Clark University rose 15 spots and appears at No. 66 in the list of National Universities in the 2019 edition of the U.S. News and World Report “Best Colleges” guide; last year the University was at No. 81. The University is tied with Brigham Young University, Clemson University, and Texas A&M University-College Station. Clark also is No. 32 on the ranking of Best Value Schools.
In its profile, U.S. News notes Clark’s “intimate size, city location, and capacity for interdisciplinary learning and research,” and says, “Clark cultivates a learning environment uniquely supportive of an undergraduate’s ambitious goals. LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice), the University’s pioneering model of education, combines life-changing world and workplace experiences with a deep and integrated undergraduate curriculum so students can put their knowledge into action in settings that reach across the globe.”
U.S. News also states, “Research is a particular focus for students at Clark University. Undergraduates are encouraged to get involved, and students showcase their work each semester. … Clark students not only are known by name and face to their professors, but they have opportunities to collaborate with them on research projects across a range of fields.”
“The University’s spirit of diversity and inclusion is reflected in a community that is tightly knit yet welcoming to all. Clark is committed to providing students with an exceptional college education that is also affordable,” the profile reads.
Learn more about Clark’s rankings and recognition.
To determine its rankings, U.S. News uses metrics that fall into five categories: outcomes, faculty resources, expert opinion, financial resources, student excellence, and alumni giving. More information on the rankings methodology can be found online.
The “Best Colleges” guidebook will be on sale in stores on Oct. 16 and currently is available for pre-order online.