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Clark University was founded in 1887 as one of the first all-graduate institutions 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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Best Colleges, U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News and World Report

Top 5 National Universities with enrollments of 3,000 and under

#38 in Best Value Schools

#48 in Top Programs to Look For: Undergraduate Research / Creative Projects

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One of only 40 schools in the book Colleges That Change Lives

How do Clark’s graduate programs rank?

More Clark Statistics

  • 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., MAED, MAT, MBA, MBA/MSA, MBA/MSF, MFA, MPA, MPA-SLP, MSA, MSAA, MSBA, MSC, MSCS, MSDA, MSF, MSIT, MSM, MSMK, MSMKA, MSPM, MSSEA, MSTA, Ph.D., certificate
  • Undergraduate majors, College of Arts and Sciences: 35
  • Most popular declared majors:
    • Psychology
    • Political Science
    • Interactive Media
    • Management
    • Biology
  • 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: 8, including General Studies
  • Accelerated B.A./master’s degrees (fifth year, with most tuition-free): 19
  • Certificate programs: 11
  • Master’s degrees: 25
  • Doctoral degrees: 8
  • Clark University endowment $514 million
  • All students: 3,827
  • Undergraduates, College of Arts and Sciences: 2,349
    • First-year undergraduates: 817
    • 2022 fall semester transfer students: 55
    • BIPOC (U.S.): 26%
    • First-generation college: 15%
    • International: 7%
    • 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: 1,478
  • Alumni: Approximately 40,000
  • Full-time instructional faculty: 228
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 9:1
  • 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: 95%
  • Percentage of all undergraduates who live on campus: 68%
  • 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
  • Becker School of Design & Technology
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School of Geography
  • International Development, Community, and Environment
  • School of Management
  • School of Professional Studies
  • Adam Institute for Urban Teaching and School Practice
  • Center for Gender, Race, and Area Studies
  • Center for Geospatial Analytics
  • 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.