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Worcester, MA
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2,253
Tuition
$38,450
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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College Sophomore

Transportation: I'm spoiled with Boston's MBTA. Worcester has a bus system but not many buses, so they run infrequently. I would never go into Worcester anyway, so I don't use the buses. They're there if you need to get to the train station, though.

College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have no safety measures except these lousy call boxes, which are useless. Campus is very small, and there are muggings once in a while. It's a touchy subject for me, and I feel that Clark should lock up the campus or get security cameras. One student council member is trying to get cameras. I don't feel safe at night on campus, so I'm armed. I don't travel alone, and I don't let my friends go out alone either.

College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't know anything about the sports teams, but I know there are a lot of intramural teams that seem to have fun. Clark isn't a big sports school, but there are still varsity teams.

College Sophomore

Campus Dining: We only have one dining hall, and it's pretty good compared to most schools. They try really hard to make tasty stuff for the students, while being conscientious about allergies, religious restrictions, and health. Uncle Sam's pizza is down the street from Clark, and it has good, cheap pizza. I order from Domino's and the Ming House once in a while and take the shuttle to Shrewsbury Street for really good food.

College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The town is rather lousy, in my opinion. I grew up in Boston, and I love it there so much more than Worcester. Clark is in the worst part of town, too. Our students get mugged a lot, and Clark won't close the campus. I think we've given the town its chance, and it's about time we shut the campus at night. The best thing to visit is Shrewsbury Street, where there are tons of restaurants-it's easy to take the shuttle bus safely there. Stay away from Main Street, which is Clark's address. There are about 10 other colleges in Worcester, at least, and there's a shuttle that will take you from one to the other. But, I never interact with the other schools.

College Freshman

Weather: Clark is in New England, so bring clothing for every weather scenario you can think of. The summer and beginning of fall are hot and humid, and winters are especially cold. Worcester is known for having some of the worst weather in Massachusetts.

College Freshman

Parking: There is plenty of parking-you just have to pay for it.

College Freshman

Computers: You can usually always find a computer, but having your own is always the best choice.

College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I am pretty sure that the campus is strict on drinking and drug use. It's mostly up to the RAs to bust kids, but a lot of the time they won't if the students are not too loud or obnoxious.

College Freshman

Diversity: Clark is known for its ethnic diversity. As for religions, most people I have met are not really religious or are Jewish. Most people on campus are pretty liberal, and we have a great gay community.

College Freshman

Nightlife: I don't party or drink, but I have been to an 18-plus club on Main street, which was fun.

High School Student

Health & Safety: There is a huge amount of prejudice toward Main South and Worcester in general among Clarkies, many of whom hardly get to know the city in their four years at school. Worcester statistically has a lower crime rate than Boston, and as long as you don't wear your privilege on your sleeve, nothing bad will happen to you. Walk with confidence---otherwise they can smell your fear!

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College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't think it's that big. I have not seen much myself.

College Freshman

Academics: Clark is well known for psychology. The teachers I have had so far are great and so easy to talk to. The workload is really not bad as long as you have your dates straight. Everyone's always open to help.

College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love Clark. It's a great place and a lovely environment. I find the academic schedule to be very student-friendly and so are the professors. I love meeting people from all over the world-something Clark encourages.

College Freshman

Facilities: The facilities are very nice. I like the size-they're always clean and have the right technology.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I love the restaurants off campus. There's hundreds on Park Avenue and Shrewsbury Street. I love Sakura Tokyo and Baba on Park Avenue. Sakura is very nicely priced, and Baba can be a bit expensive. The Flying Rhino on Shrewsbury is not that great-it doesn't have that many options and is pretty expensive. I love Pho Dakao also on Park-it's Vietnamese. Peppercorns is good too, and it's right by Clark.

College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are very few guys at Clark. There are the athletes, the geeks, and some in between. There are some attractive ones. There are a lot of girls, and a lot of them are hippies and down to earth.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is no Greek life at Clark, so no frats and no sororities. I wish we had them though.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: The parties on campus are not appealing to me. They were better last year. They sometimes have parties at sports houses, which are not fun to me. It's a bunch of drunk people pushing each other around and stepping around in beer. The clubs are pretty nice in Worcester.

College Sophomore

Transportation: It's very good. There's a public city bus stop very close to campus. Also, cabs come really fast.

College Sophomore

Diversity: It's very diverse. There are all kinds of people, races, backgrounds, and sexual orientations. Politically, it's mostly a liberal campus. Everyone is accepted here, though.

College Sophomore

Athletics: The varsity sports are good for a Division III school. The players seem really involved in their teams, and people usually take intramurals seriously, too.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are pretty nice. Freshman dorms are better compared to other schools I've visited. Maywood suites are super nice. Blackstone suites are nice, but the rooms are small for the price you pay.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Clark is in the center of the cultural and diverse part of Worcester, so there are so many low-price restaurants of every kind of cuisine within walking distance. And, the food is good too!

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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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