WORCESTER, Mass. – Clark University earned the #35th spot among 50 national universities in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category in the 2010 edition of America’s Best Colleges . The exclusive rankings, which include more than 1,400 schools nationwide, will also be published in the September issue of U.S. News & World Report , on newsstands starting Aug. 20th.
The rankings were based on three variables:
- ratio of quality to price: a school’s overall score in the America’s Best Colleges 2010 rankings divided by the net cost to a student receiving the average need-based scholarship or grant. The higher the ratio of rank to the discounted cost (total costs less average scholarship or grant), the better the value;
- percentage of all undergrads receiving need-based scholarships or grants during the 2008–2009 year;
- average discount: percentage of a school’s 2008–2009 total costs (tuition, room and board, fees, books, and other expenses) covered by the average need-based scholarship or grant to undergrads.
Clark also is listed as #88 among the nation's best national universities.