Located in Worcester, Mass., about an hour west of Boston, Clark University is one of the Colleges that Change Lives.
Academics at Clark University
Clark University is known for its Psychology program (there is a statue of Freud in the quad) and combining a strong liberal arts education with hands-on real-world learning opportunities. Clark’s Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) encompasses your required classes for your major along with critical thinking skills classes, art, and other electives that you complete over the four years. Students can also cross-register at 12 other colleges within a consortium of schools in the area. Clark University students are also heavily encouraged to study abroad as part of their education.
Clark has three colleges, Arts and Sciences, School of Management, and the newly acquired Becker School of Design and Technology which boasts the #3 game design program in the country.
Clark students are a tight community – students call themselves “Clarkies” – and the school is known for giving students the opportunity to stay for a fifth year to earn a tuition-free Master’s degree, which 1 in 3 students take advantage of. This is available for most disciplines.
85% of students receive some type of financial aid, with both need-based and merit-based aid offered.
Admission to Clark University
Clark is seeking students with curiosity about the world and their place in it, interest in non traditional learning outside the classroom, a desire to engage with the Clark community, and academic achievement and a willingness to challenge yourself.
The average GPA is 3.6. They want to see solid rigor with an upward trend in grades. Clark has been very actively test-optional for 12 years.
85% of students receive merit aid! Clark will meet full need for students admitted Early Decision; they are working towards being able to meet full need for all admitted students.
Several of Magellan’s counselors have visited Clark; you can see all of our photos from multiple visits here.