Tuition & Fees

$14,924

$27,790

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
51%
500-599
38%
400-499
2%
700-800
7%
600-699
34%
500-599
54%
400-499
5%
30-36
15%
24-29
57%
18-23
27%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,035
Declined + 2,395
Total Received 7,430
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Public

4,857

undergraduate students

100

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Communication Studies
  3. Cell/molecular/physical Biology
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Codes

SAT 5128
ACT 4345

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Location

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 4,957
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: 179,388), 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.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
79%
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

 
10 fraternities 23% of male students
 
10 sororities 32% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
87%
Bottom 1/2
13%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
51%
500-599
38%
400-499
2%
700-800
7%
600-699
34%
500-599
54%
400-499
5%
30-36
15%
24-29
57%
18-23
27%
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 Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,035
Declined + 2,395
Total Received 7,430

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

Financial Aid

68%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,449

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $14,924
Room $7,238
Board $4,522
Books & supplies $1,304
Total $27,988
Average Financial Aid - $9,449
Total with Avg. Aid $18,539

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,079,500
State $4,765,735
Institutional $1,299,498
Other external
Total $9,144,733

Non-need-based

Federal
State $60,370
Institutional $4,254,420
Other external $1,285,765
Total $5,600,555
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 333-4268
F: 757 594-7113
finaid@cnu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Christina Russell
Director of Financial Aid
finaid@cnu.edu

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

Club Sports - Men's

basketball, cross fitness, equestrian sports, fishing, golf, gymnastics, hiking, ice hockey, lacrosse, quidditch, rowing, rugby, running, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/sand)

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, cheerleading, cross fitness, equestrian sports, field hockey, fishing, golf, gymnastics, hiking, lacrosse, rowing, running, soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/sand)

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dodgeball, hiking, flag football, football, martial arts, scuba diving, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, spikeball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/sand)

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Athletic Directors

Kyle Mcmullin (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

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

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Communication Studies
  3. Cell/molecular/physical Biology

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

4,957

total students

92%

in-state

8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

98%

4,857
students

Female
56%
2,706

Male
44%
2,151

2%

100
students

Female
69%
69

Male
31%
31

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

4,789
students

Female
56%
2,669

Male
44%
2,120

2%

68
students

Female
55%
37

Male
45%
31

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
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

69%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 16
Countries most often represented China
Special services offered for international applicants Special orientation

International Student Contact

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

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