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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Hard to find somebody to date so people usually go to south Carolina State to date.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone once in awhile you can run into some pretty nice people.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: It okay for the most part.

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone basically dress the same.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone is friendly but you should always be yourself no matter who goes to your school.


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At Claflin, the student body is about 60 percent women and 40 percent men—this fluctuates a little, depending on the year, but there are a lot more girls in general. This can spell some trouble when it comes to the dating scene because there is not much to choose from when it comes to pairing up. The occasional fling and random hookups happen often throughout the semester, but these soon sizzle out, just like the Carolina sun. Many Claflin students head to other universities such as South Carolina State University, which is also in Orangeburg, or the University of South Carolina in Columbia to find potential matches.

But, in general, most students totally avoid the dating scene because it is much less stressful that way. Claflin is so small that some students are shy about entering the dating scene simply for the reason that everyone knows everyone else’s business. But the students here have great personalities and are somewhat reserved, so there are a few serious relationships that form between students. However, not many students are open about their dating life or their personal affairs.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Birth control is offered at the student heath center.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Gym
  2. Dining hall
  3. Parties
  4. SC State University
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Greek parties
  2. Mall
  3. SC State University
Social Scene
The social scene at Claflin is always bustling, and students are always interacting with one another.
Hookups or Relationships?
There are some occasional hookups on campus but rarely any serious relationships.
Dress Code
Students dress casually when classes are in session and in business attire on professional days. Some students dress up at night when attending parties or going club-hopping.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 40 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 40 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 44 responses

  • 27% None
  • 12% Casual dating at your school
  • 10% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 10% Long-distance relationship
  • 9% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 9% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 7% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 6% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 6% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 5% Exclusively dating someone at your school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 11 responses

  • 26% Parties
  • 17% Gym
  • 17% SC State University
  • 17% Dining hall
  • 17% Depends on your major
  • 4% Outside dorm residential halls

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 13 responses

  • 24% Just being yourself.
  • 24% Being a part of clubs and organizations.
  • 18% Being outgoing.
  • 18% Being open-minded.
  • 16% Having a positive attitude.

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 11 responses

  • 27% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 55% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 9% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 9% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 43 responses

  • 7% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 53% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 33% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 7% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 13 responses

  • 77% Friendly
  • 15% Nice, friendly, and can be rude sometimes
  • 8% There are some nice people here and there


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