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Welcome to Claflin University, where we are eager to help you pursue your dreams! Whether you are a first time college student, a returning student, or interested in transferring from another institution, this is an exciting time to be joining our campus community.

Are you looking for a college experience that's challenging, exciting, and full of rich experiences? If so, Claflin University may be the perfect place for you!  Our strong academic programs, engaging community and outstanding opportunities, create a liberal arts educational experience that prepares you for the next step in your chosen profession or graduate school.  We hope you will explore our campus for yourself by visiting or scheduling a tour and take the first steps toward becoming a Claflin University Panther by applying for admission or requesting more information.

With our rich history and bright future as one of America's premier liberal arts institutions, Claflin University is uniquely positioned to launch you into excellence with the education you need to make your mark in the world. We offer 35 undergraduate degree programs and two graduate programs.

A top-tier, top-ranked University affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Claflin enrolls high achievers with the desire to be change agents and visionary leaders, and to excel in the areas of their study. We provide an enriched learning experience with the personal attention you need for academic excellence.

We are your first step. Please allow us to share our unique Claflin confidence with you and your family.

Mike Zeigler
Director of Admissions


Admission Policy

Academic factors are very important in gaining admission to Claflin, but are not the only factors that the Office of Admissions considers. Candidates for admission must meet our minimum admission requirements, demonstrate high academic achievement in rigorous course selections, show character and proven leadership, and subscribe to the philosophy and mission of Claflin University. Students of all races, creeds, gender and national origin are welcome.

New students are admitted in the fall, spring and summer. Applicants for undergraduate programs must apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Graduate and continuing education schools maintain their own admissions staff to meet the needs of prospective students. 


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