CAU Ranks High Among Top 100 Colleges and Universities Where Student Applications are on the Rise in the US


Samuel Burston

ATLANTA, GA – October 15, 2018 -- Clark Atlanta University currently ranks 11th among the Top 100 Colleges and Universities where student applications are on the rise, according to a report released by USA Today. The report was published on October 13. 

24/7 Wall Street reviewed five-year changes in the number of applications submitted to nearly 600 four-year post-secondary institutions to identify the 100 colleges where applications climbed the most. This list includes schools from all over the country; both public and private, large and small, urban and rural, non-profit and for-profit, highly selective and less so. Spikes in the total number of applicants range from 46.7 percent to 377.8 percent.

Over the past five years, Clark Atlanta University has seen an increase of 104% in undergraduate applications, including 10,733 applications for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Clark Atlanta’s 2018 ranking suggests that the unique college experience offered by this world-class research institution and historically black college & university is increasing in value and popularity.

You may view the full report here.


About Clark Atlanta University

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.