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Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA, USA
4.02 Average Rating

Christopher Newport University began as a 2-year branch of the College of William and Mary, but is now its own public liberal arts and sciences university. CNU is listed as #4 in Top Public Schools by U.S. News & World Report. Admissions are rated as “more selective” and the most popular majors for undergraduates are biology, business administration and management, and psychology.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
92%
Out of State Students
8%
0
100
62%
Acceptance Rate
Average SAT Composite: 1155
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2018
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2018
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2018 May 1, 2018
Spring Regular Decision October 1, 2018
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
5,081
Total Number of Undergrads
4,954
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
55%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
68%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$22,618
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$7,836
Out-of-State Tuition
$19,062
0
100
65%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
60%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,535
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
221
Size of Town
City: Midsize
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Norfolk
Washington
Richmond
Charlottesville
New York
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
60%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,600
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What Students Are Saying

4.02 Average Rating
At CNU we are definitely a tight-knit community and a family. The courses are challenging and inspiring, and taught by top-of-the-line professors who truly care about the success of each student. Any student looking for an academic challenge, strong relationships, and opportunities to get involved and stay involved should consider CNU.
Elizabeth from Centreville, VA
If you want to succeed here, you will. There are so many different resources and people willing to help you out and answer any questions you have.
Amanda from Virginia Beach, VA

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