Everyone has something unique to contribute to the world. At Clark University, we nurture a community of bold, unconventional thinkers. A Clark education will amplify your ability to make a difference. We’re a small, liberal arts-based research university, with a distinguished academic and research pedigree.
The school's research expertise is a century-long tradition. On campus in 1909, Sigmund Freud gave his famous Clark Lectures about psychoanalysis. University researchers have been responsible for discoveries that led to the birth control pill and the formula for the wind-chill factor.
At Clark, we're redefining higher education for the 21st century through our pioneering model — LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice), which allows students to participate in authentic work and research experiences. We transform intellectual inquiry into real-world impact.
Located in Worcester, MA (less than an hour from Boston), Clark offers a 10:1 student-faculty ratio to its 2,300 undergraduates. 95% of faculty have a doctorate or a terminal degree in their field. Cited in Loren Pope's book, Colleges That Change Lives, Clark was the first university to give students the option to earn both a bachelor’s and master's degree in just five years - with the fifth year tuition-free.
Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, but we consider the globe our neighborhood. While our students study many things, there’s one lesson they all learn: Those with the courage to challenge convention are the people who go on to change the world.
Clark University’s mission is to educate undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort.