A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Christopher Newport University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Capital Athletic Conference
Address
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606
Website
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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

Acceptance Rate
62%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1060-1250
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$22,637/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,500/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,679/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,285/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,631/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,580/ year
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Academics

Professors
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.91 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.91 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,126Undergrads
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 54 responses
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  • Friendly
    46%
  • I have met the nicest people at CNU
    30%
  • Kind
    13%
  • Some are better than others
    6%
  • Incredible
    4%
  • Average
    2%
  • Diverse
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.93 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.107 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    84%
  • Lacking
    5%
  • Progressive
    5%
  • Impactful
    2%
  • Original
    2%
  • Preppy
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.59 responses
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My first year at CNU was amazing! The outside scenery is beautiful. The grass, flowers, buildings, equipment, etc is very well up kept. The University President is extremely friendly and proactive within the community, which gives a very welcoming feeling. The dorms are very nice compared to other colleges surrounding the peninsula. The student to teacher ratio really helps students become comfortable with asking questions in a formal setting and learn more hands on.
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The campus itself is beautiful and an incredible place to live. The education is hit or miss, like most schools. I have had great professors, okay professors, and angry and unhelpful professors. I have been able to find out things that I love, and pursue them here on campus, which has been amazing! I enjoy spending my time in the theater department as well as working on shows. The campus is tight knit and a great place to be. It has its ups and downs, but I am glad I chose to attend this university.
The campus is absolutely stunning, the classes truly are small and it is easy to have personal relationships with professors and faculty members. Almost every faculty member is passionate about their job and will do anything to invest in their students either academically or by supporting their other endeavors. Campus is very safe and there are a multitude of opportunities for extracurricular involvement and community service. The residence halls are relatively new and dorms are much larger and nicer than what other public universities offer. Only downside is that available scholarships are small compared to other universities and it is rather expensive for a public school, and most scholarships only apply if the student lives on-campus.