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About Chowan: Fast Facts & FAQ

Fast Facts

Chowan University is Christian and is the second oldest Baptist institution in North Carolina. Students of all faiths and denominations are welcome!

Chowan University is affordable! Over 95% of freshmen receive financial assistance. Programs such as the Chowan Merit Scholarship and Grant Program, Leadership Scholars Program, and Chowan Incentive Grants. To determine your scholarship eligibility contact the Admissions Office at 1-888-4-CHOWAN or

Chowan University has teachers that teach their classes, know your name, and care about your success. The student to faculty ratio is 16:1.

Chowan University has small classroom sizes with big school feel:
Over 70 academic programs, 13 NCAA Division II teams, state of the art fitness center, smart classrooms, and a 300+-acre campus.

Great location that has the best of both worlds!
Located in the small community of Murfreesboro, NC, Chowan University is just an hour drive from the major cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach, VA. Raleigh, NC is just 2 hours away.

Get involved and build your resume in over 45 campus clubs and organizations and connect with alumni who are attorneys, doctors, teachers, judges, coaches, professional athletes, and business owners.

Chowan University is approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the Certification of Eligibility of Chapter 30 and Chapter 35 coverage of the GI Bill benefits for all military services, including the National Guard.

Study abroad in Israel, Egypt, Greece, Turkey, and other international locations.

Chowan University offers opportunities to compete for the Hawks and offers scholarships in 13 NCAA Division II sports, plus cheerleading programs for men and women:

Men's Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, Golf, Soccer, and Tennis

Women's Sports

Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, and Volleyball.

Q: Where is Chowan University located?
A: Chowan University is located in Northeastern North Carolina in the historic town of Murfreesboro. The 300+ acre campus is just 30 minutes off I-95 at the Roanoke Rapids exit. You can drive to Virginia Beach in about an hour and the Outer Banks of North Carolina are 2 hours from campus.

The town of Murfreesboro is a small community that rallies around the campus. Chowan has the best of both worlds: a small, safe community yet the major cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach are only a short drive away. You can also be at the beach in about an hour!

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Q: How many students attend Chowan University?
A: Chowan University is one of the fastest growing universities in North Carolina. Approximately 1,324 students will attend Chowan University from over 20 states and 20 countries. They compete in 13 NCAA Division II athletic teams and are studying in over 70 academic programs.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: While the "price" may be the same for every student regardless of state residency, the actual "cost" varies from student to student. To explain, merit scholarships, athletic scholarships, talent scholarships, and aid determined by the FAFSA can make the cost per student vary greatly.

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Q: How do I apply for scholarships?
A: The first step in the scholarship application process is to apply for admission. When you have completed the application process, your Admissions Counselor will notify you of an admissions decision and your scholarship eligibility. To apply for admission, click here.

Involved in a leadership role in your high school clubs or sports? Church youth group? You could be eligible for the Chowan University Scholarship. Click here for more info.

Q: What majors are offered at Chowan?
Click here for our list of academic programs

Q: Do you offer athletic scholarships?
Chowan University Hawks compete at the NCAA Division II level and offers athletic scholarships. Students interested in competing for the Hawks are encouraged to Apply for admission, to schedule a campus visit, and to view the NCAA compliance regulations.

Click here to check out Chowan University Hawks athletics site.

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