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Clark Atlanta University
  • 4 Year
  • ATLANTA, GA

Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade C minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade C minus

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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 3,224 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Clark Atlanta acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Business, Radio and Television, and Biology. Graduating 42% of students, Clark Atlanta alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,700.

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223 JAMES P BRAWLEY DR SW
ATLANTA, GA 30314
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Clark Atlanta University Rankings

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CAU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
58%
Application Deadline
April 15
SAT Range
860-1040
ACT Range
17-20
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$29,739 / 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
$8,674 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 119 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 136 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 134 responses

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Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    56%
  • On Campus
    43%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,224 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
166
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
73%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 95 responses
  • Ambitious
    46%
  • Involved
    34%
  • Driven
    11%
  • Typical
    5%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Stressed
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 168 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 193 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 109 responses
  • Traditional HBCU
    40%
  • Find a way or make one
    38%
  • Illustrious
    12%
  • Cultural
    6%
  • Immaculate
    2%
  • Home away from home
    1%
  • Strict
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 87 responses

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