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Chances of getting into Clark Atlanta University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
59%
Admission Difficulty for Clark Atlanta University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into CAU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at CAU is 59%.  It ranks #16 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. CAU is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 9,219 out of 15,613 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 75 percent (SAT 880/1040 ACT 17/20). Clark Atlanta University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.2. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 9% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The CAU application fee is $35 and applications are due by May 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Clark Atlanta University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

CAU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
880-1040
Applicants Submitting SAT 
68%
SAT Scores for Clark Atlanta University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 430
SAT Composite 25th 880
SAT Scores for Clark Atlanta University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 530
SAT Math 75th 510
SAT Composite 75th 1040
Average SAT Score 960

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 81 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 880 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 800. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 960 out of 1600. CAU ranks #36 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Clark Atlanta University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1040 and Above Good >73%
960 to 1040 Avg + 59%-73%
880 to 960 Avg - 43%-59%
800 to 880 Reach 29%-43%
Less than 800 Low <29%
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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 #34 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 49 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Clark Atlanta University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >77%
18 to 20 Avg + 59%-77%
17 to 18 Avg - 48%-59%
16 to 17 Reach 38%-48%
Less than 16 Low <38%
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CAU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.2
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 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #30 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 59% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Clark Atlanta University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 7.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 9.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 16.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 16.0% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 18.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 27.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 6.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

62% 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 10%
Top 25% of class 30%
Top 50% of class 62%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Clark Atlanta University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,877 3,736 15,613
Accepted 7,272 1,947 9,219
Acceptance Rate 61% 52% 59%
Enrolled 613 173 786
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 8% 9% 9%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
208

Applicants have 208 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Clark Atlanta University Application 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?

59% 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 880 and 1040. 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.