Clark University

Worcester, MA
950 Main St, Worcester, MA 01610-1477
508-793-7711

Founded in 1887, Clark University is a private research university located in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. As an institution committed to liberal education and research, Clark attracts students from diverse backgrounds who display a strong interest in and motivation to engage in rigorous academic work.

The University is situated on an 80-acre (32 ha) campus in Worcester's Main South neighborhood. It is bordered by Murray Avenue, Salisbury Street, May Street, and Woodland Street. Clark's first president, G. Stanley Hall, envisioned the university as a "laboratory of the mind" where students could explore ideas and knowledge in an interdisciplinary approach.

The University offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees in the liberal arts, sciences, and engineering. Undergraduate students can choose from over 40 majors and minors, while graduate students can select from over 30 programs. Clark's graduate program is primarily research-oriented, with over two-thirds of all students enrolled in graduate programs. The University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Clark is classified as a research university with "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is home to numerous research centers and institutes, including the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Center for Jewish Studies, the George Perkins Marsh Institute, and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

The University has a long history of service to the community, and its students, faculty, and staff are actively engaged in a variety of service and civic engagement projects. The University is also home to a number of student-run organizations, including the Student Government Association, the Clark University Programming Board, and the Clark Entrepreneurship Association.

Clark University is a vibrant and dynamic community of scholars and students who are committed to making a difference in the world. The University provides an excellent education that prepares students for successful careers in a variety of fields. The faculty are outstanding scholars and teachers who are dedicated to their students' success. The University's research facilities are world-class, and its location in Worcester provides students with easy access to a variety of cultural and recreational activities.

Quick Facts

Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Main Website: https://www.clarku.edu/

Financial Aid: https://www.clarku.edu/offices/financial-aid/current-undergraduate-students/

Annual Costs

Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $60,152

Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $60,152

Return on Investment Rating

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The estimated cost for four years as an undergraduate at Clark University is $219852.45. This includes the average cost of attendance for four years plus the interest on the average loan over a ten year repayment minus the average of grants and scholarships per student.

We then contrast this figure with average early-career and mid-career average incomes of graduates of four year programs at Clark University. For graduates of Clark University, we saw an average early-career income of $56600.00 and mid-career income of $120400.00. We then ranked the school's value based on how many years of mid-career income it takes to repay the educational costs.