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Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, GA, USA
3.55 Average Rating

Formed by the merger of Clark College and Atlanta University, Clark Atlanta University is an Historically Black College and University affiliated with the United Methodist Church in Atlanta. CAU is home to colleges of Business Administration, Education, Arts & Sciences, and Social Work conferring bachelor’s degrees in 38 fields of study. In addition to classroom facilities, the CAU campus hosts the Clark Atlanta University Art Museum featuring a renowned collection of African and African American art as well as the only jazz radio station in Atlanta. For athletically inclined students, CAU fields 10 men’s and women’s sports teams known as the Panthers.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • United Methodist
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
58%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2018 June 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2019 June 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2018

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
34%
Out-Of-State Students
62%
56%
Submitting ACT
54%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 850
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
3,847
Total Number of Undergrads
3,203
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
55%
20-39 Students
35%
40-99 Students
8%
0
100
26%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
40%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$32,947
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$21,892
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$21,892
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,878
Books and Supplies
$1500

Aid & Grants

0
100
95%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
87%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,432
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
87%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,187
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$9,263

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
89%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,367
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$31,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$321
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
36%
64%
Student Organizations
80
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
60%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Panthers
School Colors
Red/Black/Grey
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Atlanta
New York
Washington
Los Angeles
Chicago
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$34,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.55 Average Rating
Clark Atlanta University is a great HBCU to attend for a plentiful of reasons. I would describe the atmosphere on campus as being scholarly, united and fun. The tuition may be steep but CAU is a private college and students receive the knowledge that they pay for.
Nailah from Minneapolis, MN
My first semester at Clark was great. The Mass Media Program offers very good exposure to the field. The first week I attended a seminar with Spike Lee. I also got the opportunity to work in the television studio as a freshman.
Lee from Upper Marlboro, MD
Clark Atlanta University has been a new experience, but has been a great one so far. This school creates a foundation for most students, and it is up to the students to follow this structure. The family bond that the school tries to create is the best part of the school, because it makes one feel like they belong.
Jillian from Allen, TX

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