Clark Atlanta University (CAU)

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is a private, comprehensive coeducational institution. It was established when liberal-arts college Clark and graduate school Atlanta University merged in 1988. CAU is the largest school among the 39 United Negro College Fund (UNCF) colleges and universities. Through its four colleges, CAU offers degrees in several fields of study. Popular majors at CAU include Communication, Journalism, Business and Psychology. CAU is located in the Atlanta University Center with both Morehouse and Spelman College. Students from each school are able to mingle and participate in activities together. Clark Atlanta is devoted to academic excellence. It is CAU’s mission to prepare its students to excel in their chosen field and become productive and innovative leaders.

Location: Atlanta, GA

Type of Institution: Four-year HBCU

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State/Out-of-State: $10,166

Size: 3,900+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 91%

Percentage of Men: 29%

Percentage of Women: 71%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 17:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Colleges: Arts and Sciences; Business Administration; Education; Social Work

Housing: On-campus housing provided. Students with less than 58 credit hours are required to live on campus. CAU believes that living on campus produces positive benefits such as higher GPAs and graduation rates.


     • Greek: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Gamma Rho, Iota Phi Theta, Zeta Phi Beta

     • Others: National Black Media Coalition, Student Government Association, Student Christian Association 

Transportation: The Atlanta University Shuttle (AUS) provides transportation to students through Atlanta University Center, to the West End, Vine City and Ashby Street MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) stations. MARTA monthly passes are $68.50 and can be purchased in Packard Hall.

Famous Black Grads/Faculty: James Weldon Johnson, Bryan-Michael Cox, Emanuel Lewis, Eva Pigford, Jacque Reid

City Life: Big city, museums, art galleries, major television stations (TBS, Tyler Perry Studios), record labels, movie/music video shoots, shopping, dining, concerts and shows, nightlife, professional sports: NBA (Hawks), MLB (Braves,) NFL (Falcons). 




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