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Worcester, MA
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2,253
Tuition
$38,450
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of great restaurants off campus. The Sole Proprietor is an excellent seafood restaurant. Maria's Kitchen and Sabor Tropical both have great Dominican and Brazilian food. Thai Cha Da has good Thai food. There are tons of places to eat for all price ranges.

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Off-Campus Dining: Some of the restaurants are really good. I would suggest hitting three spots as a Clarkie: Annie's Clark Brunch, Acoustic Java, and Peppercorns. Annie's is a great diner right off campus with a great atmosphere. Acoustic Java is a coffeeshop right on Main Street that has good food and drinks at reasonable prices. It even has live entertainment and open-mic nights. Peppercorns is a nice restaurant right next to the Traina Center for the Arts. It has a full bar, great food, and desserts, all at pretty moderate prices.

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Off-Campus Dining: My favorite off-campus restaurant is a Vietnamese place called Saigon, which is a one-minute walk from campus on Main Street and very cheap.

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Off-Campus Dining: There are tons of great restaurants in Worcester and the surrounding area. There are plenty of great chain restaurants like Vinny T's, Friday's, and Applebee's, but there are also tons of good local places like the Sole Proprietor and Nancy Chang's. Also, great take-out and pizza places are all over the Clark area with delivery.

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Off-Campus Dining: Worcester has some of the best restaurants I've ever been to. Shrewsbury Street is filled with amazing places to eat.

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Off-Campus Dining: There is a pretty good variety of places to eat at in the area, with a few Brazilian and Chinese places worth checking out.

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Off-Campus Dining: The city has a lot of places to eat out and a good variety of ethnic foods, which is great. There's also the obligatory pizza and sub places that students call at all hours of the night to get some food. It doesn't matter if you want a nice place, some McDonald's, or a pizza, there's always going to be somewhere to get it.

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Off-Campus Dining: The restaurants off campus are pretty good, and there is a lot of variety. I personally learned to love Vietnamese food when I got here. Go to Da Lat or Saigon, although Da Lat is much better in my mind. Tortilla Sam's is a Mexican hangout near WPI, which is very popular, and China Lantern is a great super cheap Chinese place nearby. Thai Cha Da, Sakura, and House of India do the other Asian cuisines. Shrewsbury Street restaurants are for hot dates and parents. I personally think Vinny T's is a waste of time, but it's a decent Italian place if you don't have adventurous taste buds.

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Off-Campus Dining: My weakness is eating out. As a college student, I have found this to be problematic, especially in a place of temptations such as Worcester. The Clark University area of Worcester is chock-full of quick eats, as well as nice sit-down experiences. First off, as far as fast food goes, on both sides of campus are late-night Chinese takeout restaurants, there's a Burger King, a McDonald's, a Taco Bell, a Domino's, and a KFC within a half mile from campus. Chain restaurants like Friendly's and Arby's are all within walking distance as well. Moreover, Worcester offers some of the finest sit-in dining places around. Between WPI and Clark campuses you'll find Vietnamese, Southwestern, Thai, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Greek, and Japanese restaurants, just to name a few. Places like Saigon's on Main Street, Sakura Tokyo restaurant on Park Avenue, Tortilla Sam's on Highland Street, and House of India on Park Avenue are some of my personal favorites. And for coffee and dessert, there's always Café Dolce on Shrewsbury Street.

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Guys & Girls: I think the individuals at Clark are amazing; however, I wouldn't classify Clark as an `attractive' school.

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Guys & Girls: There are hot guys and girls on campus, like anywhere, but some of them know they're good-looking, and those are the ones you avoid. Most people are fairly normal. There are more girls than guys, somewhere around 60 to 40, which makes it a bit easier for the guys to find someone. But, WPI is the reverse, so girls don't have to go far.

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Guys & Girls: There's a mix at Clark. I didn't find too many that appealed to me until my junior year, but that was probably just me.

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Guys & Girls: Two girls to every guy. That's a lot of curves.

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Guys & Girls: It depends on your type. I think there are way more hot girls than hot guys, but that's generally the case.

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Guys & Girls: Appearance isn't typically what the students are known for, but there is the same range of looks at Clark as there is at most places.

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Guys & Girls: The people at Clark are friendly and warm, and most people are very open and accepting of others.

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Guys & Girls: The nice thing about Clark guys is that, without football, you don't get the big macho jock types. If you like the soccer player/swimmer build, you'll be happy at Clark!

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Guys & Girls: It depends on what you like. There is a wide range of people at Clark, so theoretically, there is someone you can connect with.

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Guys & Girls: A lot of Clarkies end up finding their future spouses at Clark, but it all depends on what you're looking for. If you do it all for the nookie, and you're not satisfied with what's on campus, it's not far to visit the other colleges in the area.

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Guys & Girls: The guys are different every year. And the freshman girls just keep getting dumber the older you get.

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Guys & Girls: The campus population is alright. I think there is a lot of variety in the choices. While there are more girls, we do live near WPI, which is mostly boys, so the ladies do okay. There is also a strong gay community and high tolerance on campus, so no one has to be left out on the singles front. I'm doing alright as far as men go.

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Guys & Girls: Hot? I don't know about that. It's tough to find a guy to date on campus. But what do I know; I married a man eight years older than me who lived off campus. What I will say is that my now husband was always able to hang out with me on campus without any issues.

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Guys & Girls: Most Clarkies are not hot by ordinary standards, so after you've been here for awhile, your standards for attractiveness adapt. One nice thing about this is that some people look for other redeeming qualities, of which there are many.

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Guys & Girls: Guys are typically cardboard-cutout douchebags, but I have met some of my best friends at Clark. Girls are the same, and the hot ones are few and far between.

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Nightlife: Worcester bars leave a little something to be desired, but I had some good parties while I was there. They were so good, I didn't remember going when I woke up.

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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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