The Chowan University community is committed to serving average students. By “average” we mean students with a GPA from 2.25-3.25 and “average” SAT scores (around 880 on the new SAT or 800 two-part on the old SAT). Students below these criteria may be admitted if they show a commitment to the Chowan University experience and academic potential. We strongly encourage all students and their families to visit campus throughout the admissions process. To schedule your campus visit, click here.
Many of our students are first-generation college students, children of parents who did not attend college or complete a college degree. Because of Chowan’s commitment to individual attention in a Christian environment, these students thrive here.
Chowan University is committed to its responsibility as a liberal arts university within the context of the Christian faith. It seeks to enroll students from a variety of racial, economic, social, religious, and geographic backgrounds.
Chowan University seeks to admit students who are academically qualified for admission, who are compatible with its mission statement, and who will benefit from the academic and social experiences provided by the institution. In addition to being intellectually capable, prospective students should have the level of maturity and self-discipline required to succeed at a 4-year university. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. Notifications of admissions decisions are typically made within one week of completion of the applicant’s admissions file.
Each applicant is reviewed on an individual basis with emphasis on the applicant’s grade point average, high school rank, course curriculum, SAT 1 and/or ACT score(s), and extracurricular activities, both inside and outside of school.