Location
Atlanta, GA
Undergrads
2,484
Tuition
$19,830
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1388 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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1 College Sophomore

Athletics: No one supports the teams except basketball but its mostly a fashion show and its free to students so its something to do but no one pays sports any attention really other than boys basketball. Its not easy joining the teams.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Male campus security are perverts and females are very strict but helpful. The chief of campus police is really great and actually care about student safety but the school is located in a rough part of town so it is hard for campus policy to be everywhere all the time and they do offer escorts but only to the dorm behind you not in the vehicles. Student Center parties do shut down early due to security but during the day anybody can walk on campus but after hours security does they job and are strict about who can go through the gate to the rest of the campus.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I Absoultey loved the night life of CAU and I will miss it. Partying with the AUC your brother and sister school Morehouse and Spelmen is so fun and sometimes you will get GSU in there too. Spelmen girls party the wildest. Lady in the street but freaks at the club! I rather be at Manison Elan any day but on campus events are just as wild like "Up Til Dawn" in the student center and talent shows and other events. Its hard to focus on homework during the weekdays because there are always things to do on campus. Monday is "Tounge & Groove", "Hump Wedsnday", "Thirsty Thursdays" and Club on Friday and Saturday. Always something to do and its super easy to join a promo team and get in free and get perks and meet celebs but you got to pay to play.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I had plenty of friends stay off campus and I would often visit. Any of the Castleberry apartments are absolutely ideal. Large, reasonable prices and literally no more than a 10 min walk behind campus or directly down the street. Some had great views of the Georgia Dome and the skyline but on game days you wont be able to leave your apartment without waiting in traffic. But on a down side almost every upperclassmen lives in those apartments and I saw a few bullet holes in some apartments. All off campus housing is surrounded by "ghetto" low scale areas so be aware of "crack heads" and the possibility of being robbed. The farther from campus the better the apartments just more expensive and you will definitely need a car.

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1 College Sophomore

Academics: The curriculum was so easy and not challenging made the academics the worse. The professors don't care if you come or not and give a ton of work (easy) but the number of students that actually showed to class made the teachers have you just sign your name on the roster to receive a grade just for showing up. The basic math classes are not challenging but the educators do not educate they review what you should already know and if you don't you just fail. No help is given, no calculators aloud and it is super easy to cheat on the online test and homework. You learn nothing its like high school all over again. All in all don't come to class with your own opinion because you will be shot down, no debate, if and or buts about it. It is the teacher's way or not at all even if they are wrong based on facts. End of discussion and You better know your African American History.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I love Atlanta. I am a musician and there have been quite a few open doors there for me.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a scholarship this year. I had a lot of family issues and I did not do as well as I should, so now I have to find money to remain in school. Staff appears to only help who they want to help. I am doing better now.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: In my opinion, people do a lot of what they shouldn't

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Transportation: According to peers it's ok. I have only taken the Marta once and it was very far where I had to travel,

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are quite a few fraternities and sororities

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: If you like the nightlife, you can find what you want to get into.

4 College Freshman

Weather: This winter was a little bad.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's better if you have your own transportation

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I thought people would be more supportive and empathetic.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There a few options, but the neighborhood is not the safest.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Use computers in Library if necessary

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I do not use drugs or smoke, but some of my peers do.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Its expensive, should be more availability to fix food, if you can't get to cafeteria

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Transportation: there are many ways to get around and places to get picked up at

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: everyone is accepted on campus. we are all the same ethnicity, but personalities differ

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: the student involvement could be better, but we do have spirit

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: there is student housing that is all around the campus

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: the campus police are cool and always talking to the students, but do their job the majority of the time.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: the same places surround us, but the farther you go away from campus the more there is.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Majors: there are a wide range of majors that are all very active and shown on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
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Cierra Selby
Hometown
Queens, Nyc
Major
Business Administration and Marketing
Grad Year
2013
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Clark Atlanta University has its ups and downs. It is an institution of great higher learning, diversity, tradition, and authenticity. Here you will meet lifetime friends, business partners, and maybe even future husbands or wives. From the teachers who inspire students to the janitors that keep the facilities clean, Clark Atlanta is full of bright people. Clark Atlanta has produced some of the top leaders in almost every aspect of the business and social world. The professors are great at teaching in their fields of knowledge, but they're even better at giving life lessons that promote self-esteem, pride, and a sense of belonging. The social bonding that occurs at Clark Atlanta is like no other. CAU is indeed one of a kind.

There is definitely room for growth within this great institution. When it comes to the University's financial aid, registration, and student accounts, the University is often blamed for being extremely disorganized, rude, and careless. The substandard sports teams, rainy and cold weather seasons, parking, and transportation around campus are other aspects that make the otherwise perfect school seem less than optimal.

Most students, faculty, and alumni would agree that the CAU experience is like no other college experience in the world. Students leave Clark with great memories and even greater lessons learned. One can't promise anything from Clark Atlanta University but an abundance of enriching experiences (whether they are good or bad). At Clark Atlanta, there will be extreme highs and lows, but most students here agree that college is what you make of it. When you are given the opportunity to further your education, it is up to you to make your experience worth every penny. There are millions of possiblities out there waiting for you to make them happen.

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