Full-Time Student Population
Part-Time Student Population
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
- Fewer than 20 Students: 58%
- 20 to 49 Students: 38%
- 50 or More Students: 4%
Continuing Professional: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
- College of Arts and Sciences
- College of Professional and Continuing Education (COPACE)
- Bachelor's degree
- Doctorate - Research/scholarship
- Master's degree
- Post-bachelor's certificate
- Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
- Business Administration and Management: 6%
- Finance, General: 4%
- Psychology: 5%
- Speech Communication and Rhetoric: 3%
Special Study Options
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Best Places to Study
- The Academic Commons
- Lounge and Cafeteria of University Center
Tips to Succeed
- Always take advantage of office hours. Go to your professors during Office Hours before the midterm or the final and go with a good, intelligent question to ask.
- Always, politely, dispute the grades that you don't think you deserve. Professors have been known to make mistakes.
- Ask as many people as you can about a class and its professor before you decide to take it.
- Be as active as possible in the Clark community.
- Develop good study habits. It isn't so much about how smart you are, but more about how well you can focus in order to get your work done on time.
- Don't be afraid to talk to your professors. Clark is small enough to establish great relationships with them.
- During freshman year, join as many clubs as you are interested in. By sophomore year, you will have quit a lot of them, but you will have had a great time and have made a lot of good friends.
- Get a work-study job on campus as soon as possible. The experience of getting even a brief glimpse of the behind-the-scenes workings of the University will provide you with a ton of useful knowledge.
- Get the courses for your major out of the way as soon as possible. At Clark, it's very easy to find time for a second major or minor if you budget things right.
- It helps to research the majors that Clark offers before making your decision. Go online to the Clark Web site and read the course catalogue at www.clarku.edu/catalog.
- Waiting until the week before midterms/finals to learn half a semester worth of material really is a bad idea.
- When making your first class schedule, don't load up on too many intro courses.
Did You Know?
- The first Fifth-Year-Free Program in the United States started at Clark. Under Clark's BA/MA program with the fifth year free, full-time undergraduates who earn a 3.25 GPA their second, third, and fourth years of study, plus entry requirements for their chosen grad program, are eligible for tuition-free enrollment into a one-year graduate program.
- Clark offers a PhD in Holocaust History and Genocide Studies. We are the first and only school to do so in the United States.
- The school is one the smallest research universities in the country, a fact that Clarkies are very proud of, as it gives students the opportunity to work closely with faculty.
- In front of the main academic building on campus sits a life-size statue of Sigmund Freud. Clark was the only university that the famous psychologist lectured at in the United States. The statue remains one of the most commonly referenced landmarks and meeting points on campus.
- The Goddard Library is named after the Clark physicist who is renowned as "the father of modern rocketry." Dr. Goddard's work provided the technology that made space travel possible.
- The credit system for a class at Clark is comprised of "units." Each Clark course is awarded one unit (equivalent to four credit hours). To earn a bachelor's degree, a student must complete a minimum of 32 course units (128 credit hours).