Claflin University Exchange

The Boston University-Claflin University Exchange program recognizes the deep historical connection between the two institutions and provides students with the opportunity to experience a very different environment as part of their undergraduate experience.

If you are interested in learning more about this exchange, please contact Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs, Suzanne Kennedy, at

Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina

A historically black university founded in 1869, Claflin University is committed to providing students with access to exemplary educational opportunities in its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Claflin was the first South Carolina University open to all students regardless of race, class or gender. The 43-acre pedestrian campus is located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, having expanded from its original site the Orangeburg Female Academy, which it took occupancy of in 1869. With a population of 15,000, the city of Orangeburg is located 40 miles southeast of Columbia, the capital of South Carolina. Claflin, the oldest historically black institution in the state, continues to give the city prominence.

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. Claflin University’s 12 academic departments are housed in four Schools: School of Business Administration, School of Education, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, and School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics. The University offers 33 undergraduate majors. For more information about Claflin, please see the Claflin University website.

The connection between Boston University and Claflin runs deep; both universities share a common founder, Lee Claflin. This “familial” bond between Claflin and BU inspired the idea for a one-for-one student exchange in the fall and spring semesters. All course credits will be transferrable, and there will be an exploration of combined degrees from the two institutions.

Required Courses

TBD based on individual students’ course of study. Students will take at least two core courses in their major.


Housing and meal plans will be provided by Claflin University. BU students will pay BU rates for room and board.


Students will pay their normal tuition to Boston University.

Spring 2014 Deadline

Friday, October 25, 2013

For More Information and to Apply Please Contact:

Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs, Suzanne Kennedy, at