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Clark University

Quick Stats
Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Category
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Overview
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Acceptance Rate

56.3%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

Tuition & Fees

$44,400

Average Salary in 10 Years

$54,700
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Clark University

Clark University is located in Worcester, Massachusetts. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 2,240 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat competitive with an acceptance rate of 56.3%.

Popular majors include Social Sciences, Psychology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, and Visual and Performing Arts. 83% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $38,300.

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About
🗺 950 Main Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01610
🌐 www.clarku.edu
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Admissions
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Clark University has around 8,355 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 13% decide to enroll at Clark University. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 8,355 applicants 45% are men and 55% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 123 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 81 men.

Clark University's acceptance rate is 56.3%. The acceptance rate for men is 49.2% and the acceptance rate for women is 62.0%.

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Applicants
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Who applies to Clark University?

Number of Applicants

8,355

Number of Applicants per Spot

14
per spot

Male Applicants

45%

Female Applicants

55%
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Acceptance Rate
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Getting into Clark University

Clark University Acceptance Rate

56.3%

Getting in

Somewhat Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

49.2%

Female Acceptance Rate

62.0%
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School Popularity
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Do Students Want to Go to Clark University?

Clark University Admissions Yield

13%
of accepted students choose to go to Clark University

Male Admissions Yield

13%

Female Admissions Yield

13%
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Application
Admission Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Required
Recommendations Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
College Requirements
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Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

83%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

79%

Women Graduation Rate

86%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Cost
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Can you afford to attend Clark University?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$23,979
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$44,400
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$53,260
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$53,260
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$27,000
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$287
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Clark University would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

1%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Clark University Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

90%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

53%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Clark University you can visit www.clarku.edu/admissions/financialaid/.

Clark University Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $53,260
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $53,260
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from Clark University?

Clark University students, on average, make $54,700 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 9% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Clark University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Clark University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

9.3%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Clark University.

Median Earnings of Students from Clark University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Clark University.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Clark University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Clark University.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Clark University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Clark University.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Clark University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Clark University.
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Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Clark University? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.0x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Clark University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Clark University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

0.9x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Clark University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Clark University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

10
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$123,614
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-High
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Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at Clark University?

Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree
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Students
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Undergraduate Focus

71%

Undergrads

2,240

Total Students

3,153
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

1%

Students over 25

2%

Student Median Household Income

$76,163
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

61%
of undergraduates

Men

39%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

More Women

Clark University has more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 64 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 156 women.

International Students

14%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Clark University

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Clark University study?

Clark University Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Clark University are:

  1. Social Sciences
  2. Psychology
  3. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  4. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  5. Visual and Performing Arts
Approximately 71% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at Clark University?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

86%

Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate

80%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Clark University has a retention rate of 86% for full-time undergrads, which is high.

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Transfers
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Undergraduate Transfers

42
2% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Very Low

Clark University has around 42 students who transfer into the school each year. This is very low at approximately 2% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Clark University as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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Living in Worcester, Massachusetts
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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

727
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

23
in 2017
Source: FBI
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Politics in Massachusetts
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Democratic

Politically, Massachusetts tends to be More Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 60% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 33% voted for the Republican party, and 4% voted for neither.

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