Shaw University

Shaw University

Raleigh, NC
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
58%
42%
student ratio
1,546
total students
Tuition Cost $11,808 | $11,808
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $8,992
July 30
fall application deadline
52%
acceptance rate
Minimally Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
422
sat math
431
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
15
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kindergarten/Preschool Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Communication Sciences and Disorders
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kinesiotherapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy and Religious Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Public Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

52% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied12,060
    • Accepted6,375
    • Acceptance Rate52%
    • Enrolled1,546
    • Female Applicants7,577
    • Females Accepted4,201
    • Female Acceptance Rate55%
    • Male Applicants4,483
    • Males Accepted2,174
    • Male Acceptance Rate48%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $25
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman2.60
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen July 30th Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer July 30th Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 431 383 475
    • SAT Math 422 380 460
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 15 14 17
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$11,808
    • Out-of-state tuition *$11,808
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$4,672
    • Room and board *$8,158
    • Room only *$3,842
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$8,992
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$8,846
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$3,756
    • Average Loan Aid:$3,394
    • Average Grant Aid:$9,333
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$5,898
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:99%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 63%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 10%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,546
    • Male Student Percentage42%
    • Female Student Percentage58%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino.06%
    • Black or African American73.74%
    • White or Caucasian2.13%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.32%
    • Asian1.03%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.97%
    • Two or more races3.1%
    • Unknown or International Student14.81%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout3.82% representing 19 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students37% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Female-only housing, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 58%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Not Reported
    • Local sororities Not Reported
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Government Association, choir, University band, academic clubs, International Student Organization
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other 24-hour electronic surveillance cameras

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Bowling No No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Football Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Soccer No Division 2 Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Bowling No Division 2 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Soccer No Division 2 Yes
    • Softball No Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty139
    • Full-time Percentage55%
    • Part-time Percentage45%
    • Female Percentage49%
    • Male Percentage51%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio17:1 or 1,546 students to 121 faculty

Location & Contact

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


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