Undergraduate Admissions

Why Clark?

Come to a place where your dreams matter.

Do you dream about building a business that runs solely on green energy? Finding a cure for cancer? Lifting people out of poverty? Improving education in the U.S.?

You'll be in good company at Clark. We're an open, welcoming, diverse community that cares deeply about social and environmental causes. Here you'll have every opportunity to delve deeply into topics that interest you and to explore solutions to complex problems. As you prepare for a successful career, you'll work closely with students and faculty to improve lives in your own neighborhood and in communities halfway around the world.

Whether you're interested in digging up the past as an archaeologist, investigating the mysteries of the human mind as a psychologist, or protecting precious natural resources as an environmental lawyer, there's no better place to prepare for a meaningful life and career than at Clark University.

What makes Clark such a great place to begin your intellectual journey?

An education on the cutting edge.

Clark gives you the chance to participate in something big: LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice), a pioneering model of education that's transforming the way students learn in the 21st century. LEEP combines a robust liberal arts education with intensive world, workplace, and personal experiences—ensuring that you develop the full range of skills needed to succeed in today's complex, ever-changing world.

Experiences that change your life—and prepare you to change the lives of others.

Research expeditions in Siberia to investigate climate change. Team-based projects on cloud computing. Literacy studies in Worcester schools. Clark connects students with amazing opportunities that often have an immediate impact on the way people work, learn, and live. Clark students are changing the world, one corner at a time. We'll help you figure out how you can make your mark.

An unconventional university in a mainstream world.

Clark is a small, urban, liberal-arts-based research university. This combination is important and unique. Our small size means you have access to research opportunities that at other schools are normally reserved for graduate students. And our urban location means you have the chance to apply the skills you gain as a student of the liberal arts—such as critical thinking and collaboration—in working with local business and community leaders to develop solutions to real problems in areas such as education and economic development.

An excellent return on your education investment.

Everything you do at Clark will enrich your life today—and prepare you for a lifetime of continued learning, growth, and exploration. The successful journeys of our graduates demonstrate that Clark delivers a return on education (ROE) that's profound and wide-ranging. Our graduates boldly follow their dreams and realize their ambition to impact others' lives.

When they factor in financial aid, many students to find that the cost to attend Clark is comparable to or less than that at a state school. What's more, with Clark's accelerated degree program, eligible students can earn both a bachelor's and a master's degree in five years, with the fifth year tuition-free.

Preparation to launch.

Clarkies are intellectually and globally engaged, incredibly supported and well prepared. Our students leave Clark ready to pursue a master's or doctoral degree at a leading university, launch a career in business, the arts, technology, science, medicine or law, and make a difference in the lives of others in every corner of the world.