The best things about Clark housing are that it is spacious and it is guaranteed all four years. Clark may not have the newest buildings, but they are all well-maintained, and the size of the rooms more than makes up for the age of the buildings. On top of that, all the housing options are within two minutes walking distance from any classroom that you might need to get to. The on-campus housing is furnished, provided with telephone, Internet, and cable TV, and they all have a cleaning service that takes care of the common rooms and bathrooms. Many students enjoy living on campus so much that they remain there all four years, and since seniors get the best numbers in the housing lottery, that isn't a hard feat to accomplish.
When it comes to choosing a dorm to live in, the best advice for an incoming freshman would be to live in one of the freshman dorms. Either dorm will be a great time, and the social network that you create will follow you through all your years at Clark. There is definitely a perceivable difference between students who were able to live in the freshman dorms and those that did not, and most of those that did not seem to regret it. The one drawback to the freshman dorms is that they can sometimes be a little stricter than other dorms. This is because they tend to get more rowdy in general, and so the RAs get to be more watchful. But other than that, many consider the dorms to be the preferred way to live at Clark.