History, Affiliations and Rankings
Clark University is a private Liberal Arts-based research university founded by Jonas Gilman Clark in 1887. The university is located in the city of Worcester in Massachusetts state. Clark University is one of the first modern research universities in the US. The University is also a member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCA) which helps in exchange programs for the students to attend courses at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the College of the Holy Cross. Clark University has been ranked among the top 66 national universities by US News and World Report. It also holds a place among the top 40 Colleges That Change Lives.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Spread across 50 acres, Clark University campus is a lush green campus located in Worcester, Massachusetts. It is also known as “the Heart of New England.” Clark University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors and 12 interdisciplinary concentrations. It also offers more than 30-advanced degree programs and a number of professional certificate programs. The most popular programs at Clark University are B.Sc, B.E., MBA, MIM, MS etc. while some of the popular courses in the university are psychology, geography, physics, biology, and entrepreneurship. There are about 130 student clubs and organizations on the university campus. 215 full-time instructional faculty, 6 libraries, and 17 varsity sports too. The campus of Clark University accommodates 97% of its students in its 8 residential halls, 10 houses.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Clark University is one of the first all-graduate institutions in the US that also addresses challenges on a global level. The University is privately funded and offers Bachelor's, Master’s, doctoral and certificate degrees in various fields. Providing top-tier education at an affordable tuition, Clark is placed #28 among Best Values Among Private Universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine. Professor Robert H. Goddard who was a pioneering rocket scientist who conducted many experiments on campus, Grayson L. Kirk, a president of the Council on Foreign Relations during the Cold War, D'Army Bailey was a prominent civil rights activist and the founder of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee are some of the notable alumni of Clark University.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Clark University has a very diverse campus. With a total of approximately 2,241 undergraduate enrollments in 2022 the university is growing every year. Clark has a multicultural campus with around 15% international students representing more than 80 countries. The average intake of international students is more than 1000. There are 38% male students and 62% female students out of which 53% of the students live on campus. The average cost to live on-campus is 6,000 USD for international students. Companies like Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, National Geographic, etc. are placement partners of the university.