Chowan University

1 University Place, Murfreesboro, United States
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Overview of Chowan University

About this school

Chowan, founded in 1848, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 300-acre campus is located in Murfreesboro, 60 miles from Norfolk.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,498
    • Men:698 Men (46.6%)
    • Women:800 Women (53.4%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Chowan University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
7

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 23
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
One University Place
City, State, Zip
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
Phone
(252) 398-1236
Fax
(252) 398-1190
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$20
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
60% of 4,379 applicants were admitted
Women
60% of 2,406 applicants were admitted
Men
60% of 1,973 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
658 (25%) of 2,629 admitted students enrolled
Women
328 (23%) of 1,454 admitted students enrolled
Men
330 (28%) of 1,175 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.66
375 And Above
4%
3.50 - 3.74
6%
3.25 - 3.49
7%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
30%
2.00 - 2.49
31%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
436 average |390-475 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
1%
• Score 500 - 600
17%
• Score 400 - 500
54%
• Score 300 - 400
28%
• Score 200 - 300
1%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
2%
• Score 500 - 600
18%
• Score 400 - 500
54%
• Score 300 - 400
25%
• Score 200 - 300
1%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
16 average |14-17 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
4%
• Score 18 - 23
20%
• Score 12 - 17
74%
• Score 6 - 11
2%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $24,980 (70.6%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,400 (26.57%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,000 (2.83%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Chowan University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002916
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
495 (98.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
486 (98.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
486 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
26 (5.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$21,497
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 484 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,449
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 452 (93.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,242
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1 (.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
9 (1.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,411

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,427 (95.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,379 (96.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,379 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
114 (8.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$21,151
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,379 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,993
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,379 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,564
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 10 (.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
48 (3.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,088

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
89%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$38,443
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
38.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Public Servants, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,449

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


67

Part-Time Faculty


65

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


32%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 21% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 33% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 17% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
640,176
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
251
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Chowan University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


48.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


12.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


21%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


23.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (50)


  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Biology
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Graphic Communications, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Management
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Small Business Administration/Management
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Interdisciplinary studies, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Parks and recreation, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Education--General

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    2,835

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    Norfolk

    Campus Size


    300 acres

    Weather


    Temperature
    28.8 average low in January, 85 average high in September
    Rain
    116 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Bus Station
    15 mile(s) from campus in Ahoskie
    Nearest Train Station
    30 mile(s) from campus in Roanoke Rapids

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Men only housing, women only housing

    Students of College Housing


    89% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    10%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division II, National Christian College Athletic Association
    Mascot
    Braves
    School Colors
    Carolina blue and white

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Bowling
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Tennis
    Volleyball

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Bowling
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Tennis
    Volleyball

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    basketball, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Chowan University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, honors societies, rotaract, campus ministry, psychology club, science club

    Sororities


    25% of women participate

    Fraternities


    25% of men participate

    ROTC


    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    1,440

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    1,498
    Women
    800
    Men
    698

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 0.3% Asian
    • 71.9% Black/African-American
    • 3.7% Hispanic/Latino
    • 2.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 18.1% White
    • 3.0% Unknown

    International Students


    3.2% from 22 countries

    Average Age


    22

    Number of Graduate Students


    5

    Student Resources

    Study resources