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Tuition & Fees

$12,526

$23,824

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,116
Declined + 3,250
Total Received 7,366
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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1  :  15

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Communication Studies
  3. Political Science
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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, and the College of Social Sciences which includes the Luter School of Business. Its 260-acre campus is located in Newport News, VA.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 5,221
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

5,096

undergraduate students

125

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
33%
500-599
51%
400-499
10%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
32%
500-599
54%
400-499
10%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
11%
24-29
54%
18-23
34%
12-17
1%
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: 182,965), 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
74%
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

Greek Life

 
9 fraternities 21% of male students
 
8 sororities 26% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
54%
Top 1/2
91%
Bottom 1/2
9%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
33%
500-599
51%
400-499
10%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
32%
500-599
54%
400-499
10%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
11%
24-29
54%
18-23
34%
12-17
1%
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)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,116
Declined + 3,250
Total Received 7,366

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

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,231,024
State $4,627,107
Institutional $1,154,750
Other external $0
Total $9,012,881

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $27,662
Institutional $2,260,629
Other external $1,077,066
Total $3,365,357

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, USA South Athletic Conference
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
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
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%

5,096
students

Female
57%
2,919

Male
43%
2,177

Graduate

2%

125
students

Female
62%
78

Male
38%
47

undergraduateFull-time

97%

4,990
students

Female
58%
2,867

Male
42%
2,123

undergraduatePart-time

3%

106
students

Female
50%
52

Male
50%
54

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
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
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

60%

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

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

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

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 11
Countries most often represented Finland
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants

International Student Contact

Bonnie Tracey
Director of Transfer Enrollment
757 594-7016
btracey@cnu.edu

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