CNU

Christopher Newport University

1 Ave of the Arts, Newport News, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    86
  • Class Notes
    70
  • Textbook Notes
    4
  • Study Guides
    4
  • Currently Enrolled
    303
  • Previously Enrolled
    272

Overview of Christopher Newport University (CNU)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,954
    • Men:2,166 Men (43.7%)
    • Women:2,788 Women (56.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (CNU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Christopher Newport University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
4
-
Foreign Language
3
-
Social Studies
4
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
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
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
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

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1 Avenue of the Arts
City, State, Zip
Newport News, VA 23606-3072
Phone
(757) 594-7015
Fax
(757) 594-7333
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.78
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
597 average |550-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
44%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
11%
• Score 600 - 700
56%
• Score 500 - 600
32%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid (CNU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $13,654|Out-of-state: $25,450 (46.0%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,224 (37.82%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,244 (4.19%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,558 (11.99%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Christopher Newport University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003706
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with 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

Scholarchips 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
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,372

Academics & Instruction (CNU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

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

Libraries


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Not available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Christopher Newport University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


88.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


63.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


73.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


75.0%

Programs & Majors (CNU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (37)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (5)


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

Campus Life (CNU)

Location & Geography

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

Available Transportation


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 of College Housing


78% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


21%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Christopher Newport University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,867

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,954
Women
2,788
Men
2,166

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

Number of Graduate Students


127

Student Resources (CNU)