Clark Atlanta University

Graduates: 787
Undergraduates: 2629
Graduates: 787
Setting: Medium four-year, primarily residential
In-state Tuition: $19,488.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $19,488.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:01
SAT / ACT / GPA: 861 / 19 / 3
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 25:75
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: Methodist Church
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 84%

Clark Atlanta University is an institution of high research activity characterized by a focus on the intellectual and personal development of each student. Its purpose is to prepare a diverse community of learners to excel in their chosen endeavors and to become responsible, productive, and innovative citizen leaders, locally and globally. This outcome is accomplished by the provision of access to and excellence in teaching, research, service, and creative activities through continuous engagement in an enriched, challenging, and nurturing environment.


Clark Atlanta University is a private, historically black university in Atlanta, in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was formed in 1988 with the consolidation of Clark College (founded in 1869) and Atlanta University (founded in 1865). Clark Atlanta University is a member of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).

Leveraging its distinctive history, Clark Atlanta University is an urban research university that transforms the lives of students and their communities by preparing citizen leaders to be problem-solvers through innovative learning programs; supportive interactions with faculty, staff, and students; exemplary scholarship; and purposeful service.

Clark Atlanta University was formed by the consolidation of Atlanta University, which offered only graduate degrees, and Clark College, a four-year undergraduate institution oriented to the liberal arts Atlanta University, founded in 1865 by the American Missionary Association, with later assistance from the Freedmen's Bureau, was, before consolidation, the nation's oldest graduate institution serving a predominantly African-American student body. By the late 1870s, Atlanta College had begun granting bachelor's degrees and supplying black teachers and librarians to the public schools of the South. In 1929�30, it began offering graduate education exclusively in various liberal arts areas, and in the social and natural forensis. It gradually added professional programs in social work, library science, and business administration. At this same time, Atlanta University affiliated with Morehouse College and Spelman College in a university plan known as the Atlanta University Center. The campus was moved to its present site, and the modern organization of the Atlanta University Center emerged, withClark College, Morris Brown College, and the Interdenominational Theological Center joining the affiliation later. The story of the Atlanta University over the next twenty years from 1930 includes many significant developments. Graduate Schools of Library Science, Education, and Business Administration were established in 1941, 1944, and 1946, respectively. The Atlanta School of Social Work, long associated with the university, gave up its charter in 1947 to become an integral part of the university. In 1957, the controlling Boards of the six institutions (Atlanta University; Clark, Morehouse, Morris Brown and Spelman Colleges; and Gammon Theological Seminary) ratified new Articles of Affiliation. The new contract created the Atlanta University Center. The influence of Atlanta University has been extended through professional journals and organizations, including Phylon. Through Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois, a member of the faculty, the university was also associated with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Urban, 126 Acres (0.5 Km2)


This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries. This is a list of notable alumni which includes graduates, non-graduate former students, and current students of Atlanta University, Clark College, Clark University, and/or Clark Atlanta University. It does not include other notable persons who may have attended Clark Atlanta University as cross-registered students (credit as an alumnus is not given to Clark Atlanta University, which has spurred controversy over the school's cross-registration policies) Name Class year Notability Reference(s) Ralph Abernathy 1951 Civil rights activist [9] Marvin S. Arrington, Sr. 1963 Politician and jurist [10] Bryan Barber 1996 Director of the 2006 film Idlewild [11] Hamilton Bohannon songwriter and record producer, who was one of the leading figures in 1970s disco music Benjamin Brown[disambiguation needed] Civil rights activist and Georgia State Representative (1966, 1969�77) [12] Aki Collins 1997 Assistant coach with the Marquette Golden Eagles men's basketball team [13] Marva Collins 1957 Educator; founder and director of the Westside Preparatory School in Chicago, Illinois [1] Mary Frances Early 1957 First African-American graduate of the University of Georgia [14] Wayman Carver Composer; first person to use extensive use of the flute in jazz Amanda Davis News anchor at WAGA (Fox5) in Atlanta, Georgia [15] Pearl Cleage Author [16] DJ Drama Music producer Henry O. Flipper First black graduate of West Point [17] C. Hartley Grattan 1923 Economist, historian [18] Grace Towns Hamilton 1927 First African American woman elected to the Georgia General Assembly [19] James A. Hefner 1962 Economist Fletcher Henderson 1920 Pianist, band leader and composer [20] New Jack Professional wrestler Alexander Jefferson 1942 Retired US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and a member of the Tuskegee Airmen [21] Robert R. Jennings President of Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University Henry C. "Hank" Johnson 1976 U.S. Congressman, Georgia 4th District [22][23] James Weldon Johnson 1904 Writer [16][24] Otis Johnson 1969 Mayor of Savannah, Georgia [25] Kenny Leon Actor and former artistic director of Atlanta's Alliance Theatre [16] Lucy Craft Laney Educator, opened the first school for black children in Augusta, Georgia in late 19th century Curtis Johnson 2008 former NFL linebacker Walt Landers former NFL player Greg McCrary former NFL tight end Emmanuel Lewis 1997 Actor [26] Martha S. Lewis Government official in New York City and state [27] Evelyn G. Lowery American civil rights activist and leader; marched in the historic Selma to Montgomery March Mason "Mase" Durrell Bethea Rapper Major Owens Librarian, U.S. Congressman (New York) Harry Pace 1903 African-American recording pioneer, founder of Black Swan Records, Insurance executive [28] Eva Pigford Model/actress; winner of America's Next Top Model Cycle 3 Nnegest Likke Movie director and screenwriter Jacque Reid 1995 Journalist Pernessa C. Seele Immunologist and the CEO and founder of Balm in Gilead, Inc. [29] C. Lamont Smith Sports agent, the founder and president of All Pro Sports and Entertainment Morris Stroud 1969 Former professional football player Bobby Wilson 2004 Singer better known by his stage name Bobby V [30] Phuthuma Nhleko CEO of the MTN Group Jo Ann Robinson 1948 Civil rights activist Horace T. Ward Judge and first black student to legally challenge segregation in higher education in the Deep South [16] Walter Francis White 1916 NAACP leader [31] Hosea Williams Civil rights activist [32] Madaline A. Williams First black woman elected to the New Jersey state legislature [33] Louis Tompkins Wright First black surgeon to head the Department of Surgery at Harlem Hospital in New York City [16] Richard R. Wright 1876 First black Paymaster in the U.S. Army and first president of Savannah State University [34] Dorothy Yancy president of Johnson C. Smith University Ella Gaines Yates First African-American director of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System


Chief_administrator: Dr. Carlton E. Brown (President)
Phone: 4048808000
Geographic region: Southeast AL AR FL GA KY LA MS NC SC TN VA WV
Website: www.cau.edu
Financial aid office website: www.cau.edu/FinancialAid/default.html
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Online application website: www.cau.edu/Apply_to_CAU.aspx
Admission office website: admissions.cau.edu/
Undergraduate application fee: $35.00
Graduate application fee: $40.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): Yes
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): Yes
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): Yes
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No