#13 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

Claflin University

Orangeburg, South Carolina

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Student Population
Claflin University overview
Location Orangeburg, South Carolina
Online claflin.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Claflin University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Claflin University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the United Methodist faith. In the most recent statistical year 9,678 prospective students applied, and 5,458 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 572 enrolled in the school.  2,055 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 117 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $16,152 plus fees of $702. Claflin University is ranked 998 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Claflin University is rated within the lower 27% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
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SAT 830/1060
ACT 17/21
GPA 3.28
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due May 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Average

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Claflin University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,850
Other Fees$702
Room and Board $9,294
Budget for Other Expenses$5,200
Total One Year Cost$33,198

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$30,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
40% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Claflin University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 29%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 19%
Social Sciences 14%
Biology 11%
Communication 6%

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