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Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA, USA
4.02 Average Rating

Christopher Newport University is a 4-year public liberal arts university in the Norfolk area. CNU is home to departments of Business, Natural Sciences, Arts & Humanities, and Social Sciences with all degree-granting programs focused on a liberal learning core. To provide a break from academia, CNU schedules outdoor adventure trips each semester featuring activities such as skiing and ziplining. For athletically inclined students, CNU fields 18 teams including men’s and women’s sailing squads.

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
cnu is a very inviting and unique school. the friendly environment welcomes every student and visitor with open arms. the campus is gorgeous and the professors are superb!
Cindy from Virginia Beach, VA
christopher newport has a beautiful campus that continues to grow every day. the professors are great, and actually try to learn every student's name. great at helping you along the path of acheiving your goals.
Joseph from Mechanicsville, VA

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