|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
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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.
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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||480|
|SAT Math 25th||460|
|SAT Composite 25th||940|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||550|
|SAT Math 75th||530|
|SAT Composite 75th||1080|
|Average SAT Score||1010|
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
|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%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||N/A|
|ACT Math 75th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 75th||20|
|Average ACT Score||18|
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
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
65% of Clark Atlanta University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||9%||8%||9%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Clark Atlanta University is $35.
What are the requirements for admission to Clark Atlanta University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
68% of students submit their SAT scores to CAU. 49% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.