Founded in 1887, Clark University is an innovative liberal arts college and research university. It is conveniently located in family-friendly Worcester, MA, the third largest city in New England and approximately 40 miles west of Boston. Originally one of the first two Ph.D. universities in America, Clark offers all the features of a strong liberal arts college, along with graduate and research missions. The University maintains a national and international character, attracting high-caliber students and faculty from all quarters of the globe. In doing so, Clark is a campus of people, not departments, and individuals can and are encouraged to make a difference.