If you are thinking about applying to Clark Atlanta University, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is June 1 and the fee for the application costs $35.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
|Clark Atlanta University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.2|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||10%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||68%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||35%|
Clark Atlanta University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
Mark your calendar!
The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Clark Atlanta University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Clark Atlanta University is moderately difficult. Clark Atlanta University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Clark Atlanta University accepted 59% of students, around 9,219 of the 15,613 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Clark Atlanta University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Clark Atlanta University must submit the following items. Double check with Clark Atlanta University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Clark Atlanta University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.
Out of all students that were admitted, 60% submitted a class rank. At Clark Atlanta University 10% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 30% were in the top 25% and 62% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Clark Atlanta University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||9%|
|3.50 and 3.74||16%|
|3.25 and 3.49||16%|
|3.00 and 3.24||18%|
|2.50 and 2.9||27%|
|2.00 and 2.49||6%|
Clark Atlanta University does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Clark Atlanta University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 68% of Clark Atlanta University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 35% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Clark Atlanta University students scored 510 or higher and 75% of students scored 450 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Clark Atlanta University students scored 530 or higher, and 75% scored a 450 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Clark Atlanta University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 20 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 20 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Clark Atlanta University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 20, and three out of four students scored lower than 20 on the ACT.
A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Clark Atlanta University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Clark Atlanta University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is June 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Clark Atlanta University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Clark Atlanta University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Clark Atlanta University.
Does Clark Atlanta University accept transfer credits?
Clark Atlanta University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Clark Atlanta University accepts:
Does Clark Atlanta University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Clark Atlanta University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Clark Atlanta University?
Clark Atlanta University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Clark Atlanta University's acceptance rate?
Clark Atlanta University's acceptance rate is 59%.
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How hard is it to get into Clark Atlanta University? Clark Atlanta University is a somewhat selective institution. The Clark Atlanta University acceptance rate is 59%. This means that the institution accepts 59 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Clark Atlanta University is Jun 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Clark Atlanta University is Jun 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Clark Atlanta University is 18. Students with an ACT score of 20 and above have a good chance of getting into Clark Atlanta University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 20 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Clark Atlanta University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.2. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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