B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
Claflin University is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
400 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115

Claflin University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
44%
SAT Scores Range
700-880
ACT Scores Range
15-19
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Claflin University

Cost

Net Price
$19,803/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,241/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,385/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,630/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,783/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,055/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.71 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.76 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,751Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
89%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
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  • Friendly
    49%
  • Nice, friendly, and can be rude sometimes
    31%
  • There are some nice people here and there
    12%
  • Super encouraging!
    6%
  • I haven't met a student yet.
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.103 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.111 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
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  • Creating Visionary Leaders
    53%
  • Confident
    13%
  • The Claflin Confidence
    13%
  • EXPENSIVE!!!!!!!
    11%
  • Uphill Battle
    8%
  • Integrity
    2%

After Claflin University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
96%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.54 responses

Claflin University Reviews

1,036 reviews
All Categories
I have come to the realization that Claflin is a school for a specific type of person. Specifically, someone who enjoys a small environment and everything that comes with that. During my experience at Claflin, I can say it has been hit and miss. I feel like everything can be so much better if they do more things to cater to students. The campus life is often times nonexistent because students feel as if their opinions do not. However, we are aware that Claflin'S tradition is "academics first", however, some students can only produce in an lively environment. Claflin does a great job of providing students with the tools they will need for their specific major. Unfortunately, the university fails in the department of outlets for students. If we had more to look forward to once we are done laboring in front of a screen for hours, everything would fall into place.
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Overall, I love Claflin University! There are plenty of things that Claflin needs to fix but there are plenty of things to love about Claflin as well. With caring professors and a family like atmosphere, Claflin has made me feel like more than just a number. The wait to get back on campus throughout this summer has been agonizing and I am just ready for August to come so I can move back in and see everybody!
Easy access to internships and jobs. Our alumni giving rate is unlike any other campus is the country! The employees they hire are great in terms of professors and faculty, but staff could be better. The career center always sends emails and hosts seminars for students on campus.
  • 8 months ago
  • Value