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

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
60%
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
$18,762/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,432/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,287/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,167/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,235/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,359/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
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
1,407Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
90%
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
$27,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
30%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
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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!
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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!
Shaw University is very diverse. Me coming from New York I look forward to being around that type of environment. Just because Shaw University is A HBCU, it doesn't mean that only black students attend. I've met great friends so far and gained a lot of knowledge and experience in just short amount of time. If I can change one thing about Shaw University it would be that they offered more extra curricular activities because it is important to keep students involved.