Tuition & Fees

$22,396

$22,396

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
1%
500-599
14%
400-499
52%
300-399
32%
200-299
1%
700-800
0
600-699
1%
500-599
11%
400-499
48%
300-399
37%
200-299
3%
30-36
0
24-29
8%
18-23
48%
12-17
44%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

26%

74%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,509
Declined + 4,107
Total Received 8,616
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Private (nonprofit)

2,741

undergraduate students

920

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Mass Media Arts
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 5110
ACT 0804

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School Facts

Clark Atlanta is a private university formed from the 1988 merger of historically black institutions Clark College (founded in 1869) and Atlanta University (founded in 1865). Programs are offered through the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Social Work. Its 126-acre campus is located one mile west of downtown Atlanta.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,661
Established in 1988
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Atlanta, GA

126-acre campus in Atlanta (population: 447,841), one mile west of downtown area. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Clark Atlanta University
223 James P. Brawley Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 30314-4391

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
64%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 2% of male students
 
4 sororities 3% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
3%
Top 1/4
20%
Top 1/2
53%
Bottom 1/2
47%
Bottom 1/4
10%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
1%
500-599
14%
400-499
52%
300-399
32%
200-299
1%
700-800
0
600-699
1%
500-599
11%
400-499
48%
300-399
37%
200-299
3%
30-36
0
24-29
8%
18-23
48%
12-17
44%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
June 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,509
Declined + 4,107
Total Received 8,616

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work

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Admissions Contact

Lorri Rice
Director of Admissions
P: 800 688-3228
F: 404 880-6197
cauadmissions@cau.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,181,831
State $527,442
Institutional $3,655,787
Other external $1,427,538
Total $10,792,598

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $1,484,495
Other external $174,118
Total $1,658,613

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
softball
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Cougars
School colors
red, black, and gray
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
African-American Studies
Africana Women's Studies
Art
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Community Counseling
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Educational Leadership
Educational Studies
English
Fashion Design/Merchandising
French
History
Industrial Chemistry
Mass Media Arts
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Religion
Romance Languages
School Counseling
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Speech Communication
Theatre Arts
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Undergraduate

75%

2,741
students

Female
74%
2,018

Male
26%
723

Graduate

25%

920
students

Female
69%
635

Male
31%
285

undergraduateFull-time

95%

2,629
students

Female
75%
1,949

Male
25%
680

undergraduatePart-time

5%

112
students

Female
62%
69

Male
38%
43

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
84%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

Transfer Admissions

41%

Transfer applicants accepted

28%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

56

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

66

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Other
  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 10
Countries most often represented Bermuda
Burkina Faso
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
The Bahamas
Special services offered for international applicants Special orientation

International Student Contact

Lorri Rice
Director of Admissions
404 880-8043
lrice@cau.edu

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