Claflin University

400 Magnolia St, Orangeburg, United States
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Overview of Claflin University

About this school

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


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,836
    • Men:670 (36.5%)
    • Women:1,166 (63.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Claflin University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
1
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
7
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
400 Magnolia Street
City, State, Zip
Orangeburg, SC  29115
Phone
(803) 535-5382
Fax
(803) 531-2860
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.28
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $16,391 (55.84097025857664%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,112 (31.042823561475828%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,150 (3.917827819984329%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,700 (9.198378359963206%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Claflin University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
-
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15 | Final deadline July 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003424
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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


2016 Graduates with Loans
88%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,747
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
80.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
27.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Special Characteristics
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

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,152

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Not reported

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Claflin University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


70.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


28.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


42.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


44.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (36)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Only offers online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study (2)


  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


13,850

Nearest Metropolitan Area


46 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Columbia

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
-
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 of College Housing


70% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


30%

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

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Claflin University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,769

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,836
Women
1,166
Men
670

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

Number of Graduate Students


50

Student Resources

Study resources