Claflin University

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Claflin University is a historically black college found in Orangeburg, SC. Claflin University has an enrollment of nearly two thousand students.

Many of the students getting into this school earned an SAT score in the range of 830 to 1050, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 15 to 19. We were able to estimate the Claflin University average GPA (2.64 - 2.90) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Claflin University sends acceptance letters to approximately 60 percent of applicants. Of those that are accepted, around 9 percent continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Claflin University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Claflin University was reported as 55.2% in Fall 2020 with over 9,080 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 15 - 19
  • Average GPA: 2.64 - 2.90

How Hard Is It to Get into Claflin University?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

Students applying to Claflin University have a higher chance of getting accepted due to the low selectivity of the school as determined by the average standardized test scores ACT/SAT and average high school GPA of applicants from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Claflin University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 41.8%
  • 2017-2018: 41.2%
  • 2018-2019: 56.4%
  • 2019-2020: 55.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 47.7%

How Does Claflin University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Claflin University is three percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
South Carolina State University66.4%
Columbia College96.6%
Columbia International University47.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Claflin University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading430 - 530
Math400 - 520
Total Score830 - 1050
ACT®Score Range
English14 - 19
Math15 - 18
Composite Score15 - 19
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