950 Main St Worcester, MA USA 1610
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a private co-ed institution located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Clark is a small liberal arts college and part of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts. Notable alumni include influential Chinese romantic poet Xu Zhimo, engineer and inventor Robert H. Goddard, and the first African American to receive a doctorate in psychology, Francis Sumner.
Ranked 107 in the nation, Clark’s acceptance rate is 47%, and its graduation rate is 83%. Annual tuition is $49,950 per year, plus fees. A total of 3,405 students are enrolled. The university offers over 30 undergraduate majors and over 30 postgraduate programs. Clark follows a semester-based academic calendar.
Clark’s campus is located in the close-knit community of Worcester’s Main South neighborhood. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus, and over 66% of the entire student body chooses to do so, as well. Clark offers students around 130 clubs and organizations, but there is no Greek Life on campus. The university has a vibrant study abroad program. After declaring a major, students can choose from 50 options to study abroad. The Clark Cougars compete in the NCAA Division III New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference. Students are encouraged to explore Worcester with the help of a WOO card, a pass that grants discounts around the area. Discounted activities include recreational attractions, baseball games and the local ski slope, Wachusett Mountain. A free intercampus shuttle helps Clark students get around other area colleges, including Becker College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Assumption University, Worcester State University, and the College of the Holy Cross. In addition, students can utilize the local train and bus system to explore the rapidly growing city of Worcester. Boston is just an hour away
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