Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, GA
School Type:
4-year, Private
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Required SAT
Required ACT
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1988
  • Enrollment: 4,000
  • Mascot: Panther
  • Colors: Red, Black, and Gray
  • Motto: I'll Find a Way or Make One
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

Clark Atlanta University, located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia, is a unique institution with a history that began in 1988 through the consolidation of two historic institutions: Clark College (founded in 1869) and Atlanta University (founded in 1865). This merger created a new entity that combined the strengths and traditions of both schools, making Clark Atlanta University one of the largest historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the nation. Today, the university boasts an enrollment of approximately 4,000 students and offers a wide array of academic programs, including Bachelor's, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees, as well as Postbaccalaureate and Post-masters certificates.

The university's motto, "I'll Find a Way or Make One," embodies its spirit of resilience and innovation. Clark Atlanta University is particularly renowned for its programs in Business Administration and Management, Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Psychology, Biology/Biological Sciences, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, and Fashion/Apparel Design. The urban campus setting provides students with a dynamic learning environment, and the university offers campus housing to foster a vibrant and inclusive community. The university's spirit is further exemplified by its mascot, the Panther, and its colors, red, black, and gray. In athletics, Clark Atlanta University competes in NCAA Division II as part of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), with its athletic teams known as the Panthers. Clark Atlanta University continues to be a significant educational and cultural institution, dedicated to advancing knowledge and empowering students to achieve their full potential.

Admissions & Financial Aid
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Popular Majors
  • Business administration and management
  • Radio, television, and digital communication
  • Psychology
  • Biology/biological sciences
  • Criminal justice/safety studies
  • Fashion/apparel design

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NCAA Division II - Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC)

Team Name: Panthers

Men's sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football

Women's sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball

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