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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
    C
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Clayton State is a public university located in Georgia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,636 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Clayton State acceptance rate is 41%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Community Psychology. Graduating 32% of students, Clayton State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,800.
About Clayton State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Peach Belt Conference
Address
213 Asante Dr
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
41%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
860-1000
ACT Range
18-21
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$10,330/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,128/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,644/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,370/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,411/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,773/ year
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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
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.76 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.76 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,636Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
30%
Pell Grant
74%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
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  • The majority of students keep to themselves
    23%
  • What's up!
    23%
  • Determined
    20%
  • Hello how are you?
    11%
  • Silent
    11%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
37%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.89 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.100 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Convenience
    44%
  • Diverse
    31%
  • Local
    15%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Strict
    2%
  • Thrifty
    2%
  • Underrated
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
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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Clayton State University has not only become my second home, but the foundation to my new and memorable journey. Inarguably, the most substantial part of this environment are the genuine people. Whether you are getting to know your peers or having a heart-to-heart with your professors- it is inevitable that everyone will leave a positive impact on your life. Aside from the emotional and social support system, CSU offers a wide range of propitious majors which are fittingly held by the most dedicated and scholarly professors. In addition, there are also academic help centers and a personal counseling department located on campus. The one thing about CSU that I would change is the freshman curriculum. There are various courses first-year students are required to take, yet gym is not one of them that is enforced. Valuing our body and making it a priority to take care of it throughout college is extremely vital for our overall well-being.
I love being a student at Clayton State. The professors that I have had were not only extremely knowledgeable in their subjects, but genuinely cared for the students well being & that they left better than when they came. Clayton State combines a higher standard of academics and access to new technology typical of a larger school, with smaller class sizes, more access to professors, & a sense of community typical of a smaller university. My only big complaints about Clayton State as a whole is that finding parking can be very difficult on most days, and the surrounding area is not very safe. I receive a notification at least once every two weeks regarding an armed robbery, police chase, or other criminal activity in the surrounding area.