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Clayton State University is a public institution that was founded in 1969. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,561, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 163 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Clayton State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 55. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,916 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,820 (2012-13).
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"One-on-one" describes the educational experience at Clayton State, where small classes and personalized support from faculty and staff are the standard and the new and unique University Center will blend student life and learning. One of a few dozen "Notebook Universities" in the U.S., all students and faculty have laptop computers at Clayton State, giving graduates a competitive edge. Minutes from Atlanta, with the most diverse student body in the Southeast, Clayton State attracts students from around the world and around the corner.
When applying to Clayton State University, it's important to note the application deadline is July 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at Clayton State University is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 37.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||37.5%|
|Application deadline||July 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Clayton State University is 18:1, and the school has 41.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Clayton State University include: Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies; Community Psychology; Nursing Administration; Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management; and Business Administration and Management, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 62.5 percent.
Clayton State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,561, with a gender distribution of 28.8 percent male students and 71.2 percent female students. At this school, 11.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 89.0 percent of students live off campus. Clayton State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Clayton State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Clayton State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Of the students at Clayton State University, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Clayton State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||90%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||Yes|
Paying for School
At Clayton State University, 73.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $2,250.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$5,916 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$17,820 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,862 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data