Claflin University Admission Requirements

Orangeburg, South Carolina

Chances of getting into Claflin University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Claflin University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Claflin University and can I get accepted? The school has a 56% acceptance rate ranking it #9 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,458 out of 9,678 applicants were admitted making Claflin University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 78 percent. Claflin University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 10% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Claflin University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Claflin University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 420
SAT Math 25th 410
SAT Composite 25th 830
SAT Scores for Claflin University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 540
SAT Math 75th 520
SAT Composite 75th 1060
Average SAT Score 950

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Claflin University?

Claflin University typically requires applicants to be in the top 87 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 830 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 710. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 950 out of 1600. The school ranks #27 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Claflin University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1060 and Above Good >68%
945 to 1060 Avg + 56%-68%
830 to 945 Avg - 43%-56%
715 to 830 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 715 Low <31%
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Claflin University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Claflin University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Claflin University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 19
ACT Math 75th 18
ACT Composite 75th 21
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Claflin University?

Admission data indicates that Claflin University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 52 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Claflin University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Claflin University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
21 and Above Good >68%
19 to 21 Avg + 56%-68%
17 to 19 Avg - 43%-56%
15 to 17 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 15 Low <31%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need above average high school grades to get into Claflin University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Claflin University was 3.28 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #22 in South Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Claflin University accepts 56% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Claflin University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 4% Good
3.50 to 3.75 6% Good
3.25 to 3.50 10% Good
3.00 to 3.25 15% Good
2.75 to 3.00 38% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 25% Avg -
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

High School Class Rank

62% of Claflin University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Claflin University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 32%
Top 50% of class 62%
Bottom 50% of class 38%
Bottom 25% of class 8%

Admission Statistics

Claflin University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,291 3,387 9,678
Accepted 3,548 1,910 5,458
Acceptance Rate 56% 56% 56%
Enrolled 402 170 572
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 9% 10%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Claflin University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Claflin University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Claflin University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217873 IPEDS survey data for Claflin University.

Frequently Asked Questions

48% of students submit their SAT scores to Claflin University. 52% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

56% of those who apply are granted admission to Claflin University. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 830 and 1060. 48% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 21. 52% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.