Fiske Guide to Colleges includes Clark University in 2016 edition

Fiske 2016

The Fiske Guide to Colleges, revised and updated for 2016, includes Clark University on its list of the "best and most interesting of the more than 2,200 four-year colleges in the United States."

The Fiske Guide covers a range of topics, including academic quality, student body, social life, financial aid, campus setting, housing, food, and extracurricular activities. About Clark, it states, "Clark's Program of Liberal Studies promotes the habits, skills, and perspectives essential to lifelong learning. … Clark continues to challenge convention, pioneering new teaching methods, pursuing new fields of knowledge, and finding new ways to connect thinking and doing."

Also included in Clark's profile are anonymous quotes from students of various grade levels. "There is a definite onus on the student to enquire, explore, and think critically. The faculty does a wonderful job in gearing students for this task," says a sophomore.


Learn more about Clark University in the rankings here.

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 Fiske Guide to Colleges is also available as an iPad app from the iTunes store and a Web app from

Founded in 1887 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university addressing social and human imperatives on a global scale. Nationally renowned as a college that changes lives, Clark is emerging as a transformative force in higher education today. LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice) is Clark's pioneering model of education that combines a robust liberal arts curriculum with life-changing world and workplace experiences. Clark's faculty and students work across boundaries to develop solutions to complex challenges in the natural sciences, psychology, geography, management, urban education, Holocaust and genocide studies, environmental studies, and international development and social change. The Clark educational experience embodies the University's motto: Challenge convention. Change our world.