Tuition & Fees

$16,480

$16,480

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
1%
500-599
14%
400-499
57%
300-399
27%
200-299
1%
600-699
1%
500-599
12%
400-499
47%
300-399
38%
200-299
2%
500-599
1%
400-499
19%
300-399
61%
200-299
19%
30-36
1%
24-29
2%
18-23
14%
12-17
51%
6-11
31%
Below 6
1%
24-29
1%
18-23
15%
12-17
82%
6-11
2%
30-36
1%
24-29
2%
18-23
15%
12-17
77%
6-11
5%
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undergraduateRatios

58%

male

42%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,375
Declined + 5,685
Total Received 12,060
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Private (nonprofit)

1,546

undergraduate students

114

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Social Work
  3. Sociology/criminal Justice
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Codes

SAT 5612
ACT 3158

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,660
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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
56%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
2%
Top 1/4
5%
Top 1/2
30%
Bottom 1/2
70%
Bottom 1/4
26%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
1%
500-599
14%
400-499
57%
300-399
27%
200-299
1%
600-699
1%
500-599
12%
400-499
47%
300-399
38%
200-299
2%
500-599
1%
400-499
19%
300-399
61%
200-299
19%
30-36
1%
24-29
2%
18-23
14%
12-17
51%
6-11
31%
Below 6
1%
24-29
1%
18-23
15%
12-17
82%
6-11
2%
30-36
1%
24-29
2%
18-23
15%
12-17
77%
6-11
5%

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

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,375
Declined + 5,685
Total Received 12,060

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

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

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

FAFSA
June 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Sheryca Crossland
Associate Director, Financial Aid
scrossland@shawu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Alfonza Carter (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Mascot
Bears
School colors
maroon and white

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/Fitness/Wellness
Exercise Science/Preathletic Training
Interdisciplinary Studies
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Political Science
Political Science/International Relations
Psychology
Public Administration
Recreation Management
Religion/Philosophy
Social Work
Sociology
Sociology/Criminal Justice
Visual/Performing Arts/Music
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Social Work
  3. Sociology/criminal Justice

Programs Offered

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

1,660

total students

68%

in-state

32%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

1,546
students

Female
42%
642

Male
58%
904

7%

114
students

Female
46%
52

Male
54%
62

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

1,466
students

Female
42%
613

Male
58%
853

6%

80
students

Female
37%
29

Male
63%
51

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
74%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
2%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

32%

Transfer applicants accepted

64%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 19
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
Nigeria
Serbia
Spain
The Bahamas
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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