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Clark Atlanta University
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  • 4 Year
  • ATLANTA, GA

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade C
  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 B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade C

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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 3,255 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Clark Atlanta acceptance rate is 55%. Popular majors include Business, Radio and Television, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 44% of students, Clark Atlanta alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,700.

About

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

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.

CAU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
55%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
940-1080
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
$27,931 / 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
$10,223 / 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
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 113 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 123 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 121 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,255 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
63
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
66%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 82 responses
  • Ambitious
    48%
  • Involved
    35%
  • Driven
    10%
  • Typical
    6%
  • Stressed
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 155 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 180 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 96 responses
  • Traditional HBCU
    42%
  • Find a way or make one
    38%
  • Illustrious
    11%
  • Cultural
    6%
  • Immaculate
    2%
  • Home away from home
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
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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