52%

Acceptance Rate

$10,239

Avg.Financial Aid

001559

FAFSA Code

About Clark Atlanta University (CAU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

3,911

Website

www.cau.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

United Methodist

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

A private, United Methodist university, Clark Atlanta University is situated in Atlanta, GA. The university covers an area of 126 acres. It was in 1865 when the Clark Atlanta University was founded. Clark Atlanta University believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is "I'll Find a Way or Make One" (Atlanta University); "Culture for Service" (Clark College) and its official colors are red, black and gray. Out of total 3,920 (Fall 2019) students enrolled at CAU, 3,318 belong to undergraduate courses while 602 are postgraduate students. Around 76% of the students are females and 24% are males. Notably, Clark Atlanta University is also home to an ethnically diverse student population. At CAU around 92% are Black or African American, 5% belong to an unknown race or ethnicity, and 3% are Non-resident alien. Moreover, around 96% of the students are 24 and under. In its 155 years of existence, CAU has produced several known personalities like Spike Lee (Television director, Television producer), James Weldon Johnson (Poet, Novelist), Emmanuel Lewis (Actor), and Walter Francis White (Civil rights activist, Journalist). The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. It also encourages its students to participate in athletics, as it helps in building character. A total of 116 programs, including both residential and online, are currently offered by CAU. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs), CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation), and CSWE (Council on Social Work Education). $71 million (2018) is the total value of endowment of the Clark Atlanta University.

Location & Contact

Address

223 James P Brawley Drive SW

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 4048808000
Fax:
Request Info

Rankings

To tackle the tough decision of choosing the right university, the ranking of a particular university helps the student in clearing their doubts regarding where they want to apply. Considered one of the best publications when it comes to ranking universities, Forbes has placed Clark Atlanta University at the 639th position on the latest list of top colleges. However, it is to be noted that the rankings are decided based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

None

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

52%

SAT Range

950 - 1110

ACT Range

18 - 21

Application Fee

$35

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is easy. Clark Atlanta University has 4 admission thresholds. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $35, as part of the admission process at CAU. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 940-1080 to improve her chances. The average ACT score at Clark Atlanta University is 18. However, those getting an ACT score less than 17 might also be offered admission. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 223 James P Brawley Drive, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30314-4391. They can also call them at (404) 880-8000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$27,143

Average Annual Cost

$20,680

Books And Supplies

$1,500

Other Fees

$1,506

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$11,156

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,312

Total One Year Cost

$38,154

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to CAU. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $39,194 per year. This cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($23,144), books and supplies ($1,500), room and boarding ($11,238), and budget for other expenses ($3,312). For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

19:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

70%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

25%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$2,015

Faculty Overview

54%

Male Professors

46%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

87 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

86 Graduates

Psychology, General

50 Graduates

Biology, General

37 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

35 Graduates

Social Work

25 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

23 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

18 Graduates

Political Science and Government

11 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

9 Graduates

Chemistry

6 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

6 Graduates

Mathematics

6 Graduates

Computer Science

5 Graduates

Education, General

5 Graduates

Sociology

5 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

3 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

2 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

2 Graduates

Music

2 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

2 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

1 Graduates

History

1 Graduates

Philosophy

1 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

1 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

3,325

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

69%

Full-time

97%

Part-time

3%

Students Gender

Male

25%

US National: 44%

Female

75%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

0% White

7% Unknown

89% Black

0% Hispanic

0% Two or more races

4% Non Resident alien

0% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

75%

Out Of State

24%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$60,452 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 100% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

Yes

Freshmen Live on Campus

100%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$5,508/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,016/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,016/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Cougars

School Colors

red, black, and gray

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf

Total Male Athletes

147

Total Female Athletes

73

Intramural Sports

6

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Football

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. At CAU, $11,238 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. Clark Atlanta University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at CAU costs around $4,016 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At CAU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 24% male and 76% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$26,700/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$35,500/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$29,225

$31,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$303 - 322

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

84%

Average Aid Per Year

$10,239

Students Receiving Federal Grants

73%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,264

Students Receiving State Aid

21%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,370

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

32%

Average Aid Per Year

$12,686

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$5,871

$30K - $48K

$5,288

$48K - $75K

$3,192

$75K - $110K

$1,477

> $110K

$632

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$33,303,007

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$256,025

The financial aid department of Clark Atlanta University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average financial aid at Clark Atlanta University is around $15,088 and the federal grant is $5,280. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $3,234 as well as institutional aid worth $15,088. At CAU, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $33,303,007 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $256,025.

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