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Shaw University

Raleigh, North Carolina
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
1,604 Undergraduates
49% Admissions Rate
City: Large
HBCU
Private
Region: South
Division 2
Size: Small
Master's
Shaw University
118 East South Street
Raleigh, North Carolina
27601
(919) 546-8200
www.shawu.edu

Shaw University, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a private, historically black college, and one of the top 155 institutions of higher learning in the United States. The American Baptist Home Mission Society founded the university in 1865. It was named after Elijah Shaw, who donated the funds for the first building on campus, called Shaw Hall. Shaw University was the first historically black college in the Southern region of the nation. Today, it sits on 65 acres of land in an urban setting, and is affiliated with the National Baptist Convention. The school’s motto is “Pro Christo Et Humanitate” or “For Christ and Humanity.” Notable alumni include American activist Ella Baker, attorney Willie E. Gary, singer Shirley Caesar, diplomat Angie Brooks, politician Vernon Malone, singer Gladys Knight and Former U.S. Representative Henry P. Cheatham. The school’s colors are garnet and white, its mascots are The Shaw Bears and its teams are nicknamed the Shaw Bears. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division II. Varsity sports offered by Shaw University include men’s basketball, cross country, tennis, football and soccer, and women’s softball, tennis, bowling, basketball, cross country, track and field and soccer.

Location

Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina and the seat of Wake County in the United States. Raleigh is the second-largest city in the state of North Carolina, after Charlotte. Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees, which line the streets in the heart of the city. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

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restaurants score

Students
44%

Men

56%

Women

23

Average Age of Entering Students

92%

Live On Campus

61

New Transfer Students

Admissions
49%

Acceptance Rate

14%

Enrollment Yield

9,608

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$18,126

Typical Cost

$16,480

Average Tuition

98%

Recieve Financial Aid

97%

Have Loans

$14,250

Median Debt

Academics
19.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Master's

Highest Degree Offered

Business Management And Administration

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc

Track & Field Conference:

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc

Social
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