Reach out to Clark University's admissions department for more information on applying.
Students who submit their applications to Clark University for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.
Here is an overiew of some of Clark University's admissions stats.
|Clark University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||41%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||17%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||5%|
These are the application deadlines for Clark University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 15||December 15|
|Early Decision II||Yes||January 15||February 15|
|Early Action||Yes||November 15||January 15|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 1||April 1|
Clark University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.
🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 15. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 15.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Clark University will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.
Some students apply early because they believe it will help their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.
➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
For more information on transferring to Clark University, contact the school directly.
In 2022, Clark University waitlisted 1,334 students and 478 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 131 eventually were offered a spot.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Clark University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Clark University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Clark University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Clark University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Clark University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 24% submitted a class rank. At Clark University 41% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 77% were in the top 25% and 95% were in the top 50%.
At Clark University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||26%|
|3.50 and 3.74||14%|
|3.25 and 3.49||11%|
|3.00 and 3.24||9%|
|2.50 and 2.9||6%|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Clark University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Clark University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Clark University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 17% of Clark University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Clark University applicants, you should aim to score between 1220 and 1380 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Clark University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1380 and 25% of scored lower than 1220, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Clark University students scored 700 or higher and 75% of students scored 628 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Clark University students scored 703 or higher, and 75% scored a 628 or higher.
To be most competitive at Clark University, you should strive to earn between 27 and 30 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Clark University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.
A 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Clark University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.
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For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Clark University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Clark University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Clark University.
Does Clark University accept transfer credits?
✅ Clark University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Clark University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Clark University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Clark University?
❌ No, Clark University is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to submit your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Clark University's acceptance rate?
✅ Clark University's acceptance rate is 48%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Clark University?
✅ Clark University offers early decision but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.
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First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
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27 and Less
Composite SAT Range
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Clark University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.69. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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