Campus Housing

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Nice atmosphere to meet your fellow students, but then I would get off campus as soon as you can- unless you're too lazy to take out your own garbage, in which case, enjoy your waffle ceilings and destroyed weekend bathrooms for 4 years!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Clark's buildings vary greatly in age, but they are very good at not letting any of them get too bad.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Clark University has a beautiful green, a modernist library, and small/big enough that you can travel around with ease and meet up easily with friends. Some of the dorms are a bit on the older side but that mostly affects only juniors, and sophomores. If you would prefer a nicer dorm choose Wright and Bullock for your first year. For your sophomore, junior, and senior year, if you can afford it choose either Maywood Hall (suite-style) or Blackstone Hall (apartment-style). Dana Hall, Hughes Hall, Dodd Hall, and J&S Hall have more traditional double style rooms which more spacious than Wright and Bullock but lack pleasing common areas.

For Housing Lottery it would serve your best interest to know all the prices before hand so you can get the best lottery number possible.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Nothing much to say. I need a place to live. Clark provides a place to live. I've definitely seen worse, but I've also definitely seen better.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 47th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 166th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 202nd
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 387th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Angela Wu
Hometown
Bellevue, WA
Major
Undecided
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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.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,745
Average Housing Costs
$4,170
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
74%
Number of Dormitories
8
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Dorms
  • Blackstone Hall
  • Bullock Hall
  • Maywood Street Hall
  • Sanford
Worst Dorms
  • Hughes Hall
  • Wright Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Cable TV and phone jacks
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Free campus and local phone calls
  • Internet connection
  • Microwave, stove, oven, sink and refrigerator (units with kitchens)
  • Window coverings
Also Available
Special-interest housing, such as FYE (First-Year Experience) program in Bullock, Sanford, and Wright; Quiet House 112 Woodland, Wellness Floor in Dana Hall and 23 Maywood Street in the RLH Houses
Available for Rent
MicroFridges
Did You Know?
  • All students are required to live on campus until they reach junior status. That usually takes four semesters. This is meant to help foster a sense of community among Clarkies, which works, for the most part. Exceptions to this rule are made only for those living with a parent or legal guardian within 25 miles of the campus.
  • Do you smoke? Then plan on spending many a winter night out in the cold since Clark is a non-smoking campus because of Massachusetts law. That means that no smoking is permitted in, or within 25 feet of, the buildings.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Blackstone Hall
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Shared by suite and private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartment-style
Special Features: Central air conditioning, elevators, environmentally friendly features like water-saving utilities (toilets flush up to use less water) and centralized recycling, full kitchens with dishwashers, plasma screen TV.
Bullock Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 147
Bathrooms: 5
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, quads
Special Features: Central location, close to all facilities, laundry, police department in basement, social lounge.
Dana Hall
Floors: 3 plus basement
Number of Occupants: 157
Bathrooms: 20
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, suites
Special Features: Adjacent to Dana Commons, large lounge in basement, semi-private and private bathrooms, Wellness Center on third floor.
Dodd Hall
Floors: 4 plus basement
Number of Occupants: 131
Bathrooms: 15
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, one triple
Special Features: Adjacent to athletic center, large social lounge in basement, laundry, semi-private bathrooms, two kitchens per floor.
Hughes Hall
Floors: 3 plus basement
Number of Occupants: 418
Bathrooms: 20
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, suites
Special Features: Adjacent to Dana Commons, large social lounge in basement, laundry, semi-private and private bathrooms, safe-sex counseling office in basement.
Johnson Hall
Floors: 3 plus basement
Number of Occupants: 160
Bathrooms: 17
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, one triple, suites
Special Features: Large social lounge in basement, laundry, semi-private and private bathrooms.
Maywood Street Hall
Floors: 4 plus basement
Number of Occupants: 225
Bathrooms: 1 per suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Some sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Adjacent to Dana Commons, large social lounge on the first floor, laundry, study lounge on each floor.
Wright Hall
Floors: 3 plus basement
Number of Occupants: 232
Bathrooms: 7
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Adjacent to library, laundry, social lounge with pool table.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

RLH Houses
Number of Units: 179
Bathrooms: 34; 1 per apartment suite or house
Coed: Yes, but not in individual apartments or suites
Residents: Sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites
Special Features: Each living quarter has shared furnished living rooms and full kitchens, washers and dryers. Each room is equipped with a bed and mattress (extra-long twin; 36" x 84"), desk, chair, bookshelf, built-in closets and/or standing wardrobe, and window drapes or curtains. Also provided is telephone, cable, and high-speed Internet service

Student Polls

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  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
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