Chowan University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Chowan University

Chowan University is a private Christian college in Murfreesboro, North Carolina. It has a student/faculty ratio of 16:1 and an enrollment of just over 1,300. The institution offers plenty of personalized attention on its 300-acre campus. Chowan has over 45 student clubs on campus and 13 NCAA Division II sports. The Chowan Hawks play in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA).


  • Total Enrollment: 1,399 (1,395 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male/51% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $25,480
  • Books: $1,000
  • Room and Board: $9,500
  • Other Expenses: $1,690
  • Total Cost: $37,670

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 90%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,748
    • Loans: $7,479

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Degree options: Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Psychology; and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 55%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 14%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 29%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball

Overview of Chowan University Admissions

Admissions at Chowan University are only somewhat competitive. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application, and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data

  • Chowan University Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 420/510
    • SAT Math: 390/490
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 14/18
    • ACT English: 11/16
    • ACT Math: 15/17

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Chowan University, then it should be easy for you to gain admissions to the schools below. If Chowan University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Pine Manor College, Paul Quinn College, Wiley College, Albany State University, Paine College, Medgar Evers College (City University of New York), Livingstone College

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Chowan University, then you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Avila University, Alabama A&M University, Finlandia University, Texas Southern University, Bennett College, California State University Dominguez Hills, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Chowan University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University Fresno, California State University Bakersfield, California State University East Bay, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles

Applying to Chowan University

Application Deadline: Rolling

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