400 Magnolia Street Orangeburg, SC 29115 803-535-5340
About Claflin University
  • Year of Foundation 1869
  • Size of Campus 43 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation United Methodist
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,678
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 66%, 34%, 17%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $11,040
  • Room and Board $7,078
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $20
  • Enrollment No. 1,735
Claflin University is located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States. Claflin University was founded in 1869 and is the oldest historically black college or university in the state of South Carolina.Claflin was founded after the American Civil War in 1869 by Methodist missionaries from Massachusetts to provide education to freedmen and prepare them to take their places as full American citizens. The university was named after two Methodist churchmen, Massachusetts Governor William Claflin and his father, the Boston philanthropist Lee Claflin, who provided a large part of the funds to purchase the campus.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Choral Group; Basketball; Theatre
  • Number of students in fraternities 4
  • Percent students who are frat members 15%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Kappa Mu NAtional Honor Society; Daisey E. Pearson CLub; Ernest E. Just Biology CLub; Phi Beta Lambda Association; Phi Gamma Mu National Social Science Honor Society; Sigma Beta Delta National Honor Society; Sigma Tau Delta International Honor Societ
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 4
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Oxford Club; Student Christian Association
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 15%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) International Student Association; Ladies of Black and Gold; Ladies of Essence; NAACP; National Pre Alumni Council of College Fund
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 4
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, dress/hair code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Distance to nearest train Columbia, SC (50)
  • Distance to nearest bus Orangeburg, SC (1)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Columbia, SC (40), Charleston, SC (75)
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 7%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (67%), men's dorms (33%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 10
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 89%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 4%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 65%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 0%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
Campus Services
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 200
  • Number Of Books in Library 157,483
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, religious
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Museums Tingley Memorial Hall, Minister's Hall; Arthur Rose Museum; Smart Classrooms; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lab (NMR); Genomics and DNA sequencing Lab
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Microforms 62,924
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 50
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Subscriptions 435
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 50
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Number of e-books 24
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 200
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Library Facilities Wilbur R. Gregg Black Collection (materials by and about African Americans); Juvenile Collection; Archive/Special Collections
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 1,006
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 100
Student Employment and Career
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs WJD Dorn Medical Center-Columbia; Thornell House; Walt Disney World College Program; Social Security Administration; South Carolina Department of Social Services; Sears; IBM; United States of Interior, Wachovia
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 50%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (SCSU)
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,500
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 10%
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village