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Reviews 636 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Junior

Majors: The Best Place for Me – Being a History major with a concentration in Holocaust and Genocide studies at Clark has been an unbelievable experience. The faculty members are at the top of their field and are extremely passionate about what they study. Clark has access to some of the largest recorded archives of survivors from the Holocaust. Having access to this is a great learning experience.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Urban Area Awareness – As Clark is located in an urban area there are crimes that occur around campus. The campus police officers are very good at keeping students alert about events that have occurred on campus through "timely warning" emails and texts. Its smart not to walk alone at night and lock doors. While I have never felt unsafe at Clark its smart to be aware and stay alert of whats going on around you.

5 College Junior

Academics: Clark is a small school and because of this the professors are really able to get to know their students on a first name basis. They genuinely make an effort to help students both inside and outside of the classroom. Many are very inspiring and make classes extremely worthwhile. The small classes allow students to never feel like a number in a classroom.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Main South Life – Clark University is located in an area of Worcester known as Main South. While its a little rough around the edges, this area offers a lot to do during the day and at night. During the day there are many festivals on weekends in the fall along with different sorts of cultural parades. There are a few nice parks in the area. As for the nightlife there are a lot of clubs, restaurants, and bars nearby. This is a very lively area of Worcester.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Ts a Brand-New Major but There Are Still Plenty of Great Classes to Take. Its a brand-new major but there are still plenty of great classes to take.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: It Gets a Bad Rap, but I Find Lots of Things to Do. It gets a bad rap, but the neighborhood isn't that bad. I love to go to some of the stores close by, especially on Park ave. If you have a car it's a big help, then you can get downtown or to some of the shopping centers outside of town. Once a year they close down Park ave and host a huge art festival, that's great. I also love going to shows at the Hanover Theatre.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Parties are kind of lame. AT the beginning of freshman year it was fun looking for parties. But parties get boring or broken up by police.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Computer Labs – Computer labs are very accessible and helpful. The computers are pretty new and work well for the most part. There are many printers as well.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Housing on and Off – The housing ranges from relatively nice to really nice. If you stay on campus, you can't go wrong. Many upperclassmen venture off-campus, where you can find a great array of cheap but not-so-nice housing.

3 College Senior

Local Area: Main South in the WOO – Main South in Worcester has its quirks. Although Worcester is incredible for college students, with bars, clubs, and many diverse restaurants, Main South is a particular part of Worcester that is more dangerous and less desirable than the rest of the city.

4 College Senior

Academics: I came to Clark University because its Psychology program is quite prestigious. Overall, I have found all my professors to be extremely available and engaging, but the academics in general could be more challenging.

4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Very Accessible – It was easy to establish good communication with the financial aid office and I received a good amount of aid.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Houses Were Better Than Dorms – Dorms were okay but I am just the type that preferred housing like the quiet house or housing available on main st.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Clark is a very unique campus and it is easy to balance social life and academics here. I would definitely choose it again.

5 College Junior

Academics: Being a chem major requires a LOT of work and time, but the teachers and opportunities available to all students are amazing.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Students are very involved in athletics at Clark, and there is alot of school spirit. However the team is not the best, and it is one of the lower sports divisions. The gym and fields are extremely well taken care of and up to date.

4 College Junior

Weather: Better Button up! I would give the weather of central Massachusetts an A. The summer days are usually around 75-92 which is good for a variety of comfortable weather. However the winters are extremely cold. I learned my lesson and had to bundle up a lot more while at school than when I go home in New Jersey. With a warm jacket, you'll be fine, especially since classes are rarely cancelled.

2 College Junior

Campus Food: I love the cooks at Clark as well as the dining staff, however I cannot say the same for the food Clark serves. Almost every Junior who has the chance to get off the required meal plan does so because the food options are not that great at all. For this reason I gave the school a C. I feel as though if the school were to spend more money in providing better food, then it could retain more juniors and seniors on the meal plan, which would yield a higher profit from such a small investment.

3 College Junior

Academics: Clark University offers a variety of majors, minors, and concentrations to choose from. Just recently they added a much needed and anticipated Latin American/Latino Studies concentration to their selection. There are a lot of choices for majors, from not just regular paths, but thoughtfully created ones such as my major in International Development and Social Change. For these reasons, I appreciate Clark's constant strive toward a diverse liberal studies education and would rate the schools determination with a B+.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Could Be Better – If you don't have a parking pass (which can be expensive), finding parking around Clark is pretty hard, especially if parallel parking isn't your specialty.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Mostly Good! Most of the facilities at Clark are great. The Kneller gym could use some renovations, but it did just receive some new equipment. The library and AC (academic commons) is fairly new and a great place to go, with lots of new computers. Overall, Clark's facilities are pleasing.

1 College Sophomore

Diversity: Although Clark always emphasizes their "diverse background of students" the diversity the University is referring to is not race. There is a large population of International students that attend Clark, however international students of color are not the same as domestic students. The ALANA (African descent, Latino /a, Asian, and Native American) population is very small, I believe under 8% which is shameful for a University located in an urban area. There are amazing people at Clark, the majority of who are warm and friendly people, but the University lacks domestic diversity, and that is why I would grade Clark with a D.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: University Police Has Got My Back – Since we are an open campus, Clark University has taken several giants steps in trying to improve campus safety. Such improvements include the emergency "red buttons" located in various places around campus that, if pushed, will alert campus police and they will arrive at the location within two to three minutes. Also, we have an Escort system that will either drive or walk students to their destination within a two mile radius outside of campus. I myself have frequently used the Escort system and find it to be very effective. In addition, whenever there is an unfortunate scare or episode that happens on or around Clark campus, an e-mail is sent to all the students with details of the event as well as suggestions to keep safe. Overall, I feel safe at Clark. Crimes can happen anywhere, especially on an open campus, but since University Police patrols the campus 24/7, it makes me feel a lot safer knowing that help is not that far away.

3 College Student

Campus Quality: Hidden Golden Gems – There are so many great programs at Clark for an array of students. One really just needs to put in the effort to get involved and work with faculty to find things that will improve the college experience.
For instance, Clark has many organizations which cater to ALANA, first generation, and international students. A sizable portion of the student population also has the opportunity to participate in summer research, study abroad, service trips, and stipend ans university supported internships.
One's experience here really is what one make of it.

3 College Student

Transportation: The public buses run about every 20 minutes from campus to city hall. However, one often needs to transfer to another bus to get anywhere.
Campus has a safety escort service which runs from 4pm-4am daily, where students can call and be picked up from anywhere in a 1/4 mile radius of campus. During busy hours, however, this can come from 5-30 minute wait. The undergraduate student council also services shuttles to two different malls on the weekend. Unfortunately, the drivers are not always timely.
Taxi service is most reliable. But extremely costly because the city is so spread out.

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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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