Clark University was founded in 1887, and is a teaching and research institution which focuses heavily on psychology and related studies. It is a member of the Colleges of Worcester Consortium, which allows students at WPI to take classes at Clark and easily transfer the credits back to WPI, often for Humanities Sufficiency projects in psychology. Students also go to Clark to take classes in Chinese or Japanese, two languages not taught at WPI.
Its first president was G. Stanley Hall, founder of the A.P.A. (American Psychological Association), who was the first Ph.D of Psychology to earn his doctorate from an American institution of higher learning.
One of WPI's most noted alumni, Robert H. Goddard, attended and taught at Clark University. Both colleges tend to vie for credit of his work.
Clark is in the section of Worcester that is referred to as South Main (along Main Street, in southern Worcester). Clarkies (Clark students), often refer to their school and it's location with pride, while at the same time acknowledging that South Main is generally percieved as sketchier than WPI's Route 9.
- Male/Female student ratio: 39 to 61
- Student/Faculty ratio: 10 to 1
- Average High School GPA: 3.41
(from page 2 of the 2004 Clark University Viewbook)