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Clark Atlanta University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1988
Affiliation: Methodist
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,681
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $40,550,572
Admissions Address

223 James P. Brawley Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30314

Website

http://www.cau.edu

Admissions E-mail

jdodds@cau.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.0
Send application by: June 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mr. Kevin Williams
Admissions office telephone: (800) 688-3228
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: June 1
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: June 1
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $625 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $325 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 1 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 3 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 3 N/A
Total academic units 18 N/A


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 49%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 49%
Total applicants: 7,642
Total acceptances: 3,782
Total freshman enrollment: 983
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 1,895
Male acceptances: 843
Male freshman enrollment: 247
 
Female applicants: 5,747
Female acceptances: 2,939
Female freshman enrollment: 736
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 74%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Class rank (top 10, 25, 50) data not available for graphing.
Top 10 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 25 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 50 percent of high school class: N/A
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: N/A
Average high school GPA: 3.0
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 70%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 350 - 580
Math: 350 - 580
Combined: 700 - 1160


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 2.0% 2.0%
500-599 22.0% 17.0%
400-499 59.0% 57.0%
300-399 16.0% 23.0%
200-299 1.0% 1.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 30%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 16 - 20


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 9.0% N/A N/A
18-23 52.0% N/A N/A
12-17 39.0% N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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