Tuition & Fees

$16,398

$16,398

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
27%
400-499
54%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
3%
500-599
24%
400-499
59%
300-399
12%
30-36
1%
24-29
7%
18-23
34%
12-17
57%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

32%

male

68%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Selective

41%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,021
Declined + 5,746
Total Received 9,767
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Private (nonprofit)

2,038

undergraduate students

91

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mass Communications
  2. Business Administration
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Codes

SAT 5109
ACT 3840

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Location

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 2,129
Established in 1869
Coeducational Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  NAECY National Association for the Education of Young Children
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Orangeburg, SC

46-acre campus in Orangeburg (population: 12,954). Served by air, bus, and train.

Claflin University
400 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115

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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
30%
Top 1/2
71%
Bottom 1/2
29%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
27%
400-499
54%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
3%
500-599
24%
400-499
59%
300-399
12%
30-36
1%
24-29
7%
18-23
34%
12-17
57%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
($75 for international students)
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

41%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,021
Declined + 5,746
Total Received 9,767

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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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 922-1276
F: 803 535-5383
tplush@claflin.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Terria Williams
Director of Financial Aid
twilliams@claflin.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Cheerleading, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Jerome Fitch (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Marilynn Stacey-Suggs (women's)
Associate Athletics Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African/African-American Studies
Art Education
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics
Biology
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Digital Design
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
English
English Education
Environmental Science
Foreign Language
Human Performance/Recreation
Management Information Science
Marketing
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Middle Level Education
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Organizational Management
PK-12/Secondary Education
Philosophy/Religion
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Sport Management
Studio Art
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mass Communications
  2. Business Administration

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering
  • Health Professions

2,129

total students

86%

in-state

14%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

96%

2,038
students

Female
68%
1,377

Male
32%
661

4%

91
students

Female
65%
59

Male
35%
32

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

1,955
students

Female
69%
1,336

Male
31%
619

5%

83
students

Female
50%
41

Male
50%
42

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
90%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

27%

Transfer applicants accepted

80%

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

Minimum transfers must complete

30

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

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
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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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