Claflin University

Orangeburg, SC

Claflin, founded in 1869, is a church-affiliated college. Its 25-acre campus is located in Orangeburg.

Website: www.claflin.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,836
Undergraduate
Students
(63.5%) 1,166 Women
(36.5%) 670 Men
50
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
60% of 4,073 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.28
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
17 average
15-20 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$25,966
Tuition and Fees
$16,672
Room and Board
$9,294
Average Percent of Need Met
48%
Average Freshman Award
$17,003
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,747
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 39% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Orangeburg Population
13,850
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Columbia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
70% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.4% Asian
94.9% Black/African-American
1.6% Hispanic/Latino
0.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
1.8% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
3.7% from 18 countries
First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
28.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
28%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 1  
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives 7  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
400 Magnolia Street
City, State, Zip
Orangeburg, SC 29115
Phone
(803) 535-5382
Fax
(803) 531-2860
E-mail
admissions@claflin.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
60% of 4,073 applicants were admitted
Women
63% of 2,684 applicants were admitted
Men
53% of 1,389 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
486 (20%) of 2,437 admitted students enrolled
Women
301 (18%) of 1,698 admitted students enrolled
Men
185 (25%) of 739 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.28
3.75 and Above
4%
3.50 - 3.74
6%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
31%
2.00 - 2.49
28%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
17 average
15-20 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
7%
Score of 18 - 23
32%
Score of 12 - 17
55%
Score of 6 - 11
4%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 12%
Top quarter: 32%
Top half: 62%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$25,966
Tuition and Fees
$16,672
Room and Board
$9,294
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15
Final deadline July 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003424
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
480 (91.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
478 (99.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
476 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
31 (6.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
48%
Average Award
$17,003
Need-Based Gift
Received by 475 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,912
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 440 (92.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,516
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 26 (5.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
43 (8.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,254

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,002 (96.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,943 (97.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,822 (93.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
107 (5.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
47%
Average Award
$15,962
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,786 (98.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,530
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,617 (88.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,145
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 79 (4.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
68 (3.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,704

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
88%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,747
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
80.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
27.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,152
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Psychology, General
  • Sociology
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Social sciences, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Only offers online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
Not reported
Part-Time Faculty
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 39% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 19% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
530
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not reported
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Orangeburg Population
13,850
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Columbia
Campus Size
46 acres

Weather

Temperature
32.1 average low in January, 88.8 average high in September
Rain
110 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Orangeburg
Nearest Train Station
Orangeburg

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
70% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
30%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Softball x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Softball x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Softball    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, gospel choir, naacp, american chemical society, sisters of service, international student association
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,836
Women
1,166 (63.5%)
Men
670 (36.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,769
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.4% Asian
94.9% Black/African-American
1.6% Hispanic/Latino
0.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
1.8% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students.
3.7% from 18 countries
Average Age
24
All Graduate Students
50

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
28.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
42.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
44.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
28%
Average Starting Salary
28%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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