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CAU Admission Requirements

Atlanta, Georgia

Chances of getting into Clark Atlanta University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
51.8%
Admission Difficulty for Clark Atlanta University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into CAU and can I get accepted? The school has a 52% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,747 out of 14,942 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 66 percent. Clark Atlanta University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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CAU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
950-1110
Applicants Submitting SAT
68%
SAT Scores for Clark Atlanta University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Clark Atlanta University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1110
Average SAT Score 1030

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 requires applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #27 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 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Clark Atlanta University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1110 and Above Good >65%
1030 to 1110 Avg + 52%-65%
950 to 1030 Avg - 39%-52%
870 to 950 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 870 Low <27%
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CAU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-21 
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 18
ACT Scores for Clark Atlanta University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 21
Average ACT Score 19

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 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #34 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 49 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Clark Atlanta University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Clark Atlanta University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
21 and Above Good >69%
19 to 21 Avg + 52%-69%
18 to 19 Avg - 43%-52%
17 to 18 Reach 35%-43%
Less than 17 Low <35%
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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 52% 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

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 11,551 3,391 14,942
Accepted 6,026 1,721 7,747
Acceptance Rate 52% 51% 52%
Enrolled 721 200 921
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 12% 12%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2020.

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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
W
Wesleyan College

Macon, Georgia

N
Newberry College

Newberry, South Carolina

T
Tusculum College

Greeneville, Tennessee

C
Columbia International University

Columbia, South Carolina

F
Fisk University

Nashville, Tennessee

W
Watkins College of Art Design & Film

Nashville, Tennessee

V
Virginia Intermont College

Bristol, Virginia

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?

52% 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 950 and 1110. 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 18 and 21. 49% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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