Claflin University

1,029 reviews
  1. Orangeburg, SC
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C-
  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
44%
SAT Range
700-880
ACT Range
15-19
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$19,803/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,241/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,385/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,630/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,783/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,055/ 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.76 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,751Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
89%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
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  • Friendly
    49%
  • Nice, friendly, and can be rude sometimes
    31%
  • There are some nice people here and there
    12%
  • Super encouraging!
    6%
  • I haven't met a student yet.
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.103 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.111 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Creating Visionary Leaders
    53%
  • Confident
    13%
  • The Claflin Confidence
    13%
  • EXPENSIVE!!!!!!!
    11%
  • Uphill Battle
    8%
  • Integrity
    2%

After Claflin University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
47%
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

Reviews

1,029 reviews
  • Excellent
    134
  • Very Good
    281
  • Average
    451
  • Poor
    105
  • Terrible
    58
Overall, I love Claflin University! There are plenty of things that Claflin needs to fix but there are plenty of things to love about Claflin as well. With caring professors and a family like atmosphere, Claflin has made me feel like more than just a number. The wait to get back on campus throughout this summer has been agonizing and I am just ready for August to come so I can move back in and see everybody!
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago
Easy access to internships and jobs. Our alumni giving rate is unlike any other campus is the country! The employees they hire are great in terms of professors and faculty, but staff could be better. The career center always sends emails and hosts seminars for students on campus.
  • College Junior
  • 4 months ago
Relationships: Why you'll probably be single til you graduate – Girls if you see a brother with eyeliner on, has more hair products on his head than you can afford, has his eyebrows shaped up too nice, has a bedazzled phone, and/or hangs out with only girls, 9/10 he's gay. And that's what you have at Claflin University...mostly gay males.

If I had to make a ratio of how many are dogs, unavailable, gay, or just too shy to function dudes on campus it would go like this: 50% are gay, 30% are unavailable, 10% are dogs, and the last 10% are too scared to actually talk to you.

So its damned near impossible to find a relationship at Claflin at least one that aren't based on sex, trying to stay the undercover brother, or being a player. And State is even worse, so don't think you will find him there either ladies. That's like scouting for men at the State penitentiary.


Guys (talking to the genuine and straight but shy guys) if you're trying to find a good girl by day but a freak at night, you aint going to find her by just staring at her. If you want a decent girl, you're going to have to grow some balls and talk to her. 9/10 we're just waiting on you to make the first move.

Now I'm not saying you should go for the girls you know are going to dog you out or are just downright rude or girls you know that are way out of your league (AKAs) but go for the girls that are cute and attainable. If we laugh at your jokes, smile at you, and give you the eye, then that's an opening for you to enter. If you don't take it then some jerk is going to come along and take your chance and then we become victims of their assery. So do us all a favor and man up!


  • College Sophomore
  • Oct 10 2011