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Clark University

Worcester, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate50%

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 university in the city of Worcester, Massachusetts. Clark University was founded in 1887. The university enrolls around 3,801 students per year, including 2,411 undergrad students.

Clark University Acceptance Rate 2022

Around 50% of applicants get into Clark University each year. In 2022, 4,422 out of 8,787 total applicants were accepted.

Clark University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 50%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 35%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 22%

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

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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

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

May 1

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

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Clark University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1260 - 1430


Math SAT Range

610 - 710


Reading SAT Range

640 - 720

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Wondering what life at Clark University is like? There are approximately 3,801 students enrolled at Clark University, including 2,411 undergraduate students and 1,390 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 40% percent are from MA and 60% percent of students are from other states.


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