Christopher Newport University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

1 University Place

Newport News, VA 23606-2998

(757) 594-7015

(800) 333-4268

Fax: (757) 594-7333



Contact: Patricia Patten

Dean of Admissions
Main Address

1 University Place

Newport News, VA 23606-2998

(757) 594-7000

www.cnu.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 4,763

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,137

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,746

Graduate enrollment: 141

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $45

Online application fee: $45
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 56%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 80%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Engineering

Computer Engineering – General B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Spanish B

History

History – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Christopher Newport University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (757) 594-7000
Website: cnu.edu/
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: cnu.edu/admission/freshman/howtoapply/
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606-3072
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,957
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 75%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*: 4,957 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $14,754
Out-of-state Tuition: $27,620
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 74%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,078

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Christopher Newport University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Christopher Newport University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 1
Engineering 2
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
History 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 11
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 3
Visual and Performing Arts 2
Grand total 213

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Christopher Newport University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $14,754
Out-of-state $27,620
Books and supplies $1,268

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $11,862
Out-of-state $21,276

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 961 74%
Grant or scholarship aid 729 56% $6,078
Student loan aid 644 50% $7,998

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,599 52% $6,351
Federal student loans 2,337 47% $6,281

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Christopher Newport University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Christopher Newport University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,430 3,235 4,195
Percent admitted 100% 63% 71%
Percent admitted who enrolled 17% 17% 16%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Christopher Newport University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 4,957
Undergraduate enrollment 4,857
Graduate enrollment 100

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Christopher Newport University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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