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Clark Atlanta University Admissions

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 with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Considering Applying Early to Clark Atlanta University?

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.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Clark Atlanta University?

Clark Atlanta University is amoderately difficult school to get into. 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.

What Does Clark Atlanta University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Clark Atlanta University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Clark Atlanta University 2021-2022 Application Requirements

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
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Clark Atlanta University?

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, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 60%
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 look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Clark Atlanta University does not have a test optional admissions policy. 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.

What's a Good SAT Score for Clark Atlanta University?

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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What's a Good ACT Score for Clark Atlanta University?

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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Clark Atlanta University

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

Clark Atlanta University Admissions FAQs

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:

CLEP subject tests

Does Clark Atlanta University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Clark Atlanta University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand 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.

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Clark Atlanta University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

59%

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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Clark Atlanta University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

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

Clark Atlanta University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

17 - 20

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

20 and Above

Good

17 to 20

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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.

Clark Atlanta University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

430 - 510

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Reading SAT Range

450 - 530

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Clark Atlanta University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.2

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,776

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

59%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$21,695

Out-of-State

$21,695

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jun 1
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