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Clark University earns ‘A’ in Niche's 2018 Best Colleges in America

November 17, 2017

Clark University has earned an overall grade of an “A” in the 2018 edition of Niche’s Best Colleges In America and received stellar marks in several categories from academics, to value, to campus dining and housing.

Clark received an “A+” for professors, an “A” for both diversity and academics, and an “A-“ for value. Clark is No. 4 on Niche's list of Most Liberal Colleges in Massachusetts and No. 7 on the list for Best College Food in Massachusetts.

“Clark's pioneering education model, LEEP [Liberal Education and Effective Practice], combines rigorous academics with world and workplace experiences so our students can be imaginative and contributing citizens, advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding, and shape a life and career on their own terms. A Clark student regards the status quo and says, ‘I can do better,’ ” the Clark profile reads.

A Niche Poll revealed that Clark students are described as being “unique,” “kind” and “quirky.” The 685 reviews posted online include comments such as “There are so many different people here and everyone is accepting”; “The professors are fully engaged in teaching and want to see their students succeed. Outside of the classroom there are a multitude of activities and opportunities for student involvement on and off campus”; “The school truly cares about getting you a job”; and “This is a place that I genuinely believed made me a better person.”

The Best Colleges ranking is based on a rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni. The ranking compares more than 1,000 colleges and universities in the U.S.  Visit Niche's website for more information about how rankings are calculated.

Clark’s full report card is available online.  To learn about where Clark falls on other rankings, visit this web page.

The Niche website publishes comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for every K-12 school, college, and neighborhood in the U.S.