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3 College Freshman

Local Area: I would live here after graduation.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: The school is in the city so everything is just a car ride or bus ride away. Downtown Atlanta is just minutes away. There are many malls, restaurants, and attractions.

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2 College Freshman

Local Area: The local area is very bad there's not much to do, see or eat around. We have to go far and pay for transportation to get there.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Atlanta is an amazing city and I plan to live there after I graduate from CAU.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: The atmosphere is great! There's always something to get into whether you're a clubber, lounger, dinner and a movie, or fun day in the city type of person.

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The city of Atlanta caters to lots of college students. There's Clark Atlanta, Morehouse, Spelman, Georgia State, Georiga Tech, and Georgia Perimeter. Therefore, with all this student traffic, there is always somthing going on in the city or on campus. Atlanta has been fortunate to host some of the country's most popular events, including Birthday Bash, MEGA fest (an extremely popular spiritual retreat), Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta Football Classic, and a variety of other major events that attract tourists as well as students. One of the social benefits of choosing a school in Atlanta is that there will always be several parties after the event that you have attended that are guaranteed to be worthwhile. 

Clark Atlanta University has the unofficial meeting place for all the students in the AUC—the Promenade. Although often reduced to just being a trendy fashion runway, this is where students can develop lifelong friendships with some of the most intellectual, beautiful, and in many cases, most ambitious students.

Facts & Statistics

Fun Local Trivia
  1. Atlanta is home to the United States' largest indoor aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium.
  2. Atlanta is known as the "city too busy to hate."
  3. Atlanta was home to the 1996 Summer Olympics.
  4. Atlanta was ranked Black Enterprise's Best City for African Americans in 2004.
  5. Atlanta is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States
Notable Natives
  • Hank Aaron
  • Jermaine Dupri
  • Judge Glenda Hatchett
  • Evander Holyfield
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Bubba Knight
  • Gladys Knight
  • Spike Lee
  • Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz
  • Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
  • John Mayer
  • Monica
  • Brittany Murphy
  • Outkast
  • Julia Roberts
  • Ryan Seacrest
  • Raven Symone
  • Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas
  • TI
  • Ted Turner
  • Hosea Williams
Local Slang
  • ATLiens: People originally from Atlanta
  • Crunk: Filled with energy, overly excited and ready to party
  • Shawty: This term is just another way of saying homeboy or homegirl; most women do not like to be referred to as shawty.
Points of Interest
  • Atlanta Botanical Gardens
  • Buckhead
  • Centennial Olympic Park
  • Clark Atlanta Art Gallery
  • CNN Center
  • Fox Theater
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Georgia Dome
  • Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
  • Justin’s Restaurant
  • Martin Luther King Center
  • Six Flags over Georgia
  • The Underground
  • Woodruff Arts Center
  • World of Coca-Cola
  • Zoo Atlanta
Shopping Centers
  • Greenbriar Shopping Mall
  • Lenox Square Mall
  • Phipps Plaza Mall
  • West End Mall
Movie Theaters
AMC Phipps Plaza 14
3500 Peachtree Road NE
(404) 262-4386
Movie Theaters
Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 16
261 19th St. NW
(404) 347-9894
Major Sports Teams
  • Atlanta Braves: MLB
  • Atlanta Falcons: NFL
  • Atlanta Hawks: NBA
  • Atlanta Thrashers: NHL
Distances to Nearest Major Cities
  • Athens, Ga.: : 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Florida State Line: : 4 hours

Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 101 responses

Very poor
  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 101 responses

  • 82% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 5% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 2% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 11% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 0% Painfully remote.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 101 responses

  • 97% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 3% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 0% There aren't any nearby schools.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 101 responses

  • 49% Totally.
  • 46% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 6% No way.


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