Chowan University

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Chowan University can be found in Murfreesboro, NC, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around a thousand students enrolled per year at Chowan University.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores to this school. A score within the range of 790 to 970 on the SAT exam, or 14 to 17 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Chowan University average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.51 - 2.72. 68% of all those students that apply are accepted to Chowan University, from which 16% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Chowan University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Chowan University was reported as 68.3% in Fall 2020 with over 3,690 applications submitted to Chowan University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 14 - 17
  • Average GPA: 2.51 - 2.72

How Hard Is It to Get into Chowan University?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

When considering the average GPA and SAT/ACT scores of students accepted to Chowan University and comparing to other schools nationwide, applicant selectivity is lower than most other schools.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Chowan University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 57.0%
  • 2017-2018: 60.0%
  • 2018-2019: 59.3%
  • 2019-2020: 68.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 58.3%

How Does Chowan University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Chowan University is twenty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
North Carolina Wesleyan College62.3%
Elizabeth City State University65.6%
Christopher Newport University71.9%
Virginia State University95.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Chowan University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading400 - 480
Math390 - 490
Total Score790 - 970
ACT®Score Range
English11 - 15
Math15 - 17
Composite Score14 - 17
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