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Murfreesboro, North Carolina

Chowan University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Chowan University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
60%
Admission Difficulty for Chowan University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Chowan University and can I get accepted? The school has a 60% acceptance rate ranking it #27 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,629 out of 4,379 applicants were admitted making Chowan University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 85 percent. Chowan University typically accepts and attracts "C+" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the lower half of their high school class.

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Chowan University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
860-1040
Applicants Submitting SAT
71%
SAT Scores for Chowan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 430
SAT Math 25th 430
SAT Composite 25th 860
SAT Scores for Chowan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 530
SAT Math 75th 510
SAT Composite 75th 1040
Average SAT Score 950

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Chowan University?

Chowan University typically requires applicants to be in the top 83 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 860 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 770. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 950 out of 1600. The school ranks #44 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Chowan University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1040 and Above Good >72%
950 to 1040 Avg + 60%-72%
860 to 950 Avg - 47%-60%
770 to 860 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 770 Low <34%
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Chowan University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
14-17 
Applicants Submitting ACT
44%
ACT Scores for Chowan University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 11
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 14
ACT Scores for Chowan University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 16
ACT Math 75th 17
ACT Composite 75th 17
Average ACT Score 15

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Chowan University?

Admission data indicates that Chowan University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 14 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 87 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 16 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 17 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #45 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 44 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Chowan University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Chowan University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
17 and Above Good >75%
15 to 17 Avg + 60%-75%
14 to 15 Avg - 51%-60%
13 to 14 Reach 43%-51%
Less than 13 Low <43%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.64
Typical High School Grades
C+

You can get into Chowan University with below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Chowan University was 2.64 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily C+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #49 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Chowan University accepts 60% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Chowan University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 4% Good
3.50 to 3.75 5% Good
3.25 to 3.50 6% Good
3.00 to 3.25 12% Good
2.75 to 3.00 27% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 36% Avg -
2.25 to 2.50 10% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

61% of Chowan University freshman were in the bottom half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Chowan University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 3%
Top 25% of class 11%
Top 50% of class 39%
Bottom 50% of class 61%
Bottom 25% of class 24%

Admission Statistics

Chowan University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,406 1,973 4,379
Accepted 1,454 1,175 2,629
Acceptance Rate 60% 60% 60%
Enrolled 262 264 526
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 22% 20%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Chowan University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Chowan University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Chowan University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198303 IPEDS survey data for Chowan University.