Clark Atlanta University (CAU)

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CAU is a historically black college found in Atlanta, GA. Around 4,300 students are enrolled at CAU.

Many of the students admitted to this school had an SAT score in the range of 770 to 940, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 17 to 21. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the CAU average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.80 - 3.04. About 60% of all students which applied were accepted at CAU, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 23% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.cau.edu.

Overall CAU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013

56.8%

The overall acceptance rate for Clark Atlanta University was reported as 56.8% in Fall 2013 with over 5,870 college applications submitted to Clark Atlanta University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • CAU ACT Scores: 17 - 21
  • CAU Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.04

How Hard Is It to Get into Clark Atlanta University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into CAU, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for CAU has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 59.2%
  • 2010-2011: 69.4%
  • 2011-2012: 71.7%
  • 2012-2013: 68.3%
  • 2013-2014: 56.8%
  • Projected CAU Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 64.1%

How Does CAU Compare?

56.8%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for CAU is two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Morehouse College66.8%
Spelman College38.0%
Agnes Scott College66.9%
Oglethorpe University55.8%
Life University74.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants5,87325.9%74.1%
Admitted3,33623.3%76.7%
Enrolled78125.5%74.5%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to CAU (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score17 - 21
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