The New Student's Reference Work/Clark University

Clark University was founded by Jonas C. Clark in 1887, in the city of Worcester, Mass., for the purpose of promoting research by post-graduate students in scientific rather than in philosophical or literary subjects. An undergraduate department, was added (1902), of which the late Carroll D. Wright, the well-known statistician, was made president. In the university proper, courses are now offered in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, anthropology, psychology, education, economics and sociology, history and modern languages. The president is G. Stanley Hall, the psychologist, father of child-study in America, and it is in the department of psychology and education that the university has secured the most notable results. The university is unique in offering a “degree of docent,” certifying to fitness, both in scholarship and teaching ability, for an academic chair or college professorship. There are 31 fellowships, worth from $200 to $600 a year. There are exceptional facilities to get in touch with the latest literature upon the subjects above mentioned. The library contains about 40,000 volumes, and receives over 200 journals, mostly technical in character.