Shrewsbury is not "around" Clark University however it is a good place to stay. The Clark University area is called Main South. The area has been cleaned up in recent years but in general is not considered a safe area or good place to live other than being walking distance to school. The majority of Clark Students live in Main South. If you are open to driving to Clark you may want to consider living on the West Side, East Side, Greendale, Burncoat, Shrewsbury, Webster Square (close to Clark) or Auburn.