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Founded in 1988, Clark Atlanta University. is a Private college. Located in Georgia, which is a city setting in Georgia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 3,093 full time undergraduate students, and 791 full time graduate students.
The Clark Atlanta University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 176 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Clark Atlanta University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at CAU are considered Selective, with ,130% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 9 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
68% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 29% were in the top quarter, and 11% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Clark Atlanta University.
263 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.
182 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
269 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.
266 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
265 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.
263 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.
266 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.
265 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.
106 Students rated Clark Atlanta University
I love and respect my university. This is my dream school. I did my research and fell in love. I knew I was going to come here since 2019. I was not changing my mind because I knew Clark Atlanta University would feel like home away from home. The faculty and staff is attentive, but not very quick. My professors are always available.
So, I am a fashion merchandising major. The department chair of my major is absolutely amazing! She goes out into the community to source money for our department and support us. Students in my department have ample amount of resources and opportunities because of her.
As a student at Clark Atlanta University, I am extremely grateful to have an engaging learning environment with professors and staff open to helping me grow not only as a student but as an individual. I have learned how to apply the school's motto, "Find a way or make one" into my personal life, learning to persist and challenge my own limitations to achieve my goals and dreams. It is a wonderful university for Black students to learn how to become comfortable in their identity, learn their history, and grow into compassionate leaders who care about their community. Unfortunately, the school has failed in protecting its students' safety and provide adequate housing. Currently, there is a student housing movement and student safety group protesting the unjust treatment of the upperclassman. I would have hoped my university would continue to provide housing for its upperclassman instead of pushing us out to find apartments that are not affordable for full-time students in the area in order to take in too many upcoming freshmen. The University's lack of care for students' housing and safety, as well as the realistic dropout rate soon to come for graduating seniors and juniors because of it, is highly concerning. I am hoping to at least be able to financially support my tuition and fees at the University in case I won't be able to receive housing and struggle with student apartment finances.
Clark Atlanta University is a very beautiful campus! It has a lot of historical monuments and the campus is really nice. The environment seems friendly and everyone seems to be themselves and love who they are. The staff and the welcome people were really sweet when I visited campus.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Clark Atlanta University is 71%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
As a first year college student, adapting to the new environment wasn't easy. Being on my own and not having any rules to follow was an adventure for me. I didn't always manage my time in the most responsible way. I would wait until the last minute to finish an assignment which would cause me to stay up to about 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning while having a class at 8am. If I could go back in time, I would have told myself to manage my time better and to put my school work before my friends. In some occasions, I did not put my school work before my relaxing time which caused a lot of stress on me because I was trying to make sure that I would receive a good grade on the assignment and get it done in time. Managing time is one of the most important things you need to know before entering college. If I were to talk to myself as a high school senior, I would have told myself it is okay to have fun but your school work is more important.
Clark Atlanta University is THE best institution in the world because you are taught to "find a way or make one" throughout your matriculation.
The campus livliness because the campus is never dead and is always loud and obnoxious.
The faculty's organization
My class mates are very talkative, but friendly.
There isn't a specific type of person that should attend any type of school but there are some things that stands out to people about different schools. Some things that are common at Clark Atlanta University are students who are African-American because this school is an HBCU. Also someone who likes to attend a private school that contains fewer students than most universities.
The most frustrating thing about Clark Atlanta University is the amount of events that the University requires freshmen students to attend. Events can sometimes get too crowded and unorganized.
Clark Atlanta is best known for their business program.
nothing much i pretty much new what is was getting into
The Diversity and the weather, parties, greek life, bands, choirs, social life, etc. I love my school. its the best experience for me.
What's really unique about Clark Atlanta University is that, not only are we the only University in the Atlanta University Center (AUC), but we are also the only HBCU in the AUC that became consolidated by two schools (Clark College and Atlanta University) in 1988. You won't hear information about that at Morehouse College or Spelman College.
People that are not outgoing, and not wanting to be involved in the community sould not come to this school
The most popular student activities/groups are our Greeks, including AKA's, Deltas, and Omegas. Also, our athletic departments are very popular.
My overall opinion of this school is it gives students a great college experience because it offers the chance to socialize but also excel academically and learn more about black history.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
94% of students
attending Clark Atlanta University receive some sort of financial aid.
74% were awarded federal grants.
While 89% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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