Founded in 1887, Clark University is a small, private, research university with a liberal arts foundation located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Originally founded as a graduate school, the first of it’s kind in the United States, it currently educates undergraduates as well. Still, a major focus has been on research and the school is home to several centers and institutes where graduate students and faculty can continue to be innovators in their fields.
Located not far from Boston, the hub of all of New England, it has a small urban campus with historic buildings that have been around since the original founding more than a 100 years ago. These beautiful old structures have been updated to become more energy efficient and green with innovative processes, such as recycling waste heat to produce energy for the buildings. Most students live on campus, and often participate in community events and partnerships to improve and revitalize the surrounding area.