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Clark University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1887
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,262
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $229,940,532
Admissions Address

950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Website

http://www.clarku.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@clarku.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Harold Wingood
Admissions office telephone: (508) 793-7431
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.clarku.edu/admissions/apply/index.cfm Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A 2
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A 2
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 60%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 80%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 59%
Total applicants: 4,726
Total acceptances: 2,826
Total freshman enrollment: 567
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 11%
Male applicants: 2,068
Male acceptances: 1,074
Male freshman enrollment: 222
 
Female applicants: 2,658
Female acceptances: 1,752
Female freshman enrollment: 345
Out-of-state freshmen: 65%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 70
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 27
Students enrolled from waiting list: 9

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 31%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 71%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 96%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 53%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 96%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 95%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 550 – 670
Math: 540 – 640
Combined: 1090 – 1310

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 13.0% 11.0%
600-699 47.0% 38.0%
500-599 32.0% 42.0%
400-499 8.0% 9.0%
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 23%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 22 – 30
Math: 22 – 27
Composite: 23 – 29

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 16.0% 28.0% 8.0%
24-29 57.0% 44.0% 56.0%
18-23 26.0% 25.0% 32.0%
12-17 1.0% 3.0% 4.0%
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 

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