Clark University is a private institution located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Clark offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors structured around Clark’s Liberal Education and Effective Practice (LEEP) curriculum which includes a small classroom setting. As one of the first modern research universities in the United States, Clark University is home to several centers and institutes, many of which offer undergraduate research opportunities. Outside of academics, Clark is home to 17 Division III sports and features a number of all-campus celebrations, which include the International Gala and Spree Day.
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Small sized school with buildings conveniently spaced situated in an entertaining, urban environment. Exceptional transportation system makes up for the lack of sports life. Professors know you and will engage with you after class.
Jennie from Worcester, MA
Interesting curriculum in how they use gen eds in order to truly round out education as well as allowing for self-designed majors. Good class sizes and beautiful campus. Opportunities to research with faculty, study abroad, gain internship experience, and take classes at neighboring universities.
Linnie from Plaistow, NH
Clark is what you make it. No matter what you want your undergraduate career to be like, there is a way for you to make that happen, meeting your individual wants and needs. Its a small campus with a lot of greatness packed into it.
Katie from NH
Diverse, Friendly, Welcoming
from Somerville, MA
Feels like home. All around a great environment.
Savannah from Northern California
Clark is a diverse, dynamic community where everyone is involved in a variety of interesting activities, both academically and extra curricular. Although Clark is in a not-so-nice part of Worcester, it provides students with cheap living and great community service, volunteering and internship opportunities. Clark University offers the small liberal arts feel while providing research opportunities and has a heterogeneous population; something that's hard to come by in a small New England liberal arts school.