Shaw University

Raleigh, NC

Shaw University

Raleigh, NC

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Tuition & Fees

$16,480

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

16

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,542
Declined 1,895
Total Received 6,437
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Private

1,240

undergraduate students

146

graduate students

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School Facts

Shaw University, 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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,386
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Baptist
Historically Black college/university yes

Social Networks

30-acre campus in Raleigh (population: 464,758), 139 miles from Charlotte, 261 miles from Washington, DC, and 380 miles from Atlanta. Air serves Raleigh/Durham; bus and train serve campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

Shaw University
118 East South Street
Raleigh, NC
27601

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
55%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
1%
Top 1/4
5%
Top 1/2
26%
Bottom 1/2
74%
Bottom 1/4
31%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Other application fee ($40 for international applicants)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (final deadline) July 30
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,542
Declined 1,895
Total Received 6,437

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Admission test scores
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

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

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Financial Aid

93%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$11,627

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $11,808
Housing $3,842
Food $4,672
Additional fees $4,672
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $26,294
Average Financial Aid - $11,627
Total with Avg. Aid $14,667

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 475-6190
F: 919 546-8356
financialaid@shawu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball yes yes
Bowling yes
Football yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field outdoor yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General. yes
Computer Science. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Divinity/Ministry. yes
Education, Other. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes
Music, General. yes
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies. yes
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Administration. yes
Religious Education. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration/management
  2. Social Work
  3. Mass Communicatons

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

1,386

total students

59%

in-state

41%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

1,240
students

Female
60%
740

Male
40%
500

11%

146
students

Female
52%
76

Male
48%
70

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

1,119
students

Female
59%
656

Male
41%
463

10%

121
students

Female
69%
84

Male
31%
37

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
58%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
15%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

13%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 16
Countries most often represented Germany
Jamaica
Kenya
Nigeria
Serbia
The Bahamas
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors

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