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When I went to Clarke, there was littleArt & Design Department
When I went to Clarke, there was little emphasis on real world applications and career counseling coming from the Art Dept. If you weren't seeking an Ed. endorsement, there was little you could do with a fine arts degree. I graduated in a year of inflation and high unemployment which is similiar to what graduates might face these days the way things are going. I advise looking at the want ads and researching where the best prospects are for employment are before choosing a path.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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Clarke is a school with some very realQuite BrightCommunications
Clarke is a school with some very real positives and some very real negatives. On the plus side, it's a gorgeous campus (very small, takes about 7 minutes at most to walk from end-to-end). The faculty-to-student ratio, at least in the communication department, is very reasonable, and there's a great deal of student-teacher interaction. Classes are taught by the professors themselves, not TAs, which means you get more value for your money. A vast majority of the professors are quite competent, though there are a few exceptions here and there. Academically, Clarke is really a very good college.

The negatives with this school are in its social atmosphere and with the administration. Socially, Clarke is very much like a high school, which is probably a result of its size (1200 students or so, only half of whom live on-campus). There are a lot of cliques, and it's a status-oriented social system. The school does a very poor job of arranging activities and the like: occasionally, perhaps once a month, there might be a small event like a bowling night. But in comparison, another college across town has comedians and live music regularly. The administration isn't necessarily bad, per se, but some officials have a tendency to lean toward unprofessional behavior.But all of this can be worked around to some extent or another. Clarke's not a perfect school, but no college is. If you're looking for a small school (particularly if you're interested in psychology, business, music, theatre or communication), I would recommend you explore the college. Schedule a visit, and spend a night -- that says more about the college than any review on a Web site.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2006
Faculty Accessibility: A, Social Life: C-
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If you want a small school where activitiesQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
If you want a small school where activities outside the classroom are as important as inside than Clarke is the place to go. Classes are challenging enough to make someone work for their grade but not so much that students are not able to have a life outside school. There is not much to do around town because of the small size of the city but it is improving. Facility and students are usually friendly and helpful.
1st Year Female -- Class 2008
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Innovation: D
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