CLARK UNIVERSITY FAMOUS FOR WHAT?
Clark University was established in 1887 as the country’s first all-graduate institution. Clark now promotes a rigorous liberal arts curriculum within the context of a research experience that addresses global challenges.
Accreditations, Degrees, and More
- Accreditations: American Psychological Association; New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE); Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (clinical psychology doctoral program)
B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S., M.A.Ed., MAT, MBA, MHS, MPA, MSA, MSBA, MSF, MSIT, MSM, MSPC, Ph.D., certificate
- 35 undergraduate majors in the College of Arts and Sciences
The most widely declared majors (includes double-majors; 5-year average)
- 15% for psychology
Management and political science each account for 9% of the total.
- 8 percent in biology
The average undergraduate class size is 20 students.
- 50+ study abroad programs in 20+ countries
- The percentage of Clark undergraduates who study abroad is approximately 30%.
- Undergraduate students, Professional Studies School: 7
- Certificate programs: 14 Master’s degrees: 27 Accelerated B.A./Master’s degrees (tuition-free fifth year): 14
- 9 doctoral degrees.
Clark University’s endowment (as of June 30, 2021) is $514 million.
Alumni and Students
- Undergraduates, College of Arts and Sciences: 2,242 First-year undergraduates: 519 2021 fall semester transfer students: 243 BIPOC (US): 25%
- 19% are first-generation college students.
- 12.5 percent international
- Students who complete an internship or experiential learning opportunity before graduating: 100%
- Outcomes: Six months after graduation, 97 percent of the Class of 2019 was working, attending graduate school, or volunteering.
There are 1,158 graduate students and approximately 40,000 alumni.
Academics and Research
- 215 full-time instructional faculty
Who teaches undergraduates: 96%
94 percent have doctoral or terminal degrees.
- 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- All tenure-track faculty members are involved in research and/or creative work.
- Grant expenditures per year (five-year average): $5,578,000
Campus Life at Clark University
- 97 percent of first-year undergraduates (day college) live on campus.
- Sixty-six percent of all undergraduates live on campus.
- The percentage of all graduate students who live on campus is 14%.
- 130+ student clubs and organizations
- NCAA Division III varsity sports: 17
- The Scarlet Student is a student newspaper, and ROCU is an online radio station.
Institutes and Centers
- Adam Institute for Urban Teaching and Gender, Race, and Area Studies School Practice Center
- Clark Laboratories
- G.P. Marsh Institute
- Hiatt Urban Education Center
- Higgins Humanities School
- Mosakowski Public Enterprise Institute
- Strassler Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center
Libraries of Clark University
Goddard Library, Robert H. (main university library)
Research Library of Jeanne X. Kasperson
The Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies’ Rose Library
Completer Resource Library (Visual and Performing Arts media collections)
Important Rankings of Clark University
- Best National Universities, according to U.S. News and World Report, is ranked 66th.
- Times Higher Education: World’s Best Small Universities, No. 7
- The Princeton Review: No. 2 (Undergraduate); No. 3 (Impact Schools); No. 7 (Game Design) (Graduate)
- Colleges That Change Lives includes only 40 schools.