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Shaw University Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

52.9%
Admission Difficulty for Shaw University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Shaw University? The school has a 53% acceptance rate. Last year, 6,375 out of 12,060 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 8% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the lower half of their high school class.

53% are accepted,
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SAT Requirements

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

ACT Requirements

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

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Shaw University accepts 53% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Shaw University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Shaw University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,577 4,483 12,060
Accepted 4,201 2,174 6,375
Acceptance Rate 55% 48% 53%
Enrolled 291 202 493
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 7% 9% 8%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 30, 2019
Days left to Apply
132

Applicants have 132 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jul 30, 2019.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Shaw University before the Jul 30 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
May 4 May 17
Jun 1 Jul 10
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Apr 13 Apr 23
Jun 8 Jun 18
Jul 13 Jul 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Shaw University and what considerations affect 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

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