Clark Atlanta University

Among the largest of the thirty-seven United Negro College Fund schools, Clark Atlanta is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers thirty-eight degree programs through four schools. The university was formed by the merger of Atlanta University and Clark College, two of the oldest African American institutions in the country. Its noted alumni include civil rights leader Ralph David Abernathy and poet James Weldon Johnson.

Founded 1988 (upon the consolidation of Atlanta University, 1865, and Clark College, 1869)

Undergraduate enrollment 2,629

Graduate enrollment 829


Tuition $19,488/year

Georgia freshmen on HOPE 7%

Average composite three-part SAT score for entering freshmen n/a

Average critical reading and math composite SAT score 861

SAT score breakdown 436, critical reading; 425, math; does not presently use writing score in admissions

Average class size for freshman courses 17

Popular majors biological sciences, business administration, criminal justice, mass media arts, psychology