Worcester, MA
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Reviews 875 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Weather: Weather in Worcester can be beautiful, but it also seems to get all the bad storms. This year it was the snowiest country in the U.S.!

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There is always something to eat that you will find enjoyable. There are 7 stations in the main dining hall designed for their own section. We have a Bistro where you can swap that meal time period's meal plan for a meal there. Unfortunately, that only lasts until 9PM instead of going to 2:30 when the Bistro closes, at that point, you have to use your own money.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports are not very big at Clark. The two big sports are Rowing and Lacrosse. We do have a variety of sports at Clark, but they are not that big and many students do not attend sporting events.

College Freshman

Parking: I do not have my own car and I live on campus so I do not worry about parking. However, the school runs a shuttle every day from 4PM-4AM that goes anywhere 1/4 of a mile off campus.

5 College Freshman

Computers: Tons of computers for everyone to use. But, bring your own printer, it costs money to print and when papers are due, it takes a while to print.

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The people are incredibly nice. There is a 60/40 ratio girls to guys there. Most people are friendly, some take getting used to, but overall, it's a great place to meet new people. If you want to meet people from around the world, this is the place. Of the 600+ students in the class of 2016, 16% are international.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining at Clark is great. Make sure to explore the dining scene of Main South, it's good to get off campus every once in a while

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman year dorms are pretty good. Some of the buildings are old, but they are well kept and really it's the people that make them what they are.

3 College Freshman

Weather: This year Worcester has had the highest amount of accumulated snow out of all the cities in the U.S so be prepared for that. Once spring starts, everybody seems a lot more happier on campus.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: Clark has this thing called an "Accelerated Master's Program" but everyone calls it "Fifth Year Free" because that's essentially what it is - it's a fifth year tuition free where you get your master's degree in one of thirteen pre-approved degrees. I just wish they offered psychology.

3 College Freshman

Parking: There is a parking garage. It costs $350 for a year, but it's not too bad. That's if you want your car. Street parking is meh. They have various parking lots though, so it's not so bad.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I'm a double major in Music and Psychology, and it's pretty easy to work your way around that plus your PLS courses. That's what your advisers are for! The professors here are great and make themselves available to you. They WANT you to come and talk to them. One of my favorite professors gave me an opportunity to do extra credit by drawing a COMIC BOOK for class based on what we learned. Yeah, that cool.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: University Police are there to help you, not hurt you. They reach out if you need help. RAs are around a good amount of the time, but they're all different. Some are strict, but some are pretty chill. But a lot of them just care about your safety and doing their job.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The professors here really care about the success of their students. There will always be a professor or two that you don't like, but other than those select few, the professors here and great and very engaging!

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Annie's.... soo good. And a few other Vietnamese and sushi places in the area are excellent.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: NOt too many options on campus, but there is the late night cafe and a bistro in addition to the cafe.

3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Cold. Snow. Not my favorite location. But not everywhere can be California....

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: I felt there was a good balance and I was able to be a college student.

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: I felt like the small campus gave a sense of belonging.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Not drug free but nothing past pot is really present. I'm sure some students do soem of the crazier stuff. But compared to the other colleges I've visited (as a prospective student as visiting friends as a current student), I think Clarkies are exceptionally well informed about drug safety. Whether or not they choose to pursue it is apparently a quiet matter.

3 College Junior

Weather: Haha sorry. This isn't really Clark's fault but you deserve to be prepared. New England weather is crazy, unpredictable and winters are COLD! I will say that physical plant handles weather crises quite well. But if you're looking for a weather paradise for college, Worcester is going to disappoint.

3 College Junior

Facilities: One of my critiques at Clark is that its not fully handicap accessible. This concern has been taken to President Angel and renovations have been made each summer towards becoming handicap accessible but we aren't there quite yet. Other than that, I love Clark's buildings. The library and the Lasry Center for Bioscience are especially unique.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Worcester is totally underrated. In a 0.5 mile radius from campus we have sushi bars, a Ghanaian restaurant, a playground, multiple public elementary and high schools, community gardens, and much much more. Don't judge the Woo until you come visit!

3 College Junior

Academics: Challenging but manageable. Professors are approachable and enthusiastic.

3 College Junior

Diversity: We have lots of international students but in terms of active domestic minority students, African Americans dominate the scene. Hopefully this year's incoming class will have more biracial, latino, and asian students!

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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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