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Clark University Overview

Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Worcester makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Clark University Known For?

662 Undergraduate Awards
$36,636 Avg Cost After Aid
56% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Clark since the student to facuty ratio is 10 to 1.
  • Students at Clark have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at Clark is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Clark makes roughly $49,100 a year. This is 20% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Clark to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Clark University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Clark.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Most Popular Geography & Cartography Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Community Organization & Advocacy Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Other Social Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Most Popular Communication & Media Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Most Popular Social Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Clark has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#29 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#46 Best Colleges for General Psychology College Factual
#73 Best Value Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual
#77 Best Value Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#86 Best Value Colleges for General Psychology College Factual

Where Is Clark University?

Location of Clark University

Contact details for Clark are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 950 Main St, Worcester, MA 01610-1477
Phone: 508-793-7711
Website: www.clarku.edu
Facebook: http://www.clarku.edu/facebook/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/clarkuniversity

How Do I Get Into Clark?

You can apply to Clark online at: www.clarku.edu/admissions/apply/

Admission Requirements for Clark

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Clark?

56% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
Clark has an acceptance rate of 56%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 49%, and the acceptance rate for women is 62%.

Can I Afford Clark University?

$36,636 Net Price
59% Take Out Loans
1.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Clark is $36,636. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Clark, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $7,313 a year. That adds up to $29,252 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Clark is 1.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Clark University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,281 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,349 undergraduate students at Clark, with 2,281 being full-time and 68 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Clark

There are also 1,149 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,281 full-time undergraduates at Clark, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Clark

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Clark University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Clark Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 176
Black or African American 92
Hispanic or Latino 211
White 1,368
International Students 260
Other Races/Ethnicities 174

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Clark University. At this time, 29 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 94 countries are represented at Clark. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Clark University

0 Took All Classes Online
112 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2017-2018, 112 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Clark has changed over the last few years.

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Clark University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 56 0 69 0 125
General Psychology 103 0 10 5 118
Economics 56 0 9 11 76
Political Science & Government 66 0 0 0 66
General Biology 52 0 9 2 63
Geography & Cartography 22 0 37 3 62
Other Social Sciences 23 0 29 0 52
Applied Mathematics 0 0 43 0 43
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 39 0 39
Natural Resources Conservation 22 0 13 0 35
Communication & Media Studies 7 0 22 0 29
General English Literature 18 0 11 0 29
Accounting 0 0 28 0 28
Computer Science 28 0 0 0 28
History 22 0 2 3 27
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 20 0 6 0 26
General Education 0 0 25 0 25
Sociology 22 0 0 0 22
Computer Information Systems 0 0 20 0 20
Mathematics 20 0 0 0 20
Fine & Studio Arts 20 0 0 0 20
Public Administration 0 0 18 0 18
Physics 16 0 1 0 17
Romance Languages 15 0 0 0 15
Public Health 0 0 15 0 15
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 11 0 11
International Studies 9 0 0 0 9
Philosophy 9 0 0 0 9
Chemistry 6 0 1 0 7
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 7 0 0 0 7
Other Visual Art 7 0 0 0 7
Other Education 6 0 0 0 6
Area Studies 6 0 0 0 6
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 4 1 0 1 6
Ethnic Studies 5 0 0 0 5
Music 5 0 0 0 5
Drama & Theater Arts 4 0 0 0 4
Classical Languages & Literature 2 0 0 0 2
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 2 0 0 0 2
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 2 0 0 0 2
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0 0
Social Work 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 662 1 418 25 1,106

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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