Clark University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Worcester, MA

$48,250

Avg tuition

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About Clark University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Clark University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Worcester, Massachusetts. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,233, and admissions are very selective, with an acceptance rate of 47%. The university offers 46 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 75%, and a student-faculty ratio of 9:1. Tuition and fees for students are $48,250.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

47% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

87% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

75% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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ACT 25th-75th Percentile 27-32

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1150-1350

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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3k

Students enrolled

99%

Online student enrollment

9:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold

Demographics

White

51%

Non-U.S. Citizen

26%

Hispanic

7%

Asian

5%

Unknown

4%

Black

4%

Two or more races

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

59%

Socio-economic diversity

23% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $48,250 $48,250
Graduate $47,650 $47,650

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $800
On-campus room and board $9,800
On-campus other expenses $950
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $9,800
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $1,050
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $1,050

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $59,800 $59,800
Off-campus without family $59,900 $59,900
Off-campus with family $50,100 $50,100

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

23%

State Grant Aid

10%

Institution Grant Aid

95%

Pell Grant

23%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $6,746
State Grant Aid $2,502
Institution Grant Aid $25,625
Pell Grant Aid $4,602

Financial Outlook

$26k

Average student debt after graduation

$38k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.