Fiske Guide to Colleges names Clark University a ‘Best Buy’


The 2014 revised and updated Fiske Guide to Colleges includes Clark University as a “Best Buy” among the list of  “best and most interesting of the more than 2,200 four-year colleges in the United States.”

Clark is one of just 41 institutions — 21 public and 20 private — to receive the Fiske “Best Buy” rating, which identifies “schools that offer outstanding academics with relatively modest prices.”

The guide’s Clark profile states: “...the school continues to challenge convention, pioneering new teaching methods, pursuing new fields of knowledge, and finding new ways to connect thinking and doing.”

The guide covers a range of topics including academic quality, student body, social life, financial aid, campus setting, housing, food, and extracurricular activities.

The Fiske Guide is compiled by Edward B. Fiske, who served for 17 years as education editor of the New York Times.  Now a leading independent voice in college admissions, Fiske has published this popular annual guide to provide a selective, subjective, and systematic look at 300+ colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain.

More information on Clark in the rankings can be found here


Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014 celebrates the 30th anniversary of the popular college guide. It is also available as an iPad app on iTunes and a Web app on

Founded in 1887 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University is a small, liberal arts-based research university addressing social and human imperatives on a global scale. Nationally renowned as a college that changes lives, Clark is emerging as a transformative force in higher education today. LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice) is Clark’s pioneering model of education that combines a robust liberal arts curriculum with life-changing world and workplace experiences. Clark’s faculty and students work across boundaries to develop solutions to contemporary challenges in the areas of psychology, geography, management, urban education, Holocaust and genocide studies, environmental studies, and international development and social change. The Clark educational experience embodies the University’s motto: Challenge convention. Change our world.