Clark Atlanta University Welcomes You.
Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is a comprehensive, private, urban, coeducational institution of higher education with a predominantly African-American heritage. It offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees as well as certificate programs to students of diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Clark Atlanta was established in 1988 by the consolidation of Atlanta University (1865), the nation's first graduate school for African Americans, and Clark College (1869), the nation's first four-year liberal arts institution to serve a predominantly African-American undergraduate student population.
Today, Clark Atlanta is one of the nation's foremost research institutions, offering students from around the world the opportunity to engage in 38 exciting areas of study at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is the only University situated in the historic Atlanta University Center (AUC). Located in the historic heart of Atlanta, one of the world's great international cities, our over 3,600 students enjoy opportunities for cultural enrichment that are readily available and reflect upon the deep history of the area.
Academic and co-curricular experiences are at the core of what we offer at Clark Atlanta University. From the arts to zoology, CAU combines nearly 300 years of tradition with a solid focus on academic excellence to produce leaders who will shape the future of the global community.
International Student Support Services
The Office of International Programs (OIP) serves as the central resource and support unit for international students at Clark Atlanta University. International Student Advisors are available to assist with immigration-related matters, cultural adjustment and maintenance of visa status.
The OIP is committed to providing the necessary support to international students to help them succeed in their studies and adjust to living in the United States. To this end, the OIP conducts a comprehensive orientation program each semester for new international students and throughout the academic year workshops and information sessions are held to keep students abreast of policies and procedures at the University, as well as updates on immigration regulations. Additionally, the OIP sponsors cultural programs and activities to facilitate the engagement of international students into the University community and to enhance the intercultural skills for the entire CAU community.
Through the OIP’s tutorial program, international students can receive academic support in their program areas and assistance with writing and communication skills, time management and study skills.
Opportunities for cultural enrichment are readily available to CAU students. Presentations by distinguished actors and speakers, theatrical productions, concerts, and other events are hosted on our campus. Students are encouraged to join one of the University's performing arts groups, including the Philharmonic Society, the Jazz Band, or the Marching and Concert Bands.
CAU is the only private, historically black university to host a chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, America’s most prestigious honor society for all academic disciplines. The University also hosts: Golden Key International Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society.
Student activities provide students with educational experiences beyond the classroom. Clubs and organizations as well as cultural, social, recreational, and leadership programming create opportunities for student leadership development and self-realization.
The university offers sports teams such as basketball, cross-country, softball, tennis, track and field and volleyball. There are also student government opportunities and student oriented and operated publications and radio shows. There is something for everyone here at CAU!
Mobilizing for the Future
Clark Atlanta University is Mobilizing for the Future.
CAU is home to the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD), America's largest, most comprehensive academic prostate cancer research enterprise, responsible for breakthrough investigation resulting in five patents and patents pending.
CAU is home to the Center for Functional Nanoscale Materials, revolutionizing the science of life-saving drug delivery to the human body.
CAU is home to the School of Business Administration where enrollment is comprised of students from over 40 states and 30 countries. Our award winning MBA Program won the National Black MBA
Association/Chrysler Case Competition in 2013, defeating 30 national schools of business to claim the championship. The CAU SBA CIA Analytic Simulation Team also won the 2014 Atlanta University Center Challenge, providing the sharpest decision making, briefings and analysis throughout a hypothetical one-day world crisis.
CAU is home to one of the nation's most prestigious university collections of African and African-American art, which includes the world-renowned Hale Woodruff Murals.
CAU is home to Atlanta's only jazz radio station, NPR-affiliated WCLK-91.9FM, reaching 200,000 listeners weekly.
Enrollment by the Numbers
- Enrollment:3661 (undergraduate- 2741, graduate 920)
- Programs: 38 undergraduate majors
- Student – Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
- TOEFL Requirement: 83 (internet – based), 500 (paper –based) or 173 (computer – based)
- IELTS Requirement: 4.5
- SAT: (critical reading and math) : 900
- ACT Composite: 19
2015-2016 Estimated Expenses (full year)
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*not a billed cost and will vary by student based on personal circumstances
In order to enroll as a degree-seeking undergraduate student at Clark Atlanta University, a nonrefundable $475 confirmation fee is required.