C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C-
  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
    C
Shaw University is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
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
59%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
Data not available
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Test Scores and GPA for Shaw University

Cost

Net Price
$19,342/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,549/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,609/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,660/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,608/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,344/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,519Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
87%
Varsity Athletes
11%
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
91%
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 Shaw University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
25%
National
47%
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

Shaw University Reviews

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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.
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As I began my college career I thought it would be pretty cool fulfilling my dream of attending a historically black college. Shaw university is a small university; which is exactly what I wanted. Some of the teachers cared for your success in college. Shaw University is right downtown with a lot of activities and museums to visit. The cafeteria food wasn't all that bad, but then again I barely at in the café. one thing I would lie them to improve with is the dorms and bathroom situation. I think the dorms just needs to be rebuilt as a whole.
My experience at Shaw University was very interesting I learned a lot of facts while walking on campus. It's a wonderful school to go to if you don't necessarily like walking because the campus is small. The food is great and the Professors are nice and very understanding!