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What are some facts about Clark Atlanta University?

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A private, coeducational college located in Atlanta, Georgia, Clark Atlanta University has a rich history of offering educational opportunities to the African American community, and as of 2015 still has a strong African American presence on campus. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of fields.

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In 1988, Atlanta University and Clark College combined to form Clark Atlanta University. Founded in 1865, Atlanta University was the first African American graduate school in the United States. The Freedmen's Aid Society founded Clark College in 1869. The Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine and Spelman College are part of the consortium.

Clark Atlanta University possesses a School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, and School of Social Work. The School of Arts and Science includes degrees in African American Studies.

The university also has special research and sponsored programs, such as the Research Council and the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creativity, the latter of which promotes research and creative projects among undergraduate students.

Clark Atlanta University enables applicants to apply to its different programs online. Separate rules apply to undergraduate, graduate and international applicants. The website also includes a calendar of upcoming events.

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