I Want to Apply

At Clark Atlanta University, we offer a superior learning environment that produces recognized leaders who are empowered to change their communities, the nation and the world. It is time for you to become part of the tradition that spans nearly three centuries, so that you can begin creating solutions for the next century.

You may apply to Clark Atlanta University by completing the CAU Online Application or the Common Application.


Then, complete and mail these documents:

Clark Atlanta University
Office of Student Recruitment and Admissions
223 James P. Brawley Dr., SW
Atlanta, GA 30314

Application Deadlines

November 1 Early Action Deadline Decision by January 1
April 1 Final Deadline Decision by May 1
June 1 Transfer Deadline

November 1 Spring Deadline

Standardized Test Codes

SAT & TOEFL: 5110
ACT: 0804

Faculty to Student Ratio

I Have Already Applied

Thank you for applying to Clark Atlanta University, [student name].

You can expect to hear from the Office of Student Recruitment and Admissions, via e-mail, with regard to the status of your application.

I Have Been Accepted

Congratulations and welcome to Clark Atlanta University, [student name]!

By choosing CAU, you are joining a community of renowned alumni, educators, researchers and scholars. We know that starting your college education is an exciting time for students and their families. So, "what's next?" Fall 2021 Admitted Student Booklet

Acceptance Letter

Your acceptance letter and information packet from the Office of Student Recruitment and Admissions tells you and your family everything to begin a successful college transition.

Please use the information on this site to help you begin your studies at Clark Atlanta. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions.

Pay non-refundable confirmation fee

Your Non-refundable $475 confirmation fee is due by May 1 and secures your place at CAU. 

Submit your confirmation fee electronically via BannerWeb (your ID and PIN are provided in your acceptance letter in the admissions packet). 

You may also send your payment via cashier's check or money order: 

Clark Atlanta University
Office of Student Recruitment and Admissions
223 James P. Brawley Dr., SW
Atlanta, GA 30314

If sending a cashier's check or money order, it must be made out to Clark Atlanta University - and remember to write your new student ID number on your form of payment.


Financial Aid

The staff in the Office of Financial Aid at Clark Atlanta University is commited to assisting you and your family find funding sources to help finance your education. 

Manage Your Financial Aid

Students can manage their financial aid process securely online via BannerWeb. Your BannerWeb UserID and PIN are provided in your admissions packet. 

Helping make CAU affordable is a top priority.  Our Tuition Payment Plan is offered to students each semester to assist in paying the remaining balance for the current semester. 


At CAU, we do not have dormitories; we have Residence Halls! Why residence halls and not dorms?  Dorm comes from the Latin word "dormus" which means "to sleep." We want our students to get more than just a good night's sleep out of the campus living experience.

Apply Now to begin your housing application, or learn How to Apply on the Portal.

For questions, contact housing at residencelife@cau.edu

Meal Plans

Finding your favorite foods on campus is easy. We are proud to offer a dining program complete with signature brands and menu selections that include just about every item you can imagine.  

All first-year students living on campus are required to have the Panther Platinum Unlimited Plan.  Freshman cannot cancel or change their meal plan. 

Visit CAU Dining Services to learn more about meal plans.

Medical Records and Health Insurance 

Medical Records

All students are required to submit a completed Report of Immunization form. 

Health Insurance 

United Healthcare Student Resources is the administrator of the university’s student health insurance for 2016-2017. All full-time undergraduate students, graduate students residing on campus, and international students with an F1 or J1 visa are required to have health insurance. Students with comparable insurance coverage from another source may opt out of the university’s student health insurance plan by applying for a waiver at www.studentcenter.uhcsr.com/cau. The waiver portal will open July 1, 2016 through August 30, 2016. Athletes are not eligible to waive the university’s plan.

Students who waive in the fall are not required to waive again in the spring. However, students who fail to waive by the August 30th deadline will have an opportunity to waive prior to spring semester


For more information, visit Student Health Services Insurance Waiver

Need more CAU in your life?


Excellent! There are so many ways to get involved and make the most of your time at Clark Atlanta University.

Explore the sections below and start thinking about what you want from your CAU experience. From athletics to student leadership to religious life; we are sure you will find plenty of avenues to help you find a way or make one.

Dr. Lori Boyer

The CAU Experience

Clark Atlanta University boasts a student population representing some of the most amazing and talented students from around the United States and several foreign countries.  Expect to discover a new world filled with life-changing ideas and experiences at CAU.

CAU Athletics


Clark Atlanta University is a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and NCAA Division II.

Art Gallery

Cultural Enrichment

Opportunities for cultural enrichment are available to CAU students. Presentations by distinguished actors and speakers, theatrical productions, concerts, and other events are coordinated through the Office of Leadership and Student Development, the SGA, and other University departments. Students are encouraged to join one of the University's performing arts groups, including the Philharmonic Society, the Jazz Band, or the Marching and Concert Bands.

Leadership and Student Development

Students are provided with educational experiences beyond the classroom. Our programs and student activities give opportunities for leadership development and self-realization.

Recreation and Intramural Program

The recreational and intramural program offer opportunities for residential and commuter students. The programs include intramural basketball, softball, and volleyball, as well as aerobics and Tai Chi.

Religious Life

Directed by the University Chaplain, the Office of Religious Life seeks to foster a university culture of increased spiritual awareness and respect for diverse faith traditions supported by an intellectual, cultural, and socially curious environment guided by sound, moral, and theological values. We work to provide the theology, counseling, programming, and opportunities for spiritual formation to the entire university community.

Student Affairs

Student Government Association

The Clark Atlanta University Student Government Association speaks for the student body at CAU. CAUSGA officers and the presidents of all chartered student organizations comprise the Council of Chartered Organizations (CCO), which is the executive arm of student government. The Council of Chartered Organizations represents the student body in its formal relations with the administration, faculty, other institutions, and the public. Student organizations contribute to the continuous improvement of the students are considered invaluable.

Student Publications

Students publish a monthly University newspaper and a yearbook which reflect student opinion. These publications are produced under the advisorship of the faculty and without administrative censorship. Student publications provide practical experience in journalism.