Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, GA

Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, GA

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Tuition & Fees

$24,907

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

19

students

1

faculty

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Selective

54%

acceptance rate

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

3,318

undergraduate students

602

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,920
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Historically Black college/university yes

126-acre campus in Atlanta (population: 486,290), one mile west of downtown area. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International

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
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Spirit Boosters
  • Pre-Alumni Council
  • Campus Activities Board
  • Orientation Guides
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Greek Symposium
  • Miss Clark Atlanta University Pageants

Fun Facts

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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
31%
Top 1/2
70%

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

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $35
Application deadline June 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.28

Selective

54%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

application essay
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
work experience

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 10
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

97%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,280

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $21,098
Room & board $11,506
Additional fees $3,809
Books & supplies $1,900
Other fees $1,850
Total $40,163
Average Financial Aid - $5,280
Total with Avg. Aid $34,883
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Track and field, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Track and field, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
English Language and Literature, General
Fashion/Apparel Design
French Language and Literature
History, General
Mathematics, General
Music, General
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

3,920

total students

34%

in-state

66%

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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 74%
Student 4 year graduation rate 31%
Student 5 year graduation rate 8%
Student 6 year graduation rate 5%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
92%
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
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

136

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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