Shaw University is on a 30-acre campus in the urban setting of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Shaw University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Shaw University has fraternities and sororities.
Shaw University has the Student Government Association. In fact, more students participate in the 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 events are University Convocation, Homecoming and Honors Convocation.
This table offers information on housing at Shaw University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Priortiy given to freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||No|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||50%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||1,095|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||526|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||50%|
Shaw University offers on-campus 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 2022, 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 2021-2022 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.
At Shaw University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Shaw University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Soccer||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Track And Field||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
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.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Shaw University, take Interstate 40 to Raleigh, NC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Raleigh-Durham International airport.
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