Shaw University

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Shaw University is a historically black college found in Raleigh, NC. There are around 1,400 students enrolled per year at Shaw University.

This school has an acceptance rate of around 63 percent with 9 percent of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Shaw University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Shaw University was reported as 63.4% in Fall 2020 with over 4,310 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Shaw University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 48.9%
  • 2017-2018: 52.9%
  • 2018-2019: 52.4%
  • 2019-2020: 63.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 52.5%

How Does Shaw University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Shaw University is twelve percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
William Peace University50.6%
Saint Augustine's University73.4%
Meredith College64.7%
Barton College45.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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