Chowan University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Chowan University Admissions Overview:

Admissions at Chowan University are only somewhat competitive--those with grades and test scores above average have a good chance of being admitted. Students applying to Chowan need to submit scores from the SAT or ACT, along with high school transcripts and a completed application. There is no writing or personal statement requirement as part of the application.

Students interested in Chowan University should check out the school's website, and are welcome to visit campus and/or contact the admissions office with any questions. 

Admissions Data (2016):

Chowan University Description:

Chowan University is a private Christian college in Murfreesboro, North Carolina, a town just an hour away from Virginia Beach. With a student/faculty ratio of 16:1 and a student body of just over 1,300, Chowan offers plenty of individualized attention on its 300-acre campus. The college hosts over 45 student clubs on campus and 13 NCAA Division II sports. The Chowan Hawks compete in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA).

Popular sports include football, soccer, softball, tennis, and cross country. Chowan also has plenty of intramural sports, including pick-up Frisbee and extreme dodge ball. For those with more interest in the fine arts, Chowan is home to the Wayland L. Jenkins Jr. Fine Arts Center, a gallery with almost 90 original works of art as well as a collection of early 19th-century furniture.

There is plenty to do at Chowan, including watching performances by Theatre@Chowan, playing to win the Chowan Ping-Pong title, and surfing at one of the nearby beaches.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,534 (1,525 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $23,930
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,950
  • Other Expenses: $1,664
  • Total Cost: $35,554

Chowan University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 92%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,193
    • Loans: $10,696

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences, Psychology, Elementary Education, Religious Studies, History, Communications, Studio Art

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 48%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 12%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 23%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Softball, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, Bowling

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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