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Christopher Newport University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 144 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

USA South Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $55,414)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $47,592)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 33 - - -
Basketball 17 15 - -
Field Hockey - 29 - -
Football 125 - - -
Golf 11 - - -
Lacrosse 39 22 - -
Soccer 30 28 - -
Softball - 22 - -
Tennis 11 14 - -
Track and Field, Indoor 41 27 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 36 26 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 24 14 - -
Volleyball - 14 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 8.2%
Hispanic 2.9%
Non-resident alien 0.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.6%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 81.1%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 7
Liquor Law Violation 28
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 6
Property Crime 7
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Elizabeth from Centreville, VA
  • 5
  • Our residence life team is impeccable. They all aim to give each student the best living experience possible. The residence halls are top-of-the-line and constantly improving. The living situation is…

  • May-21-2012 Read More
  • Cindy from Virginia Beach, VA
  • 4
  • the dorms are a bit small, however, it is not a big issue. hall mates are very understanding of each other's schedule times so when quiet hours are in session,…

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  • Kohly from Woodstock, VA
  • 4
  • cnu is said to have some of the top residential halls in the country. we have two brand new dorms being built at the moment and to be ready for…

  • Feb-21-2012 Read More
  • Shay
  • 5
  • Princeton Review has chosen CNU as top 10 dorms in the U.S. for a reason.…

  • Jul-05-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Regina from Woodbridge, VA
  • Jun-30-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The dining halls are better than home cooking. There is a variety of foods, including a sushi, pasta and salad bar, and gluten free, dairy free and vegan options.

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  • 5
  • Florian from Chesapeake, VA
  • May-03-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    They have all you can eat for $11, and they cook everything from scratch. You can also stop by their Panera bread, or the Starbucks.

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  • 5
  • Angel from Danville, VA
  • Feb-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Depending on what meal plan you choose, you have the ability to eat at two different all you can eat dining halls, Chick-fil-A, a deli, Bistro, and a Café.

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  • 5
  • Adrian Howard from Hampton, VA
  • Nov-27-2013 I am a current student here

    Regattas and the Commons are two dining halls on campus that provides scrumptious food coupled with courteous service inside a relaxing, clean atmosphere. They both serve such delicious food that I enjoy eating on campus, though I don't have a meal plan. Other dining establishments on campus are Chick-Fil-A, Discovery Pizzeria, Discovery Bistro, and Einstein's Cafe. Food establishments located across the street from CNU are Yogurtini, Moe's Southwest Grill, Panera Bread, Subway, Schooners, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, and Sushi & Spice.

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  • 3
  • Emily from Newport News, VA
  • Oct-31-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is average but the service at the dining halls is amazing. All the workers are incredibly nice and friendly. For holidays, the school has theme meals which as DELICIOUS. Almost every one has a chocolate fountain and a dessert table that will blow your mind.

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  • 1
  • Megan from Manassas, VA
  • Oct-08-2013 I am a current student here

    Personally, I don't really like the food. I'ma picky eater and there aren't a lot of choices around so it makes it hard for me to. And I have found that it's hard to eat healthy and really feel good about the food you are eating.

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  • 4
  • Jisoo Yi
  • Oct-06-2013 I am a current student here

    Go to Commons for lunch and Regattas for dinner. That's what most of my friends say. There are other options. Plus, I strongly encourage you to explore what the city has to offer. Visit Williams burg and Virginia Beach too.

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  • 4
  • CNU<3
  • Jul-31-2013 I am a current student here

    There is great food and a variety of it, but eating somewhere, anywhere, for an extended period of time can become dull. But there are opportunities to cook your own food in kitchens or walk across the main campus for food at nearby restaurants.

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  • 4
  • Samuel from Alexandria, VA
  • Jul-15-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    They have lots of choice and the food tastes great. The meals are long enough to accommodate most class periods, and there are stores you can go to with already received captains cash if you cant make it to the allotted times. Overall delicious food, and the desserts are to die for.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Emily from Newport News, VA
  • Oct-31-2013 I am a current student here

    THE BEST. I am a part of Greek Life and I love it. I never thought I would join Greek Life when I went to college but it is one of the best decisions I have made. The Greek community is amazing!

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  • 0
  • Megan from Manassas, VA
  • Oct-08-2013 I am a current student here

    REALLY BIG! If you wanna be in one and be known.... no doubt come here. They are really great ones too, some of the best greek life around as far as I have heard and been educated.

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  • 0
  • Jisoo Yi
  • Oct-06-2013 I am a current student here

    There is a noticeable amount of Greek Life activities. Most events seem to be run by various frat/sororities. Do not feel like you need to join one cuz I know many people who are having fun anyway.

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  • 0
  • CNU<3
  • Jul-31-2013 I am a current student here

    There is a lot of Greek life on campus. There are numerous sororities and fraternities and they have so many different events they sponsor and take part in throughout the year.

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  • 0
  • Megan from Richmond, VA
  • Jul-13-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life definitely has a presence on this campus, but not too much to overpower those who choose not to rush. With many different sororities and fraternities to pick from, this campus has a very diverse group of Greeks who are extremely passionate about their group.

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  • 0
  • Megan from Stone Ridge, VA
  • Jun-05-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is AWESOME. the love that each organization has for eachother is great. It really is greek love. No other college does it the way CNU does it, you are not only part of your organization but something much much bigger.

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  • 0
  • Jennifer from Manassas, VA
  • May-16-2013 I am a current student here

    Personally, I am not involved in Greek life but my friends that are absolutely love their sororities or fraternities.

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