AN UNCOVENTIONAL UNIVERSITY IN A MAINSTREAM WORLD
Founded in 1887 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University is a dynamic small, urban, liberal arts-based research university. This combination is important and unique for students who want to excel in today’s world. Our small size gives you access to research opportunities that are normally reserved for graduate students at other schools – and our urban location provides you with a diverse city environment where you can apply your skills and develop solutions to real-world problems.
Clark’s tradition of close working relationships provides many opportunities for you to pursue knowledge through active participation. With a 10:1 faculty-to-student ratio, you can partner with professors and postdoctoral associates on a variety of projects. We also offer you the ability to choose from 32 undergraduate majors, along with many master's degree and Ph.D. program options. At Clark, you will be engaged in a relevant and challenging 21st century education that can impact your life – and the lives and communities around you.
AN EDUCATION ON THE CUTTING EDGE
Clark gives you the chance to participate in something big: LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice), a new model of education that's transforming the way students learn. LEEP combines a rigorous liberal arts education with intensive world, workplace and personal experiences – ensuring that you develop the full range of skills needed to succeed in today’s complex, ever-changing world.
A FULL RIDE FOR LEEP SCHOLARS
The LEEP Scholars program gives you the chance to benefit from everything Clark has to offer – at no cost for tuition, room or board. Ideal LEEP Scholar candidates are ambitious students whose high school records place them at the top of Clark University's applicant pool. If you are eligible, you should demonstrate a strong desire to pursue a demanding academic schedule, collaborate with peers and professors, meet ambitious career and life goals and join a community of scholars with an unparalleled commitment to global change. Scholars also have the opportunity to complete a master's degree, tuition-free, through our Accelerated B.A./Master's Degree Program.
THE ACCELERATED B.A./MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM
With Clark’s excellent graduate programs and research institutes, the University is able to offer all of our students a unique cost-savings opportunity. Work hard and you could earn an accelerated bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years from one of 14 different programs with the fifth year of tuition waived. Any student who meets the chosen program’s requirements is eligible.
A DYNAMIC COMMUNITY WITH GLOBAL INSIGHT
By living and learning in Clark’s global community, you have access to a broader understanding of international perspectives. With approximately 600 international students, faculty members and scholars from more than 90 countries, you’ll discover a variety of cultures, traditions, religions and political ideologies to learn about and enjoy.
CHALLENGE CONVENTION. CHANGE OUR WORLD.
Clark will inspire you to get involved in significant ways in class, on campus and abroad. More than 50 percent of Clark students actively volunteer, locally and globally, through community service and study abroad programs. Our students also lead the charge in organizing more than 120 clubs and organizations involving business, the arts, the sciences, social service, athletics, etc. With our various academic and student life opportunities, LEEP and the overall Clark experience, you’ll be well-equipped to exemplify the University’s motto: “Challenge convention. Change our world.”
Like the Private College 529 Plan, Clark University is committed to addressing college affordability for the next generation. Long-term planning is a beneficial approach for both families and students in today’s economy. Clark supports families in researching this pre-payment option so they can be better prepared to responsibly fund their students’ future educations.