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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 Accepted with or without essay component
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
68% of 7,430 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 4,195 applicants were admitted
Men
63% of 3,235 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,526 (30%) of 5,035 admitted students enrolled
Women
751 (25%) of 2,990 admitted students enrolled
Men
664 (32%) of 2,045 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
81% of 437 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
79% of 3,994 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
1,221
Students Accepting Wait List Position
430
Students Admitted From Wait List
118

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.81
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
540-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
34%
Score of 500 - 600
54%
Score of 400 - 500
5%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
613 average
570-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
9%
Score of 600 - 700
51%
Score of 500 - 600
38%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
15%
Score of 24 - 29
57%
Score of 18 - 23
27%
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: 17%
Top quarter: 51%
Top half: 87%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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