Claflin University Reviews

  • 4 Reviews
  • Orangeburg (SC)
  • Annual Tuition: $16,854
100% of 4 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 4 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Stella B.
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2019
  • Degree:
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Claflin University is a prestigious privately funded HBCU and the first HBCU in South Carolina. All colleges have their ups and downs, but this HBCU definitely has more positives than negatives if you're going for academics and a nice clean environment. The pros of this school is that it has several Master's programs such as MBA in business administration, M.ED. in curriculum and instruction, M.S. in Criminal Justice, and a M.S. in Biotechnology and they are all really good programs that will definitely lead to success. Another great pro is that the professors really strive hard to get you to excel in your academics and because it's a smaller institution you have a better chance of getting one on one time with your professors to get the help you need. They keep their campus clean and make sure that their students as well as faculty keep up to the standards of dress and conduct. They also make sure to be as inclusive as possible and encourage their students to join in as many different functions and groups that they offer as possible and it does help when it comes to networking and getting recommendations once you graduate from the institution. They don't tolerate smoking or drinking or anything that you may normally find acceptable at a public institution (which is a pro if you don't like smoking) and they don't have co-ed dorms, at least they didn't when I was there. Things could have changed since I graduated, but I think they still have a very strict policy when it comes to student housing, which brings me to the cons. The cons are because they are a christian school, their so strict on dorm living that the opposite sex visitors had to stay in the common area and after a certain time (I believe 10 or 11 on weekdays, midnight on weekends) they had to leave and during exam week, visitation is not allowed at all. Another con is that because the campus is so small, the likelihood of your business getting out is high, so you don't get to have the same type of social experience you would have at a bigger university or public institution and forced to find housing outside of the campus after your first or second year also you would want to anyways because the way the girls/guys keep the community showers/bathrooms is horrendous. Also, if you go here for other degrees, you may not have as much success in finding a job after college. Oh and the food after the first week is horrible. What they give you during Freshmen Orientation Week is not what they give you during the school year. The best thing they have is their brunch on weekends."
Nathan Gamble
  • Reviewed: 7/31/2017
  • Degree: Management
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Claflin University is a premier institution that focuses on the actual well being of its students. The instructors are very down to earth which makes learning more enjoyable for students. The environment is such that you have no choice but to enjoy its cohesive feel."
Manoah Farmer
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2017
  • Degree: Mathematics
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"When I arrived at Claflin University, the first thing I noticed was the since of family that covered the school grounds. Upon graduation I knew that my decision to attend was not only the best decision i had made during that time, but also that Claflin gave me the opportunity to grow and learn who I am and who I want to become."
Cellipha Joseph
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2017
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Claflin University is often referred to as the "Howard University" of the south. Although labeled as a historically black college, the institution opens its doors to students of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Claflin serves as home to students from 24 states and 11 countries and fosters the growth of its student through student support services, small class sizes, and an increased amount of financial support. Through the Alice Carson Tisdale Honors College, students are provided with recognition for their influence within the community and commitment to academic excellence through scholarships. The university's students annually complete thousands of hours of community service and successful lay a foundation for matriculation into the real world. Claflin continues to demonstrate its ability to produce visionary leaders through the institution's 80% employment rate of students post-graduation. Go Claflin Panthers!"