Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013 includes Clark University

The 2013 revised and updated Fiske Guide to Colleges includes Clark University among the list of  “best and most interesting of the more than 2,200 four-year colleges in the United States.”

The Fiske Guide is compiled by Edward B. Fiske, who served for 17 years as education editor of the New York Times.  Now a leading independent voice in college admissions, Fiske has published this popular annual guide to provide a selective, subjective, and systematic look at 300+ colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain.

The guide covers a range of topics including academic quality, student body, social life, financial aid, campus setting, housing, food, and extracurricular activities.

Although the guide incorrectly lists the University’s founding date as 1897, not 1887, it correctly states that Clark “began as an all-graduate school based on a German model, excelling in disciplines including psychology and geography, and now welcomes undergraduates of all backgrounds and interests with small classes and no shortage of faculty attention.”

Clark’s listing, located on page 151, quotes a junior at the school as saying, “At Clark, you have to be prepared to be open-minded and accepting since there are so many different types of people and ideas.”

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