About Christopher Newport University (CNU)
On Campus Housing
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).
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.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
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.
Highest Degree Offered
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 Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
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.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
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.