Shortly after the Fall term began, I visited Clark University in urban Worcester, Massachusetts, an hour’s drive from Boston.
Clark is the smallest liberal arts research university in the nation with about 2100 undergraduate and 550 graduate students. The school places equal emphasis on teaching and research. Undergraduates have plenty of opportunity to do research and to participate in one of the 33 travel abroad programs.
The college is well-known for its psychology and geography programs. Classes are small, averaging twenty students. The first year seminar professor becomes the academic advisor to the students in the seminar, until the students declare their major. Students, who complete their Bachelors degree with grade point of 3.25 or higher, can stay for a fifth year and pursue a free Masters degree.
While there is no Greek life at Clark, there is plenty to do. The most popular events of the year are the International Gala and Spree Day, a spring day when classes are spontaneously cancelled and replaced with a day-long carnival. Clarkies can participate in 108 clubs, 17 NCAA Division III teams, intramural sports, and a myriad of volunteer opportunities.
Clark University students live the school motto “Challenge Convention Change Our World.” If you are a progressive student looking for an urban campus, where you can make a difference, Clark may be right for you.
I’d love for you to share your photos or experiences at Clark University. You can see my photo of the statue of Freud on the Clark University campus on http://www.slosbergcollegesolutions.com/ or on the Slosberg College Solutions LLC Facebook page. Clark University, is the only U.S. college that Freud ever spoke at.