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Claflin University Student Life

Claflin University is on a 46-acre campus in a small town setting in Orangeburg, South Carolina, not far from Columbia. Claflin University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Claflin University also has fraternities and sororities.

Claflin University has a thriving Gospel Choir. In fact, more students participate in Gospel Choir than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Claflin University include NAACP, American Chemical Society, Sisters of Service and International Student Association.

Claflin University students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Spring Convocation and Honors and Awards Convocation.

Claflin University Housing

Claflin University offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

The majority of Claflin University students live on campus. In 2021, 70% of undergrads at Claflin University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 30% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Claflin University. There are 1,174 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,836 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,114 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 94% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.Claflin University does not offer coed housing or housing for students with disabilities.

Safety at Claflin University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Claflin University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Claflin University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Claflin University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Claflin University, take Interstate 26 to Orangeburg, SC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Columbia Metropolitan airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in South Carolina you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Claflin University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Claflin University Students

64%

Women

36%

Men

96%

Full Time

4%

Part Time

81%

In State

19%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

91%

4%

2%

2%

1%

0.49%

0.38%

Undergraduate Students

1,836

Non-Resident / International Students

68

Graduate Students

50

Claflin University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,886

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

60%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$16,672

Out-of-State

$16,672

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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