Welcome to Chowan Admissions

Chowan University, grounded in its Christian faith, transforms the lives of students of promise, as her mission. 

In an effort to admit students who fit Chowan University, every application is reviewed on an individual basis with emphasis on the applicant's high school grade point average, high school class rank, course curriculum, SAT 1, CLT, and/or ACT score(s), and extracurricular activities, including community service and church involvement. Recommendations and essays are not required but are welcomed.

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, and all students thrive at Chowan University. Students will have a personal admissions counselor to assist in navigating each step of the admissions process, including scholarships, financial aid, housing, and class registration. 

We strongly encourage all students and their families to visit campus throughout the admissions process. You can schedule a campus visit here.


Admission Policy

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.

Contact Us

Toll-free phone number: (888) 4-CHOWAN

Main phone number: (252) 398-6230

Fax number: (252) 398-1190

E-mail address: admissions@chowan.edu

Mailing Address:

Chowan University
Office of Admissions
One University Place
Murfreesboro, NC 27855

College Fair Information: collegefairs@chowan.edu


Admissions Staff

Kim Sherman Bailey
Vice President of Enrollment Management
Rodney Countryman
Admissions Counselor and Campus Visit Coordinator
Elizabeth Cox
Assistant Director of Admissions Data
Shaikeyla Jordan
Admissions Counselor
Scott Parker
Director of Admissions
Crystal Powell
Assistant Director of Admissions Operations
De'Srea Reaves
Senior Admissions Counselor
Blake Rutledge
Admissions Counselor
Monique Staats
Assistant Director of Admissions Communications