South Carolina

Clinton College

Rock Hill, SC
School Type:
4-year & 2-year, Private
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Open Admission
Required SAT
Required ACT
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1894
  • Enrollment: 197
  • Mascot: Golden Bears
  • Colors: Black, Gold, and Burgundy
  • Motto: N/A
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

Clinton College, located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, is a private historically black Christian college with a history that dates back to its founding in 1894. Established by the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, the college was initially created to provide educational opportunities to African American students during a period when such opportunities were limited due to segregation. Over the years, Clinton College has evolved, expanding its academic offerings and growing its student body. Today, the college enrolls around 197 students and offers Associate's and Bachelor’s degrees in various fields.

Clinton College is particularly known for its programs in Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, Religious Studies, Early Childhood Education, and Natural Sciences. The college's campus, set in an urban environment, offers campus housing, contributing to a close-knit and supportive educational community. The college's spirit is represented by its mascot, the Golden Bears, and its colors, black, gold, and burgundy. In athletics, Clinton College competes in NJCAA Division I - Region X and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), showcasing the Golden Bears' competitive spirit and athletic prowess. Clinton College continues to uphold its legacy of providing quality education and nurturing a community of learners who are prepared to make meaningful contributions to society.

Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Admissions: (803) 909-9091
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  • Financial Aid: (803) 327-7402 ext. 8163
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Popular Majors
  • Business
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Religious Studies
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Natural Sciences

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NJCAA Division I - Region X and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA)

Team name: Golden Bears

Mens sports:

  • Basketball

Womens sports:

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

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