Chowan University

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Murfreesboro, NC 27855

Phone: (252) 398-6500
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News rank Category Name
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regional Colleges (South)

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Chowan University is a private institution that was founded in 1848. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,308, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 300 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Chowan University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $22,510 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Chowan University offers a personal liberal arts education in a rural, church-related setting, with regionally acclaimed programs in graphics communication, business, teacher education, history, and physical education. Personal attention from faculty and staff gives each student his or her best opportunity for success.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1848
Religious affiliation Baptist
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $21,629,445


When applying to Chowan University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 20. The application fee at Chowan University is $20. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 57.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity least selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 57.9%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 20

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Chowan University is 15:1, and the school has 50.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Chowan University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General; Social Sciences, General; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; and Biology/Biological Sciences, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 43.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 13%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 24%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 16%
Social Sciences, General 11%
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 8%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 5%

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Student Life

Chowan University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,308, with a gender distribution of 46 percent male students and 54 percent female students. At this school, 85 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 15 percent of students live off campus. Chowan University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,316
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Chowan University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Chowan University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Chowan University, 45 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Chowan University.

Students who have cars on campus 45%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Chowan University, 94.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $3,829.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $22,510 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,870 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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