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About Clark

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Founded in 1887, Clark University is committed to scholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global scale, while also preparing our students for lives and careers of consequence.

Clark is where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where our University motto — “Challenge Convention. Change Our World.” — is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Here, passion meets possibility.

Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates approximately 2,300 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort.

Clark’s undergraduate students are compelled to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, while the University’s focused areas of research excellence are backed by strong master’s and doctoral degree programs that engage graduate students from around the world.

Our diverse community of educators, researchers, and scholars are original thinkers, eager to defy conventional wisdom, devise inventive solutions to complex problems, and roll up their sleeves to get things done.