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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: cnu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
4,837
Undergraduate
Students
(55.4%) 2,678 Women
(44.6%) 2,159 Men
82
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
72% of 7,204 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.83
SAT Math
592 average
540-630 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
613 average
570-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $31,738
Out-of-state: $44,204
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,924
Out-of-state: $27,390
Room and Board
$11,760
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Freshman Award
$10,257
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$32,878
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
289
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
79% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Captains (Captain Chris)
Sororities
32% of women participate
Fraternities
26% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.4% Asian
6.2% Black/African-American
5.9% Hispanic/Latino
5.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.0% White
1.9% Unknown
International Students
0.4% from 35 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
68.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
26.0%
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