2019 Fiske Guide lists Clark among ‘best and most interesting’ colleges

July 10, 2018

The Fiske Guide to Colleges, revised and updated for 2019, again includes Clark University in its profiles of more than 300 of the “best and most interesting” colleges in the United States, Canada, and Britain.


The Fiske Guide covers a broad 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 Liberal Education and Effective Practice (LEEP) education model is designed to prepare students for success after college by combining a liberal arts curriculum with ‘intensive world, workplace, and personal experiences.’ ”

The guide includes comments from unnamed Clark students that speak to the campus culture and Worcester in general. “What Clarkies have in common is that we all value our differences,” one student says. Another student describes Worcester as “a city of hidden gems.”

The profile states, “Clark continues to challenge convention, pioneering new teaching methods, pursuing new fields of knowledge, and finding new ways to connect thinking and doing," and notes that the University began as an all-graduate institution but currently offers a “dynamic, undergraduate-focused educational environment.” 

Also highlighted are the University’s strong offerings in psychologygeography, and international development and social change, as well as Clark’s Accelerated B.A./Master’s Program, which enables eligible students to get their master’s degree tuition-free, and Presidential LEEP Scholarships, which include full tuition, room, and board for four years.   

Learn more about Clark University's Rankings and Recognition   

The Fiske Guide is compiled by Edward B. Fiske, who for 17 years served as education editor of The New York Times. Now a leading independent voice in college admissions, Fiske is also co-author of the Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College and “Fiske Real College Essays That Work.”

The Fiske Guide to Colleges is available at bookstores now. Students can also customize and streamline their college search by using Fiske Interactive Online, which gives them, along with their families and educators access to more than 300 detailed profiles of the best colleges in the U.S., Britain, and Canada.