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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 minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  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

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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 2,951 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Clark Atlanta acceptance rate is 59%. Popular majors include Business, Radio and Television, and Psychology. Graduating 42% 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

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CAU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
880-1040
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
$29,100 / 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
$10,094 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

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. 113 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 126 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 124 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
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
    0%
  • On Campus
    0%
  • Online
    100%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,951 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
145
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
72%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 84 responses
  • Ambitious
    46%
  • Involved
    36%
  • Driven
    10%
  • Typical
    6%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 158 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 183 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 98 responses
  • Traditional HBCU
    41%
  • Find a way or make one
    38%
  • Illustrious
    12%
  • Cultural
    6%
  • Immaculate
    2%
  • 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%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 86 responses

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