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Orangeburg, South Carolina

Claflin University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Claflin University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
41.2%
Admission Difficulty for Claflin University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Claflin University and can I get accepted? The school has a 41% acceptance rate ranking it #2 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,021 out of 9,767 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 very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 85 percent. Claflin University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 13% 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
860-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT
42%
SAT Scores for Claflin University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 430
SAT Math 25th 430
SAT Composite 25th 860
SAT Scores for Claflin University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1030

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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 83 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 860 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 690. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #27 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 42 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Claflin University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >54%
1030 to 1200 Avg + 41%-54%
860 to 1030 Avg - 29%-41%
690 to 860 Reach 19%-29%
Less than 690 Low <19%
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Claflin University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
14-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
64%
ACT Scores for Claflin University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 14
ACT Composite 25th 14
ACT Scores for Claflin University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 18

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 14 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 87 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 10 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #26 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 64 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
23 and Above Good >56%
18 to 23 Avg + 41%-56%
14 to 18 Avg - 30%-41%
10 to 14 Reach 21%-30%
Less than 10 Low <21%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.28
Typical High School Grades
B

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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Claflin University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

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 6,649 3,118 9,767
Accepted 2,855 1,166 4,021
Acceptance Rate 43% 37% 41%
Enrolled 367 152 519
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 13% 13%

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.