Shaw University

557 reviews
  1. Raleigh, NC
  2. 4 Year
C-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C
Shaw University is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
118 East South Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Website

Shaw University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$19,342/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,549/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,609/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,660/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,608/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,344/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,519Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
87%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Outgoing
    62%
  • Different
    23%
  • Mediocre
    15%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.37 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Unique
    50%
  • Great
    25%
  • Outstanding
    25%

After Shaw University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
25%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses

Reviews

557 reviews
  • Excellent
    84
  • Very Good
    129
  • Average
    237
  • Poor
    63
  • Terrible
    44
A Challenging Field of Study With an Continous Learning Process! The professors are very knowledgeable and are serious about students welfare. The faculty communicates well with students Programs/ curriculum are challenging. So was the internship, challenging as well. Students were engaging and were focus on the course of studies, from my observation. The class were average sizes.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • June 22 2012
I love my Shaw U! During the two years that I have endured, I have learned how to manage time management, focus on my work, use my office hours wisely and how to ask for help with anything I need. It has also made me stronger in with being my own individual woman I have inquired to set high standards for myself so that I can come out on top.
  • College Junior
  • Aug 11 2015
Fashion is definitely a thing around campus. Everyday I see at least five people wearing those Adidas soccer pants. A lot of people wear Timberland boots. Everyone dresses the same with joggers and all. Fashion is a thing, but it just lacks originality. There are a lot of attractive guys on colleges, and also attractive girls. Many people hang out with the same circle of people since the college is so small. Most people are nice, but some freshman are too immature to function. The only thing people are interested in is sitting in the yard, talking and staring down people, rather than doing their work. When it comes to relationships, there are just a few couples. The LBGT community is welcome, and I'll honestly say that they are just as many gay girls on campus than straight ones. When it comes to gay males, there are only a select few, but the ones who are stand out and are pretty popular among the girls.
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 4 2014