B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  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 University is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
223 James P Brawley Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
Website

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
51%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
740-920
ACT Range
16-20
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$28,089/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $31,558/ year
  • $30-48k
    $32,861/ year
  • $49-75k
    $35,495/ year
  • $76-110k
    $37,016/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,061/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
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.112 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.110 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,629Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
74%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 71 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    48%
  • Involved
    39%
  • Typical
    7%
  • Driven
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.144 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.169 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • Traditional HBCU
    45%
  • Find a way or make one
    39%
  • Cultural
    7%
  • Illustrious
    7%
  • Immaculate
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.86 responses
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Suck for a HBCU! No band, terrible football team, 4 of 5 teachers are hard to understand. Open campus even though its supposed to be private. no hall directors, boys lived in all girls hall without anyone knowing. Does not have enough housing for all students. Dorms are old and dirty. Crackheads come on campus. Do not walk to Walmart alone (only a block away). A party every night in the dorms, bothering those who wish to attend class. How is the food bad in the heart of Atlanta! After the first week of classes everything goes downhill.
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Clark Atlanta University is a great institution! It's very family oriented, the professors are enthusiastic about teaching, and it's in my state that I have lived all of my life. Clark is also very large and diverse. There are people from every state there. Also, being a part of the Atlanta University, I get to interact with students from Morehouse and Spelman. My first year wasn't as hard as I thought and I'm looking forward to my second year!
Its absolutely what you make it. The teachers are great although, administration is a bit unorganized,but they are improving. The motto is Find a Way or Make One and that is exactly what you need to do. This school is not for the weak minded. If you cannot balance work and social life then save your money and look into your local community college. Clark Atlanta has all the resources needed for you to be a successful asset to society. There is always something to do around campus and you're in the center of downtown Atlanta where there are loads of things to do! What more can you ask for.