Shaw University

Raleigh, NC

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Shaw University

Shaw University Student Essentials

Shaw University Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Baptist
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Bears
Website: www.shawuniversity.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $10,440
Out-of-State Tuition: $10,440
Retention Rate: 54%
Enrollment: 2,652
Year Established: 1865

About Shaw University

While Shaw University is committed to offering educational opportunities to people of all backgrounds, as the oldest historically black university (HBCU) in the south, Shaw takes particular interest in providing opportunities for minorities.

Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Shaw offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences with degrees offered in humanities, communications, military science, religion and the visual and performing arts.

Shaw also offers several graduate degrees, a doctorate of Divinity and master’s degrees in Education.

Primarily committed to the education and success of minority groups, Shaw is also engaged in impressive research and social activities to help the conditions of African-Americans and others. Known for its research on African-American military, one of Shaw’s great accomplishments was the Medal of Honor it received from the White House for such work.

Extracurricular activities also encourage participation in the advancement of minorities, as well as character-building and leadership skills. Shaw University organizations include the Shaw Men and Shaw Women Society, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People or NAACP.

Freshmen and sophomore students are required to live on campus and all students are encouraged. Shaw’s residences are divided into male and female dorms and are designed to foster learning and study time.

Student services at Shaw are intended to help students in all areas of their lives while at Shaw and in their transition to graduate school or the workforce. These include academic and career services, counseling services and a health center.

Financial aid is available to eligible students through loans, scholarships and other sources and may be discussed with a financial aid counselor.

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Shaw University Map & Location

Shaw University
118 East South Street
Raleigh, NC 27601


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Getting Around Shaw University

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Transit

Good transit. This area has adequate public transportation.

7/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Raleigh, NC

Winter
Dec
55
34
Jan
52
32
Feb
56
34
Spring
Mar
64
40
Apr
73
48
May
80
57
Summer
Jun
86
65
Jul
89
69
Aug
88
68
Fall
Sep
82
61
Oct
73
50
Nov
64
42

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 2,480
Freshman Class 548
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 2,652

Ethnic Diversity:

  • African American: 87%
  • Caucasian: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 10%
African American 87%
Caucasian 2%
Unknown and Other 10%

Undergraduate 94%
Graduate 6%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%
Women 52%
Men 48%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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