Chowan University, grounded in its Christian faith, transforms the lives of students of promise, as her mission.
Chowan University is committed to serving average students. By “average,” we mean students with a GPA from 2.25-3.25 and “average” scores (around 880 on the SAT, a 17 ACT composite, or 59 on the CLT). Students below these criteria may be admitted if they show a commitment to the Chowan University experience and academic potential.
The Honors College at Chowan University is designed to offer attractive and challenging opportunities for intellectual growth to well-prepared and highly motivated students. The college has both curricular and extracurricular components. The Honors College Committee will normally consider for acceptance into the program any freshman who enters college with at least a 3.25 high school grade point average and 1170 or higher SAT score. Transfer students and Chowan rising sophomores must have earned at least a 3.50 GPA and a B in English composition.
Many of our students are first-generation college students, which means their parents did not attend college or complete a college degree. Because of Chowan’s commitment to individual attention in a Christian environment, these students thrive at Chowan University.
We strongly encourage all students and their families to visit campus throughout the admissions process. You can schedule a campus visit 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, ACT score(s), and/or CLT (Classical Learning Test) scores, and extracurricular activities, both inside and outside of school.