Undergraduate Admissions

Clark University, Jonas Clark Hall.


A small research university with a major impact

The University

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Founded 1887
President David P. Angel
Institutional Status Private, Nonprofit
Religious Affiliation None

Research and Creative Work

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Number of multidisciplinary research centers/institutes 7
Annual grant expenditures (five-year average) $6,525,000
Percent of tenure-line faculty engaged in research/creative work 100%
Approximate percent of undergraduates who participate in research 64%


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Full-time instructional faculty 197
  Who teach undergraduates 100%
  Who hold doctoral or terminal degrees 96%
Student/faculty ratio 10:1

Enrollment—Fall 2014

Total Enrollment, degree-seeking students 3,299
Degree-seeking graduate students (full- and part-time) 1,063
Degree-seeking undergraduates (day college) 2,205
  Men / women 41% / 59%
  International 14%
  ALANA (Asian-, Latino-, African-, and Native-American) 19%
  From out-of-state (includes international students) 67%
  Average retention rate (first-year to sophomore; 5-year average) 89%
First-year undergraduates (day college) 548
  Average high school GPA 3.6
  Average critical reading / math SATs* 610 / 610
  Living in campus housing 97%
New fall-semester transfer students 52
Degree-seeking undergraduates (College of Professional and Continuing Education) 31

*Clark has implemented an SAT/ACT test optional policy for applicants.


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Ph.D. programs 8
Master's degree programs 12
Dual master's degree programs 4
Certificate programs 2
Undergraduate majors (day college) 32
   Most popular declared majors (includes double majors; 5-year average):  
  Psychology 18%
  Political Science; Biology 7% each
  Business Management 6%
Accelerated B.A./master's programs (fifth year tuition-free) 14
Average undergraduate class size 21
Study abroad and away programs (34 countries) 57
Approximate percent of Clark undergraduates who study abroad 1/3

Student Life

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Percent of graduate students living on campus 7%
Percent of undergraduates living on campus 70%
Student clubs 130 approx.
Varsity sports (NCAA Division III) 17

Costs and Financial Aid

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Graduate student tuition varies by program
Graduate student housing (on campus, per year) $7,600
Undergraduate tuition $40,380 (per year)
Undergraduate room and board "lifestyle" packages $7,030 - 10,400 (per year)
Meal plans only $1,630 - 4,020 (per year)
Percent of undergraduates who receive some form of financial aid 85%