1 University Place Newport News, VA 23606 757-594-7015
http://www.cnu.edu admit@cnu.edu
About Christopher Newport University
  • Year of Foundation 1960
  • Size of Campus 260 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 4,536
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 56%, 44%, 7%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State N/A
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $45
  • Enrollment No. 4,771
Christopher Newport University is a young institution, but our formidable reputation is growing fast thanks to our commitment to the principles of liberal learning and our dedication to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. That dedication has earned CNU a spot in U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges guide as one of the top 10 "up and coming" liberal arts schools. Academic programs at CNU encompass more than 80 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts, offering you a broad choice of paths to choose from on your educational journey. Our 4,800 students are taught by distinguished professors in small classes, take advantage of world-class amenities, and participate in our many student activities, volunteer organizations and athletics. With so many options and opportunities, the horizon is wide open.
Social Life And Activities
  • Other on-campus organizations 1%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 6%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Latin American Cultural Association, Multicultural Student Association. Note: This does not include three historically African-American Greek Letter Organizations (Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Beta Sigma)
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 5
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, dress/hair code, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Ferguson Center for the Arts performances, Ella Fitzgerald Music Festival, Springfest, Winter Formal, Fall Fest, Up All Night, Casino Night, Open Mic Night, CAB Movie Night, Senior Party, Holiday Tree Lighting, Pancake Breakfast
  • Number of students in fraternities 5
  • Percent students who are frat members 4%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi, Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Mu Gamma, Alpha Psi Omega, Beta Gamma Sigma, Kappa Pi, Lambda Pi Eta, National Residence Hall Honorary, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Alpha, Phi Sigma Tau, Pi Kappa Lambda, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 5
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Student Union, Catholic Campus Ministries, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Hillel, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Joel 2: 28, Latter Day Saints Student Association, Lutheran Student Association, United Campus
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Newport News, VA (6), Norfolk, VA (26)
  • Distance to nearest train Newport News, VA (4)
  • Distance to nearest bus Newport News, VA (5)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 37%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 64%
  • Number of students using college housing 61%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 44%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 64%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 14%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (69%), apartment for single students (30%), other housing options (1%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 1%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 4%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 25
Campus Services
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 20
  • Computer Courses No
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 206,965
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 100
  • Basic Services Provided health service
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 5,269
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Museums Ferguson Center for the Arts, The Freeman Center for Sports and Convocation
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 5,000
  • Number Of Subscriptions 11,086
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library Facilities Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA),
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 198,457
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 3,200
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, religious
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 16,361
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
Student Employment and Career
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,448
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 21%
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment Yes
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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