Shaw University

Raleigh, NC

Shaw University

Raleigh, NC

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Tuition & Fees

$16,480

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
2%
500-599
13%
400-499
55%
300-399
30%
600-699
1%
500-599
12%
400-499
48%
300-399
37%
200-299
2%
24-29
1%
18-23
10%
12-17
85%
6-11
4%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,732
Declined 1,578
Total Received 4,310
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Private

1,174

undergraduate students

117

graduate students

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Location

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 1,291
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

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 Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Raleigh-Durham International

Shaw University
118 East South Street
Raleigh
27601

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
54%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • choir
  • University band
  • academic clubs
  • International Student Organization

Top Events

  • University Convocation
  • Homecoming
  • Honors Convocation
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Other security measures
  • 24-hour electronic surveillance cameras

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
2%
Top 1/4
6%
Top 1/2
25%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
2%
500-599
13%
400-499
55%
300-399
30%
600-699
1%
500-599
12%
400-499
48%
300-399
37%
200-299
2%
24-29
1%
18-23
10%
12-17
85%
6-11
4%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Application deadline July 30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 2.6

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,732
Declined 1,578
Total Received 4,310

Admissions Factors

Very Important

level of applicant's interest
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
class rank
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Considered

geographical residence
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 28
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $11,808
Room & board $8,158
Additional fees $4,672
Total $24,638

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-country running
Football
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Social Work
Sociology
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

1,291

total students

65%

in-state

35%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

1,174
students

Female
60%
702

Male
40%
472

12%

152
students

Female
43%
65

Male
57%
87

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

1,082
students

Female
59%
635

Male
41%
447

8%

92
students

Female
73%
67

Male
27%
25

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
56%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
16%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

53

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 30

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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