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Worcester, MA

applicannotapplicannot Registered User Posts: 4,366 Senior Member
edited April 2009 in Clark University
I am thinking of choosing Clark as a match school (I'm a junior), so I'm doing my research. For those of you who have looked into the school, how's the surrounding area? I don't have a car and I probably won't even have a license. Is Worcester one of those places where you need your own transportation to have a good time? Would it be a pain to live there without a car? I like that it has a lot of on-campus stuff to do (so it's said), but I want to explore the college town, as well.
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Replies to: Worcester, MA

  • aroundthecorneraroundthecorner Registered User Posts: 239 Junior Member
    I didn't have a car the entire four years I have been at Clark, and it's been fine. Caveat: I do have friends who have cars, but I'm sure you'll make friends who do. ;)

    You can have fun at Clark without a car because of the sheer number of on-campus programs going on. There are also plenty of other options for off-campus transportation:

    - There is a new bike share program going on.
    - Escort: anytime after 4pm you can call Escort and they'll take you anywhere within an X mile radius (can't remember the mile). This will take you to the bank, CVS, grocery store, restaurants, etc.
    - Woo Bus: its a bus that goes to the nearby colleges and downtown spots on the weekends.
    - Student Council Van: takes you to Blackstone Valley Shoppes (movie theater, shops, food) and the local mall on the weekends.
    - Consortium shuttle: goes to all the local colleges, public library, art museum, etc on the weekday.

    So, plenty of options there! Take a look at the Clark website, they've revamped with some more info about exploring the Worcester community.
  • MADadMADad Registered User Posts: 2,011 Senior Member
    Clark is not located in the best part of the city.
  • aroundthecorneraroundthecorner Registered User Posts: 239 Junior Member
    Well...yes, it is located in Main South. But I won't dismiss it because of that, and neither would I keep myself in a little bubble. Common sense and use of Clark's resources has kept me pretty safe for four years.
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