68%

Acceptance Rate

$6,078

Avg.Financial Aid

003706

FAFSA Code

About Christopher Newport University (CNU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

4,957

Website

cnu.edu/

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Christopher Newport University is a public university located in Newport News, VA. The university covers an area of 260 acres. The foundation of Christopher Newport University was laid down in the year 1960. Christopher Newport University believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is Students Come First and its official colors are royal blue and gray. Out of total 4,957 students enrolled at CNU, 4,837 belong to undergraduate courses while 82 are postgraduate students. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 274 faculty. Christopher Newport University is home to an ethnically diverse student body. At CNU around 77% are white, 6% are Black or African American, and 6% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. Further, around 99% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 55% of the students are females and 45% are males. In its 60 years of existence, CNU has produced several known personalities like Randall Munroe, Karen Jackson, Robin Abbott, and Sam Ruby. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Further, it boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. A total of 43 programs, including both residential and online, are currently offered by CNU. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), CSWE (Council on Social Work Education), and NASM (National Association of Schools of Music).

Location & Contact

Address

1 Avenue of the Arts

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 7575947000
Fax: 7575947864
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Rankings

As long as US universities are concerned, the rankings which are provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere. The ranking of universities by Forbes is done keeping in mind common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others. Moreover, Forbes has placed Christopher Newport University at the 267th position among other national universities.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1-Feb

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

68%

SAT Range

1110 - 1280

ACT Range

23 - 28

Application Fee

$65

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

Admission to the university is easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. The varsity has 3 admission thresholds. To kickstart the admission process at CNU, the candidates have to fill an application form and submit a fee of $65. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 1110-1280, it would improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to Christopher Newport University, must score 24 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 22 are also given admission. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, Virginia 23606-3072. They can also call them at (757) 594-7000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$23,331

Average Annual Cost

$9,032

Books And Supplies

$1,268

Other Fees

$5,722

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$11,460

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,620

Total One Year Cost

$31,102

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to CNU are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $38,775 per year. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

14:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

87%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$437

Faculty Overview

57%

Male Professors

43%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Biology, General

187 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

174 Graduates

Psychology, General

150 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

112 Graduates

Political Science and Government

88 Graduates

History

66 Graduates

Sociology

64 Graduates

Computer Science

61 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

57 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

55 Graduates

Economics

46 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

45 Graduates

Chemistry

23 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

23 Graduates

Music

22 Graduates

Mathematics

19 Graduates

Philosophy

18 Graduates

Social Work

18 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

16 Graduates

Computer Engineering

11 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

4,857

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

15%

Full-time

99%

Part-time

1%

Students Gender

Male

44%

US National: 44%

Female

56%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

76% White

3% Unknown

7% Black

6% Hispanic

5% Two or more races

0% Non Resident alien

3% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

9%

Out Of State

91%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$79,799 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$7,054/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,406/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,406/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Captain Chris

School Colors

royal blue and silver

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

New Jersey Athletic Conference

Total Male Athletes

343

Total Female Athletes

203

Intramural Sports

13

Sports Club

38

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Tennis

Sailing

Sports Team (Women)

Baseball

Cheerleading-Dance Team

Cross Country

Field Hockey

Golf

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Sailing

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $11,760 per year. The students at Christopher Newport University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $4,406 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 45% and 55%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$38,200/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$46,900/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$22,750

$26,970

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$236 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

56%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,078

Students Receiving Federal Grants

13%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,482

Students Receiving State Aid

29%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,752

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

44%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,214

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$12,582

$30K - $48K

$12,123

$48K - $75K

$8,826

$75K - $110K

$4,825

> $110K

$1,322

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$9,144,733

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$5,600,555

The financial aid department of Christopher Newport University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $4,602, whereas the financial aid is $3,669. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $3,058 and institutional aid worth $3,669. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Christopher Newport University amount to $9,144,733 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $5,600,555.

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