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Shaw University

School Profile

  • Shaw UniversityPrivate Four-year Liberal Arts College/University in Raleigh, NC
  • Acceptance Rate: N/A
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Historically black
  • Baptist

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 2,480
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 2,453

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of English Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Exercise Sciences
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Mass Communications/Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Natural Resources & Conservation - General
  • Bachelor of Parks, Recreation & Fitness - General
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Recreational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $11,696
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $11,696

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants


Member: NCAA
Team name: Bears


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Admissions Address

118 East South Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 546-8275
(800) 214-6683
Fax: (919) 546-8271
Contact: Cassandra Clifton
Interim Director of Admissions and International Counselor

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity less selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 48%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 48%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 6,551
Female applicants 4,095
Male applicants 2,456
Applicants accepted 3,126
Female applicants accepted 1,971
Male applicants accepted 1,155
Freshman enrollment 725
Female freshman enrollment 386
Male freshman enrollment 339
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 88%
Average high school GPA 2.3
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2-2.5

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores N/A
SAT Critical Reading average score 372
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 340-410
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 370
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 330-410
SAT Writing average score 364
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 320-400
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores N/A
Average ACT Composite score 15
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 14-17
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 10-16
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 15-17

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