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Claflin University Admission Requirements

Orangeburg, South Carolina

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Chances of getting into Claflin University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
55.2%
Admission Difficulty for Claflin University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Claflin University and can I get accepted? The school has a 55% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,013 out of 9,081 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 84 percent. Claflin University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 9% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Claflin University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
830-1050
Applicants Submitting SAT
48%
SAT Scores for Claflin University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 430
SAT Math 25th 400
SAT Composite 25th 830
SAT Scores for Claflin University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 530
SAT Math 75th 520
SAT Composite 75th 1050
Average SAT Score 940

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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 720. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 940 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Claflin University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1050 and Above Good >68%
940 to 1050 Avg + 55%-68%
830 to 940 Avg - 42%-55%
720 to 830 Reach 30%-42%
Less than 720 Low <30%
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Claflin University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
15-19 
Applicants Submitting ACT
52%
ACT Scores for Claflin University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for Claflin University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 19
ACT Math 75th 18
ACT Composite 75th 19
Average ACT Score 17

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 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 17 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 19 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #26 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 52 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Claflin University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Claflin University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
19 and Above Good >68%
17 to 19 Avg + 55%-68%
15 to 17 Avg - 42%-55%
13 to 15 Reach 30%-42%
Less than 13 Low <30%
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Claflin University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.28
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Claflin University?

Applicants require 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 55% of students who apply.

 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Claflin University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,903 3,178 9,081
Accepted 3,259 1,754 5,013
Acceptance Rate 55% 55% 55%
Enrolled 313 156 469
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 10% 9% 9%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
15

Applicants have 15 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Claflin University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Claflin University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Claflin University?

55% 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.

What SAT score is required for Claflin University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 830 and 1050. 48% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Claflin University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 15 and 19. 52% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.