Claflin University is a nonprofit private historically black institution located in Orangeburg, SC. Most historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were established after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. The school's United Methodist affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's curriculum. Enrollment at Claflin University is nearly a thousand yearly.
Students may choose from many areas of study, including but not limited to:
- Security And Protective Services
- Social Sciences
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
- Communications And Journalism
- English Language And Literature
Students applying for admission are usually asked to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the admissions committee. Either the SAT or ACT exam can be taken to apply to this school. Scores between 16 to 21 on the ACT or 775 to 990 on the SAT are needed to increase your chances for acceptance. This school admits about 30 percent of applicants yearly. Of those admitted, around 29 percent attended the school. More information on admissions can be found here.
The cost of undergraduate tuition is close to $15,000 per year. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and that is why students should visit the school's tuition calculator to get a better idea of their costs. Housing may be available for those who wish to live on-campus at an estimated cost of $3,500 for the year. Students attending this school may qualify for aid which is generally scholarships, grants, and loans.
Athletic programs are available at Claflin University through the NCAA, allowing students to participate in intercollegiate sports. Sports available may include but not limited to:
- Baseball (NCAA Division II)
- Basketball (NCAA Division II)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
- Softball (NCAA Division II)
- Volleyball (NCAA Division II)
Students should visit the Claflin University website to get a complete list of areas of study, student services, and more.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give an overview of the applicants Claflin University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at Claflin University is about 1,900, where graduate students make up roughly 23% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition is estimated to be around $17,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
- Per unit charges are around $690 for part time students
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||99%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||99%||$10,796|
|Receiving Student Loans||88%||$7,513|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Claflin University may offer services to students including:
- Online classes
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Assistance to find work
Claflin University has an overall graduation rate which is around 44%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||29%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||14%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||1%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program
- * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 2004)
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2000)
Claflin University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
- Basketball (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
- Track and Field (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Claflin University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Claflin University.
- South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC (1 miles away)
- University of South Carolina - Aiken in Aiken, SC (53 miles away)
- Citadel Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, SC (70 miles away)
- University of South Carolina - Beaufort in Bluffton, SC (81 miles away)
- Francis Marion University in Florence, SC (84 miles away)
See a list of all the colleges and universities by clicking on one of the links below:
- Get a list of all the colleges in South Carolina
- Find out what other private colleges are located in South Carolina
- See other Christian and Bible Colleges in South Carolina
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Claflin University for official up-to-date information.