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 1,873 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Claflin acceptance rate is 42%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, Sociology, and Organizational Behavior Studies. Graduating 56% of students, Claflin alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,700.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.71 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.82 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.83 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies38 Graduates
Organizational Behavior Studies29 Graduates
Sport and Fitness Management24 Graduates
Business Administration and Management22 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies15 Graduates
Business Support Services14 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.109 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.117 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.54 responses
Claflin University Reviews
There are many different elements that make Claflin great, but the main one is class sizes and the atmosphere is family-like. Once you step on to the campus, everyone is happy to help, direct you, or to just greet you. It's a wonderful experience being on the ground of the oldest HBCU! One thing, I would change is the AC/HEAT within some of the campus buildings. Some days inside the buildings would be hotter than outside.
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!
I love Claflin University! Claflin was the best decision I ever made to go here. Here at Claflin the classes are not to long, teachers are so understanding, and teachers will work with you in class and outside of class. Claflin University has helped me in some many ways, they have good people here!