Shaw University

Raleigh, NC, USA
2.90 Average Rating

Founded by a Union army soldier in 1865, Shaw University is an Historically Black College and University in the North Carolina Research Triangle and the first HBCU in the south. Shaw confers bachelor’s degrees in over 20 academic majors and is the first university in the United States to offer a 4-year medical program. Additionally, Shaw is the first HBCU in the nation to admit women. Throughout the year, Shaw holds a number of all-campus ceremonies from the Founder’s Day Convocation to the Coronation of Miss Shaw.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Baptist
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
52%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision July 30, 2021

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
64%
Out-Of-State Students
35%

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,411
Total Number of Undergrads
1,305
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
54%
20-39 Students
45%
0
100
8%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
19%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$18,463
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$16,480
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$16,480
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,514
Books and Supplies
$1300

Aid & Grants

0
100
63%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
79%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,634
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
79%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,923
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,869

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
88%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,633
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$399

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
25
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
55%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bears
School Colors
maroon and white
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Raleigh
Charlotte
Washington
Greensboro
New York
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$30,500

What Students Are Saying

2.90 Average Rating
The University has a great campus and is very secure. All staff members of Shaw University are very friendly and are always willing to help if needed.
E'Neysia from Charlotte, NC
Shaw University is a great school. The people and staff here a really friendly. Your advisers really care about your grades and always make time to talk to you.
Keyonna from Charlotte, NC
Shaw university is a diverse school.
Shaw university has excellent instructors.
Shaw univesity strives on excellence.
Dywanda from Greenville, NC
Shaw is a private University with more hands on. It's in a nice area.The people are very helpful and caring.I've only heard great thing about Shaw.
Jazmine from Mebane, NC

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