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Professor and sculptor James Maurelle speaking to an art class.

‘The beauty of failure is perfection’

Professor and sculptor James Maurelle shares his thoughts on the importance of connecting to the tactile world and why everyone deserves the right to fail, to grow, and develop.

On art and life

Psychology professor, Michael Addis

What does it mean to be masculine?

Psychology Professor Michael Addis explains how to think about masculinity as a performance that reinforces societal norms and discusses the impacts on mental health.

Wynne Dromey ’25, a double major in studio art and marketing with a minor in entrepreneurship and innovation standing in a studio with her painting, 'Embrace.'

The expression of love and belonging

Wynne Dromey ’25, a double major in studio art and marketing, discusses the inspiration for her painting, Embrace, and having the power to create.

Abstract design in red, gold, black and green to signify Black History Month

Black History Month 2024

Clark celebrates through a series of alumni panels, pop-up markets, and lectures this February around the theme of “African Americans and the Arts”.

Altogether different for the greater good

Clark is built for the kind of unconventional and independent thinking that allows us to value the imperfect and navigate the unexpected. We move through the world with confidence and curiosity, eager to discover what awaits and emboldened to act when our moment arises.



Gain a world-class education grounded in both intellectual rigor and an urgent responsibility to elevate our fellow humans.

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Explore majors

Browse undergraduate programs and learn about the experiential learning, study abroad, and accelerated degree options that make us different.

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Graduate degree programs

Our globally recognized graduate programs will enable you to contribute to new knowledge and positive action in your chosen field.

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Meet the faculty

Clark faculty are scholar-teachers who bring students into their research.

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In the classroom
First year students receive need-based financial aid
Students complete an internship or experiential learning
Majors, minors, and concentrations
Majors and minors

Discovery and Impact

We think differently. We ask hard and good questions. We break down barriers to new knowledge and positive action.

A researcher and farmer working together on sustainable agricultural production in Ethiopia, Photo credit Alex McAlvay

Could traditional knowledge hold the answer to feeding the world?

Researchers are examining whether the diverse grain mixtures developed by Ethiopian farmers could offer a climate-resilient solution to global food insecurity.


Clarkies are curious about the world and their place in it. We put our knowledge into action to make a difference.

Two students working on a science project in a physics lab

Undergraduate studies

We want to get to know you, what inspires you, and the ways you’ll enrich the Clark community.

A professor and their student gather specimens at the Hadwen Arboretum

Graduate studies

Join a community of world-class scholars researching solutions to address the challenges facing the world.

A group of international students at a welcome reception at Clark University

International students

You are welcome here. Our shared understanding is broadened by the perspectives you bring to our campus.

Of undergraduate alumni employed, volunteering, or in school six months after graduation
Success after Clark
Students enrolled: 2,372 Undergraduate, 1,776 Graduate
At a glance

Experience for yourself what it’s like to study at a small research university with a strong liberal arts core.

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Experience for yourself what it’s like to study at a small research university with a strong liberal arts core.

A group of students laughing together at a campus mental wellness event.

Snapshot of campus life

Clark’s annual mental wellness event provides a chance for students to come together, reflect, and connect.

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