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Overall Experience: I'm relatively happy here. It's really expensive, and I'm not sure it's worth the cost to me, but the teacher-student interaction is good. My professors are always available.

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Campus Dining: The food is good, but it gets repetitive. You can use your cash card at Fantastic Pizza if you want a change of pace.

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Computers: There are computer labs and printers available, but I like having my laptop in my room for last-minute stuff and e-mail access.

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Health & Safety: There are a lot of robberies, but more or less, I feel safe.

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Athletics: Sports aren't big here-I wish they were. People on the teams seem to care though, but they don't get much support.

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Drug Safety: The drug scene is noticeable, but easily avoidable. It is mostly "light" drugs.

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Guys & Girls: The boys are few and far between, but the ones that are here come in all forms, shapes, sizes, and types. It's the same with the girls-there's a little of everything.

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Overall Experience: I would come here again. It's a very welcoming campus.

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Weather: Weather is very cold and can be variable. Bring everything-rain gear, snow gear, fall stuff-for all school year-long.

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Nightlife: Parties are there if you want them, and there are some clubs off campus.

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Off-Campus Dining: The restaurants are good and numerous if you don't mind a 5- to 15-minute walk. Fantastic Pizza has great falafel. Blue Jeans and Mas Voce are the two best pizza joints in Worcester, and both are within walking distance from Clark. Da Lat has great Vietnamese food, and Thai Cha Da has awesome Thai noodles. There are lots of more upper-end options, too, like Evo, a café next to The Living Earth, the sushi house on Park Avenue, and many others.

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Diversity: Mostly upper-middle class people come to Clark, but seeing as how the school is particularly generous with scholarships, there are exceptions, which is cool. Almost everyone leans left politically. There are few gay men and black and Hispanic students, and lots of Jews and atheists. Most, however, come from upper-crust-liberal-suburban environments.

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Academics: Some teachers are engaging and exciting, but most are boring and ill-prepared. The workload is not that high if you don't challenge yourself-you can certainly get away with doing the bare minimum in some classes and get good grades. Clark's supposedly known for psychology and geography.

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Campus Strictness: It seems like Clark is quite strict.

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Campus Dining: The Bistro and Jazzman's have good food.

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Campus Housing: They are average. I would avoid Wright Hall because it is too noisy. I like Dodd Hall.

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Nightlife: The parties are cool and fun. Fusion, Club Mint, and Club Red are off-campus bars, and they are all good.

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Guys & Girls: Some guys are good looking, and so are the girls. I'm attractive, outgoing, fun, and busy.

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Campus Dining: There is one campus dining hall and two other sites to get food: the Bistro and Jazzman's Cafe, which has opened in the library. The quality of food in the dining hall is middle-of-the-road-not awful but not great. The Bistro's food is generally tasty but not particularly nutritious. Overall, the food scheme works, but it can get tiring.

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Transportation: Worcester has a public bus system that is useful for getting around to many popular sites. The problem is that is has become more expensive to use and not all routes run regularly! So, plan accordingly.

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Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of apartments in the local neighborhood that cater to students, but the quality of properties and the professionalism of the landlords really vary greatly.

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Drug Safety: Most people who use illicit substances tend to use marijuana. I am sure there are students who use and abuse other substances, but marijuana tends to be the dominant drug alongside alcohol.

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Health & Safety: As of late, a rash of muggings and attempted robberies have occurred on campus and on the periphery of campus. Students are generally very nervous about roaming the grounds late and after hours. To reduce anxiety and prevent further property crimes, the campus has an escort that can accompany students to their residences and sites with a half-mile of campus. Though the escort is handy, the campus community is generally leery about the attempted robberies that continue to occur.

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Academics: I chose to attend Clark University due to the prestige surrounding its geography program. The professors vary quite substantially from those who are very involved in the learning process to those who are hands-off. This variability is one of Clark's defining features, but it can make working alongside different professorial styles difficult. Classes are on the smaller side and academic subjects are viewed holistically, which I think is very unique.

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Local Atmosphere: I know many people are able to get out and about in Worcester, but I have been limited because I don't have my own car, and I do not have a lot of money to spend on cabs. However, there are ways of getting around on the weekends if you take advantage of the opportunities. Personally, I do not get off of campus enough for my own liking, but I am sure that in the years to come I will discover more of Worcester. However, the local atmosphere I have seen is truly amazing! When friends and I go walking during the day to run errands nearby we always end up engaged in a friendly and interesting conversation with someone who lives nearby, and they seem to have a great impression of Clark students.

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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
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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