Clark Atlanta University Reviews

  • 40 Reviews
  • Atlanta (GA)
  • Annual Tuition: $24,730
100% of 40 students said this degree improved their career prospects
78% of 40 students said they would recommend this school to others
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C. Chapman
  • Reviewed: 1/17/2023
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
"The campus is beautiful, and everything is easily accessible. Unfortunately, this is just about the only positive thing I can say about the school. Tuition is astronomically high, especially since the living conditions aren’t particularly livable. From mold in the dorms, to roaches, to fellow students who have no concept of how loud they are, and can’t grasp the thought of a “ shared living space”, on campus living is not it. Not to mention the incessant prevalence of gun violence. Now, let’s get to the admissions process. It seems easy enough, at first. Then whenever you have to contact someone when you have an issue with your account, best case scenario is you will be flat out ignored. Most likely you will be put on hold for hours, and if and when you finally get through to someone, they will give you the run around and not help at all. And don’t get me started on the constant threat of fines or penalties for incredibly minor offenses. Also, for such an expensive school, there’s no guarantee that the toilets will flush, sinks will come on, elevators, lights, school wifi, or even the vending machines will work. Clark was my first choice school. I’m grateful for the friendships I’ve made, and the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone. Unfortunately, after my freshman year, I’ve been disillusioned, and I will be transferring schools."
Marcia Gullatte
  • Reviewed: 9/26/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
Stanley Mitchell
  • Reviewed: 4/23/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"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."
Coach Hall
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2017
  • Degree: Business
"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."
Danica Smith
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"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."
Beverly Peters Westbrooks
  • Reviewed: 2/8/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The school, whether intentional or unintentional, allows for self-discovery which makes you well equipped when entering the work force. In addition to a quality education, the total person is developed making you more marketable a competitive job market."
Michelle W.
  • Reviewed: 11/16/2016
  • Degree: Political Science
"The political science department is one of a kind. It challenges you beyond a typical Masters program and holds you to the standards of a Ph.D. You leave outperforming doctoral candidates in political science by declaring four subfields in the discipline. The professor demand a critical eye from students in understanding politics from a variety of perspectives. The classes all work hand in hand in understanding politics and how it impacts different demographics."
Shona Shaw
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
"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 :)"
kharyne pierre
  • Reviewed: 1/17/2015
  • Degree: Social Work
"The pros of my program are my professors and the program itself. We are taught from the Afrocentric Prospective, which encourages us to to give back to not only our community but anyone who needs help. The cons of my school is the expenses, cost of attending ACU, and the lack of scholarships they do not give out to their students, unless you are from the middle east or an athletic. Overall I love my professors who have become my personal mentors and what I am learning not on educational level, but personal level as well."
Leisa Stafford
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"The MSW Program at Clark Atlanta University is providing me with the foundations to better serve my community. I am gaining valuable experience in class and at my internship."
siracheous fraser
  • Reviewed: 11/5/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Cons not enough departmental funding for students, pros very capable faculty."
Nahshon Collie
  • Reviewed: 10/11/2014
  • Degree: Counseling
"This is a competitive program. The faculty are well versed in the field and provide dynamic support for the students."
Roshundra Talley
  • Reviewed: 10/9/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"The pros of the graduate program is that I am able to complete the program at my own pace. The con would be that I have class after my internship starting at 6pm and ending at 9pm."
  • Reviewed: 10/6/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"So far I have enjoyed my experience so far but tuition is so high increasing student loans but hopefully I can get my dream job!"
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Ashley Johnson
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"Clark is an amazing school, however it definitely costs a TON in order to attend a private university and receive such an amazing education. But all in all I love my panthers!"
  • Reviewed: 9/5/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
Titonia Phillip
  • Reviewed: 8/25/2014
  • Degree: Fine Arts
Tonneka Caddell
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
Regina Coley
  • Reviewed: 7/12/2014
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
"The pros to my program are that are professors who link you to companies and people in the community who can share real experiences. They are professionals yet practical and willing to share time and expertise to help you grow. If you need that personal touch CAU is the place."