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.
NCAA Division II (with football)
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Chowan University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities48 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies25 Graduates
Sport and Fitness Management17 Graduates
Social Science Research Methods16 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science8 Graduates
Elementary Education5 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.64 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.75 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
Chowan University Reviews
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!
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.