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Clark University was founded in 1887 as the first all-graduate institution in the country. Today, Clark promotes a rigorous liberal arts curriculum within the context of a research experience that addresses challenges on a global scale.

We’re privately funded, coeducational, and nonsectarian, and we offer bachelor’s, master’s, certificate, and doctoral degree programs in a wide range of disciplines.

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  • Accreditations: New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE); Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; American Psychological Association (clinical psychology doctoral program)
  • Degrees conferred: B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S., M.A.Ed., MAT, MBA, MHS, MPA, MSA, MSBA, MSF, MSIT, MSM, MSPC, Ph.D., certificate
  • Undergraduate majors, College of Arts and Sciences: 35
  • Most popular declared majors (includes double-majors; 5-year average)
    • Psychology: 15%
    • Management and Political Science: 9% each
    • Biology: 8%
  • Average undergraduate class size: 20
  • Study abroad programs (20+ countries): 50+
  • Approximate percentage of Clark undergraduates who study abroad: 30%
  • Undergraduate majors, School of Professional Studies: 7
  • Accelerated B.A./master’s degrees (tuition-free fifth year): 14
  • Certificate programs: 14
  • Master’s degrees: 27
  • Doctoral degrees: 9
  • Clark University Endowment (as of June 30, 2021): $514 million
  • All students: 3,122
  • Undergraduates, College of Arts and Sciences: 2,242
    • First-year undergraduates: 519
    • 2021 fall semester transfer students: 243
    • BIPOC (U.S.): 25%
    • First-generation college: 19%
    • International: 12.5%
    • Students who complete an internship or experiential learning opportunity by the time they graduate: 100%
    • Outcomes: 97% of the Class of 2019 was employed, in graduate school, or performing voluntary service six months after graduation
  • Graduate students:1,158
  • Alumni: Approximately 40,000
  • Full-time instructional faculty: 215
    • Who teach undergraduates: 96%
    • Who hold doctoral or terminal degrees: 94%
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 10:1
  • All tenure-line faculty are engaged in research and/or creative work.
  • Annual grant expenditures (five-year average): $5,578,000
  • First-year undergraduates (day college) living in campus housing: 97%
  • Percentage of all undergraduates who live on campus: 66%
  • Percentage of all graduate students who live on campus: 14%
  • Student clubs and organizations: 130+
  • Varsity sports (NCAA Division III): 17
  • Student newspaper: The Scarlet
  • Student online radio: ROCU
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School of Geography
  • School of Management
  • International Development, Community, and Environment
  • School of Professional Studies
  • Becker School of Design & Technology
  • Adam Institute for Urban Teaching and School Practice
  • Center for Gender, Race, and Area Studies
  • Clark Labs
  • George Perkins Marsh Institute
  • Hiatt Center for Urban Education
  • Higgins School of Humanities
  • Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise
  • Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
  • Robert H. Goddard Library (main university library)
  • Jeanne X. Kasperson Research Library
  • Rose Library at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
  • Fuller Resource Library (Visual and Performing Arts media collections)
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Annual Events

From Family Weekend to Commencement, we host several key events throughout the year to keep the Clark community connected.