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Chowan University

Murfreesboro, NC 4-Year Private

About Chowan University

Chowan University is a private, religous school located in the small town setting of Murfreesboro, NC, less than an hour from Norfolk.

Founded in 1848, Chowan University currently enrolls around 1,503 students a year, including 1,498 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Chowan University's endowment was valued at $26,085,049 in 2021. The school spends $5,424 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About Chowan University

Acceptance rate: 60%

Average GPA: 2.66

Mean ACT score: 16

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What is Chowan University's acceptance rate?

Chowan University is a minimally difficult school to get accepted to. The acceptance rate at Chowan University is 60 percent.

The average high school GPA for a student at Chowan University is 2.66 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT scores is 16.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Chowan University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

About 48 percent of students who start at Chowan University come back for their second year of college. Out of the 510 students who started at Chowan University as first-time freshman, 62 graduate within four years.

Around 23 percent of students who started at Chowan University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $39,268 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Chowan University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Chowan University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

One University Place Murfreesboro, NC 27855

Campus Setting: Small Town

Chowan University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Chowan University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Chowan University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Chowan University ACT Scores


ACT Range

14 - 17

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

17 and Above


14 to 17


14 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Chowan University is 16. Students with an ACT score of 17 and above have a good chance of getting into Chowan University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 14 and 17 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 14 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Chowan University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

390 - 475


Reading SAT Range

390 - 480

Chowan University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
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State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Chowan University is like? There are approximately 1,503 students enrolled at Chowan University, including 1,498 undergraduate students and 5 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 59% percent are from NC and 41% percent of students are from other states.


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