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

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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 1,082 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Shaw acceptance rate is 63%. Popular majors include Social Work and Youth Services, Business, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 17% of students, Shaw alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,800.

About

118 East South Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Shaw University Rankings

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Shaw Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
Application Deadline
July 15
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
$18,846 / 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
$10,550 / 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
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 21 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 31 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 31 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    13%
  • None
    48%
  • Some
    39%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,082 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
92
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
83%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
  • Outgoing
    48%
  • Different
    29%
  • Mediocre
    10%
  • Stressed
    10%
  • Outgoing
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
40%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 47 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Unique
    33%
  • Outstanding
    17%
  • Great
    11%
  • Home away from home
    11%
  • HORRID
    11%
  • Overrated
    11%
  • Strict
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
17%
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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