Clark Atlanta University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.52 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 40 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CACREP and CSWE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 3,661 (2,741 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 29% part-time, 71% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $16,504
Source: NCES

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3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

First year grad student at CAU. I'm hoping to make it an enjoyable experience .
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

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.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

 University has an excellent Social Work program that is very challenging and assists students in taking an extra step to their career. Cons: Admissions and Registration process can be unorganized and hard to contact faculty about student status.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros are the staff willingness to help students to succeed, focusing on their strengths and working to improve their weakness. The cons is not enough available financial aids, assistance with tuition (discount for federal employees).
2.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

Clark Atlanta University is a very reputable school and it is located in the great city of Atlanta, Ga and those are definitely pros. It has the program of study that I am interested in which is personal advantage. One con is that some semesters there are not an ample amount of classes being offered. In addition, more professors and support staff are needed in the university.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I found the MSW Program at Clark Atlanta to be competitive of other graduate programs.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

When it comes to the degree of supportive from the faculty and staff, I can feel their full support. The faculty work with you or show you alternatives to resolve any issues that the students may be confronted with whether with classwork, financial aid assistants, or personal issues. The quality of the education is a PLUS, because the professors make sure that the students can compete with other top level graduate schools in order to increase the students competitiveness in the workforce. The only con would be that the school is located in a urban community, and the surroundings are not that safe. But it is 3-5 minutes away from downtown Atlanta, which can be excited for out of state students such as I.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of my graduate program are that it has a very strong a notable reputation. The alumni and faculty are known around the community and the country for their work. The program is also very rigorous which prepares us for the real world, or may even over prepare us. The faculty members are published and push students to become published as well. The only con I have for the program is that there is not as much funding as the department needs. Though I sit in class with some brilliant minds, It hurts to see a fellow classmate struggling outside of class. I do understand institutions across the country may all be in similar situations, but private institutions are taking a larger hit. The Clark Atlanta University Department of Political Science is awesome!
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

I love my program but I do not like the fact that graduate students have to share a dorm room with undergraduates. The work that we do is very challenging and having to share a room with kids with loud music makes it hard to study. We pay $812 per credit hour.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Clark Atlanta has extraordinary teachers that provide a wealth of knowledge and skills for the students. However, Clark is a private school and is extremely expensive compared to other schools.
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