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 760 to 1000, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 15 to 21. We were able to estimate the Claflin University average GPA (2.64 - 3.04) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Claflin University sends acceptance letters to approximately 50 percent of applicants. Of those that are accepted, around 19 percent continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Claflin University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Claflin University was reported as 52.6% in Fall 2012 with over 4,350 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 - 21
  • Average GPA: 2.64 - 3.04

How Hard Is It to Get into Claflin University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Claflin University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Claflin University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 36.0%
  • 2009-2010: 34.8%
  • 2010-2011: 34.6%
  • 2011-2012: 39.1%
  • 2012-2013: 52.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 42.6%

How Does Claflin University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Claflin University is six percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
South Carolina State University50.8%
Voorhees College50.5%
Columbia College65.0%
Columbia International University62.6%
University of South Carolina-Aiken51.2%

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 Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Claflin University (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English14 - 21
Math16 - 20
Composite Score15 - 21
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