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Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, GA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate56%

Clark Atlanta University Admissions

Clark Atlanta University is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Clark Atlanta University is 56%. Out of 16,153 applications received in 2023, 9,088 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to Clark Atlanta University, the regular decision application deadline is May 1 and the application fee is $35.

Students who apply to Clark Atlanta University for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

Clark Atlanta University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Clark Atlanta University's admissions stats.

Clark Atlanta University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 4.0
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Waitlist No

Clark Atlanta University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Clark Atlanta University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 January 1
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 1 January 1
Regular Decision Yes 5 1 September 1

Want to Apply Early to Clark Atlanta University?

Clark Atlanta University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by January 1.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Clark Atlanta University will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 1.

Clark Atlanta University accepts roughly 56% of early action applicants and 56% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, Clark Atlanta University admitted 3,214 of the 5,776 who applied early action.

Some students apply early to college to boost their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Clark Atlanta University Admissions

Transferring to Clark Atlanta University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Clark Atlanta University

Clark Atlanta University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Clark Atlanta University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider 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 on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Clark Atlanta University

Wondering what factors are considered by Clark Atlanta University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Application Essay Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Clark Atlanta University for more information on admission factors.

Clark Atlanta University Application Requirements

To apply to Clark Atlanta University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Clark Atlanta University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5

GPA and Testing

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

Students admitted to Clark Atlanta University have an average unweighted GPA of 4.0.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Clark Atlanta University has 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.

More Information on 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 May 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Clark Atlanta University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter 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 • DSST/DANTES

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to Clark Atlanta University?

❌ No, Clark Atlanta University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Clark Atlanta University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Clark Atlanta University is 56%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Clark Atlanta University?

✅ Clark Atlanta University offers early decision but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Clark Atlanta University?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Clark Atlanta University was 56% in 2021.

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Clark Atlanta University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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 56%. This means that the institution accepts 56 out of every 100 applicants.


Clark Atlanta University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

May 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Clark Atlanta University is May 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Clark Atlanta University is May 1.

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

Clark Atlanta University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Clark Atlanta University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Clark Atlanta University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 4.0. 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.

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

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