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Study at Clark Atlanta University

Clark Atlanta University, also known as CAU, is a private university in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1988 with the consolidation of Clark College and Atlanta University, the university offers undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral degrees as well as certificate programs. CAU was ranked on the Washington Monthly (2008 edition) list of "Best Colleges and Universities". The main campus of Clark Atlanta consists of more than 35 buildings, spread across more than 125 acres. CAU is organized into the following academic schools:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Education
  • School of Social Work
Clark Atlanta is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division II and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). The sports teams are nicknamed the Black Panthers.

Profile of Clark Atlanta University

Clark Atlanta University is located in a large city, in Atlanta, GA. The school is officially a United Methodist school. Clark Atlanta University is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at the school top out at the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students at Clark Atlanta University often study media and family and social work.

Clark Atlanta University Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 410 to 490 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 480 or higher on the math SAT.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Enrolment

Clark Atlanta University offers classes to 4, 271 students (3, 945 full-time equivalent). Minorities are common at the school.

Student Life

Clark Atlanta University does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference and Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference competitions.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of Clark Atlanta University is to provide a quality undergraduate, graduate and professional education to a Student Enrolment that is predominately African-American and also diversified by students from various other racial, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. As an institution grounded in the liberal arts, the University is committed to the development of productive and creative students who excel in their chosen careers and who becom responsible citizens in their communities and the world. To achieve its mission, the University attracts and maintains a dedicated faculty that meets hifh professional standards in teaching, scholarship, research, and service. The University also provides an educational environment in which its students thrive, learn, and develop their potential for leadership and responsible citizenship, and the pursuit and creation of knowledge. The University maintains an historic relationship with the United Methodist Church and emphasizes sound ethical and moral principles that promote personal integrity and understanding of others. "

Clark Atlanta University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management222business management, accounting, managerial economics
Media160media and digital communications
Family and Social Work103social work, public administration
Therapy and Counselling95psychology, community health services, Counselling psychology
Liberal Arts91political science, English, history, sociology, African-American studies, speech and rhetoric, minority and gender studies, international relations, . . .
Education and Teaching69educational administration, early childhood education, school Counselling, education, secondary teaching, education courses, middle school teaching, special ed, . . .
Science65biology, chemistry, physics
Security and Law Enforcement30criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering22computer and info science, computer science
Design18fashion design
Mathematics11mathematics, systems science and theory
Art Studies7art studies
Drama and Performing Arts6theater history and criticism
Medicine6health professions
Religion and Philosophy2religion, philosophy

Contact: Clark Atlanta University

Clark Atlanta University

223 James P Brawley Drive S. W.

Atlanta, GA 30314-4391

General Phone: (404) 880-8000

http://www.CAU. EDU

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