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Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA

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Overview

Christopher Newport University is a Comprehensive institution located in Newport News, VA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address Office of Admission
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA  23606-3072
United States
Contact Mr. Rob J. Lange III
Dean of Admission
Email: admit@cnu.edu
Phone: 757-594-7015
Fax: 757-594-7333

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

7,204
Applied
5,179
Accepted
4,837
Enrolled
72%
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Female Admissions

4,136
Females Applied
3,102
Females Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,068
Males Applied
2,077
Males Accepted
68%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

65
Application Fee
3.83
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3.5
2 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 1st March 15th
Out of state Fall freshmen February 1st January 1st
Early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Other early decision plan December 1st January 15th
Transfer March 1st April 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 613 570 650
SAT Math 592 540 630
ACT Composite 25 22 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

9,100
In-state
21,566
Out-of-state
9,100
In-district
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Fees

5,824
Full-time student fees
11,760
Room & board
7,238
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

10,790
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,257
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
6,025
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,410
Avg. Loan Aid
3,674
Avg. Grant Aid
7,839
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
93% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
69%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
23%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

4,837
Total Undergrad students
0%
International Students
8%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.93%
Black or African American 6.13%
White or Caucasian 76.71%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.27%
Asian 3.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.12%
Two or more races 5.22%
Other 1.84%

Gender

Male (44.64%)
Female (55.36%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 79%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Spring Fest, Glow in the Dar-Cappella and Stroll to the Polls

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Alpha Phi Omega-co-ed service fraternity , Campus Activities Board, Cru , American Red Cross Club and Alpha Kappa Psi-co-ed business fraternity

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Other Campus Security & Safety:
Campus-based University Police; Emergency Notification System; Crime Prevention Programs

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Gymnastics No Checkmark No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rowing No Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Checkmark No
Table Tennis No Checkmark No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No Division 3 No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Gymnastics No Checkmark No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rowing No Checkmark No
Rugby No No No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Checkmark No
Table Tennis No Checkmark No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No

Faculty

476
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 289
Part-time - 187
Male - 256
Female - 220
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