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Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is a comprehensive, private, urban, coeducational institution of higher education with a predominantly African-American heritage. It offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees as well as certificate programs to students of diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Clark Atlanta was established in 1988 by the consolidation of Atlanta University (1865), the nation's first graduate school for African Americans, and Clark College (1869), the nation's first four-year liberal arts institution to serve a predominantly African-American undergraduate student population.  

Today, Clark Atlanta is one of the nation's foremost research institutions, offering students from around the United States and several foreign countries the opportunity to engage in 38 exciting areas of study at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.  Located in the historic heart of Atlanta, one of the world's great international cities, our nearly 3,500 students enjoy access academic and co-curricular experiences, from forensic debate, to on-air broadcasting, to cancer research with world-renowned investigators.  From the arts to zoology, CAU combines nearly 300 years of tradition with a solid focus on academic excellence to produce leaders who will shape the future of the global community.

Clark Atlanta University
223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W.

Atlanta, GA 30314

Admissions Phone:  800-688-3228
Admissions Email:  cauadmissions@cau.edu

University Phone:  404-880-8000
University Email:  info@cau.edu


Feb. 25, 2019

Clark Atlanta University and the CAU Alumni Association, Inc. Present the 11th Annual Spirit of Greatness Gala

  ATLANTA (Feb. 25, 2019) Clark Atlanta University and the Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association, Inc. (CAUAA) will host its 11th annual Spirit of Greatness Gala recognizing alumni and pioneers who are making a positive impact in...

Feb. 25, 2019

Set in Stone: Monuments and Markers of Black History on the Westside

Atlanta, Georgia is well-known as the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and home to the sites of many key moments of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Southwest Atlanta (affectionately known as S.W.A.T.S.) continues to be the home...

Feb. 18, 2019

BEFORE FORTY FOUR: African American Presidential Ambitions Rooted in Georgia

Each year on George Washington's Birthday, the nation celebrates Presidents Day…a federal holiday held on the third Monday of February to honor the iconic presidents of the United States.   Barack Obama, the first African American...

Feb. 18, 2019

Clark Atlanta University to Host 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders for Sixth Consecutive Year

ATLANTA, GA – February 18, 2019 -- Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is proud to announce that it has been selected as an Institute Partner for the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders for the sixth consecutive year....

Feb. 11, 2019

CAU Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work Named Among Top CSWE-Accredited Programs in the Nation

ATLANTA, GA – February 12, 2019 – The CAU Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work announces that it has been recognized as one of the best CSWE-accredited programs in the United States in 2019-2020, according to...

Feb. 11, 2019

Clark Atlanta University Mighty Marching Panthers Kickoff SuperBowl LIII

ATLANTA, GA – February 11, 2019 – The Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Mighty Marching Panthers marching band participated in a number of events leading up to the 53rd Super Bowl hosted in Atlanta, Ga.   The Panthers were invited to...

Feb. 05, 2019

CAU Student Wins Top Prize in African-American Film Critics Association Build-A-Film Challenge Celebrating HBCU Legacy

Schuyler Nickleberry, ‘20, Mass Media Arts major, to be recognized at 10th Annual AAFCA Awards, February 6 for short film paying homage to the Atlanta Student Movement   ATLANTA, GA – February 5, 2019 – Clark Atlanta...

Jan. 30, 2019

Clark Atlanta University Announces CAU Day at the Capitol

ATLANTA, GA – January 28, 2019 -- Clark Atlanta University announces this year’s CAU Day at the Capitol Wednesday, February 13, 2019. During this spectacular event, CAU interim President Lucille Mauge will be presented with...

Jan. 24, 2019

CAU Cancer Research Center Launches Cedars-Sinai Biomedical Education Pipeline Initiative

ATLANTA, GA – January 2019 – Clark Atlanta University today announced the launch of the Biomedical Education Pipeline Initiative (BEPI), in partnership with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Through this program,...

Jan. 18, 2019

Clark Atlanta University Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

CAU student leadership to participate in metro Atlanta events to honor Martin Luther King Jr and his legacy   ATLANTA, GA – January 18, 2019 – Clark Atlanta University (CAU) will participate in a number of events to honor the life...