Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA

Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$14,924

$27,390

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
52%
500-599
36%
400-499
3%
700-800
7%
600-699
38%
500-599
50%
400-499
5%
30-36
13%
24-29
51%
18-23
33%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,179
Declined 2,025
Total Received 7,204
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Public

4,837

undergraduate students

82

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 4,919
Established in 1960
Coeducational Coeducational

260-acre campus in Newport News (population: 178,626), 20 minutes from Williamsburg, 45 minutes from Virginia Beach, and three hours from Washington, DC. Served by air and train; bus serves Fort Eustis (10 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Virginia Beach
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Newport News/Williamsburg International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
79%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Alpha Phi Omega-co-ed service fraternity
  • Campus Activities Board
  • Cru
  • American Red Cross Club
  • Alpha Kappa Psi-co-ed business fraternity

Top Events

  • Spring Fest
  • Glow in the Dar-Cappella
  • Stroll to the Polls
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • Campus-based University Police; Emergency Notification System; Crime Prevention Programs

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
48%
Top 1/2
87%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
52%
500-599
36%
400-499
3%
700-800
7%
600-699
38%
500-599
50%
400-499
5%
30-36
13%
24-29
51%
18-23
33%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $65
Application deadline February 1
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.83

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,179
Declined 2,025
Total Received 7,204

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 35
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,100
Room & board $11,760
Additional fees $5,824
Books & supplies $1,304
Other fees $2,532
Total $30,520
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Sand volleyball, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Sand volleyball, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Applied Mathematics, General
Biochemistry
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computational Mathematics
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Biology
Environmental Studies
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Information Science/Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC

4,919

total students

92%

in-state

8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

98%

4,837
students

Female
55%
2,678

Male
45%
2,159

2%

82
students

Female
60%
49

Male
40%
33

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

4,742
students

Female
56%
2,619

Male
44%
2,123

2%

95
students

Female
63%
59

Male
37%
36

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 84%
Student 4 year graduation rate 68%
Student 5 year graduation rate 9%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

153

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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