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  • Shaw University
  • General Address :
  • 118 East South Street
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
    Phone: (919) 546-8200
  • Institution Type :
  • Private , 4-year
  • Student Population:
  • 1,000-5,000 students

  • Awards Offered:
  • Certificate
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  • About the School:
  • Shaw University, founded in 1865, is the oldest historically black college of the south. Shaw is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university affiliated with the Baptist Church. The University awards degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

    Shaw University is committed to providing educational opportunities for a diverse population who otherwise might not have the opportunity for education.

    The primary mission of the University is teaching with the commitment to maintain excellence in research and academic programs that foster intellectual enhancement and technological skills. Additionally, the University stresses character development, which includes religious, cultural, social, and ethical values. Ultimately, Shaw University endeavors to graduate students with demonstrated competencies in their chosen fields of study.
  • Admission information :
  • Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $25
    Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
    Number of applicants6,2072,2863,921
    Percent admitted54%55%54%
    Percent admitted who enrolled15%20%12%
    Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
    Secondary school GPAX
    Secondary school rankX
    Secondary school recordX
    Completion of college-preparatory programX
    Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
  • Tuition and Fees :
  • Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    Tuition and fees$12,580$13,226$14,414$16,48014.3%
    Books and supplies$1,100$1,300$1,300$1,3000.0%
    Living arrangement
    On Campus
    Room and board$7,560$7,560$7,844$8,1584.0%
    Off Campus
    Room and board$7,200$8,100$8,100$8,1000.0%
    Off Campus with Family
    Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    On Campus$24,474$25,526$26,998$29,3788.8%
    Off Campus$24,894$27,016$28,204$30,2707.3%
    Off Campus with Family$17,694$18,916$20,104$22,17010.3%
  • Financial Aid Information:
  • Financial Aid Office Phone: (919) 546-8240
    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Any student financial aid148698%————
    Grant or scholarship aid46594%$4,003,982$8,611
    Federal grants42586%$2,140,899$5,037
    Pell grants42586%$1,833,213$4,313
    Other federal grants16834%$307,686$1,831
    State/local government grant or scholarships30061%$1,133,756$3,779
    Institutional grants or scholarships23948%$729,327$3,052
    Student loan aid46995%$3,652,712$7,788
    Federal student loans46995%$3,466,477$7,391
    Other student loans245%$186,235$7,760

    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Grant or scholarship aid11,86892%$15,948,691$8,538
    Pell grants1,60379%$6,986,593$4,358
    Federal student loans1,87292%$16,097,298$8,599

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