B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  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
    A
  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
85%
SAT Scores Range
770-930
ACT Scores Range
16-20
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Clark Atlanta University

Cost

Net Price
$25,376/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $30,500/ year
  • $30-48k
    $31,820/ year
  • $49-75k
    $34,394/ year
  • $76-110k
    $35,452/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,471/ 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.108 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.106 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,441Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
72%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    46%
  • Involved
    40%
  • Typical
    7%
  • Driven
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.140 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.165 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 81 responses
Report
  • Traditional HBCU
    47%
  • Find a way or make one
    37%
  • Illustrious
    7%
  • Cultural
    6%
  • Immaculate
    2%

After Clark Atlanta University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
47%
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

Clark Atlanta University Reviews

1,764 reviews
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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.
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My experience at Clark Atlanta has been blissful. I love my institution, but it took some adjustments to get to that point. I had to adjust to the campus size because it is not very big. Although, the classroom sizes are perfect. The professors are able to connect with their students. I was able to gain relationships with my professors and classmates. There are so many resources on campus to use for academic success. They have many events like financial literacy, health and wellness, research to get involved in. I was able to attend events like those during my free time, which allowed me to stay on track academically. The atmosphere is wonderful, its like a spirit of greatness throughout the campus. Everyone dresses fashionably, social events are uplifting, and students interact with one another. Teachers are always motivating their students to excel. Ive had some hard lessons here, but a lot of growth. During my experience at Clark Atlanta the good has always outweighed the bad.
People smoke in their rooms ALL the time. Sometimes they get caught, sometimes they don't. It's def easier in certain dorms (which I will not name) but you'll figure it out if you partake in those things. Majority drinks, some know their limits...others are a mess. Also since we are in ATL and everybody loves ATL rappers, on campus they try to dress like them and also like to pop pills. It's real and so are the side affects!