C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    D
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B-
Shaw University is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc
Address
118 East South Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Website
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Shaw University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
49%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$18,126/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,395/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,507/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,204/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,271/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,824/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,604Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
89%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Outgoing
    62%
  • Different
    23%
  • Mediocre
    15%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.37 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.40 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
19%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
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As a sophomore at Shaw, I always felt at ease on the campus. Just like any campus, it is diverse, interactive and always outgoing. Everyone on campus knows each other because the school is so small. I enjoy the classes because professors are always interacting with students and the library has available resources. Located in the downtown Raleigh area, students can always find something to occupy themselves with on or off campus. One thing I will love to see changed at Shaw will be the lunch menu to serve more healthier meals and the dorms. Students complain about toilets breaking down, elevators being out of service, showers running cold water or being flooded. One time my team mate's room flooded because one of the bathroom water systems broke which caused water to run through out the night and flooding nearby rooms. I understand the building is very old which requires constant maintenance but other than that I am enjoying my time at Shaw.
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I will be a freshman this upcoming school year so I can only rate about my experience during my campus orientation. The staff and students were very friendly and helpful answering all of my questions. Being that I graduated from a private school and stayed on campus, it felt like home with a familiar environment . This transition from high school to college will be a breeze!
I really love the campus and the size of the school! I would love to see the school raise more money and possible get a on campus football field. Also, I would like to see some new science technology. I think we are on the right track with our new president Dr.Dabroy!