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Clark Atlanta University Overview

Clark Atlanta University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Atlanta, Georgia. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Clark Atlanta University Known For?

483 Undergraduate Awards
$30,547 Avg Cost After Aid
58% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at CAU.
  • In 2017-2018, 61% of the faculty were full-time.

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Clark Atlanta University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CAU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Most Popular Radio, Television & Digital Communication Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Clark Atlanta University?

Location of Clark Atlanta University

Contact details for CAU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 223 James P Brawley Drive, Sw, Atlanta, GA 30314-4391
Phone: 404-880-8000
Website: www.cau.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClarkAtlantaUniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/cau

How Do I Get Into CAU?

You can apply to CAU online at: www.cau.edu/admitted-portal/adm-steps.html#section-40163e94a386e885aa7b14f181ded076

Admission Requirements for CAU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into CAU?

58% Acceptance Rate
76% Of Accepted Are Women
54% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 58%, CAU does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 24% of accepted students are men and 76% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 57%, and the acceptance rate for women is 58%.

Average Test Scores

About 54% of students accepted to CAU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 540. Math scores were between 440 and 530.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Clark Atlanta University  ( 470 to 540 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Clark Atlanta University  ( 440 to 530 )
200
800
CAU received ACT scores from 56% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Clark Atlanta University  ( 17 to 22 )
1
36

Can I Afford Clark Atlanta University?

$30,547 Net Price
90% Take Out Loans
10.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of CAU is $30,547. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At CAU, approximately 90% of students took out student loans averaging $8,116 a year. That adds up to $32,464 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CAU is 10.9%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Clark Atlanta University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,255 Full-Time Undergraduates
76% Women
93% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,318 undergraduate students at CAU, with 3,255 being full-time and 63 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  CAU

There are also 602 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,255 full-time undergraduates at CAU, 24% are male and 76% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CAU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Clark Atlanta University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CAU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 3,005
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 4
International Students 79
Other Races/Ethnicities 158

Geographic Diversity

Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at Clark Atlanta University. At this time, 37 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 29 countries are represented at CAU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, India, and Libya.

Online Learning at Clark Atlanta University

10 Took All Classes Online
10 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2017-2018, 10 students took at least one online class at the school.

This school is the 66th most popular in Georgia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Clark Atlanta University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 111 16 0 127
Social Work 26 66 5 97
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 89 0 0 89
Criminal Justice & Corrections 55 5 0 60
General Psychology 54 0 0 54
General Biology 23 2 5 30
Design & Applied Arts 23 0 0 23
Educational Administration 0 9 13 22
Accounting 14 5 0 19
Public Administration 0 19 0 19
Chemistry 4 6 4 14
Computer Science 9 4 0 13
General Education 13 0 0 13
Political Science & Government 11 0 1 12
Computer Information Systems 10 0 0 10
Sociology 3 7 0 10
General English Literature 7 2 0 9
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 9 9
Drama & Theater Arts 8 0 0 8
Other Education 0 7 0 7
Student Counseling 0 7 0 7
Teacher Education Grade Specific 4 2 0 6
Physics 2 4 0 6
Mathematics 2 3 0 5
Special Education 0 4 0 4
History 3 1 0 4
Fine & Studio Arts 3 0 0 3
Music 3 0 0 3
Writing Studies 2 0 0 2
Ethnic Studies 0 2 0 2
Religious Studies 2 0 0 2
Business/Managerial Economics 1 0 0 1
Romance Languages 1 0 0 1
Philosophy 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 483 171 37 691

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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