Clark Atlanta is a private university formed from the 1988 merger of historically black institutions Clark College (founded in 1869) and Atlanta University (founded in 1865). Programs are offered through the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, International Affairs and Development, Library and Information Science, and Social Work. The 113-acre campus is located one mile west of downtown Atlanta.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
3,382
Undergraduates
802
Men - 23.7%
2,574
Women - 76.1%
665
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
58% of 16,718 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
April 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.28
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Cost of Attendance
$42,268
Tuition and Fees
$24,730
Room and Board
$12,326
Average Percent of Need Met
45%
Average Freshman Award
$7,742
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$40,393
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
186
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
16%
10-19
16%
20-29
29%
30-39
17%
40-49
14%
50-99
7%
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Atlanta Population
512,550
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
61% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Panther
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3%
Asian
0.1%
Black/African-American
78.3%
Hispanic/Latino
0.2%
White
0.1%
Unknown
21.1%
International Students
0.4% from 16 countries
First-Year Students Returning
67.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
22.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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