Clark Atlanta University: Ranking & Review

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Atlanta Rank United States Rank World Rank
4 223 674
Top 4%

Clark Atlanta University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate58%57%58%
Enrolled undergraduates914201713
Enrolled total (including graduate students)3,9921,1282,864

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $35. Application fee for graduates - $40.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores491
Percent of students submitting SAT scores54%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores509
Percent of students submitting ACT scores56%
ACT Composite

Clark Atlanta University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $37,382 $37,382
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $9,338 and other expenses per full academic year.

Clark Atlanta University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,108 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $20,476 $20,476
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,416 $1,416
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $853 $853
Tuition for Full-time graduates $15,966 $15,966
Fees for full-time graduates $1,416 $1,416
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $887 $887

Programs and Degrees

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 106 48 154
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 25 106 3 134
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 87 87
Education 7 33 21 61
Psychology 50 50
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 37 2 9 48
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 35 5 40
Visual and Performing Arts 32 32
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 7 20 27
Social Sciences 16 3 4 23
Physical Sciences 6 13 4 23
English Language and Literature & Letters 12 6 1 19
Mathematics and Statistics 6 5 11
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2 1 3
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2 2
History 1 1 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1 1
Grand Total43024443717

A total of 430 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Clark Atlanta University.

At the master's and doctor's level 287 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate40%33%42%
  • Full-time retention rate - 70%
  • Part-time retention rate - 25%

General info

Alternative namesCAU
MottoI'll Find a Way or Make One
Religious affiliationUnited Methodist
Mission StatementClark Atlanta University is an urban research university characterized by a focus on the intellectual and personal development of each student. Leveraging its distinctive history, the mission of Clark Atlanta University is to transform the lives of students and their communities by preparing citizen leaders to be problem-solvers through innovative learning programs; supportive interactions with faculty, staff, and students; exemplary scholarship; and purposeful service.
Colorsred, black, gray
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff568
Instructional FTE213
Research FTE18
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address223 James P Brawley Drive, SW
Atlanta, Georgia, 30314-4391
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population250,000 - 500,000

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