Shaw University: Review & Facts

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Shaw University is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 1,650 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1865 and is one of the 12 colleges located in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Shaw University is one of the Historically Black College or University institutions (HBCU) and is also affiliated with Baptist Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
30
Fair
Bachelor's degree and master's degree are offered at Shaw University.

Shaw University implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 30 majors. The most popular concentrations are Social Work, Theology and Religion, Business, Management, and Communication and Journalism. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
49%
Bad
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Shaw University is very low at 49% (way below North Carolina average). Considering this statistic, apparently students do not seem to enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
14 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Shaw University is low: 32%. Roughly 32% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Shaw University is pretty decent - 14:1. Find out more on instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$16,600
High
Average tuition charges are close to the nationwide median - around $11,900 per year. The additional fees at Shaw University beyond tuition are around $4,700; which comes to a total of $16,600 a year.

Read the details about Shaw University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
60%
According to government data, 5,030 applications were submitted and 3,042 were accepted; so it is not very hard to become a student at this school.

The school will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) earned prior to admission.

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The undergraduate application fee at Shaw University is $25.00. The graduate application fee is $50.00. The first-professional application fee is also 50 dollars.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about studying at Shaw University and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call this school's general information office at (919) 546-8200 or check Shaw University Website.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$3,800
Medium
Shaw University provides a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Shaw University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
F
Unsafe
Shaw University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 1,300 students, which provides a decent on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low -- nearly $3,800 per year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Shaw University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Shaw University seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Shaw University Location and Maps



Post Address: Shaw University, 118 East South Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601, USA
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