Chowan University Admission Requirements

Murfreesboro, North Carolina

Chances of getting into Chowan University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Chowan University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Chowan University and can I get accepted? The school has a 59% acceptance rate ranking it #28 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,115 out of 3,567 applicants were admitted making Chowan University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 88 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
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Chowan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 420
SAT Math 25th 390
SAT Composite 25th 810
SAT Scores for Chowan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 510
SAT Math 75th 490
SAT Composite 75th 1000
Average SAT Score 910

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

Chowan University typically requires applicants to be in the top 89 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 810 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 710. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 910 out of 1600. The school ranks #43 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 68 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Chowan University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1000 and Above Good >71%
905 to 1000 Avg + 59%-71%
810 to 905 Avg - 46%-59%
715 to 810 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 715 Low <33%
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Chowan University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
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 18
Average ACT Score 16

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 18 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #43 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 45 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
18 and Above Good >71%
16 to 18 Avg + 59%-71%
14 to 16 Avg - 46%-59%
12 to 14 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 12 Low <33%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

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 59% 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 1,866 1,701 3,567
Accepted 1,055 1,060 2,115
Acceptance Rate 57% 62% 59%
Enrolled 186 228 414
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

68% of students submit their SAT scores to Chowan University. 45% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

59% of those who apply are granted admission to Chowan University. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 810 and 1000. 68% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 14 and 18. 45% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.