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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  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 2,986 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Clark Atlanta acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Business Administration and Management, and Psychology. Graduating 38% of students, Clark Atlanta alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,600.
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
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

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
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Academics

Professors
B
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.115 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.113 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,986Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
74%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 74 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    49%
  • Involved
    38%
  • Typical
    7%
  • Driven
    5%
  • Stressed
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.147 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.172 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 88 responses
Report
  • Traditional HBCU
    44%
  • Find a way or make one
    39%
  • Illustrious
    8%
  • Cultural
    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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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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Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is an extraordinary institution that prepares students to become productive citizens, the University motto speaks for itself "I’ll Find a Way or Make One”.

The experiences obtained at CAU are impeccable, professors are extremely knowledgeable and effective. The professors have a keen way of forcing students to meet their expectations, whenever you are not performing at your fullest potential. Once expectations are met or exceeded professors have an amiable way of informing students that expectations have been met.

I am enjoying CAU, the rigor that’s instilled within the courses, and the fostering of my critical thinking skills. I have learned a tremendous amount of information from CAU that will provide guidance while navigating through the educational sector and I am looking forward to learning more as I complete my doctoral program.

I would like to see a scholarship increase for graduate students.
I love the school, it has great spirt and an awesome atmostphere! I wish it was more scholarships. Also, the Music Department really needs alot of funding and renovations. More equipment and newer equipment would be really helpful.