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Tuition

$12,251

$22,151

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,412
Declined + 2,419
Total Received 6,831
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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1  :  17

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Biology
  3. Communication Studies
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School Facts

Christopher Newport University, founded in 1960, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences which includes the Luter School of Business. Its 260-acre campus is located in Newport News, VA, 2-1/2 hours south of Washington, DC, and less than an hour from Norfolk, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 5,186
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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Codes

SAT 5128
ACT 4345

Social Networks

Public

5,046

undergraduate students

140

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
37%
500-599
47%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
35%
500-599
53%
400-499
8%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
6%
24-29
47%
18-23
45%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Newport News, VA

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Newport News, VA

260-acre campus in Newport News (population: 179,611), 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
67%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
96%
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
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
8 fraternities 15% of male students
 
8 sororities 18% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
92%
Bottom 1/2
8%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
37%
500-599
47%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
35%
500-599
53%
400-499
8%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
6%
24-29
47%
18-23
45%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 15 (priority 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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

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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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,412
Declined + 2,419
Total Received 6,831

Admissions Contact

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

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,437,656
State $4,416,458
Institutional $680,511
Other external $0
Total $8,534,625

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $47,380
Institutional $1,992,400
Other external $1,046,834
Total $3,086,614

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
Mascot
Captain Chris
School colors
royal blue and silver
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
American Studies
Applied Physics/Computer Science
Biochemistry
Biology
Cell/Molecular/Physiology Biology
Chemistry
Classical Studies
Communication Studies
Computer Engineering
Computer Foundations/Applied Physics
Computer Foundations/Computer Science
Economics
English
Environmental Biology
Environmental Sciences
Finance
Fine Arts
French
German
History
Information Sciences
Information Systems
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

97%

5,046
students

Female
57%
2,869

Male
43%
2,177

Graduate

3%

140
students

Female
69%
97

Male
31%
43

undergraduateFull-time

97%

4,926
students

Female
58%
2,811

Male
42%
2,115

undergraduatePart-time

3%

120
students

Female
49%
58

Male
51%
62

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
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

56%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

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 Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Spring: October 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

92

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • 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

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 12
Countries most often represented Australia
Bolivia
Costa Rica
Peru
Switzerland
Uganda
Special services offered for international applicants

International Student Contact

Bonnie Tracey
Assistant Registrar for Transfer Affairs
757 594-71545
btracey@cnu.edu

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