Clark U

Clark University

950 Main St, Worcester, United States
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  • Total Documents
    591
  • Class Notes
    433
  • Textbook Notes
    132
  • Study Guides
    26
  • Currently Enrolled
    113
  • Previously Enrolled
    161

Overview of Clark University (Clark U)

About this school

Clark University, founded in 1887, is a private, research-based, liberal arts university whose motto is "Challenge Convention and Change the World." Clark students are socially conscious and committed to making a difference. They benefit from small class sizes, easy access to professors, an intercultural community, and learning through inquiry. In addition to research and internship opportunities, Clark's Fifth-Year Free Program allows qualified students to study for five years at the price of four and receive both a bachelor's and a master's degree. Its 50-acre campus is located in Worcester, 40 miles west of Boston.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,240
    • Men:869 (38.8%)
    • Women:1,371 (61.2%)

Location

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Admission Information (Clark U)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Clark University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
950 Main Street
City, State, Zip
Worcester, MA  01610-1477
Phone
(508) 793-7431
Fax
(508) 793-8821
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
55% of 7,914 applicants were admitted
Women
59% of 4,543 applicants were admitted
Men
49% of 3,371 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
706 (16%) of 4,331 admitted students enrolled
Women
428 (16%) of 2,694 admitted students enrolled
Men
278 (17%) of 1,637 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.63
375 And Above
48%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
27-31 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
44%
• Score 24 - 29
49%
• Score 18 - 23
8%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Clark U)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $45,730 (83.29690346083788%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,170 (16.703096539162114%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Clark University accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
January 15
Award Notification Date
On or about February 20
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002139
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
477 (77.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
356 (74.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
350 (98.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
101 (28.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
89%
Average Award
$32,004
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 347 (99.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,199
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 265 (75.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,717
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 162 (46.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
208 (33.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,964

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,549 (70.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,199 (77.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,175 (98.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
223 (19.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
90%
Average Award
$32,134
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,167 (99.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,780
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 864 (73.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,279
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 570 (48.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
743 (34.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,010

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,305
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Clark U)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


206

Part-Time Faculty


97

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


64%

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Clark University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


86.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


76.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


81.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


82.0%

Programs & Majors (Clark U)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (48)


  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Development Economics and International Development
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Modern Languages
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Neuroscience
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Psychology, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, environmental studies, international development, community planning, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, economics, history, communications, public administration, geographic information systems

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Information Technology, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Professional Communications, Master of Science in Management

Master's Programs of Study (23)


  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Communication--General
  • Education--General
  • English
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Finance and Banking
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information Science
  • International Business
  • International Development
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Public Administration
  • Sustainability Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Campus Life (Clark U)

Location & Geography

Population


182,669

Nearest Metropolitan Area


50 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Boston

Weather


Temperature
15 average low in January, 74.5 average high in September
Rain
133 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
50 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Worcester
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Worcester

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


67% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


33%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Cougar
School Colors
Scarlet and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, racquetball, soccer, softball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Clark University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, international students association, science fiction people of clark, outing club, hillel, clark musical theater

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,199

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,240
Women
1,371
Men
869

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 9.1% Asian
  • 4.5% Black/African-American
  • 9.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 66.4% White
  • 7.8% Unknown

International Students


14.1% from 85 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


913

Student Resources (Clark U)