Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, GA

Clark Atlanta University, 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.

Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, GA

Tuition & Fees

$23,144

$23,144

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
9%
500-599
57%
400-499
33%
300-399
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
47%
400-499
45%
300-399
3%
24-29
5%
18-23
70%
12-17
25%
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undergraduateRatios

24%

male

76%

female

1

teacher

19

students

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Selective

54%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,036
Declined + 7,447
Total Received 16,483
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Private (nonprofit)

3,318

undergraduate students

602

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 University, 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 3,920
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)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  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: 486,290), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
58%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
57%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
31%
Top 1/2
70%
Bottom 1/2
30%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
9%
500-599
57%
400-499
33%
300-399
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
47%
400-499
45%
300-399
3%
24-29
5%
18-23
70%
12-17
25%

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

54%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,036
Declined + 7,447
Total Received 16,483

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
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
Associate Vice President/Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 800 688-3228
F: 404 880-6174
admissions@cau.edu

Financial Aid

50%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,362.00

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $20,888
Room $5,618
Board $4,098
Additional fees $2,256
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $34,360
Average Financial Aid - $8,362
Total with Avg. Aid $25,998
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
March 1

State aid form
March 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 688-8243
F: 404 880-8070
studentfinancialaid@cau.edu

Financial Aid Officer

James Stotts
Associate Vice President of Financial Aid
jstotts@cau.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, billiards, flag football, martial arts, table tennis, tennis

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Athletic Directors

Lin J. Dawson (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Cougars
School colors
red, black, and gray

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
African-American Studies
Africana Women's Studies
Art
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Cybersecurity
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
School Counseling
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Speech Communication
Theatre Arts
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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

3,920

total students

36%

in-state

64%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

3,318
students

Female
76%
2,515

Male
24%
803

15%

602
students

Female
68%
407

Male
32%
195

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

3,255
students

Female
76%
2,469

Male
24%
786

2%

63
students

Female
74%
46

Male
26%
17

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
92%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

Transfer Admissions

65%

Transfer applicants accepted

31%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 10
Countries most often represented Curacao
Libya
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
The Bahamas
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Special orientation

International Student Contact

Lorri Rice
Associate Vice President/Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
404 880-8447
lrice@cau.edu

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