepts where you are from without judgement

3 College Freshman

Transportation: there are buses and taxis but coming from a small town they can be hard to figure out.

5 College Freshman

Academics: When I came to Clark first, I didn't really know what to expect. However, we have a great academic program with strong professors who are eager to help students develop into adults. Most of my professors are ivy league graduates or close to it. Because Clark is a liberal arts education, there is a wide variety of interesting classes to take, depending on one's major. Clark has such a unique educational system, I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.

3 College Senior

Diversity: Getting Better – The is a pretty siginificant international student population of campus.
Lots of chances to interact with students from different cultures. As far as the domestic minority population is concerned, in recent years the
population has gradually increased.

4 College Senior

Weather: City for All Seasons – Ok if your not accoustomed to New Englad weather than it can seem ti get frigid cold here during the winter. Be prepared to head to class even when it snows. It the past year there have been seem pretty weird storms that h, but nothing much to worry about. The summers here get hot, winter cold, Spring and Autumn are the most beautiful parts of the year.

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: Healthy,Variety, a Bit Pricy – Only campus has one main dining hall open everyday from 7am-9p
m. Most students on campus have the 10 or 14 meals per week dining pan
which includes anywhere from 250-500 dining dollars per semester.
Dining dollars are what we use to pay for food at the non-dining hall eateries on campus like "The Bistro" restaurant and the coffee shop in the library. The meal plans are a bit expensive around 2000 per semester just for the 10 meal plan, however there is a lot of variety in the cafeteria. Our school has a large internation students population so the Dining Hall has to cater to different palates and diets.

3 College Junior

Majors: BIO ALL THE WAY!!! I came to clark thinking of Biology/Biochem. I took some core classes such as organic chem and finally decided to venture on the Biology field since its my strength. I have enjoyed some classes such as Genetics to learn different disorders and ways that people are working for cures. I also did a statistic class on Biology and I admit it was fun, since we chose what topics to focus such as healthcare in different countries and explaining the differences. I do have fear that I might not get a job since there is too much competition out there. However, I want to do some research with my professors to give me more experience and hopefully get a job with this unstable economy.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Sports Are Improving – I have been to a couple of basketball and baseball games, and I would think these varsity team sports are a part of Clark. However Clark is not a really big sports school, and the coaches and event coordinators do as much to provide the best quality and invite as many Clarkies as possible. Intramural sports are also there however they are not as important as the varsity sports.

2 College Junior

Parking: Find Your Way – Well I would say the safest place to park is in the school parking site although its around 500 a year but you are pretty much guaranteed a safe parking. However parking on the street can be free at some spots but places like health center you do pay but at a reduced price. Just make sure you know where you park since I have incidents of getting tickets. All in all, you need to know the rules of parking to avoid any violations.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Campus Food – The dining hall is pretty much ok however food is pretty much repetitive. The bistro is great for a quick snack and a fast run before class. They are renovating the bistro so with a quick sushi bar, things should be bettter. I am heading to junior year so I have the option of a reduced/ no meal plan so that's one of many options.


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Jonas Clark Hall Jonas Clark Hall Jonas Clark Hall houses the University's psychology, economics, communications, and education departments, along with numerous classrooms and one of many computer labs on campus.
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Angela Wu
Bellevue, WA
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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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