Tuition & Fees

$13,054

$24,680

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
37%
500-599
48%
400-499
9%
700-800
4%
600-699
34%
500-599
51%
400-499
11%
30-36
13%
24-29
61%
18-23
25%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,682
Declined + 2,850
Total Received 7,532
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Public

4,930

undergraduate students

112

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Communication Studies
  2. Psychology
  3. Cellular/molecular/physiological Biology
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Codes

SAT 5128
ACT 4345

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School Facts

Christopher Newport University, founded in 1960, is a public, liberal arts university. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, the College of Social Sciences, and the Luter School of Business. Its 260-acre campus is located in Newport News, VA.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 5,042
Established in 1960
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Newport News, VA

260-acre campus in Newport News (population: 182,020), three hours from Washington, DC, 45 minutes from Virginia Beach, and 20 minutes from Williamsburg. Served by air and train; bus serves Fort Eustis (10 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Christopher Newport University
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606-3072

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
78%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
8 fraternities 24% of male students
 
9 sororities 34% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
54%
Top 1/2
87%
Bottom 1/2
13%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
37%
500-599
48%
400-499
9%
700-800
4%
600-699
34%
500-599
51%
400-499
11%
30-36
13%
24-29
61%
18-23
25%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,682
Declined + 2,850
Total Received 7,532

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Rob J. Lange III
Dean of Admission
P: 800 333-4268
F: 757 594-7333
admit@cnu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,145,564
State $4,833,751
Institutional $1,490,651
Other external
Total $9,469,966

Non-need-based

Federal
State $41,500
Institutional $3,043,577
Other external $1,164,268
Total $4,249,345

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
sailing
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Capital Athletic Conference (Division III), Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association, New Jersey Athletic Conference (Football)
Mascot
Captain Chris
School colors
royal blue and silver
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
American Studies
Applied Mathematics
Applied Physics/Computer Science
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Cell/Molecular/Physiology Biology
Chemistry
Classical Studies
Communication Studies
Computational Mathematics
Computer Engineering
Computer Foundations/Applied Physics
Computer Foundations/Computer Science
Computer Foundations/Information Systems
Economics
Electrical Engineering
English
Environmental Biology
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Studies
Finance
Fine Arts
French
German
History
Information Science
Integrative Biology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Music
Neuroscience
Organismal Biology
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Teaching
Theatre
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Undergraduate

98%

4,930
students

Female
57%
2,786

Male
43%
2,144

Graduate

2%

112
students

Female
66%
74

Male
34%
38

undergraduateFull-time

98%

4,856
students

Female
57%
2,756

Male
43%
2,100

undergraduatePart-time

2%

74
students

Female
41%
30

Male
59%
44

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

61%

Transfer applicants accepted

61%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 3.00
College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

92

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

96%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 15
Countries most often represented Finland
The Philippines
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants

International Student Contact

Robert J. Lange III
Dean of Admission
757 594-8070
admit@cnu.edu

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