If you are thinking about applying to Shaw University, the regular decision application deadline is July 30 and the application fee is $25.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
|Shaw University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||2.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||5%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||61%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||42%|
Shaw University does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
It is slightly difficult to get into Shaw University. Shaw University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Shaw University accepted 71% of all applicants, around 4,542 of the 6,437 students who applied.
Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Shaw University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Very Important|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
Double check with Shaw University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
Students admitted to Shaw University have an average unweighted GPA of 2.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 52% submitted a class rank. At Shaw University 5% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 5% were in the top 25% and 18% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Shaw University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
Shaw University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Shaw University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 61% of Shaw University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 42% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Shaw University applicants, you should strive to earn between 770 and 958 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Shaw University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 958 and 25% of scored lower than 770, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Shaw University students scored 485 or higher and 75% of students scored 400 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Shaw University students scored 480 or higher, and 75% scored a 400 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Shaw University, you should strive to earn between 13 and 18 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 18 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Shaw University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 18, and three out of four students scored lower than 18 on the ACT.
A 13 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Shaw University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 13.
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For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Shaw University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 30. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Shaw University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Shaw University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Shaw University.
Does Shaw University accept transfer credits?
Shaw University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Shaw University accepts:
Does Shaw University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Shaw University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Shaw University?
Shaw University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Shaw University's acceptance rate?
Shaw University's acceptance rate is 71%.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Shaw University is Jul 30.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Shaw University is Jul 30.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Shaw University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.6. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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