Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, GA

Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, GA

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Tuition & Fees

$21,695

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
530
25th
450
75th
510
25th
430
75th
20
25th
17
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undergraduateRatios

25%

male

75%

female

19

students

1

faculty

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Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,219
Declined 6,394
Total Received 15,613
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Private

3,581

undergraduate students

692

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 4,273
Established in 1988
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Methodist
Historically Black college/university yes

Social Networks

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

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
58%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
57%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
530
25th
450
75th
510
25th
430
75th
20
25th
17

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) March 1
Application deadline (final deadline) June 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,219
Declined 6,394
Total Received 15,613

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank

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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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Financial Aid

86%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$12,359

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $18,990
Room $5,878
Board $4,220
Additional fees $2,705
Books & supplies $1,900
Total $33,693
Average Financial Aid - $12,359
Total with Avg. Aid $21,334

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,369,801
State $990,643
Institutional $8,616,975
Other external $1,673,370
Total $17,650,789

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external $270,275
Total $270,275

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes
Track and field x country yes
Volleyball yes

Intramural/Recreational Sports

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

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
African-American/Black Studies. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Chemistry, Other. yes
Computer Science. yes yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes yes
Education, General. yes
Education, Other. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other. yes
Fashion/Apparel Design. yes
French Language and Literature. yes yes
History, General. yes yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes
Music, General. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics, General. yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Administration. yes
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Rhetoric and Composition. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Work. yes yes yes
Sociology, General. yes yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism. yes

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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

4,273

total students

24%

in-state

76%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

84%

3,581
students

Female
75%
2,683

Male
25%
898

16%

692
students

Female
68%
469

Male
32%
223

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

3,415
students

Female
75%
2,567

Male
25%
848

5%

166
students

Female
70%
116

Male
30%
50

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
89%
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
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

5%

Students are transfer students

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 Deadline

Fall: June 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

56

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

66

semester hours

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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

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