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Claflin University
  • 4 Year
  • ORANGEBURG, SC

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade C+
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  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 1,687 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Claflin acceptance rate is 62%. Popular majors include Psychology, Nursing, and Biology. Graduating 51% of students, Claflin alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,300.

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

Claflin University Rankings

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

Claflin Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
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
$19,308 / 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
$13,431 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 73 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 96 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 97 responses

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Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    88%
  • Online
    12%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,687 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
92
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
81%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 68 responses
  • Friendly
    40%
  • Nice, friendly, and can be rude sometimes
    29%
  • There are some nice people here and there
    13%
  • Super encouraging!
    10%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%
  • I haven't met a student yet.
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 123 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 131 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 73 responses
  • Creating Visionary Leaders
    51%
  • The Claflin Confidence
    16%
  • Confident
    10%
  • EXPENSIVE!!!!!!!
    10%
  • Uphill Battle
    8%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Average
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
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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