#15 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, Georgia

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Clark Atlanta University overview
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Online cau.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Clark Atlanta University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Clark Atlanta University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the United Methodist faith. In the most recent statistical year 16,718 prospective students applied, and 9,737 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,123 enrolled in the school.  3,685 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 370 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $21,308 plus fees of $2,704. CAU is ranked 937 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Clark Atlanta University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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CAU is rated within the lower 24% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
Clark Atlanta University overview
SAT 860/1053
ACT 17/20
GPA 3.28

Applications Accepted

Clark Atlanta University overview
Applications Due May 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $35

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Clark Atlanta University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,900
Other Fees$2,704
Room and Board $10,222
Budget for Other Expenses$3,312
Total One Year Cost$39,446

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$38,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

41% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Clark Atlanta University students
Subject Percent of Class
Communication 26%
Business 21%
Psychology 11%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%
English and Literature 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=138947 IPEDS survey data for Clark Atlanta University.

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