Clark University

Clark University

Clark University is a liberal arts college and a private research university located in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. It was founded by industrialist Jonas Clark in 1887. It is the first institution to be established as an all-graduate university and a founding member of the Association of American Universities. Clark University offers enrollment to more than 2,000 undergraduates and postgraduates.

The university offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the fields of art history, ancient civilization, biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, education, English, law, history, music, and mathematics, among others. Students can also opt for research studies in Clark University's research institutes.

The university's sports teams are known as the Cougars. There are more than 15 varsity teams that participate in cross country, field hockey, rowing, soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, baseball, swimming and diving, lacrosse, and softball.

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Contacting Clark

Clark University
950 Main St
Worcester , MA 01610-1477
General Phone: (508) 793-7711

Clark Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts294women's studies, comparative literature, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, foreign languages and literature, English, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, ...
Business and Management174business management, finance, human resources
Therapy and Counseling111psychology
Media71communication studies
Science64biology, biochemistry, physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Family and Social Work40community organization, public administration, social work
Education and Teaching28education, ESL instruction
Conservation and Resource Management20environmental studies
Computer Science and Engineering12information technology, computer science
Religion and Philosophy11philosophy
Fine Arts10fine arts, art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts8drama
Photography and Commercial Art7film studies
Security and Law Enforcement1criminal justice and safety
Medical Administration0health care administration

Number of programs and degrees for Clark in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree49340
Master's degree33321
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship3410
Postbaccalaureate certificate02
Post-master's certificate11

Clark Student Body

In 2007-2008, Clark had a total enrollment of 3,210 students (3,364 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 59%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 69%
Graduate 31%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 57%
Black 2%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 18%
(Foreign Students) 16%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 31%
20-21 30%
22-24 14%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York11%
(International Students)8%
New Hampshire5%
New Jersey3%
Rhode Island2%
State unknown2%
North Carolina1%

Clark Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 88 %
Part-Time 100 %

Clark Room and Board (2007)

Clark offers campus housing for 1,813 of its 3,364 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Worcester, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Clark Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal550660
SAT Math540650
ACT Verbal2430
ACT Math2228
ACT Composite2428

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT88%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT24%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Clark Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 34,220
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 34,220
Room and board $ 6,650
Room charge $ 3,900
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,750
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 950

Financial Aid:
Clark participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 213900)

Clark Faculty

Clark has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year47$101,06921$99,382
Associate professoracademic year19$77,65323$74,405
Assistant professoracademic year37$61,06333$63,816
Instructoracademic year2*0*
Lectureracademic year4$56,8003$43,167
All faculty totalacademic year109$80,85980$75,422

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Clark Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Baseball New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Track New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference

Clark Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature
Geography, Other
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Music, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Clark Highlights

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What Sets Clark Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Clark Number of degree programs
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Clark Salaries of full-time faculty
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Clark Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 10%Clark % of degrees in liberal arts
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%Clark Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Student SAT scores
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Clark Student SAT scores
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Clark % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in fine arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Clark % of degrees in fine arts
% of degrees in conservation and resource management
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Clark % of degrees in conservation and resource management
% of degrees in media
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Clark % of degrees in media
% of degrees in science
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Clark % of degrees in science

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, navy, air force)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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