Congratulations and welcome! You've been accepted to Claflin University.

WhY Choose Claflin?

Year after year, U.S. News and World Report has named Claflin among the top ten HBCUs in the nation. With a strong focus on innovation, leadership and student success, Claflin is synonymous with outstanding preparation for 21st century careers or advanced studies. And we emphasize value by keeping our tuition as affordable as possible and helping students unearth every option for financial aid.

Accepted Students

Next Steps

Ready to join us? In order to secure your place at Claflin, you'll need to do a few things now:

  • Login to My Claflin , Pay your enrollment fees online (you will need your Claflin ID and PIN from your letter of acceptance)
  • Read through materials and communications from Claflin
  • Sign up for Early Registration and attend Orientation
View our step-by-step instructions for incoming students

Be on the lookout for information from Claflin University's Freshman College, which will include details about orientation, early registration dates and more.

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Points of Pride

  • For eight consecutive years, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Claflin University among the Top 10 HBCUs. 
  • Claflin University is also one of only four South Carolina universities/colleges and one of only four HBCUs ranked by U.S. News and World Report as being the “Best National Liberal Arts Institutions."
  • Claflin’s were the first doors of higher education opened to African-Americans in the state of South Carolina.
  • Claflin University maintains a strong regional and national academic reputation as well as a thriving alumni network that help connect students with jobs after graduation.
  • We maintain a 14:1 student-teacher ratio to give every student the attention they deserve.
  • We have a close-knit community that’s often described as a family.


If you're not from the area, you may not know a lot about Orangeburg. It's a thriving community with award-winning gardens, a museum and planetarium, and local festivals. Orangeburg is a recipient of the All-America City Award, which recognizes cities that foster inclusive civic engagment and connections between residents.  Our students love our downtown location and the proximity of great local shops and restaurants.

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Throughout history, Claflin University graduates have been trailblazers, innovators, and groundbreakers. You are the future history makers of Claflin.
-Marcia L. Fudge, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Keynote Speaker for 2021 Commencement 


Accepted Students

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Welcome to the Claflin University Family.  Congratulations on your acceptance to Claflin! First Year Experience is a starting point for your transition experience to Claflin University. In order to ensure a smooth transition, you will need to complete the following steps.

Let’s Get Started!

If you need help along the way please contact us.
Freshman College (803) 535-5282  |   email

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