Clark University is one of the nation’s coolest places to get an undergraduate education, according to “Cool Colleges 101,” a new guidebook published this month by Peterson’s.
The book profiles more than 240 colleges and includes vivid campus photos, an informative description, fast facts and figures, and contact information. The profiles are designed to give the students an introduction to the culture and lifestyle on college campuses, including the attributes that make each school unique: culture, tradition, social life, atmosphere, architecture and environment.
"Whether they are studying climate change in Alaska or setting up a health clinic for women in Ecuador, Clark students leave their mark around the world.”
Clark’s two-page profile notes that its students “are no ordinary students… Whether they are studying climate change in Alaska or setting up a health clinic for women in Ecuador, Clark students leave their mark around the world.” Students attend Clark for “intense, rewarding research and educational opportunities and leave as leaders ready to make global changes.” The profile also highlights Clark’s master’s and Ph.D. programs, which “focus on such areas as urban education, environmental issues and policies, management, health care, child and family welfare, holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change.”
The Cool Colleges 101 profile also includes information about the newly renovated Wright and Bullock Halls, student activities, and the city of Worcester (“pronounced ‘Wooster,’ ” the guide notes).
Clark also is one of only 40 schools nationwide featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” by Loren Pope, which praises the University's commitment to undergraduate research, diversity, civic values, social change, and Clark’s unique program of liberal studies. The book describes Clark as "a place where a teenager can make things happen."