Chowan University

Murfreesboro, NC

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

Website: www.chowan.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,498
Undergraduate
Students
(53.4%) 800 Women
(46.6%) 698 Men
5
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
60% of 4,379 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
2.66
SAT Math
390-475 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
377 average
390-480 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
16 average
14-17 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$35,380
Tuition and Fees
$24,980
Room and Board
$9,400
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Freshman Award
$22,068
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,882
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
67
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
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Campus Life

Murfreesboro Population
2,835
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Norfolk
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
89% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Braves
Sororities
25% of women participate
Fraternities
25% of men participate
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
48.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
12.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   2
Foreign Language    
Social Studies   2
History    
Academic Electives   7

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 23
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
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

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
One University Place
City, State, Zip
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
Phone
(252) 398-1236
Fax
(252) 398-1190
E-mail
enroll@chowan.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


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
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
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
2.66
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
390-475 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
1%
Score of 500 - 600
17%
Score of 400 - 500
54%
Score of 300 - 400
28%
Score of 200 - 300
1%
SAT EBRW
377 average
390-480 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
2%
Score of 500 - 600
18%
Score of 400 - 500
54%
Score of 300 - 400
25%
Score of 200 - 300
1%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 5%
Top quarter: 25%
Top half: 62%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$35,380
Tuition and Fees
$24,980
Room and Board
$9,400
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002916
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
406 (98.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
393 (98.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
393 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
32 (5.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$22,068
Need-Based Gift
Received by 393 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,288
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 366 (93.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,312
Merit-Based Gift
Received by .2% of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
21 (1.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,806

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,305 (95.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,269 (97.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,269 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
152 (8.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$22,274
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,269 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,359
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,101 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,681
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 7 (.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
88 (3.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,940

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
85%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,882
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
55.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
1,348
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
25
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
515
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
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
Number of Awards
39
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,430
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, 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
  • 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
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Small Business Administration/Management
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Interdisciplinary studies, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Parks and recreation, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and 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
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


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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Murfreesboro 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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
89% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
10%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Bowling x x    
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Bowling x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Bowling    
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

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

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,498
Women
800 (53.4%)
Men
698 (46.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,440
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
All Graduate Students
5

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
48.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
12.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
21%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
23.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Education 1%
Other 2%

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