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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 Sitewww.cau.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students3,302
   Women2,393 (72.5%)
   Men909 (27.5%)
Graduate Students690

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate58% of 13,940 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineApril 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.24
SAT Math489 average
440-530 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading509 average
470-540 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite20 average
17-22 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$38,572
Tuition and Fees
$23,082
Room and Board
$10,878
Average Percent of Need Met48%
Average Freshman Award$7,742
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$40,393

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
179
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Atlanta Population443,775
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 64% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division II
MascotPanther
Sororities12% of women participate
Fraternities 3% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1% Asian
90.5% Black/African-American
0.1% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1% White
9.1% Unknown
International Students5.9% from 10 countries
First-Year Students Returning70.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
26.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.08 3.22 511 549 21
Low 2.29 2.20 450 420 14
High 4.00 4.26 600 700 29
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