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Clayton State University

Clayton  State University is a member of the University System of Georgia. Our beautiful 192+ acre campus is located just outside of downtown Atlanta within minutes from the Atlanta International Airport.

Clayton State University has four colleges, an Intensive English Program and graduate programs; offering a total of 49 academic programs which also seek accreditations that speak to the high quality of our offerings. We were recently named by College Choice as one of the top ten among the 25 best colleges in Georgia for 2017 and #8 Public Regional Colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report! Furthermore, our College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); a distinction that only 5% of business colleges worldwide hold.

We were recently ranked as the Top 5 Best Value in Georgia Higher Education as well. This is in part due to our low out-of-state tuition and fees for international students, as it continues to be well below the national average.

We encourage you to learn more about Clayton State University by exploring our majors, community engagement, internship opportunities and our Intensive English Program by viewing a series of videos at

The University's Athletics program features 12 sports and competes in NCAA Division II in the Peach Belt Athletic Conference. The Clayton State Lakers 2010-2011 Women's Basketball team won the NCAA Division II National Championship in March 2011. In addition, the Department of Recreation and Wellness sponsors several intramural sports.


Intensive English Program and/or Support Services

Clayton State offers an Intensive English Program as well as a full-time International Student Services Office (ISSO) to assist international students with a wide range of needs and services. 


Student Housing Options

Residential housing is available for international students. More details about Laker Hall can be found on the Housing website.


Admission Requirements for First Year Students

The Office of Recruitment and Admissions provides information regarding admission requirements for first year and transfer students.

For all admission requirements and visa requirements for international students, please refer to this link.


International Student Visas Issued



Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance

Tuition and fees are determined by many different factors. Specific details and information may be found here.

Financial aid programs and application information are available here.


Student Activities and Campus Life

For a glimpse inside what's happening with faculty, staff, and students at Clayton State University, visit our Virtual Viewbook. Approximately 75 clubs and organizations are available at Clayton State as well as music, theater, and sports.

For the latest events on what's happening on campus, check out the Campus Life.
For updates on the Clayton State Lakers athletic teams, check out the Athletics site.


Contact Information

School of Graduate Studies
Elizabeth Taylor
(678) 466-4113

Office of Recruitment and Admissions (Undergraduate)
Theodora Riley
(678) 466-4115

Office of International Student Services
Christina Hung
(678) 466-5021


Main Campus
2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow, GA 30260

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines vary by program. For specific information, refer to the Office of Graduate Studies website and the Office of Recruitment and Admissions website – both listed on the left.

Types of Degrees

Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Academic Offering

Four-Year School