Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA 30314

Clark Atlanta University

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Clark Atlanta University
Atlanta, GA 30314

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At Clark Atlanta University, we continue to celebrate the heritage of two of the nation's most outstanding historically black institutions, Atlanta University, founded in 1865, and Clark College, founded in 1869. United in a journey toward becoming on of the nation's leading comprehensive universities, Clark Atlanta aspires to a new plateau in higher education - one of distinctive academic programs, innovative research, and demonstrated social consciousness that will successfully lead us into the 21st century and beyond.

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), to award the bachelors, mater's, specialist, and doctoral degrees, Clark Atlanta is comprised of the School of Arts and Sciences and the professional schools of Business Administration, Education, International Affairs and Development, Library and Information Studies, and Social Work.

Clark Atlanta's agenda for excellence is rooted in its legacy of involvement and achievement. The University seeks to help more African Americans and other minorities obtain high quality education, to increase the nation's expertise in science and technology, to reshape teacher education, to train more entrepreneurs and corporate leaders, and to solve community crises at home and abroad.

Clark Atlanta is an international university. Each year, we provide a stimulating educational and cultural environment to more than 5,000 students representing more than 50 countries and nearly every state in the nation. Undergraduate and graduate students of diverse ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds are drawn to the University because of our outstanding academic reputation, our legacy of high quality academic programs and unique research opportunities, and the opportunity to participate in an enriching student life and to cultivate meaningful and life-long relationships within a caring, nurturing, and supportive campus community.

Clark Atlanta University is a coeducational, urban, residential Institution. Approximately 1,500 students live on campus in one of nine residence halls or in the student apartment complex. The new Student Center will be the thriving center of activity in 1996, with its modern facilities for involvement. Academic life is complemented by an exciting calendar of campus activities and numerous opportunities to become involved in the more than 70 special interest clubs and organizations, honorary societies, and student publications.

The University's Center for Academic Computing (CAC) provides students with access to personal computers and computer terminals connected to main frame computers. Several "electronic classrooms" and the new Living and Learning Center, with its residence hall hubs, are designed to facilitate computer assisted instruction, word processing and research.

Greek life adds to the busy schedule of educational, cultural athletic, social and religious events that make Clark Atlanta a hub of exciting activity. Campus fraternities and sororities include: Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Kappa Kappa Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma; and Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta.

Clark Atlanta's new multi-million dollar Research and Education Center for Science and Technology, and the CAU-TV cable television station and WCLK-FM all jazz radio - part of the University's modern telecommunications center - are state-of-the-art facilities that demonstrate our commitment to providing our students with a first rate educational experience.

The fine and performing arts at Clark Atlanta are an integral and exciting part of campus life. The Catherine Hughes Waddell Art Gallery houses one of the largest collections of African American art in the world. The permanent collection includes "The Art of the Negro" by Hale Woodruff, as well as some of the finest artwork created between the Harlem Renaissance period and today.

Clark Atlanta's annual Spring Arts Festival and Writers Workshop Conference offers a cultural smorgasbord of events featuring nationally renowned artists. Throughout the year, campus performing arts groups such as the CAU Players Theatre, the world famous CAU Jazz Orchestra, and the CAU Philharmonic Society, will ignite your spirit and stir your soul with powerful, well-attended and highly acclaimed performances. Celebrating COOPERATION·

Students have an enormous educational, cultural and social advantage through the University's participation as a member of the Atlanta University Center (AUC) - the largest consortium of historically black colleges and universities in the world. All of the AUC institutions are located in a centralized area and within walking distance of Clark Atlanta.

Clark Atlanta is a member of the University Center of Georgia, a consortium of 18 colleges and universities located primarily in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Member institutions include those within the Atlanta University Center, Emory University, Georgia Tech, and Georgia State University, among others. Students benefit from the mutual use of library facilities, educational, cultural, and social offerings at each of the campuses as well as the opportunity to cross-register for specific classes.

Clark Atlanta benefits from its location in Atlanta, Georgia, widely recognized as the most progressive city in the region and one of the most exciting metropolitan areas in the country. Home to the Civil Rights Movement of the '60s, Atlanta's heritage of progressive social consciousness is legendary and supports the University's commitment to human rights and social change throughout the nation and the world.

Developing leadership and social responsibility is an integral part of a Clark Atlanta education. Our strong relationships with leading research, educational, and public policy institutions help faculty keep Clark Atlanta students current about significant issues affecting the global community.

As a major business, financial and high-tech center, Atlanta is home to numerous major corporations and Fortune 500 companies, many of which provide exciting internship opportunities and routinely recruit Clark Atlanta students for internships and future employment.

Now number in the tens of thousands, Clark Atlanta graduates are making their marks in business and industry, in classrooms and boardrooms, in theater and television, hospitals, pulpits and the venues of numerous other noble and worthy professions. Noteworthy accomplishments in the sciences, business administration, mass communications, teacher education, and social work add to the University's prestige and national recognition as a comprehensive, research university.

Take advantage of the opportunity to attend one of the leading universities in the nation by applying for admission to Clark Atlanta University. For priority consideration for admissions and financial aid, students should submit an application no later than March 1 for fall semester and November 1 for spring semester. Plan to visit CAU to experience first-hand our exciting and energetic campus community. Campus tours can be arranged through the Office of Admissions.

Financial assistance is available through scholarships, grants, loans, and college work-study. Applicants who wish to be considered for financial assistance are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) and other necessary forms and financial documentation.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions, Clark Atlanta University, 223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30314.

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