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Claflin University is a private institution that was founded in 1869. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,883, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 46 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Claflin University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $15,210 (2013-14).
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Claflin University is a comprehensive institution of higher education affiliated with The United Methodist Church. A historically black university founded in 1869, Claflin is committed to providing students with access to exemplary educational opportunities in its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Claflin seeks to foster a rich community comprised of students, faculty, staff, and administrators who work to nurture and develop the skills and character needed for engaged citizenship and visionary and effective leadership.
In its undergraduate programs, Claflin provides students with the essential foundation of a liberal arts education. Emphasizing critical and analytic thinking, independent research, oral and written communication skills, the University invites students to use disciplined study to explore and confront the substantive challenges facing the global society. Claflin's graduate programs provide opportunities for advanced students to increase their specialization in particular fields of study oriented toward professional enhancement and academic growth. Its continuing education programs provide students with expanded avenues for professional development and personal fulfillment.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist|
When applying to Claflin University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 30. The application fee at Claflin University is $30. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 52.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||52.6%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||June 30|
The student-faculty ratio at Claflin University is 14:1, and the school has 53.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Claflin University include: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration; Organizational Behavior Studies; Sociology; Business Administration and Management, General; and Mass Communication/Media Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||26%|
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Claflin University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,883, with a gender distribution of 34.7 percent male students and 65.3 percent female students. At this school, 71 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 29 percent of students live off campus. Claflin University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Claflin University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Claflin University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Claflin University, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Claflin University.
|Students who have cars on campus||50%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Claflin University, 91.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $10,583.
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|Tuition and fees||$15,210 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$10,540 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data