Clark University again has been included in The Princeton Review’s list of “Best Value Schools,” and appears at number 11 on its ranking of the “Top 25 Schools for Making an Impact.” The annual guidebook, formerly called “Colleges that Pay You Back,” is a resource for college-bound students and their parents who are looking for affordable, academically outstanding colleges that prepare students for a successful career launch. The guide includes profiles of 200 schools, chosen from a pool of 650 national colleges and universities.
The Princeton Review profile of Clark cites the Accelerated B.A./Master’s Degree Program — with the fifth year tuition-free for eligible students — as a “value and time-saving opportunity.” It also recognizes the University’s Career Development office, which helps students connect with “opportunities to explore their co-curricular and professional interests, gain relevant experience, and achieve their personal and professional goals.”
Also lauded is ClarkCONNECT, which brings together Clark students, alumni, faculty, and friends to expand students’ knowledge through internships and connections that prepare them for success after Clark. The profile notes that, according to PayScale.com, 42 percent of Clark University alumni report that they derive a high level of meaning from their careers.
The Princeton Review chose the 200 schools for this edition based on a comprehensive analysis of data from its surveys of students and administrators at more than 650 colleges in 2017-18, as well as PayScale.com alumni career and salary statistics. More than 40 data points were weighted, covering academics, costs, financial aid, debt, grad rates, and career/salary data.
Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief and lead author of the guide, notes that the selected schools “stand out for their outstanding academics and their affordability via generous financial aid to students with need and/or comparatively low sticker prices. Students at these colleges also have access to extraordinary career services from their freshman year on, plus a lifetime of valuable alumni support.”