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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
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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
42%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
830-950
ACT Range
18-20
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$17,241/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,870/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,013/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,382/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,236/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,646/ year
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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.82 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.83 responses
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,873Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
86%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 57 responses
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  • Friendly
    46%
  • Nice, friendly, and can be rude sometimes
    32%
  • There are some nice people here and there
    11%
  • Super encouraging!
    7%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • I haven't met a student yet.
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.109 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.117 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 59 responses
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  • Creating Visionary Leaders
    54%
  • The Claflin Confidence
    14%
  • Confident
    12%
  • EXPENSIVE!!!!!!!
    10%
  • Uphill Battle
    7%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Integrity
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
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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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.
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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!
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!