Claflin University: Review & Facts

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Claflin University is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 1,950 students enrolled. This institution was founded in 1869 and is one of the 3 colleges located in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Claflin University is one of the Historically Black College or University institutions (HBCU) and is also affiliated with United Methodist Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
35
At Claflin University you can get your bachelor's degree or master's degree.

Claflin University deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 35 majors. The most popular concentrations are Management, Business, Sociology and Anthropology, Criminal Justice, and Biology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. However, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
74%
The student retention rate at Claflin University is fair at 74% (above South Carolina average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Claflin University is low: 47%.

Student to faculty ratio at Claflin University is pretty decent - 14:1. Read more details regarding instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$14,400
Average tuition price is slightly high - about $14,000 per year. The additional fees at Claflin University beyond tuition are roughly $400; which totals $14,400 per year.

Read the details about Claflin University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
39%
According to recent data, 4,037 applications were submitted and 1,578 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to get admitted at this school.

The college might accept dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits for admission.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score information at Claflin University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$3,400
Claflin University provides study abroad programs and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a wonderful option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Claflin University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
B+
Claflin University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 1,200 students, which provides a reasonable on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low - around $3,400 per year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Claflin University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Claflin University appears to be a generally safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Claflin University Location and Maps



Post Address: Claflin University, 400 Magnolia Street, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115-4498, USA
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