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Clayton State University

Morrow, GA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate68%
Acceptance Rate68%

About Clayton State University

Clayton State University Overview

Clayton State University is a public, state school in a suburban setting in Morrow, Georgia. Clayton State University was founded in 1969 and the school currently enrolls around 7,052 students a year, including 6,376 undergraduates. Clayton State University ensures on-campus housing for up to 1,275 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Clayton State University for Fall 2023 is July 17.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Clayton State University!

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Clayton State University's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Clayton State University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Clayton State University has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Clayton State University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Clayton State University on the Student Life page.

2022 Clayton State University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 68%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.0
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 49%
In-State Tuition $4,064
Out-of-State $14,786
Percent of Need Met 47%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,230

Is Clayton State University a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer sense of what Clayton State University offers and if the college could be a good choice for you.

Clayton State University Acceptance Rate 2022

Clayton State University is not difficult to get into. The university admitted 68% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 2,356 applications received in 2022, 1,592 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Clayton State University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 69% of students who start at Clayton State University come back the next year. Clayton State University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 31%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Clayton State University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Clayton State University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Clayton State University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Clayton State University meets 47% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Clayton State University full-time are awarded $11,230 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $30,423 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Clayton State University.

Based on this information, does Clayton State University seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Clayton State University a good school for you?

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Where is Clayton State University Located?

Clayton State University is located in the suburban setting of Morrow, Georgia, less than an hour from Atlanta.

If you are interested in seeing Clayton State University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 75 to Morrow, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Clayton State University and Morrow are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2000 Clayton State Boulevard Morrow, GA 30260-0285

Campus Setting: Suburban

Clayton State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 17

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Clayton State University is Jul 17.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Clayton State University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

16 - 20

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

20 and Above

Good

16 to 20

Avg

16 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Clayton State University is 18. Students with an ACT score of 20 and above have a good chance of getting into Clayton State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 20 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Clayton State University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

898 - 970

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Math SAT Range

430 - 520

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Reading SAT Range

450 - 540

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

970 and Above

Good

898 to 970

Avg

898 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Clayton State University students is 976. Applicants with SAT scores of 970 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Clayton State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 898 to 970 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 898 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Clayton State University.

Clayton State University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$6,582

In State

$19,984

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$5,080
$18,482
Fees
$1,502
$1,502
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at Clayton State University is like? There are approximately 7,052 students enrolled at Clayton State University, including 6,376 undergraduate students and 676 graduate students. 58% percent of students attend school full-time, 98% percent are from GA and 2% percent of students are from other states.

58%

Full Time

42%

Part Time

98%

In State

2%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

7,052

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

68%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$6,582

Out-of-State

$19,984

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jul 17
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