1,546
Students
Financial aid thermometer
8,992
Avg. Financial Aid
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
52
52%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Shaw University is a Comprehensive institution located in Raleigh, NC, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 118 East South Street
Raleigh, NC  27601-2399
United States

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

12,060
Applied
6,375
Accepted
1,546
Enrolled
53%
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Female Admissions

7,577
Females Applied
4,201
Females Accepted
55%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,483
Males Applied
2,174
Males Accepted
48%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
2.6
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen July 30th Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer July 30th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 431 383 475
SAT Math 422 380 460
ACT Composite 15 14 17

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

11,808
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Fees

4,672
Full-time student fees
8,158
Room & board
3,842
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

8,992
Avg. Financial Aid Package
8,846
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
3,756
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,394
Avg. Loan Aid
9,333
Avg. Grant Aid
5,898
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
63%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
10%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,546
Total undergrad students
4%
International Students
37%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0.06%
Black or African American 73.74%
White or Caucasian 2.13%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.32%
Asian 1.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.97%
Two or more races 3.1%
Other 14.81%

Gender

Male (41.53%)
Female (58.47%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Men-only housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 58%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
University Convocation, Homecoming and Honors Convocation

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, choir, University band, academic clubs and International Student Organization

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Other Campus Security & Safety:
24-hour electronic surveillance cameras

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Bowling No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
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Soccer No Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No No No
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Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Bowling No Division 2 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football No No No
Soccer No Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No Division 2 Checkmark
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Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
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Faculty

139
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 76
Part-time - 63
Male - 71
Female - 68