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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
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 1,955 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Claflin acceptance rate is 41%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, Sociology, and Organizational Behavior Studies. Graduating 53% of students, Claflin alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,300.
About Claflin University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
400 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115
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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
780-1130
ACT Range
14-23
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$18,089/ 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
$13,990/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

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
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.85 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.86 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,955Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
83
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
80%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 60 responses
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  • Friendly
    45%
  • Nice, friendly, and can be rude sometimes
    30%
  • There are some nice people here and there
    10%
  • Super encouraging!
    8%
  • Diverse
    5%
  • I haven't met a student yet.
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.112 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.120 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 62 responses
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  • Creating Visionary Leaders
    56%
  • The Claflin Confidence
    13%
  • Confident
    11%
  • EXPENSIVE!!!!!!!
    10%
  • Uphill Battle
    6%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Integrity
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
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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Claflin University is a small college, where you can receive personal assistance with professors. To receive opportunities within your major, and twenty-nine percent of graduates attend graduate school and seventy-nine percent join the workforce upon graduation. Claflin University maintains a strong regional and national academic reputation. By providing excellent educational experiences for all students, and shorter time for degree completion. Claflin University provides research opportunities that challenges students with renowned professors. The University proved five elements that target visionary leadership; which are leadership, intellect, creativity, service, and activism. These key factors enhancing students with impacting global perspectives that can bring change throughout communities.
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Claflin is a fun place for students to learn explore and endure the challenges of wat it takes become successful in wat they wanna major in rather it be in computer science, nursing, engineering, and various other degrees at claflin students graduate being capable of obtaining high paying jobs because company’s want there student because of the knowledge that they posses and the extraordinary work ethic they are able to performClaflin University is a great school that offers exceptional academic programs for its students. The faculty are always eager and ready to teach their students.
This HBCU is profoundly diverse and prepares students for higher graduation and life after undergraduate studies. There are always internship and research opportunities being email to students and the staff genuinely cares about each individual's success. Happy to be a panther!