Claflin University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Claflin University is a private historically-black university with an acceptance rate of 56%. Founded in 1869 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Claflin is located in the small city of Orangeburg, South Carolina. Claflin has a 14-to-1 student / faculty ratio, and a curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. Humanities and social science programs are most popular among undergraduates, followed closely by natural science and mathematics. In athletics, the Claflin University Panthers compete in the NCAA Division II Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

Considering applying to Claflin University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Claflin University had an acceptance rate of 56%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 56 students were admitted, making Claflin's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Process (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 9,678
Percent Admitted 56%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 10%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Claflin University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 48% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 420 540
Math 410 520
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Claflin University's admitted students fall within the bottom 29% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Claflin scored between 420 and 540, while 25% scored below 420 and 25% scored above 540. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 410 and 520, while 25% scored below 410 and 25% scored above 520. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1060 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Claflin University.

Requirements

Claflin does not superscore SAT results; your highest composite SAT score will be considered. Claflin University does not require the optional SAT essay section. Note that a minimum SAT ERW + Math score of 880 is required for admission.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Claflin University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 52% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 14 19
Math 15 18
Composite 17 21

This admissions data tells us that most of Claflin University's admitted students fall within the bottom 33% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of admitted students received a composite ACT score between 17 and 21, while 25% scored above 21 and 25% scored below 17.

Requirements

Claflin does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. Claflin University does not require the optional ACT writing section. Note that a minimum ACT composite score of 17 is required for admission.

GPA

In 2018, the average weighted high school GPA of Claflin University's incoming freshmen class was 3.5. This data suggests that most students admitted to Claflin have primarily high B grades. Note that Claflin requires a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale for admission.

Admissions Chances

Claflin University, which accepts just over half of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA meet the school's minimum standards, you have a strong chance of being accepted. The minimum admission requirements include a GPA of 2.8, a SAT evidence-based reading and writing and math score of 980, and a composite ACT score of 17. To apply, interested students need to fill out the Claflin application form and submit scores from the SAT or ACT, as well as high school transcripts. Applicants also must provide the contact information for their high school counselor.

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All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and Claflin University Undergraduate Admissions Office.