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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.

Website: www.shawu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,174
Undergraduate
Students
(59.8%) 702 Women
(40.2%) 472 Men
117
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
63% of 4,310 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
2.60
SAT Math
417 average
377-452 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
428 average
360-450 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
15 average
13-16 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$24,638
Tuition and Fees
$16,480
Room and Board
$8,158
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Freshman Award
$8,846
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$15,982
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
63
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
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Campus Life

Raleigh Population
423,179
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
54% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
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Sororities
5% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.2% Asian
59.3% Black/African-American
2.7% Hispanic/Latino
16.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
1.0% White
16.2% Unknown
International Students
4.9% from 28 countries
First-Year Students Returning
57.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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