59%

Acceptance Rate

$25,691

Avg.Financial Aid

002139

FAFSA Code

About Clark University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

3,122

Website

www.clarku.edu

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CIHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Clark University, which is located in Worcester, MA is a private university. Clark University occupies a total area of about 50 acres. In 1887, Clark University was founded. Clark University believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is "Challenge Convention. Change our World", Fiat lux (Latin) and its official colors are scarlet and white. Out of total 3,498 (2019) students enrolled at CU, 2,349 belong to undergraduate courses while 1,149 are postgraduate students. The school has a total of 267 (2019) academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. Around 98% of the students are 24 and under at Clark University. At CU around 59% are white, 12% are Non-resident alien, and 9% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 61% of the students are females and 39% are males. In its 133 years of existence, CU has produced several known personalities like Padma Lakshmi (Model, Author), Robert H. Goddard (Physicist, Professor), Jeffrey Lurie (Television producer, Entrepreneur), and J. Ross Mackay (Geologist). The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. At CU, 177 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), APA (American Psychological Association), and NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges). $438 million (2019) is the total value of endowment of the Clark University.

Location & Contact

Address

950 Main St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 5087937711
Fax: 5087938821
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Rankings

The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. Clark University has been ranked at the 206th position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the university based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

15th Jan

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

59%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

$60

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The admission to Clark University is easy and the students can make the most out of it. Clark University has 3 admission thresholds. To kickstart the admission process at CU, the candidates have to fill an application form and submit a fee of $60. As a general rule, securing a good score in a standardised test like SAT or ACT improves an applicant’s chances of securing admission. However, at Clark University, the average SAT or ACT scores of students securing admission is not available. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 950 Main St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610-1477. They can also call them at (508) 793-7711.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$29,129

Average Annual Cost

$45,380

Books And Supplies

$800

Other Fees

$350

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$9,170

Budget For Other Expenses

$950

Total One Year Cost

$56,650

Before applying to CU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $58,325 per year. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($47,200), books and supplies ($800), room and boarding ($9,480), and budget for other expenses ($1,000). For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

10:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

87%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$2,545

Faculty Overview

54%

Male Professors

46%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Psychology, General

107 Graduates

Biology, General

46 Graduates

Political Science and Government

46 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

45 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

41 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

40 Graduates

Economics

36 Graduates

Social Sciences, Other

36 Graduates

History

29 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

28 Graduates

Sociology

27 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

26 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

21 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

21 Graduates

Computer Science

15 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

11 Graduates

Physics

11 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

11 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

10 Graduates

International/Global Studies

9 Graduates

Mathematics

9 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

8 Graduates

Philosophy

8 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

7 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

7 Graduates

Chemistry

6 Graduates

Area Studies

3 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

3 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

2 Graduates

Music

2 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,304

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

20%

Full-time

98%

Part-time

2%

Students Gender

Male

39%

US National: 44%

Female

61%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

57% White

6% Unknown

4% Black

9% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

13% Non Resident alien

8% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

58%

Out Of State

32%

In State

10%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$76,163 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 98% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

98%

Undergrads in College Housing

70%

Averege Housing Cost

$5,400/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,770/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$3,770/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Cougar

School Colors

scarlet and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

149

Total Female Athletes

165

Intramural Sports

13

Sports Club

12

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Field Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $9,480 per year. Clark University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at CU costs around $3,770 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At CU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 39% male and 61% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$37,000/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$49,100/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$22,655

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$235 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

90%

Average Aid Per Year

$25,691

Students Receiving Federal Grants

22%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,691

Students Receiving State Aid

8%

Average Aid Per Year

$1,195

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

89%

Average Aid Per Year

$24,224

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$35,400

$30K - $48K

$35,170

$48K - $75K

$32,720

$75K - $110K

$29,914

> $110K

$17,186

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$33,303,077

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$14,884,280

In case the students at Clark University face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. The average financial aid at Clark University is around $24,820 and the federal grant is $6,437. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $1,220 and institutional aid worth $24,820. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Clark University amount to $33,303,077 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $14,884,280.

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