Clark University
#198 Overall Influence#469 Desirability Rank

Clark University

American private university and liberal arts college in Worcester, Massachusetts

About This School

How does this school stack up?

Clark University is a private research university in Worcester, Massachusetts. Founded in 1887 with a large endowment from its namesake Jonas Gilman Clark, a prominent businessman, Clark was one of the first modern research universities in the United States. Originally an all-graduate institution, Clark’s first undergraduates entered in 1902 and women were first enrolled in 1942. The university now offers 46 majors, minors, and concentrations in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering and allows students to design specialized majors and engage in pre-professional programs. It is noted for its programs in the fields of psychology, geography, physics, biology, and entrepreneurship and is a member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts which enables students to cross-register to attend courses at other area institutions including Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the College of the Holy Cross. As a liberal arts–based research university, Clark makes substantial research opportunities available to its students, notably at the undergraduate level through LEEP project funding, yet is also respected for its intimate environment as the second smallest university counted among the top 66 national universities by U.S. News & World Report and as one of 40 Colleges That Change Lives. It is classified among “R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity”.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

7,687

Acceptance

59%

Graduation Rate

75%

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$45,380

Fees (in-state)

$350

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$19,360
30K-48K$19,590
48K-75K$22,040
75K-110K$24,846
110K+$37,574

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$54,700

Employed

91%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

3K

Under-Grads

2K

Graduates

1K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

950 Main St, Worcester MA 01610-1477

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

15k per 100k

Violent Crime

2k per 100k

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

29k per 100k

Violent Crime

9k per 100k

What is Clark University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#26 World Rank #16 USA Rank
Psychology
#137 World Rank #68 USA Rank
Sociology
#200 World Rank #75 USA Rank
Physics
#235 World Rank #91 USA Rank
Mathematics
#237 World Rank #91 USA Rank
Philosophy
#215 World Rank #103 USA Rank
Biology
#190 World Rank #111 USA Rank
Education
#321 World Rank #120 USA Rank
Chemistry
#225 World Rank #124 USA Rank
Political Science
#231 World Rank #131 USA Rank
History
#334 World Rank #132 USA Rank
Economics
#241 World Rank #150 USA Rank
Social Work
#413 World Rank #166 USA Rank
Literature
#404 World Rank #172 USA Rank
Computer Science
#366 World Rank #176 USA Rank
Medical
#318 World Rank #232 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#431 World Rank #288 USA Rank
Communications
#687 World Rank #415 USA Rank
Business

Other areas of influence

#21 World Rank #11 USA Rank
Anthropology
#176 World Rank #63 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#335 World Rank #165 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#394 World Rank #191 USA Rank
Law
#565 World Rank #213 USA Rank
Engineering
#750 World Rank #452 USA Rank
Nursing

Influential People

Who are Clark University's Most influential alumni?

Clark University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology. Clark University’s most academically influential people include Robert H. Goddard, Lewis Terman, and Henry H. Goddard.

Robert H. Goddard
Robert H. Goddard

American physicist

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Lewis Terman
Lewis Terman

American educational psychologist and academic

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Henry H. Goddard
Henry H. Goddard

American psychologist

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Edward B. Titchener
Edward B. Titchener

American psychologist

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Judith Plaskow

American theologian

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Francis Sumner

American psychologist

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Xu Zhimo
Xu Zhimo

Chinese poet

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Solomon Lefschetz
Solomon Lefschetz

Jewish American mathematician

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Matthew Sands
Matthew Sands

American accelerator physicist

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Arnold Gesell

Psychologist and pediatrician

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E. Franklin Frazier
E. Franklin Frazier

American sociologist

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Ben Bagdikian
Ben Bagdikian

American journalist and academic

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