Clark University

Clark University, Worcester, MA

Passing through Worcester, MA today I knew I had to visit Clark University, one of the 40 colleges in the Colleges That Change Lives book, by Loren Pope. I was pleasantly surprised by the area surrounding the school, recalling the part of Worcester that I had visited some time ago was quite downtrodden. Clark is an “offbeat, academically rigorous and social justice oriented” institution that is all about “challenging convention and changing the world”, as The Princeton Review cites in their 380 Best Colleges edition.

One of the most notable advantages of being a Clark University student is that you are able to engage in serious hands-on research as an undergraduate. They have a strong Biology and Psychology program and they also have a “strong focus on sustainability and global issues.” The school attracts very intelligent and passionate professors who are sincerely interested in their students. See below for some statistics and information on the school and attached photo’s.

• 2300 undergraduates
• 54% of students are accepted
• Average GPA of incoming freshman – 3.6, Average SAT – 610 and Average ACT 28
• Plenty of clubs and activities on campus
• Off campus there is plenty of cultural attractions and great restaurants
• Worcester is a college town meeting students from other neighboring colleges (WPI, Holy Cross)
• Students are individuals and think outside the box, challenging convention
Visit the Clark University website.