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Chances of getting into Clark Atlanta University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
54.8%
Admission Difficulty for Clark Atlanta University
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Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into CAU and can I get accepted? The school has a 55% acceptance rate ranking it #19 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 9,036 out of 16,483 applicants were admitted making CAU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 70 percent. Clark Atlanta University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 9% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Clark Atlanta University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CAU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
940-1080
Applicants Submitting SAT
68%
SAT Scores for Clark Atlanta University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Clark Atlanta University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 530
SAT Composite 75th 1080
Average SAT Score 1010

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Clark Atlanta University?

Clark Atlanta University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1010 out of 1600. The school ranks #33 in Georgia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 68 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Clark Atlanta University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1080 and Above Good >68%
1010 to 1080 Avg + 55%-68%
940 to 1010 Avg - 42%-55%
870 to 940 Reach 30%-42%
Less than 870 Low <30%
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CAU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-20 
Applicants Submitting ACT
49%
ACT Scores for Clark Atlanta University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Clark Atlanta University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 20
Average ACT Score 18

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into CAU?

Admission data indicates that CAU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 20 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #37 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 49 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Clark Atlanta University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Clark Atlanta University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
20 and Above Good >71%
18 to 20 Avg + 55%-71%
17 to 18 Avg - 46%-55%
16 to 17 Reach 38%-46%
Less than 16 Low <38%
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CAU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.05
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Clark Atlanta University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into CAU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Clark Atlanta University was 3.05 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #34 in Georgia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as CAU accepts 55% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Clark Atlanta University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 7% Good
3.50 to 3.75 10% Good
3.25 to 3.50 15% Good
3.00 to 3.25 22% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 37% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 8% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

65% of Clark Atlanta University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Clark Atlanta University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 9%
Top 25% of class 31%
Top 50% of class 65%
Bottom 50% of class 35%
Bottom 25% of class 11%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Clark Atlanta University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 12,702 3,781 16,483
Accepted 6,969 2,067 9,036
Acceptance Rate 55% 55% 55%
Enrolled 641 173 814
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 9% 8% 9%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
187

Applicants have 187 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Clark Atlanta University is $35.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Clark Atlanta University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Clark Atlanta University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Clark Atlanta University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

FAQs

Does Clark Atlanta University prefer SAT or ACT?

68% of students submit their SAT scores to CAU. 49% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Clark Atlanta University?

55% of those who apply are granted admission to CAU. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Clark Atlanta University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1080. 68% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Clark Atlanta University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 20. 49% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.