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Christopher Newport University
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  • 4 Year
  • NEWPORT NEWS, VA

Direct Admissions

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Report Card

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

About

1 AVE 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.

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Christopher Newport University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
89%
SAT Range
1110-1320
ACT Range
25-29
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$24,059 / 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
$7,294 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
77%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 90 responses
46%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 111 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 111 responses

Majors

President's Leadership Program Scholarships

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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.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,388 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
84
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 74 responses
  • Friendly
    49%
  • I have met the nicest people at CNU
    26%
  • Kind
    9%
  • Some are better than others
    8%
  • Incredible
    4%
  • Average
    3%
  • Stressed & Anxious
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 113 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 127 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 75 responses
  • Beautiful
    75%
  • Impactful
    7%
  • Lacking
    4%
  • Preppy
    4%
  • Progressive
    4%
  • Underrated
    3%
  • a business.
    1%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 62 responses

Christopher Newport University Reviews

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