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Clark Admissions Information

Clark University
Worcester, MA (map)


Set in the heart of Massachusetts, Clark University offers its students a broad and deep education based in the liberal arts, enabling them to address global challenges. With a wide variety of clubs and student organizations, Clark offers many opportunities to get involved, from the Asian Culture Society to The Scarlet (the school’s newspaper). The diverse student body at Clark allows students to socialize and collaborate with people from all over the world, from Belize to Malaysia to Serbia. Additionally, all undergraduate courses are taught by faculty members and with small class sizes, students receive individual attention from their professors.

Located the heart of Worcester (pronounced wis-ster), Clark is a stone's throw from many other colleges, museums, and a host of cultural and recreational events. Clark's motto of Challenge Convention. Change Our World, embodies the passion that Clark students bring to their studies and other activities. As the only institution of higher education in the US at which Sigmund Freud spoke, Clark has many students involved in the social sciences, including psychology, political science and sociology.



Basic Info

Main Address: 950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610-1477
Phone Number: (508) 793-7711  
Website: www.clarku.edu  


Type of school: Private  
Type of school: Liberal Arts  
Setting: Urban  
Athletics: Division III, Intramural and Club Sports.  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 2,317  
Percent out-of-state: 62%  
Percent international: 8%  
Female to Male ratio: 59:41  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 10:1  
Most popular majors: Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Special study programs: Cross-Registration
Double Major
Independent Study
Liberal Arts/Career Combination
ROTC (Air Force, Army, Navy)
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Washington Semester

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed housing
Apartments for single students
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Women's housing
Special housing for disabled students
Campus Ministries
Concert Band
International Students
Literary Magazine
Model U.N.
Musical Theater
Radio Station
Student Newspaper
Television Station
Choral Groups
Film Society
Jazz Band
Marching Band
Music Ensembles
Pep Band
Student Government
Symphony Orchestra

Fun Facts

  • Voted #19, Most Liberal Students
  • Named a Best Northeastern College

Admissions Information

Clark University has a diverse and active campus, and as such, the school's admissions committee searches for similar qualities in its potential students. Clark looks for applicants who show a commitment to academic work and who also place special importance on personal character. The applicant's recommendation is also considered, as well as individual social commitment, on a local or global level. For an applicant to demonstrate interest in contributing to the Clark community, he or she should use the personal essay to discuss aspirations, or participate in extracurriculars with communal goals.

Admissions address: Office of Admissions
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610-1477
Phone number: (508) 793-7431  
Fax number: (508) 793-8821  
Admissions Website: http://www.clarku.edu/admissions/  
Email: admissions@clarku.edu  
Contact Person: Donald Honeman, Dean of Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 4,038  
Percent of applicants admitted: 69%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: January 15  
Early decision/action deadline: November 15 (Early Action)  
Accepts the Common Application? Yes  
Admission requirements: Academic Teacher Evaluation
Standardized Test Scores
School Report
Mid-year Report
Final Report

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? SAT or ACT (writing optional)  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Considers highest selection of scores across test dates  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 3279  
ACT code: 1808  
Learn more about other Small New England schools:
Brandeis   Holy Cross   Boston College  

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