Christopher Newport University

1 Avenue Of The Arts, Newport news, VA 23606-3072
Tel: (757)594-7000
Public | 5,186 students
Christopher Newport University provides educational and cultural opportunities that benefit students, the residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the nation. CNU provides outstanding academic programs, encourages service and leadership within the community, and provides opportunities for student involvement in nationally and regionally recognized research and arts programs.

School Overview:

Christopher Newport University
CountyNewport News City County, VA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPublic
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
293 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment5,186 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
5,024 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
162 students137 students
 
# Undergraduate Students
5,046 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
140 students129 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
-1%
% Asian
2%2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
4%3%
% Black
7%6%
% White
82%84%
% Two or more races
4%2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$10,572$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$20,122$24,744
 
Percent Admitted65%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)530-630450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)540-610460-573
ACT Composite (25-75%)21-2620-25

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1960 as a two-year branch of the College of William and Mary, CNU became independent in 1977 and gained university status in 1991. Today, CNU is the youngest comprehensive university in the Commonwealth.
  • Our primary emphasis is to provide outstanding undergraduate education. We also serve the Commonwealth with Master's degree programs that provide intellectual and professional development for graduate level students.
  • Christopher Newport University is a dynamic, thriving institution where you’ll find the best of all worlds: the dedicated professors and small classes that are the hallmark of a private liberal arts education, the low costs of a public university, and magnificent facilities that few institutions can rival.
  • Undergraduate and graduate programs at CNU include more than 80 academic majors and programs, ranging from accounting to theater arts, management to social work. Our 4,800 students come from every region in Virginia, 32 other states, and several foreign nations.
  • CNU is located in Newport News, Virginia, near some of the nation’s most significant historic sites and some of its best beaches!. Here on our 260-acre campus, you’ll find boundless energy and state-of-the-art buildings—including new residence halls and apartments and an arts center designed by the firm of internationally renowned architect I.M. Pei.
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