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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    D+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C
Chowan is a private, Christian university located in Murfreesboro, North Carolina. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,440 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Chowan acceptance rate is 60%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Psychology. Graduating 26% of students, Chowan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,700.
About Chowan University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
One University Place
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
Website

Chowan University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
780- 960
ACT Range
14-17
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$17,424/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$17,253/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,440Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
58
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
81%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Open
    63%
  • Vehement
    18%
  • Lazy
    11%
  • Diverse
    5%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.64 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.75 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Fun at times
    28%
  • Active
    20%
  • Dull
    15%
  • Active
    10%
  • Fun, safe environment
    10%
  • Boring
    8%
  • Homey
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
26%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
72%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
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My experience at Chowan University has been amazing! Coming from a small town, much like Murfreesboro I really felt like I was at home. Chowan is my home away from home and everyone on campus as well as the community welcomed me with open arms. Chowan is a small and diverse university, and I have developed so many new found relationships with the students as well as the staff!
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I went to Chowan University about 1,500 miles from my home with little expectation. I just wanted to play lacrosse and they had started a team. The town is pretty small in Murfreesboro, NC a town of I believe 3,000 but I think the university makes up most of that number. With less than 10 places in town to eat including two on campus dining halls, I would say a car is definitely necessary. Now, the best thing about Chowan is the people. College will be what you make it, so will night life. But, Chowan has some of the best and truly nicest people you will ever meet. These are those lifelong relationships people tell you about from faculty to staff, students and everyone in between. You can find your people here at Chowan.
What I like about Chowan University is the staff. In college, it is hard to find staff and faculty who care about you, let alone remember who you are. I was always greeted by staff and Chowan always made me feel welcomed. I learned chowan would do a lot for their students, though there are some staff members in specific who choose not to help. In the area, I would like to see more things for students to do, there are barely any places to eat. I wish the students had more ways to have fun, rather than no events happening on campus that would actually be enjoyable.