Shaw University

118 E South St, Raleigh, United States
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Overview of Shaw University

About this school

Shaw, founded in 1865, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts university and is the oldest historically black college in the South. Its 30-acre campus is located in downtown Raleigh.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,546
    • Men:642 (41.5%)
    • Women:904 (58.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Shaw University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
3
-
Mathematics
2
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
9
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
118 East South Street
City, State, Zip
Raleigh, NC  27601-2399
Phone
(919) 546-8275
Fax
(919) 546-8271
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
-

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
53% of 12,060 applicants were admitted
Women
55% of 7,577 applicants were admitted
Men
48% of 4,483 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
794 (12%) of 6,375 admitted students enrolled
Women
465 (11%) of 4,201 admitted students enrolled
Men
329 (15%) of 2,174 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.60
375 And Above
1%
3.50 - 3.74
1%
3.25 - 3.49
4%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
24%
2.00 - 2.49
52%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
422 average |380-460 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
1%
• Score 500 - 600
12%
• Score 400 - 500
47%
• Score 300 - 400
38%
• Score 200 - 300
2%
Sat Critical Reading
431 average |383-475 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
1%
• Score 500 - 600
14%
• Score 400 - 500
56%
• Score 300 - 400
27%
• Score 200 - 300
1%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
15 average |14-17 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
2%
• Score 18 - 23
15%
• Score 12 - 17
77%
• Score 6 - 11
6%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $16,480 (56.09639866566819%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,158 (27.769078902580162%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,300 (4.425079991830621%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,440 (11.709442439921029%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Shaw University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1 | Final deadline June 1
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002962
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
593 (95.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
555 (93.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
553 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
49 (8.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$8,846
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 545 (98.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,242
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 510 (92.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,922
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 27 (4.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
41 (6.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,993

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,197 (98.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,068 (94.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,042 (98.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
201 (9.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$8,992
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,986 (97.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,898
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,846 (90.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,602
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 98 (4.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
117 (5.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,333

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
96%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$15,982
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Music, Performing Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,120

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


76

Part-Time Faculty


63

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 25% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 58% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 16% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 16% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Shaw University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


43.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


19.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (29)


  • Accounting
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Parks and recreation, Public administration and social services

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Christian Education

Master's Programs of Study (3)


  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Theology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


423,179

Nearest Metropolitan Area


30 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
28.8 average low in January, 85 average high in September
Rain
113 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
12 mile(s) from campus in Morrisville
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Raleigh
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Raleigh

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


58% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


42%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Football
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Football
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Shaw University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, choir, university band, academic clubs, international student organization

Sororities


5% of women participate

Fraternities


4% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,466

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,546
Women
904
Men
642

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.1% Asian
  • 76.7% Black/African-American
  • 0.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 1.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 2.2% White
  • 15.4% Unknown

International Students


3.8% from 19 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


114

Student Resources

Study resources