Recent Alumnus 2013-11-29T22:09:07Z
i dont live on campus
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-29T22:07:44Z
Guys & Girls:
im married and old enough to be these kids mom
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-29T22:05:38Z
i was chosen for a scholarship but it was taken away from me
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-29T22:02:37Z
i really do not know about greek life
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-29T22:01:17Z
dining areas are close by and affortable to each taste
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-29T21:57:59Z
hosing is not working properly and its not affortable
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-29T21:56:18Z
the financial dept is not organized neither is the registar dept., it takes them too long to handle your business, or even to he[p you, or to return a phone call
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-29T21:53:31Z
its great although i do not believe that distance students should pay for atheletic fees in their tuition
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-29T21:50:55Z
the student center needs more activities.The library needs more technology
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-29T21:48:40Z
The restaurants tend to honor students and they allow student discounts
Recent Alumnus 2013-11-29T21:46:36Z
its convenience if you carpool
College Freshman 2013-11-21T23:35:19Z
Guys & Girls:
The girls are bad, I will give you that. The guys always seem like they want something just for tonight. Not everyone is like this, sometimes you will come across a student who is indeed studious and well-rounded. When it's hot outside, you definitely get to see skin. When it's cold, the attire is so much better. Relationships exist throughout campus and it's refreshing to see one that actually looks good. There's a lot of hooking up and casual sex going on, so if you don't wanna partake in any of that, well...
College Freshman 2013-11-21T23:20:51Z
The clubs are so small, and it's in the rough spots of Raleigh. The shuttle comes for the girls who want to go clubbing on a Thursday night.
College Freshman 2013-11-21T23:17:24Z
Take the bus, if you wish to. However, you really do need a car, especially if you have a job outside the realms of Shaw's proximity.
College Freshman 2013-11-21T23:15:22Z
It's not the fact that students drink. Most of the people that do the drink are sloppy with it. Students who are underage will go to the lengths of getting fake ids (which proves irresponsibility to be drinking in the first place). The drinking policy isn't as enforced as the drug policy. Sure students do drugs but the most that anyone ever talks about is weed. There's a significant pressure on you if you say you don't drink or smoke, too...
College Freshman 2013-11-21T23:12:05Z
Overall, I wouldn't say that the school is bad. It's the administration, the students and various other factors that make the experience a bad one. You make the best of it or if you don't like it, you can transfer. I think it's way too much money. Considering the price is going up to $28k, I'm not planning on staying much longer. One of the perks is that you see the same people everyday. Now, for some guys and girls, that's not a good thing. But, if you like having the sense of a family, you should think about Shaw. My experience, unfortunately, was ruined by failed roommate arrangements and many other social problems. You can hate school but love education.
College Freshman 2013-11-21T23:05:31Z
There are plenty of scholarships available to HBCUs. However, if you were to lose a scholarship, shame on you...
College Freshman 2013-11-21T23:04:47Z
Health & Safety:
The police really don't do anything. I was walking into the backdoors of a dorm one day and the campus police were right there and didn't even pay attention to me. I could have been anybody. They're more concerned about not letting parents into the dorms, instead.
College Freshman 2013-11-21T23:02:19Z
For an HBCU, it's not as diverse when it comes to other factors. There is no LGBTQ club at the school and the community is seen but not heard. If you say that you are not Christian, not religious or do not believe in God, you will get crazy looks.
College Freshman 2013-11-21T22:58:59Z
Roommates can be loud, so if you can get some sleep, you're lucky. There are three vending machines downstairs and two of them work. For the money you pay for room and board, you'd expect a lot more. The upperclassman dorms have problems too (mold, less spacious) but it's a better alternative to the lowerclassman. Security stands in the lobby after midnight but literally anyone can walk through the doors. They just recently started locking the backdoors at night as well. When the air is on, wear a snuggie to bed. If the heat is on, make sure you sleep naked without the covers. And you can't adjust the temperature like you can in the upperclassman dorms.
College Freshman 2013-11-21T22:52:02Z
I hear about how sometimes the greeks haze one another. They throw great parties as well.
College Freshman 2013-11-21T22:44:00Z
If you want an internship or a job opportunity, you need to get off the couch and go to the career center. Students get emails about fellowship, job, and internship opportunities on a daily basis. In my major, I'm just just getting started so general education courses are first. For some reason, you are required to take Intro to Criminal Justice, Gerontology and several other classes that seem irrelevant to your major (university requirement). As for the workload, it's to be expected but sometimes it feels like professors are more lenient towards deadlines, even when students should have checked their emails. We often use Moodle to check up on our work and anything the teacher has to say. Unfortunately, not every teacher does this so it can be hard to know exactly what your grade is.
College Freshman 2013-11-21T22:44:00Z
Since it's a small school, you can get to know your professor better. They're very understanding and will help you as much as they can. During my first registration process, they pushed for me to take 18 credits but we ultimately decided that it was too much for a first semester freshman. If you want to study, the library is a great place to go. Sometimes it gets loud so it's best to bring some headphones with you. Shaw has a Writing Center that is very helpful if you need tutoring in any subject or for someone to look over your paper for you.
College Freshman 2013-11-21T22:34:52Z
For a Christian school, there is often twerking, club music and drinking going on. Surely the admin know about this but they don't seem to care all that much. It's easy to go to the back of buildings and smoke without anyone even caring. If anything, visitation is a bigger problem for both students and the administration. Only the upperclassman dorms are allowed visitation.
College Freshman 2013-11-21T22:29:02Z
The computers in the computer lab are fast and reliable. However, it is best to have your own computer in case the labs are closed. There are several computer labs throughout the campus but the primary ones are in the library. The wifi throughout campus is strong but some websites are blocked (i.e. Netflix) like we are in high school again. There is virtually no wifi in the dorms, you have to use an ethernet cord.
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