Clark University

Clark University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Clark University Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Clark University was awarded 133 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is geography.

Overall Quality

Clark is ranked #358 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 72 colleges in Massachusetts, Clark is ranked at #26.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Clark?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Clark University is a competitive 47%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 66% of students accepted to Clark submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 680. Math scores were between 570 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Clark University  ( 580 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for Clark University  ( 570 to 670 )
Clark received ACT scores from 15% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 27 and 32.

ACT Composite Scores for Clark University  ( 27 to 32 )

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Clark University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Clark it is much better at 9 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Clark University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Clark University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Clark University has a freshmen retention rate of 87%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  87 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Clark for first-time, full-time students is 71%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  71 out of 100

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Clark University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,233 undergraduates at Clark with 2,185 being full-time and 48 being part-time.

How Much Does Clark University Cost?

The overall average net price of Clark is $28,805. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Clark

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$22,734 $20,581 $21,568 $25,915 $36,763

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Clark, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Clark, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $8,813 a year. That adds up to $35,252 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Clark is 1.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Clark Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Clark make around $49,100 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Clark students since it is 23% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Clark University make the most money.

Location of Clark University

Clark University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Worcester is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for Clark are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 950 Main St, Worcester, MA 01610-1477
Phone: 508-793-7711

Clark University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 44 majors graduated from Clark University. Of these students, 534 received undergraduate degrees and 469 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 86 $31,585
Business Administration & Management 54 $33,993
General Biology 49 $32,925
Economics 44 NA
Political Science & Government 39 $33,281
Computer Science 22 $64,990
General English Literature 22 NA
Natural Resources Conservation 20 $33,993
Fine & Studio Arts 19 $21,508
Other Social Sciences 19 $41,205

Learn more about the majors offered at Clark University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Clark

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 3,377 students took at least one online class at Clark University. This is an increase from the 330 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 3,377 631
2018-2019 330 0
2017-2018 112 0
2016-2017 104 0
2015-2016 104 0

Learn more about online learning at Clark University.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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