Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA

Christopher Newport, founded in 1960, is a comprehensive, public university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Business, Science, and Technology. Its 150-acre campus is located in Newport News, midway between Williamsburg and Norfolk.

Website: www.cnu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
4,954
Undergraduate
Students
(56.3%) 2,788 Women
(43.7%) 2,166 Men
127
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
72% of 6,948 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.78
SAT Math
597 average
550-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
622 average
580-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $31,102
Out-of-state: $43,568
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,754
Out-of-state: $27,220
Room and Board
$11,460
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Freshman Award
$9,535
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,994
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
279
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 4% of classes
10-19 students: 54% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Newport News Population
180,726
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Virginia Beach
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
78% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Captains (Captain Chris)
Sororities
34% of women participate
Fraternities
24% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
7.2% Black/African-American
5.3% Hispanic/Latino
5.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.4% White
4.0% Unknown
International Students
0.3% from 34 countries
First-Year Students Returning
88.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
63.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is not accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 4  
Foreign Language 3  
Social Studies 4  
History    
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some February 1
SAT Only Considered if submitted February 1
ACT Only Considered if submitted February 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted February 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1 Avenue of the Arts
City, State, Zip
Newport News, VA 23606-3072
Phone
(757) 594-7015
Fax
(757) 594-7333
E-mail
admit@cnu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 15
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
72% of 6,948 applicants were admitted
Women
76% of 3,906 applicants were admitted
Men
68% of 3,042 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,526 (30%) of 5,030 admitted students enrolled
Women
834 (28%) of 2,953 admitted students enrolled
Men
692 (33%) of 2,077 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
81% of 400 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
83% of 3653 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
921
Students Accepting Wait List Position
276
Students Admitted From Wait List
107

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.78
3.75 and Above
54%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
597 average
550-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
622 average
580-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
11%
Score of 600 - 700
56%
Score of 500 - 600
32%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
15%
Score of 24 - 29
60%
Score of 18 - 23
24%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 18%
Top quarter: 50%
Top half: 84%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $31,102
Out-of-state: $43,568
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,754
Out-of-state: $27,220
Room and Board
$11,460
Books and Supplies
$1,268
Other Expenses
$3,620
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003706
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,057 (81.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
613 (58.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
572 (93.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
120 (21.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$9,535
Need-Based Gift
Received by 424 (74.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,906
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 443 (77.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,462
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 242 (42.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
241 (18.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,348

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,208 (65.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,144 (66.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,042 (95.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
423 (20.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$9,690
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,445 (70.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,982
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,692 (82.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,371
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 623 (30.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
733 (15.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,979

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
57%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,994
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
20.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
11.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
48
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
97
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
1,071
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
47
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,372
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Biology
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
279
Part-Time Faculty
180
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
55%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 4% of classes
10-19 students: 54% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
873,920
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
540
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Applied Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Education--General
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Physics

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Newport News Population
180,726
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Virginia Beach
Campus Size
260 acres

Weather

Temperature
30.9 average low in January, 82.9 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Fort Eustis
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Newport News

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
78% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
21%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
campus-based university police, Emergency Notification System, crime prevention programs

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Captains (Captain Chris)
School Colors
Royal blue and silver

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Sailing x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf    
Lacrosse x  
Sailing x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Sailing x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading, crew, equestrian sports, gymnastics, rowing, sailing, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), swimming and diving, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
cheerleading, crew, equestrian sports, gymnastics, ice hockey, rowing, rugby, sailing, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), swimming and diving, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, intervarsity christian fellowship, alpha delta pi, delta gamma, gamma phi beta, alpha phi
Sororities
34% of women participate
Fraternities
24% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
4,954
Women
2,788 (56.3%)
Men
2,166 (43.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
4,867
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
7.2% Black/African-American
5.3% Hispanic/Latino
5.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.4% White
4.0% Unknown
International Students.
0.3% from 34 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
127

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
88.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
63.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
73.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
75.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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