Clark University

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Clark University
Worcester, MA 

Did you know that Clark University used to only grant graduate degrees? Today, however, Clark is a bastion of undergraduate-focused, liberal arts education. The University’s 2,200 undergraduates all participate in a dynamic and transformative experience called LEEP, or Liberal Education and Effective Practice. Through a combination of academics, mentoring, workplace experiences, extracurricular activities, and research, Clark students graduate well-prepared to enter the global economy and make a difference in the lives of others. Popular majors at Clark include psychology, political science, biology, and business management, but the learning doesn’t have to stop after the traditional four years. Qualified members of the senior class have the unbelievable opportunity to stay at Clark for a free fifth year to earn a master’s degree. There are currently 14 combined bachelor’s/master’s programs available in disciplines as diverse as finance, history, physics, and teaching. 25 percent of graduating students take advantage of Clark’s accelerated B.A./Master’s Program every year, saving them thousands of dollars on graduate school costs. Good to know: if you feel that your SAT/ACT scores are not an accurate reflection of your true academic ability, you don’t need to submit them to Clark; the admissions office adopted a test-optional policy in 2013!

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College.