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Claflin University

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  • Claflin UniversityPrivate Four-year Liberal Arts College in Orangeburg, SC
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  • Acceptance Rate: 36%
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Historically black
  • United Methodist Church

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 1,690
First-year Undergraduate Students: 465
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 1,657
Graduate Students: 83

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of African-American Studies
  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Art Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Bioinformatics
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of English Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of Health/Physical Fitness
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Junior High Education
  • Bachelor of Law Enforcement Administration
  • Bachelor of Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mass Communications/Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Sport/Fitness Administration

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $12,768
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $12,768

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • Required: SAT Reasoning Test
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 213


Member: NCAA
Team name: Panthers


  • Ranked #178 National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Ranked #8 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Ranking
  • Ranked #234 High School Counselor Rankings

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Admissions Address

400 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115
(803) 535-5404
(800) 922-1276
Fax: (803) 535-5387
Contact: Anthony Brooks
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 35%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 35%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 4,204
Female applicants 2,522
Male applicants 1,682
Applicants accepted 1,453
Female applicants accepted 872
Male applicants accepted 581
Freshman enrollment 423
Female freshman enrollment 0
Male freshman enrollment 423
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 95%
Average high school GPA 3.0
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.7-3.6
GPA breakdown

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 58%
SAT Critical Reading average score 442
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 390-490
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 446
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 385-500
SAT Math score breakdown
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 56%
Average ACT Composite score 18
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 16-21
ACT Composite score breakdown
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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