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Shaw University
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  • 4 Year
  • RALEIGH, NC

Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade C
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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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 886 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Shaw acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 16% of students, Shaw alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,800.

About

118 EAST SOUTH ST
RALEIGH, NC 27601
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Shaw University Rankings

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

Shaw Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$15,498 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$15,344 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 23 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 33 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 33 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    40%
  • On Campus
    40%
  • Online
    20%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
886 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
112
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
82%
Varsity Athletes
35%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Outgoing
    43%
  • Different
    26%
  • Stressed
    17%
  • Mediocre
    9%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
41%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 49 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Unique
    35%
  • Outstanding
    15%
  • Great
    10%
  • Home away from home
    10%
  • HORRID
    10%
  • Overrated
    10%
  • Strict
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
16%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 13 responses

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