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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.

Website: www.cau.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,318
Undergraduate
Students
(75.8%) 2,515 Women
(24.2%) 803 Men
602
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
55% of 16,483 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
500 average
460-530 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
520 average
480-550 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
19 average
17-20 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$41,625
Tuition and Fees
$24,907
Room and Board
$11,506
Average Percent of Need Met
48%
Average Freshman Award
$7,742
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$40,393
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
181
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 16% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 14% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
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Campus Life

Atlanta Population
443,775
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
58% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Panther
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1% Asian
94.6% Black/African-American
0.2% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1% White
4.7% Unknown
International Students
2.5% from 10 countries
First-Year Students Returning
74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
30.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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