Shaw University

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2014 Quick Stats
118 E. South Street

Raleigh, NC 27601

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Phone: (919) 546-8200
2012-2013 Tuition
$14,141
tuition and fees
Students
2,031
enrolled
42%
male /
58%
female
Admissions
Jul. 30
application deadline
54.5%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regional Colleges (South)

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Summary

Shaw University is a private institution that was founded in 1865. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,031, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 30 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Shaw University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $14,141 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school): N/A

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1865
Religious affiliation Baptist
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $9,109,525

Applying

When applying to Shaw University, it's important to note the application deadline is July 30. The application fee at Shaw University is $25. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 54.5 percent.

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Selectivity least selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 54.5%
Application deadline July 30
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Shaw University is 15:1, and the school has 65.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Shaw University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Public Administration and Social Service Professions; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; Social Sciences; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 51.7 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 13%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 23%
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 20%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 10%
Social Sciences 9%
Psychology 6%

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Student Life

Shaw University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,031, with a gender distribution of 42.2 percent male students and 57.8 percent female students. At this school, 40 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 60 percent of students live off campus. Shaw University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,183
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Shaw University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Shaw University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Shaw University, 8 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Shaw University.

Students who have cars on campus 8%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $14,141 (2012-13)
Room and board $7,844 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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