B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    D-
  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
41%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
720-890
ACT 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
$21,743/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,027/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,021/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,599/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,852/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,939/ 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.77 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.78 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,807Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
81%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 52 responses
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  • Friendly
    48%
  • Nice, friendly, and can be rude sometimes
    31%
  • There are some nice people here and there
    12%
  • Super encouraging!
    8%
  • I haven't met a student yet.
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.104 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.112 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Creating Visionary Leaders
    52%
  • The Claflin Confidence
    15%
  • Confident
    13%
  • EXPENSIVE!!!!!!!
    11%
  • Uphill Battle
    7%
  • Integrity
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
48%
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
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My first year at Claflin University was not what I was expected, but better then what was in mind. Attending Claflin will seem like a lot of work, overall the University was just giving you the feeling of being about business no matter what and come in effort and encouragement while in style doing so. The only thing I wish I could change was just being more active and more sociable. I really enjoyed my first year at Claflin University!
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Claflin University is a school that becomes home. You develop bonds with your fellow peers, staff, and faculty, and find that you will quickly have found a new family within these people. While this is good, you will also quickly find out that you are no longer capable of having privacy or secrets on the campus. With such a small pond of people on campus and the surrounding area, it is easy for information and rumors to be spread quickly. The academic standing of the school is fairly good, and many of the instructors are extremely knowledgeable on their content area.
I am a currently a sophomore majoring in Elementary Education. My first year at Claflin was very interesting to say the least. I am a outgoing person by nature so that made it easy to navigate the lanes of integrating myself into the close , family-style ambiance that Claflin exudes. The faculty, staff and upper class students made it very easy to want to be a part of the campus. From the first day I stepped on campus on move-in day, I was excited for the future that Claflin was going to prepare me for. I truly claim the school's guiding principle of committing to excellence.