Undergraduate Admissions

'Outstanding education with economic value'--Top 50 in Kiplinger's 'Best Value in Private Colleges'

Affordability and Value

At Clark you'll get more than a great education. We're incredibly proud that we prepare our students for long, productive careers and lives of consequence without challenging their financial futures.

 

Wondering if you can afford Clark?

YOU KNOW THE COSTS...

Tuition $40,380
Room & Board $7,800
Total 2014 – 2015 $48,180

BUT DID YOU KNOW THAT...

85%

of students receive aid from Clark. See below.


We promise to challenge you—not your financial future

MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

65%

of our students receive merit-based aid *

*Source: Clark University new student financial aid records and undergraduate admissions for 2015 - 2016 application year.

SIGNIFICANT MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS
Presidential LEEP $48,180 annually
Traina $20,000 annually
Achievement $15,000 annually
Jonas Clark $10,000 annually

 

AVERAGE NET COST AFTER NEED-BASED AID AND MERIT AWARDS

This infographic shows, on average, how much is being paid each year by our current enrolled undergraduates (2014–2015) after need-based aid and merit awards are deducted.

 

Average net cost, enrolled undergraduate students; amounts from fall 2014 (tuition, room and board $48,180 minus average aid package).

Source: Clark University new student financial aid records for 2014–2015 application year.


Let us help you figure out what you might pay

Our office of Financial Assistance will work closely with you and your family to explore a range of funding options. Use the College Board's NET PRICE CALCULATOR to give you a rough estimate of your eligibility for need-based assistance.

Contact us to discuss your results; the calculator provides an estimate only, and you may eligible for more or less assistance than the results suggest.


Work hard, earn a tuition-free master's degree
and save $80,000*

2 degrees (B.A./Master's) in 5 years at the cost of 4 years. You save $80K - Clark University

*Savings compared to getting a master's degree in 2 years elsewhere.

If you meet the program requirements, you can earn both a bachelor's and mastr's degree in five years—with the fifth-year tuition-free.

Clark has 14 accelerated B.A./master's degree programs in the areas of science, management, finance, education and more.

You'll be prepared to make an immediate impact in the professional world, or smoothly transition into a Ph.D. Program.


We work hard to keep Clark affordable by...

KEEPING TUITION INCREASES LOWER THAN OTHER SCHOOLS

Based on 5-year averages (2009–2013)

Source: National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) collects data from 4-year private colleges and universities, Oct. 2013 (most recent available).

CHARGING LESS FOR ROOM AND BOARD. COMPARE:

Clark University $7,800

New England Public Universities (Average*) $11,330 31%
more

Massachusetts Private Colleges (Average**) $13,486 42%
more

Yearly standard rates: 2014–2015

*Including UMass, UNH, UVM, UConn
**Including BU, BC, Northeastern, Tufts, Brandeis, Wheaton, Smith


Our student outcomes speak for themselves

WHERE OUR STUDENTS GO

97%

of our 2014 undergrads are employed or in graduate school six months after graduation. (Based on 84% knowledge rate) Learn more

HOW WE RANK

Check out our rankings from Kiplinger, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and others.

Rankings and recognition for Clark University

Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us.