Clark Atlanta University Reviews
I chose to go to CAU because of the great history that this HBCU holds in the course of African American history, and because you take classes at each of the other HBCU's at the Atlanta University Center and Georgia State University. What I found as a non-traditional student who had a child just weeks before my senior year registration was compensation from the individuals in registration who refused to let me walk through the process, but instead did everything in my behalf. My professors were incredible as they taught me more about my heritage, brought out the best writer in me, and instilled in me the foundations of psychology. On a personally level I became pregnant and was diagnosed with a chronic illness in my junior year and my department professors were extremely supportive of me and helpful. It has been over 20 years and I still remain in contact with the department chair today.
Clark Atlanta University was a great experience for me, my only regret is that I did not start there. I wanted to get away from my hometown and therefore I did not consider CAU in the beginning which I feel now, was a big mistake. I settled for a subpar program with not many opportunities. I transferred to CAU and gained a whole new perspective on undergraduate education. I was a science major and I felt confident that I got the best education afforded to me. I have much to be thankful for and one of the greatest things is my Alma mater CAU.
CAU is a great place for students to learn and grow within their field. The University has many long-standing partnerships with corporations around the city and the nation. In the AUC, students are nurtured and pushed to their full potential in their studies. CAU being nestled in the AUC provided students with varying learning opportunities at Spelman and Morehouse as well. The ability to connect with two other schools simulatnaeously provided students with the ability to learn and grow their experiences. Ultimately, CAU was a davrsryic place to grow and come of age.
My experience attending this college was good. Mainly because I was the first person in my family to get a degree. Looking back on it now, I feel the need to say that the university needs better internship and business partners to compete with so many other colleges in the Atlanta area. The athletic department is very poor. No money is being invested in any sport. The football stadium and track was built with money from the 1996 Olympics and there have been no upgrades made since that time.
Clark Atlanta University had a very vibrate culture to it. The teachers are very engaged with the students inside and outside of the classroom. They put effort into knowing that their students are safe and exceeding in classes outside of their own. Has a great homey feel to it; everyone is like family and it's just a really good time and experience.
I absolutely loved my experience at Clark Atlanta University. The School of Business is immaculate. The professors know you by name and are available to help. I graduated 5 years ago and can run into any of my professors and catch up for hours and they would know me by name. The culture of the institution is rich. You have the opportunity to be around so many people that look like you and are interested in the same things and the ultimate goal of being successful. You have fun while learning a ton, not only education wise but about yourself as well. My experience was truly amazing. The network opportunities are endless if you put in the work and the city is great. Campus safety could be worked on a little bit but considering the area, I'm sure that's difficult. Otherwise, I wouldn't change much about it. I would recommend this institution to anyone :)
The on campus experience at Clark Atlanta University is amazing. The professors at Clark Atlanta University are some of the best in the country, in my opinion. The only issue I have with the school is with the financial aid and student accounts staff. They are rude, and barely give you the time of day when you're asking for help.
Clark Atlanta University is an institution where I believe networking is just as important as an education. It has a lot to do with who you know. Honestly, I have gotten farther in career pursuit with who I've met during my time at Clark Atlanta than with my degree. I am currently pursuing my Master's degree but I work as a intern counselor because of my experience wit the faculty at Clark Atlanta and the knowledge I attained during my degree program. Maximize the college experience as much as you can.