Claflin University is on a 46-acre campus in the small town setting of Orangeburg, South Carolina, not far from Columbia.
There are many activities and organizations for Claflin University students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.
Interested in Greek life? Claflin University has fraternities and sororities.
Claflin University has the Gospel Choir. In fact, more students participate in the 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.
This table offers information on housing at Claflin University.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Priortiy given to freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||No|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||70%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||1,174|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||1,114|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||30%|
Claflin University offers on-campus 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 2022, 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 2021-2022 school year, 1,114 students chose to live on-campus. 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.
At Claflin University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Claflin University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Cheerleading||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
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.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Claflin University, take Interstate 26 to Orangeburg, SC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Columbia Metropolitan airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Claflin University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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