Clayton State is a public university located in Morrow, Georgia in the Atlanta Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,743 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Clayton State acceptance rate is 42%. 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.
NCAA Division II (without football)
Peach Belt Conference
Clayton State University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.62 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.78 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.78 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.91 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.102 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.42 responses
Clayton State University Reviews
Clayton State University is an affordable and diverse college just south of Atlanta. The class sizes are small, the professors are highly involved with students, and every one of them is an expert in their field. I'm studying communication, with a minor in music, and I could not have chosen a better school. The community is excellent, very welcoming. If you are planning on majoring in music, go to Clayton! We have Spivey Hall, a huge season of world-class musicians, and there are lots of opportunities for student teachers and student performers in the surrounding area.
I'm not a fan of their online program at all! Unless you're close to the school, the teachers allow online students to sit in on class. The classes are setup in a way that you probably won't make it out in the year as advertised. You may want to bring your own financial aid to save at least one headache.
Clayton State isn't a bad school, but it's definitely a smaller one. They won't necessarily have as much diversity in terms of types of people compared to other universities, but it is very diverse in terms of race. By that, I mean even though the people attending this University may come from a variety of different cultural backgrounds, many of them are the same type of student: Go to class, work, and home. That's it. Socially speaking, the school isn't very active. It is not a "traditional college". It's more so for people who may be single parents or getting a degree later in life. A lot of kids go here, but they don't make up that large a portion of the student body compared to places like GSU or KSU. Not bad if you're just focused on that degree though.