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Shaw University Admission Requirements

Raleigh, North Carolina

Chances of getting into Shaw University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
52.4%
Admission Difficulty for Shaw University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Shaw University and can I get accepted? The school has a 52% acceptance rate ranking it #21 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,365 out of 12,157 applicants were admitted making Shaw University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Shaw University typically accepts and attracts "C+" average high school students. Only 6% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the lower half of their high school class.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at Shaw University, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Shaw University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Shaw University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Shaw University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Shaw University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for Shaw University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Shaw University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Shaw University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.36
Typical High School Grades
C+

The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Shaw University was 2.36 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily C+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #53 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Shaw University accepts 52% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Shaw University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ N/A% Good
3.50 to 3.75 1% Good
3.25 to 3.50 4% Good
3.00 to 3.25 4% Good
2.75 to 3.00 24% Good
2.50 to 2.75 50% Avg +
2.25 to 2.50 17% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

77% of Shaw University freshman were in the bottom half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Shaw University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 1%
Top 25% of class 4%
Top 50% of class 23%
Bottom 50% of class 77%
Bottom 25% of class 33%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Shaw University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,752 4,405 12,157
Accepted 4,248 2,117 6,365
Acceptance Rate 55% 48% 52%
Enrolled 224 167 391
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 5% 8% 6%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jul 30, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jul 30, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Shaw University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Shaw University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Shaw University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
B
Bennett College for Women

Greensboro, North Carolina

A
Averett University

Danville, Virginia

C
Chowan University

Murfreesboro, North Carolina

J
Johnson C Smith University

Charlotte, North Carolina

V
Virginia Union University

Richmond, Virginia

P
Paine College

Augusta, Georgia

A
Alice Lloyd College

Pippa Passes, Kentucky

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199643 IPEDS survey data for Shaw University.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Shaw University?

52% of those who apply are granted admission to Shaw University. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.


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