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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  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 3,743 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.
About Clayton State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Peach Belt Conference
Address
2000 Clayton State University Blvd
Morrow, GA 30260

Clayton State 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
42%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
860-1000
ACT Range
18-21
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$10,232/ 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
$7,256/ 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
18:1
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

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,743Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,812
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
67%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Determined
    22%
  • The majority of students keep to themselves
    22%
  • What's up!
    22%
  • Hello how are you?
    11%
  • Silent
    11%
  • Diverse
    8%
  • 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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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.
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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.