College Search
Dismiss notification

Interested in this school?

Please type at least the first 4 letters of the school name.

Shaw University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

2,722 Students

53% Admitted

  • 1,660 full time
  • 296 part time
  • 991 men full time
  • 1,435 women full time
  • 6,551 applied
  • 3,126 admitted
  • 725 enrolled

1,546 Undergraduates

$11,908 Tuition/Year

  • 172 Graduates
  • $11,908 in state
  • $4,672 fees
  • $8,158 room & board
  • $1,300 books and supplies

At a Glance

Religious affiliation: Baptist
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Southeast Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Historically Black College or University: HBCU
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Jarae from Monroe, NC
  • 0
  • it is a decent school to attend to but, my intended goals are not going to be met at this university. shaw university is not the school for me, i am…

  • Read More
  • Mary from Raleigh, NC
  • 0
  • shaw is a good school but i am looking to attend school for chaplan which requires other schooling at another school.i want to be able to attend the same school…

  • Read More
Mission Statement

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.


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Teresa
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I believe I will, i've attend CCCC and i am ready to transfer before receiving 64 transfer hr credits and I know Shaw will accept 12 I believe and I'm happy if so because I am ready for the university experience I have been passionate to attend Shaw and NC State. I chose to attend Shaw to begin with :)

    Read More