Clark Atlanta University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Atlanta, GA

$18,990

Avg tuition

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About Clark Atlanta University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

HBCU: YesHistorically Black Colleges and Universities are accredited schools established prior to 1965 whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans. Explore our HBCU resource hub to learn more.

Religious Affiliation: Christian, United Methodist  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Clark Atlanta University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Atlanta, Georgia. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,096, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 59%. The university offers 29 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 42%, and a student-faculty ratio of 19:1. Tuition and fees for students are $18,990.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

59% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

63% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

42% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Required

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Required

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Required

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 17-20

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 880-1040

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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4k

Students enrolled

100%

Online student enrollment

19:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

Black

86%

Unknown

11%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

White

0%

Hispanic

0%

Two or more races

Information not available

Asian

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Information not available

Female student population

75%

Socio-economic diversity

72% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $18,990 $18,990
Graduate $14,814 $14,814

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,900
On-campus room and board $11,506
On-campus other expenses $3,312
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $11,506
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $3,312
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,312

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $35,708 $35,708
Off-campus without family $35,708 $35,708
Off-campus with family $24,202 $24,202

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

72%

State Grant Aid

21%

Institution Grant Aid

41%

Pell Grant

72%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,199
State Grant Aid $3,436
Institution Grant Aid $10,300
Pell Grant Aid $5,027

Financial Outlook

$27k

Average student debt after graduation

$28k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.