Clayton State University

Morrow, GA, USA
3.56 Average Rating

Clayton State University is a 4-year public school in the Atlanta metro area and part of the University System of Georgia. Featuring a 214-acre park-like campus, Clayton State confers undergraduate degrees in over 60 academic majors and minors. In addition, a majority of students at Clayton State are considered “non-traditional” and “adult learners.” At the beginning of every basketball season, Clayton State welcomes its men’s and women’s teams with a late night pep rally called Laker Madness.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
42%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision July 15, 2019
Spring Regular Decision November 15, 2019
Other April 15, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
97%
Out-Of-State Students
2%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
7,038
Total Number of Undergrads
6,597
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
11%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
31%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$10,232
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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.
$6,430
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.
$19,506
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.
$10,180
Books and Supplies
$800

Aid & Grants

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.
86%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,310
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.
86%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,092
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$7,585

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.
66%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,158
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.
$28,000
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.
$298
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
31%
69%
Student Organizations
61
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
18%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Lakers
School Colors
Orange/Navy Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

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

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Atlanta
Athens
Macon
Washington
Dallas
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$38,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.56 Average Rating
clayton state university has been a big influence in my life choices for my future. throughout my attendance here at clayton state univ. i have found and developed my purpose for my field in sociology. this university provides the equitable services needed for success towards graduating to their entire student community with the add component, a healthy atmosphere for working staff members, which formulates a successful aurora for projected graduating students.
Yahara from Covington, GA
I have only experienced one of the open orientations that they offer, but from that and from what current students have told me about the school; it is a perfect match for a person like me. I wasn't a star in high school and needed a school that would give me a second chance to do and be better and Clayton State is that school.
Ty-Quanna from Mcdonough, GA

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