400 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115
Phone: (803) 535-5340
$13,965 tuition and fees
rolling application deadline
Claflin University is a private institution that was founded in 1869. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,831, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 46 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Claflin University's ranking in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 178. Its tuition and fees are $13,965 (2011-12).
School mission (as provided by the school):
Claflin University is a comprehensive institution of higher education affiliated with The United Methodist Church. A historically black university founded in 1869, Claflin is committed to providing students with access to exemplary educational opportunities in its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Claflin seeks to foster a rich community comprised of students, faculty, staff, and administrators who work to nurture and develop the skills and character needed for engaged citizenship and visionary and effective leadership.
In its undergraduate programs, Claflin provides students with the essential foundation of a liberal arts education. Emphasizing critical and analytic thinking, independent research, oral and written communication skills, the University invites students to use disciplined study to explore and confront the substantive challenges facing the global society. Claflin's graduate programs provide opportunities for advanced students to increase their specialization in particular fields of study oriented toward professional enhancement and academic growth. Its continuing education programs provide students with expanded avenues for professional development and personal fulfillment.
School type - private, coed college
Year founded - 1869
Religious affiliation - United Methodist
Academic calendar - semester
Setting - urban
2010 Endowment - $16,506,375
Selectivity - selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate - 35%
Application deadline - rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by - June 30
Class sizes -
Student-faculty ratio - 14:1
4-year graduation rate - 30% - Medium
Five most popular majors for 2010 graduates -
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 20% Organizational Behavior Studies 13% Sociology 11% Business Administration and Management, General 9% Mass Communication/Media Studies 8%