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Shaw University Student Life

Shaw University is on a 30-acre campus in an urban setting in Raleigh, North Carolina. There are many activities and organizations for Shaw University students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Shaw University also has fraternities and sororities.

Shaw University has a thriving Student Government Association. In fact, more students participate in Student Government Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Shaw University include choir, University band, academic clubs and International Student Organization.

Shaw University students' favorite campus traditions are University Convocation, Homecoming and Honors Convocation.

Shaw University Housing

Shaw University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most Shaw University students live off campus. In 2021, 50% of undergrads at Shaw University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 50% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Shaw University. There are 1,095 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,152 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 526 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.Shaw University does not offer coed housing or housing for students with disabilities.

Safety at Shaw University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Shaw University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Shaw University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Shaw University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students.

Additionally, Shaw University has 24-hour electronic surveillance cameras.

Plan a Visit to Shaw University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Shaw University, take Interstate 40 to Raleigh, NC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Raleigh-Durham International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in North Carolina you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Shaw University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Shaw University Students

58%

Women

42%

Men

91%

Full Time

9%

Part Time

61%

In State

39%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

Undergraduate Students

1,152

Graduate Students

131

Shaw University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,283

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

71%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$16,480

Out-of-State

$16,480

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jul 30
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