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Clark University

Worcester, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate48%
Acceptance Rate48%

About Clark University

Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university where passion meets possibility. Here is where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket and where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States. At Clark we live our motto — "Challenge Convention. Change Our World." — which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Clark's pioneering education model combines rigorous academics with world and workplace experiences so our students can be imaginative and contributing citizens, advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding, and shape a life and career on their own terms. A Clark student regards the status quo and says, "I can do better."

Clark University is a private, nonprofit institution in the city of Worcester, Massachusetts. Clark University was founded in 1887. The college currently enrolls around 3,356 students per year, including 2,305 undergrad students.

Clark University Acceptance Rate

Around 48% of applicants get into Clark University each year. Out of 8,151 applications received in 2022, 3,915 students were offered admission.

Clark University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 48%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED offered but % not available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 17%

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Clark University is locatedin the city of Worcester, Massachusetts, in the city of Boston.

If you are interested in seeing Clark University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 290 to Worcester, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Worcester Regional.

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College Info

950 Main Street Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Campus Setting: Urban

Clark University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Clark University is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Clark University is Jun 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Clark University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1220 - 1380


Math SAT Range

590 - 700


Reading SAT Range

628 - 703

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Clark University is like? There are approximately 3,356 students enrolled at Clark University, including 2,305 undergraduate students and 1,051 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 41% percent are from MA and 59% percent of students are from other states.


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