4,954
Students
Financial aid thermometer
9,690
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
72
72%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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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

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

6,948
Applied
5,030
Accepted
4,954
Enrolled
72%
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Female Admissions

3,906
Females Applied
2,953
Females Accepted
76%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,042
Males Applied
2,077
Males Accepted
68%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

65
Application Fee
3.78
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
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 Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 622 580 660
SAT Math 597 550 640
ACT Composite 26 23 29

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

9,032
In-state
21,498
Out-of-state
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Fees

5,722
Full-time student fees
11,460
Room & board
7,054
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

9,690
Avg. Financial Aid Package
9,535
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,335
Avg. Loan Aid
2,979
Avg. Grant Aid
6,982
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
95% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
65%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
21%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

4,954
Total undergrad students
0%
International Students
8%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.27%
Black or African American 7.21%
White or Caucasian 75.17%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.22%
Asian 2.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
Two or more races 5.03%
Other 3.98%

Gender

Male (43.72%)
Female (56.28%)

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 78%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Spring Fest and Glow in the Dar Cappella

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta and Alpha Phi

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers 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 No 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 Checkmark 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 No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No

Faculty

459
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 279
Part-time - 180
Male - 242
Female - 217