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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C
Clark Atlanta is a private, Christian university located in Atlanta, Georgia. As a historically black college, CAU has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,187 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Clark Atlanta acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Radio and Television, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 40% of students, Clark Atlanta alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,700.
About Clark Atlanta University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
223 James P Brawley Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
Website
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Clark Atlanta University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
58%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
910-1070
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$26,809/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,952/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.113 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.119 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.117 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,187Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
115
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
73%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 78 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    47%
  • Involved
    37%
  • Driven
    8%
  • Typical
    6%
  • Stressed
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.151 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.176 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 92 responses
Report
  • Traditional HBCU
    42%
  • Find a way or make one
    38%
  • Illustrious
    10%
  • Cultural
    7%
  • Immaculate
    2%
  • Home away from home
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.86 responses
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My experience at Clark Atlanta University has shaped me into the successful student that I am today. The professors take time to develop and enhance the growth of students, which helps mold them into leaders of the future. From a student life aspect, I made a lot of long life friends and made countless memories. With Clark Atlanta University being located in the heart of the city of Atlanta, there are many adventures to partake on. Within a 10-15 radius, a student can gave access to the Mercedes Benz Stadium, Downtown Atlanta, various food options, and so much more! I wouldn't trade my experience at Clark Atlanta University for anything in the world.
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Great place to be! You will find a lot of opportunities, diversity, and there’s something or someone for everybody. The staff and workers ensure your safety on the campus while making campus-life unforgettable. You won’t want to leave!
CAU is a great place for students to learn and grow within their field. The University has many long-standing partnerships with corporations around the city and the nation. Students are nurtured and pushed to their full potential in their studies. CAU being nestled in the AUC provided students with varying learning opportunities at Spelman and Morehouse as well. The ability to connect with two other schools simultaneously provided students with the ability to learn and grow their experiences. Ultimately, CAU is a fantastic place to grow and come of age.