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
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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
72%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
820-970
ACT Range
18-21
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$27,725/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $31,149/ year
  • $30-48k
    $32,059/ year
  • $49-75k
    $35,297/ year
  • $76-110k
    $36,972/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,862/ 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
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.113 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.111 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 72 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    49%
  • Involved
    39%
  • Typical
    7%
  • Driven
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.145 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.170 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 86 responses
Report
  • Traditional HBCU
    45%
  • Find a way or make one
    38%
  • Cultural
    7%
  • Illustrious
    7%
  • Immaculate
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.86 responses
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Clark Atlanta University provides an experience like no other! There’s many organizations and extra curricular activities available to get involved in, community service events, and the professors really care about their students! Campus life is always lively and the students have a bond like no other. l’d definitely consider this a “second home”!
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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.
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!