C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W
Clark Atlanta University
Atlanta, GA
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.
Web Site
Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,093
   Women 2,200 (71.1%)
   Men 893 (28.9%)
Graduate Students 791
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 72% of 10,733 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline June 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.00
SAT Math 443 average
400-480 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 460 average
420-490 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 20 average
18-21 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance $36,217
  Tuition and Fees $22,396
  Room and Board $9,256
Average Percent of Need Met 48%
Average Freshman Award $7,742
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W   -   2
Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 173
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Atlanta Population 443,775
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 92% of freshmen, 64% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Panther
Sororities 12% of women participate
Fraternities 3% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2% Asian
86.3% Black/African-American
0.2% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.2% White
13.0% Unknown
International Students 4.2% from 10 countries
First-Year Students Returning 67.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 23.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported