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Shaw University is a private institution that was founded in 1865. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,265, its setting is city, and the campus size is 30 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Shaw University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $12,676 (2011-12).
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|School type||private, coed college|
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 48.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||48.2%|
|Application deadline||July 30|
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The student-faculty ratio at Shaw University is 16:1, and the school has 63.8 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; Psychology; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 53.2 percent.
Shaw University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,265, with a gender distribution of 40.1 percent male students and 59.9 percent female students. At this school, 43.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 57.0 percent of students live off campus. Shaw University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
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|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$12,676 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data