CAU

Clark Atlanta University

223 James P Brawley Dr SW, Atlanta, United States
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  • Class Notes
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  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    2
  • Currently Enrolled
    15
  • Previously Enrolled
    44

Overview of Clark Atlanta University (CAU)

About this school

Clark Atlanta is a private university formed from the 1988 merger of historically black institutions Clark College (founded in 1869) and Atlanta University (founded in 1865). Programs are offered through the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, International Affairs and Development, Library and Information Science, and Social Work. The 113-acre campus is located one mile west of downtown Atlanta.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,302
    • Men:909 (27.5%)
    • Women:2,393 (72.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (CAU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Clark Atlanta University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
May 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
223 James P. Brawley Drive, SW
City, State, Zip
Atlanta, GA  30314
Phone
(404) 880-6605
Fax
(404) 880-6174
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
April 1
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
58% of 13,940 applicants were admitted
Women
58% of 10,548 applicants were admitted
Men
57% of 3,392 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,106 (14%) of 8,075 admitted students enrolled
Women
840 (14%) of 6,156 admitted students enrolled
Men
266 (14%) of 1,919 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.24
375 And Above
13%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
31%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
489 average |440-530 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
3%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
45%
• Score 300 - 400
6%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
509 average |470-540 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
7%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
41%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |17-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
15%
• Score 18 - 23
61%
• Score 12 - 17
24%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (CAU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $23,082 (59.841335683915794%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,878 (28.20180441771233%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,500 (3.8888312765736806%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,112 (8.068028621798195%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Clark Atlanta University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001559
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
940 (95.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
906 (96.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
901 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
445 (49.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
48%
Average Award
$7,742
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 832 (92.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,987
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 864 (95.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,230
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 149 (16.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,780 (93.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,638 (94.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,622 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,261 (48.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
45%
Average Award
$7,324
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,378 (90.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,425
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,503 (95.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,446
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 405 (15.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
91%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$40,393
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,740

Academics & Instruction (CAU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


179

Part-Time Faculty


102

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


42%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 16% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 17% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 14% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 40% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 40% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
741
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Clark Atlanta University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


70.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


26.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


38.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


40.0%

Programs & Majors (CAU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (28)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Theatre Literature, History and Criticism

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Psychology

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study (27)


  • Accounting
  • African-American Studies
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • English
  • History
  • Information Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Romance Languages
  • Science Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Women's Studies

Campus Life (CAU)

Location & Geography

Population


443,775

Nearest Metropolitan Area


126 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
31.5 average low in January, 85.8 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
2 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


64% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


38%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Panther
School Colors
Black, red, and gray

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Clark Atlanta University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, spirit boosters, pre-alumni council, campus activities board, orientation guides, national association for the advancement of colored people

Sororities


12% of women participate

Fraternities


3% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,187

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,302
Women
2,393
Men
909

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.1% Asian
  • 90.5% Black/African-American
  • 0.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 0.1% White
  • 9.1% Unknown

International Students


5.9% from 10 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


690

Student Resources (CAU)

Study resources