Shaw University

118 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

About Shaw University

Shaw University is classified as a baccalaureate college with a diverse set of academic offerings. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This mid-sized four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 to 2,999 degree-seeking students. At least 50% of undergrads are enrolled full time, and between 25% and 49% of students reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. No graduate degrees are awarded in fields available to undergraduate majors., and the school awards master’s degrees only within the professional fields. Most graduate degrees are awarded in fields other than education or business. According to data for fall enrollment, 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate2,342
Student Age% Under 2556%
 % 25 and Over44%
 % Age Unknown1%
Attendance Type% Full-time90%
 % Part-time10%
Race/Ethnicity% White1.9%
 % Black86.3%
 % Asian0.0%
 % Latino0.4%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Race Unknown10.2%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingCity
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted44%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled23%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRecommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRecommended
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Recommended
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$25
 Graduate Application Fee$50
 In-State Tuition & Fees$12,580
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$12,580
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid98%
 % Undergraduates with Loans82%
 % Undergraduates with Grants96%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,100
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,560
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,200
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,234
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,014
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,014

Neighborhood Data for the Raleigh Area

Median Age31.8
Median Household Income$52,819
Total Population395,091
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total48.4% 51.6%
 Age 0-950.2%49.8%
 Age 10-1750.8%49.2%
 Age 18-2450.9%49.1%
 Age 25-2948.9%51.1%
 Age 30-3949.0%51.0%
Race/Ethnicity% White59.8%
 % Black29.7%
 % Asian4.4%
 % Latino10.8%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)1.1%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,560
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,200
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$725
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50034.4%9.2%3.2%
 $500 to $74944.6%45.9%0.0%
 $750 to $99914.9%37.9%53.5%
 Over $10006.2%7.0%24.6%
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