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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.

Web Sitewww.cnu.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students4,930
   Women2,786 (56.5%)
   Men2,144 (43.5%)
Graduate Students112

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate62% of 7,532 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.79
SAT Math575 average
530-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading583 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-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 Met72%
Average Freshman Award$9,117
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$30,451

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
275
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Newport News Population180,726
Nearest Metropolitan AreaVirginia Beach
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 97% of freshmen, 74% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotCaptains (Captain Chris)
Sororities34% of women participate
Fraternities 24% of men participate

STUDENTS

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 Students0.4% from 36 countries
First-Year Students Returning86.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
62.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
23.0%
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.51 3.85 577 592 25
Low 2.40 2.70 360 410 1
High 4.00 4.67 750 700 32
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