Shaw is a private, Christian university located in Raleigh, North Carolina. As a historically black college, Shaw has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,466 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Shaw acceptance rate is 53%. Popular majors include Business, Social Work and Youth Services, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 18% of students, Shaw alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,800.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses
Most Popular Majors
Social Work and Youth Services27 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science19 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities11 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies9 Graduates
Information Science8 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies7 Graduates
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.46 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.49 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
Shaw University Reviews
I started at Shaw in 2014 as a CAPE Student. The advisors, professors, coordinators and faculty were awesome! I really appreciate the support I received during my pursuit of an undergraduate degree. I was recently accepted at the Divinity school there and I look forward to an epic experience.
Shaw University is documented as being the first historically black college or university in the south of the United States of America, arriving at a time when the end of slavery was upon men, and solutions for advancement were developed to address the need for education of those that had been enslaved. The school provides the opportunity for growth and development today, building upon those early foundations and allowing those in need to achieve. All that is needed for this university to be at the top of the list of selections is more funding, so as to remain current or exceed the offerings of other schools in the area, the nation, and around the globe.
I am an international student, as many other that came to Shaw. I met many different people coming from different countries. All the diversity at Shaw influences your experience in a good way. School wise, we have good staff, who is dedicated to make you succeed in your career plans. Everyone struggles during school, but there is many people (advisors, professors, students, and the faculty) who are there for us during those times. The only thing I would really like to improve at Shaw would be the quality of classes and doing the practical assignments during the classes instead of mostly theory.