Clark University

Worchester, Massachusetts
4-year Private university

Overview

Clark University is a private institution established in 1887 with city setiing located at Worcester. It is ranked 81 in National Universities in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. It practices semester-based academic calendar. All Clark students can get a WOO card: a pass that grants discounts at area attractions, baseball games and the local ski slope, Wachusett Mountain. Clark students can also ride the free intercampus shuttle to Becker College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Assumption College, Worcester State University and College of the Holy Cross. Students can also hop aboard to get to Worcester Public Library, Worcester Art Museum and the local train and bus station. On campus, Clark students can choose from more than 100 clubs and organizations, but the school does not have a Greek system. Freshmen and sophomores must live on campus, and all students are allowed to bring cars. Research is a particular focus for students at Clark University. Undergraduates are encouraged to get involved, and students showcase their work each semester during Fall Fest and Academic Spree Day. The school’s research expertise is a century-long tradition; on campus in 1909, Sigmund Freud gave his famous Clark Lectures about psychoanalysis, and university researchers have been responsible for discoveries that led to the birth control pill and the formula for the wind-chill factor.

#81 in National Universities
Setting
Urban
Location Worchester, Massachusetts
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1887
Selectivity Low
Size Small
2,240 Undergraduates

Learning

10:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Social Sciences
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts

Cost

$56,650
Cost of Attendance
$24,040
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $45,730
Outstate Tuition Fee $45,730
Room and Board Fees $9,170
$44,500 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation

Applying

57% (Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$60 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.58 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Optional
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

native language is English.

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Nov
01
Early Action Deadline
Nov
01
Early Decision Deadline
Jan
15
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
May
01
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Nov
15
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Jan
15
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$33,772 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$17,826 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $56,650
99% Students with need received Financial Aid
89% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application January 15
Forms to be submitted CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Available
Traina Scholarships
Total Worth $20,000 per year
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Achievement Scholarships
Total Worth $15,000 per year
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Jonas Clark Scholarships
Total Worth $10,000 per year
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Not Available

Students

2,240 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
86% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
83% Students graduate within 6 years