Clayton State University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Clayton State University
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Clayton State University Admissions Overview:

Clayton State is fairly selective; over half of those who apply will not be admitted to the school. To apply, interested students should send in high school transcripts, an application fee, scores from the SAT or ACT, and a completed online application. Students interested in Clayton State are encouraged to visit the campus, and to meet with an admissions counselor. Check out the school's website for more information, and to begin an application!

Admissions Data (2016):

Clayton State University Description:

Clayton State University is a four-year public university located in Morrow, Georgia, about 15 miles from Atlanta. Clayton State's roughly 7,000 students can choose from eight master’s degree programs and 40 baccalaureate majors offered through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Health, and Information and Mathematical Sciences, as well as the School of Graduate Studies. Clayton State was the third public institution that requried every student to have access to a notebook computer, making it one of the “Notebook Universities.” On the student life front, Clayton State is home to a host of student clubs and organizations, intramural athletics, and fraternities and sororities. The Clayton State Lakers field 12 intercollegiate sports and compete in the NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference (PBC); their women’s basketball team holds a NCAA Division II National Championship.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,996 (6,555 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 31% Male / 69% Female
  • 55% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,340 (in-state); $15,596 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,222 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,156
  • Other Expenses: $2,500
  • Total Cost: $19,218 (in-state); $29,474 (out-of-state)

Clayton State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 87%
    • Loans: 70%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,734
    • Loans: $6,631

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Health Care Management, Liberal Studies, Management, Middle Level Education, Nursing, Psychology and Human Services

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 71%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 28%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 13%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 33%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Basketball, Golf, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Tennis, Soccer, Track and Field, Basketball, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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