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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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 4,930
   Women 2,786 (56.5%)
   Men 2,144 (43.5%)
Graduate Students 112
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 62% of 7,532 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.79
SAT Math 575 average
530-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 583 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance In-state: $28,366
Out-of-state: $39,992
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $13,054
Out-of-state: $24,680
  Room and Board $10,914
Average Percent of Need Met 72%
Average Freshman Award $9,117
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 275
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 4% of classes
10-19 students: 55% of classes
20-29 students: 13% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Newport News Population 180,726
Nearest Metropolitan Area Virginia Beach
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 97% of freshmen, 74% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Captains (Captain Chris)
Sororities 34% of women participate
Fraternities 24% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
7.7% Black/African-American
4.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.0% White
4.6% Unknown
International Students 0.4% from 36 countries
First-Year Students Returning 86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 62.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 23.0%