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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Clayton State is a public university located in Morrow, Georgia in the Atlanta Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,870 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Clayton State acceptance rate is 54%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Community Psychology. Graduating 30% of students, Clayton State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,100.
2000 Clayton State University Blvd
Morrow, GA 30260
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Peach Belt Conference

Clayton State University Rankings

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Clayton State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
860-1000
ACT Range
18-21
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$10,326/ 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
$7,457/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.62 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.78 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.78 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
9
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
9
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    38%
  • On Campus
    46%
  • Online
    16%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,870Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,727
Undergrads Over 25
25%
Pell Grant
71%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
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  • Determined
    24%
  • The majority of students keep to themselves
    24%
  • What's up!
    24%
  • Hello how are you?
    12%
  • Silent
    12%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
36%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.91 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.102 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Convenience
    44%
  • Diverse
    30%
  • Local
    17%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Strict
    2%
  • Thrifty
    2%
  • Underrated
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
30%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.42 responses
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I love this school! Its campus is very beautiful and peaceful. Classes are medium sized, depending on the course. Some courses may have ten students, while others may have around 30 students. I have been in both. Smaller classes are brilliant because it gives the student the opportunity to speak to the teacher one-on-one. Also, teachers' office hours are very flexible, so you can speak to them on your own time. Clayton State University has multiple buildings that are very decent. They have an Arts & Sciences building; a laboratory building; a College of Business; and another building, James Baker University. It's easy to speak with your advisor on your courses needed for graduation as well. The courses are also not very expensive compared to other universities. There is a diverse student body with numerous student activities to choose from.
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Clayton State University might not be a very prestigious school, but the quality of education definitely shows that it is a quality school. All of the professors know and have experience in their field. Plus, there are many amazing programs such as the Dual Degree program they have with Georgia Institute of Technology! There are many opportunities to network and increase in professionalism. Not only that, Clayton State University has over 37 countries within the student body. For instance, I have met soccer players from Finland, Spain, Venezuela, Nigeria, and Australia (just to name a few)! Every personnel you meet is friendly and enjoy sharing their experiences with students. I do not regret my decision of becoming a Clayton State Laker. You can be one too! GO LAKERS!!
There is always room for improvement. Overall it all depends on your professor how they choose to run their online learning. Your professor could be the type to post all you assignments at once and it up to you to complete them by the deadline or have schedule meetings twice a week on zoom or Microsoft teams and you have to follow along with their lecture through the meeting, hoping its recorded. There is not sure way to explain my experience because I've experience both examples. It really up to you to decided do you have the patience and have enough responsibility to manage your own schedule. Considering with online classes it based off your time management skills and the effort you put towards study during your free time. Compared to going to an in-person class your schedule to be there during that time slot, therefore it already planned.