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Christopher Newport University
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  • 4 Year
  • NEWPORT NEWS, VA

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Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade A+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade C+

About

1 AVENUE OF THE ARTS
NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23606
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Coast to Coast Athletic Conference
From Christopher Newport University

Christopher Newport University's outstanding liberal arts and sciences curriculum shapes hearts and minds, preparing students to lead lives of significance. Here you will embrace a college experience built on scholarship, leadership, service, and honor. Pursue your academic passions and conduct groundbreaking research alongside distinguished faculty – accomplished scholars of exceptional quality. Beyond the classroom, participate in our successful athletics and over 200 clubs and organizations. Come discover a vibrant campus as you pursue great dreams for a life of meaning and purpose.

Christopher Newport University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
1110-1280
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$25,393 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,336 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
75%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 83 responses
43%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 99 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 99 responses

Majors

President's Leadership Program

The President’s Leadership Program (PLP) is not just an academic program. At heart, we are a community determined to better understand ourselves, how we work with others and the impact we can have in the world. Through a combination of academic study, experiential learning and personal development, PLP will prepare you for a life of leadership, service and civic responsibility.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    100%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,388 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
84
Undergrads Over 25
5400%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 62 responses
  • Friendly
    47%
  • I have met the nicest people at CNU
    27%
  • Kind
    11%
  • Some are better than others
    10%
  • Incredible
    3%
  • Average
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 101 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 115 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 63 responses
  • Beautiful
    79%
  • Lacking
    5%
  • Progressive
    5%
  • Impactful
    3%
  • Preppy
    3%
  • a business.
    2%
  • Original
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 59 responses

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