Clark Atlanta University

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Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Clark Atlanta University is a historically black, private university. Clark Atlanta was formed by the convergence of two higher-learning institutions: Clark College, a liberal arts college established in 1869, and Atlanta University, a graduate school instituted in 1865.

The Washington Monthly included Clark Atlanta on its list of “Best Colleges and Universities” in 2008. The university was also ranked at number 24 on US News & World Report’s list of 34 best historically black colleges and universities. Clark Atlanta is affiliated with the United Negro College Fund.

Clark Atlanta’s athletes, known as the Panthers, compete within Division II of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Among the competitive sports for women are tennis, volleyball, softball, cross country, track & field, and basketball, while men can participate in football, basketball, baseball, cross country, and track & field.

General Information

Admission Office
223 James P. Brawley Drive, SW
101 Trevor Arnett Hall
Atlanta, GA 30314-4391
(404) 880-8784
(800) 688-3228
Fax: (404) 880-6174

Contact: Kevin Williams
Director of Admissions
Main Address
223 James P. Brawley Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 30314-4391
(404) 880-8000

Total undergrads: 3,380
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 823
Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,380
Graduate enrollment: 688

Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:


Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 57%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 73%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Fashion Design B
Music – General B
Theater Literature/History/Criticism B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B

Communications & Journalism

Radio, television, and digital communications B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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