Clark University

663 reviews
  1. Worcester, MA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Clark University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Address
950 Main St
Worcester, MA 01610
Website

Clark University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$24,394/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,438/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,799/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,534/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,750/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,217/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,213Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Unique
    29%
  • Kind
    21%
  • Quirky
    21%
  • Weird
    18%
  • Socially-Concious
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.37 responses
Poll
78%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Challenges convention
    50%
  • Diverse
    21%
  • Quirky
    17%
  • Falsely-Advertised
    13%

After Clark University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses

Reviews

663 reviews
  • Excellent
    108
  • Very Good
    245
  • Average
    267
  • Poor
    31
  • Terrible
    12
Don't walk alone by yourself at night. Campus is in the middle of a neighborhood that is no stranger to crime, so that's why Clark has the well-established program known as Escort! Escort is a fleet of student-driven minivans that will take you anywhere within a 1/4 mile radius of campus. This is extremely useful for safety and for buying groceries if you don't have a car. There is also foot-escort, less frequently used by students likely because of the awkward small talk you have to make for the duration of the walk.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • June 12 2014
History Is Only Entertaining for the Select Few – I entered into school not knowing exactly what I wanted to do. And then I discovered the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Concentration that Clark offers. I had always had an interest in World War II and the Holocaust and this really just seemed to fit me. Whenever asked what my major is and I answer with history, people always assume that I would like to become a History teacher. That's definitely not the case however. I would love to go out into the world and experience all of the devastation, loss, and hope that was brought upon by this horrific event. I find all of my Holocaust classes quite interesting, yet the core classes aren't as capable of keeping me awake and attentive. In the future I would either like to work as a researcher or a museum curator concerning the Holocaust. The great thing about Clark is that with a good enough GPA 5th year is free; and even better for me there is a Ph.d. program in the Holocaust and Genocide Studies program! Of course I have fears about finding a career, I just hope that through hard-work, studying-abroad, and internships something great will come my way.
  • College Sophomore
  • June 29 2012
In terms of the international students, the diversity is astounding! For domestic diversity, the White population still dominates the campus. The campus is very open about sexual orientation and political beliefs. Economic backgrounds could be talked about a little more on campus. There is a clear distinction between the wealthy and non-wealthy students.
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 24 2013