Clark University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Clark University
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Clark University is somewhat selective. About one-half of those who apply are not admitted. Students are not required to submit test scores as part of the application, but they can do so if they choose. To apply, prospective students should fill out an application (either through the school or with the Common Application) and submit: a teacher evaluation form, high school transcripts, and an application fee. 

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Admissions Data (2016)

Clark University Description

Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University has changed significantly since its founding in 1887. The school opened as the first in the country devoted entirely to graduate study. Today, the university has a strong undergraduate focus in the liberal arts and sciences that has earned it a chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Even today, however, the school has kept some of its graduate school flavor, and the undergraduate programs emphasize hands-on research and problem solving. The university can boast of a 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 21. The Clark Cougars compete in NCAA Division III athletics. They compete within the New England Women's and Men's Conference. Popular sports include rowing, soccer, volleyball, track and field, soccer, and basketball.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 3,298 (2,289 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $43,150
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,450
  • Other Expenses: $950
  • Total Cost: $53m350

Clark University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 91%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 89%
    • Loans: 54%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $25,323
    • Loans: $7,575

Academic Programs

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 88%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 71%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 75%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Rowing, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Rowing, Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Softball

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Clark and the Common Application

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