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Clark University provides ‘Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck’

Princeton Review features Clark in 2017 edition of ‘Colleges That Pay You Back’; University also among 25 Best Schools for Making an Impact
February 16, 2017

Clark University is one of the nation's best colleges for students seeking a high quality education with great career preparation and at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review’s just-released book, “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.”

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The guidebook includes a profile of the University, featuring quotes from students surveyed by The Princeton Review. It notes, “Clark focuses on getting its 2,300 students hands-on training with a career focus. Clarkies rave about the school’s Liberal Education & Effective Practice program, which ‘gives us immense opportunities to explore careers in different fields’ through projects that pair curriculum and independent study with internships or volunteer work with outside organizations. Through LEEP, Clark students find that they are ‘graduating as a much more rounded and employable student.’ ”

Clark University is one of 200
schools in the 2017 edition of 
'Colleges that Pay You Back.'

According to the guide, students appreciate that "Clark offers the research and internship opportunities of a large research institution with the personal instruction and help of a small liberal arts school," and “Students universally praise the faculty as ‘really good, caring professors, who are legitimately interested in their students’ academic progress,’ but who also care about their ‘overall achievement and well-being.’”

The new Princeton Review guide highlights Clark’s cost-saving options, including the four-year Presidential LEEP Scholarship, which comes with a full-ride scholarship and paid room and board, merit scholarships and need-based grants, and the Accelerated B.A./Master’s Degree Program, which offers a fifth year of study tuition-free for students who meet the academic requirements.

The Princeton Review chose the schools based on ROI (return on investment) ratings it tallied for 650 schools last year. The ratings consider academics, cost, and financial aid to graduation rates, student debt, and alumni salaries and job satisfaction. Editors culled data from the company's surveys of administrators and students in 2015-16 and from's surveys of school alumni conducted through April 2016.

Visit Clark’s Return on Education site for information about our successful alumni, and view career profiles of more than 25,000 members of the Clark community on the University's LinkedIn page.