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Christopher Newport University

1,022 reviews
  1. Newport News, VA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    C
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Christopher Newport University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New Jersey Athletic Conference
Address
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606
Website

Christopher Newport University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
56%
SAT Range
1060-1250
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$20,996/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,629/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,942/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,242/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,376/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,426/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.59 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,990Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
  • Average
    4%
  • Friendly
    54%
  • I have met the nicest people at CNU
    25%
  • Kind
    18%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.66 responses
Poll
3%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.78 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
  • Beautiful
    88%
  • Lacking
    8%
  • Original
    4%

After Christopher Newport University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses

Reviews

1,022 reviews
  • Excellent
    180
  • Very Good
    379
  • Average
    367
  • Poor
    70
  • Terrible
    26
Even with the problems, I love CNU
  • College Junior
  • 26 days ago
This school is getting more prestigious so the quality of a degree earned from CNU is steadily increasing.
  • College Junior
  • 28 days ago
The professors are knowledgeable about their subject and want to help the students learn.
  • College Junior
  • 28 days ago