Tuition & Fees

$16,480

$16,480

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
3%
400-499
29%
300-399
54%
200-299
14%
500-599
3%
400-499
31%
300-399
51%
200-299
15%
500-599
1%
400-499
19%
300-399
61%
200-299
19%
18-23
9%
12-17
60%
6-11
31%
24-29
1%
18-23
13%
12-17
85%
6-11
1%
24-29
1%
18-23
11%
12-17
82%
6-11
6%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1
19

teacher

students

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Selective

48%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,695
Declined + 4,913
Total Received 9,608
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Private (nonprofit)

1,713

undergraduate students

131

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Social Work
  3. Mass Communications
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Codes

SAT 5612
ACT 3158

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School Facts

Shaw, founded in 1865, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts university and is the oldest historically black college in the South. Its main campus is located in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,844
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Baptist
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Raleigh, NC

30-acre campus in Raleigh (population: 458,880), 139 miles from Charlotte, 261 miles from Washington, DC, and 380 miles from Atlanta. Air serves Raleigh/Durham; bus and train serve campus.

Shaw University
118 East South Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
54%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
88%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 4% of male students
 
4 sororities 5% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
1%
Top 1/4
4%
Top 1/2
24%
Bottom 1/2
76%
Bottom 1/4
30%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
3%
400-499
29%
300-399
54%
200-299
14%
500-599
3%
400-499
31%
300-399
51%
200-299
15%
500-599
1%
400-499
19%
300-399
61%
200-299
19%
18-23
9%
12-17
60%
6-11
31%
24-29
1%
18-23
13%
12-17
85%
6-11
1%
24-29
1%
18-23
11%
12-17
82%
6-11
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
($40 for international applicants)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline July 30
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

48%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,695
Declined + 4,913
Total Received 9,608

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores

Considered

Geographical residence
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Stacey Sowell
Director of Admissions
P: 800 214-6683
F: 919 546-8271
admissions@shawu.edu

Cost

Tuition $16,480
Room $3,842
Board $4,316
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $25,938

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cross-country
football
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (Division II)
Mascot
Bears
School colors
maroon and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Adapted Physical Education/Kinesiotherapy
Biology
Birth-Kindergarten Education
Business Administration/Accounting
Business Administration/Management
Chemistry
Christian Education
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Curriculum/Instruction/Early Childhood Education
Divinity
Early Childhood Development
Elementary Education/K-6
English
Exercise Science
Exercise Science/Preathletic Training
Liberal Studies
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Political Science
Political Science/International Relations
Psychology
Public Administration
Recreation Management
Recreational Therapy
Religion/Philosophy
Social Work
Sociology
Sociology/Criminal Justice
Visual/Performing Arts/Music
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Undergraduate

93%

1,713
students

Female
57%
968

Male
43%
745

Graduate

7%

131
students

Female
61%
80

Male
39%
51

undergraduateFull-time

93%

1,604
students

Female
57%
904

Male
43%
700

undergraduatePart-time

7%

109
students

Female
59%
64

Male
41%
45

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
65%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
28%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

36%

Transfer applicants accepted

54%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 15
Countries most often represented Nigeria
Serbia
Spain
The Bahamas
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Stacey Sowell
Director of Admissions
919 719-1996
ssowell@shawu.edu

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