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Claflin University
  • 4 Year
  • ORANGEBURG, SC

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade C+
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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Claflin is a private, Christian university located in Orangeburg, South Carolina. As a historically black college, Claflin has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,806 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Claflin acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Psychology, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. Graduating 50% of students, Claflin alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,300.

About

400 MAGNOLIA STREET
ORANGEBURG, SC 29115
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Claflin University Rankings

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Claflin Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
840-1040
ACT Range
16-18
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$20,806 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$12,971 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
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
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 93 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 94 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    92%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,806 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
163
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
76%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 63 responses
  • Friendly
    43%
  • Nice, friendly, and can be rude sometimes
    30%
  • There are some nice people here and there
    14%
  • Super encouraging!
    10%
  • I haven't met a student yet.
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 120 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 128 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 68 responses
  • Creating Visionary Leaders
    54%
  • The Claflin Confidence
    15%
  • Confident
    10%
  • EXPENSIVE!!!!!!!
    9%
  • Uphill Battle
    9%
  • Average
    1%
  • Integrity
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
96%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 54 responses

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