Worcester is blessed with a rich history and energized by an ambitious vision for its future. The city has been a New England cornerstone for more than two centuries because it values the best of what it’s always been and embraces all that it will become.
Worcester’s roots date to the Revolutionary War, but the second-largest city in New England is now shaping a new legacy around modern-day revolutions in biotech, higher education, health care, and the arts. The city found its footing as a manufacturing giant and has since evolved into a hub for eclectic cultural offerings and dynamic professional opportunities — and is home to 11 colleges and universities that offer a vibrant student experience.
Above all, Worcester is a community. Its diverse, tightly knit neighborhoods are a broad mix of immigrants dating back to the Yankee settlers and continuing with the arrival of Armenian, Irish, French-Canadian, Vietnamese, Brazilian, Dominican, Ghanaian, and many other groups, whose distinctive cultures shape and flavor our city. Many Clark faculty and students engage with Worcester as true partners on projects involving urban development, land preservation, and literacy education. More than anything, the University prides itself on being a good neighbor.