Tuition & Fees

$15,528

$15,528

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
3%
500-599
10%
400-499
34%
300-399
48%
200-299
5%
700-800
1%
600-699
3%
500-599
10%
400-499
36%
300-399
44%
200-299
6%
30-36
1%
24-29
6%
18-23
26%
12-17
50%
6-11
17%
24-29
9%
18-23
22%
12-17
68%
6-11
1%
24-29
6%
18-23
32%
12-17
59%
6-11
3%
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

35%

65%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Selective

43%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,292
Declined + 2,945
Total Received 5,237
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Private (nonprofit)

1,803

undergraduate students

63

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Sociology/criminal Justice Administration
  2. Mass Communications
  3. Business Administration
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Codes

SAT 5109
ACT 3840

Social Networks

School Facts

Claflin University, founded in 1869, is a private, historically black, non profit, comprehensive institution of higher education affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Its 46-acre campus is located in Orangeburg, SC.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,866
Established in 1869
Coeducational Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Orangeburg, SC

46-acre campus in Orangeburg (population: 13,891). Served by air, bus, and train.

Claflin University
400 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
70%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 5% of male students
 
4 sororities 3% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
26%
Top 1/2
63%
Bottom 1/2
37%
Bottom 1/4
14%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
3%
500-599
10%
400-499
34%
300-399
48%
200-299
5%
700-800
1%
600-699
3%
500-599
10%
400-499
36%
300-399
44%
200-299
6%
30-36
1%
24-29
6%
18-23
26%
12-17
50%
6-11
17%
24-29
9%
18-23
22%
12-17
68%
6-11
1%
24-29
6%
18-23
32%
12-17
59%
6-11
3%
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

43%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,292
Declined + 2,945
Total Received 5,237

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability

Considered

State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Michael Zeigler
Director of Admissions
P: 800 922-1276
F: 803 535-5385
admissions@claflin.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Panther
School colors
orange and maroon
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African/African-American Studies
American Studies
Art
Arts Education
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics
Biology
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Digital Design
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
English
English Education
Environmental Studies
History
Human Performance/Recreation
Management
Management Information Science
Marketing
Mass Communication
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Middle Level Education
Music
Music Education
Organizational Management
Philosophy/Religion
Politics/Justice Studies
Psychology
Sociology
Sociology/Criminal Justice Administration
Sport Management
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Undergraduate

97%

1,803
students

Female
65%
1,174

Male
35%
629

Graduate

3%

63
students

Female
79%
50

Male
21%
13

undergraduateFull-time

97%

1,751
students

Female
65%
1,134

Male
35%
617

undergraduatePart-time

3%

52
students

Female
77%
40

Male
23%
12

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
91%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

71%

Transfer applicants accepted

93%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Jamaica
Kenya
Nepal
Nigeria
Trinidad And Tobago
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Michael Zeigler
Director of Admissions
803 535-5340
mike.zeigler@claflin.edu

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