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Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA

At A Glance

Main Address

1 Avenue of the Arts

Newport News, VA 23606-3072

www.cnu.edu

Admission Office

1 Avenue of the Arts

Newport News, VA 23606-3072

(757) 594-7015

Fax : (757) 594-7333

admit@cnu.edu

Contact : Robert Lange

Dean of Admission

Type of School

Medium

Public

university

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 5128

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : February 1

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 78.0%

Total undergraduates : 4,837

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,238

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 67.0%

Average financial aid package : $10,257.00

In-State Tuition : $14,924.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $27,390.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: Feb 1

Priority application due : Feb 1

College will notify student of admission : Mar 15

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1

Housing deposit due : May 1

Early Decision And Action

Early action application due : Dec 1

College will notify student of early action admission by : Jan 15

Early decision application due : Nov 15

College will notify student of early decision by : Dec 15

Other early decision deadline : --

College will notify student of other early decision by : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Feb 1

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : Jul 15

Transfer priority application date : Mar 1

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

International Students

Fall application due : Feb 1

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 14 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 78.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 84.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Biology : 15.0%
Business/Marketing : 15.0%
Social Sciences : 14.0%
Psychology : 11.0%
Communications/Journalism : 9.0%
Computer and Information Sciences : 7.0%
Interdisciplinary Studies : 6.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology B
Environmental Biology B
Neuroscience B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Business Administration and Management, General B
Finance, General B M
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B
Information Science/Studies B

Education
Education, General M

Engineering
Computer Engineering, General B
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B
French Language and Literature B
German Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B

History
History, General B

Mathematics & Statistics
Applied Mathematics B
Computational Mathematics B
Mathematics, General B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science M
Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Public Administration & Social Services
Social Work B

Social Sciences
Economics, General B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Fine/Studio Arts, General B
Music Performance, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cross-Registration

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

ROTC Available

ROTC, Army

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Computer Services

540 Public computers, available in: Dorms, Libraries, Student Center, Computer Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Where Graduates Go

Within one year of receiving their bachelor’s degree:

Law : 1.0%

Business : 2.0%

Medical : 3.0%

Other : 17.0%

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : center for the arts, athletic center

Geographic Location : 30 miles from Norfolk, 70 miles from Richmond

Small City

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 4,837

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,238

Degree-seeking undergrads : 4,826

Graduate enrollment : 82

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 92.0%

Out of state students : 8.0%

Part Time students : 2.0%

Percentage of males : 45.0%

Percentage of females : 55.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 5.0%

Black African American : 6.0%

Asian : 3.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 6.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 2.0%

White : 77.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : All unmarried first, second, and third year students under age 23 must live on campus unless living with family in Grafton, Hampton Newport News, Poquoson, Seaford, Tabb, or Yorktown.

26.0% Men who Join Fraternities

32.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : The Captain's Log

Student Newspaper URL : www.thecaptainslog.org/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 97.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 79.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $250.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Captains

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intramural

Club

Intercollegiate

NCAA Division III

Counseling And Wellness

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Veteran's counselor

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

Y

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Boxing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cheerleading

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Equestrian

Men's Club

Women's Club

Field Hockey

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division III

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Gymnastics

Men's Club

Women's Club

Ice Hockey

Men's Club

Lacrosse

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Rowing (Crew)

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rugby

Men's Club

Sailing

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Skiing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division III

Swimming

Men's Club

Women's Club

Table tennis

Men's Club

Women's Club

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division III

Other Sports : fishing, hiking, running, SCUBA, martial arts


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $65.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 7,204

Admitted : 5,179

Enrolled : 1,238

Somewhat selective 72.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : 416

Admitted early admission : 354

Applied early action : 4,094

Admitted early action : 3,382

Plan Available for early admission : Early action - not restrictive, Early decision

Offered place on waitlist : 1,001

Number accepting place : 338

Accepted from list : 100



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Rigor of secondary school record

Important

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Recommendations

Standardized Test Scores

Talent/Ability

Considered

Alumni Relation

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

State Residency

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Considered if submitted: ACT

Considered if submitted: SAT

Required for some: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Statement describing home school structure and mission

Other Test Policies

Freshman applicants who have achieved a cumulative 3.50 GPA (on a 4.00 scale), or rank in the upper 10% of their high school graduation classes, and have pursued a rigorous curriculum, may apply to the University without submitting a standardized test score (ACT or SAT). Test optional applicants will be reviewed for the strength of their core academic curriculum, extra-curricular activities, recommendations, and interview rating.

A note from the college

Holistic review allows all aspects of an applicant's background to be considered: varying academic environments and curriculum availability, GPA and recent performance trends, standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, demonstrated leadership, written essays and letters of recommendation, interview ratings, and diversity of experiences all influence admission decisions.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 16.0%

Top Quarter : 48.0%

Top Half : 87.0%

Bottom Half : 13.0%

Bottom Quarter : 2.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 22.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 14.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 3.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 9.0%

600 - 699 : 52.0%

500 - 599 : 36.0%

400 - 499 : 3.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 7.0%

600 - 699 : 38.0%

500 - 599 : 50.0%

400 - 499 : 5.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 13.0%

24 - 29 : 51.0%

18 - 23 : 33.0%

12 - 17 : 3.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Credits for advanced placement courses are welcomed at Christopher Newport University. College credit may be granted for many scores of 3,4 or 5 on qualifying AP Exams.

High school Coursework

High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Foreign Language

3

0

Science Lab

4

0

English

4

0

Math

4

0

Science

4

0

Social Studies

4

0

Academic Electives

2

0

Visual/Performing Arts

1

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 90.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 26.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

540 - 630

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

570 - 650

ACT Composite

22 - 27


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3*

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3*

--

All

Art History

3

3

FNAR 201

All

Biology

3

3

BIOL 107

All

4

7

BIOL 107, 108, 109L

All

Calculus AB

3

3

MATH 135

All

4

4

MATH 140

All

Calculus BC

3

8

MATH 140/240

All

Chemistry

3

4

CHEM 103/103L

All

4

7

CHEM 121/121L/122*

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

6

CHIN 101/102

All

4

12

CHIN 101/102, CHIN 201/202

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

POLS 215

All

Computer Science A

3

3

CPSC 110

All

4

4

CPSC 150/150L

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

CPSC 125

All

Drawing

3

3*

--

All

English Language and Composition

4

3

ENGL 123

All

5

6

ENGL 123 & 3 English Elective Credits

All

English Literature and Composition

4

3

--

All

5

6

--

All

Environmental Science

3

4

BIOL 115/109L

All

European History

3

3

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

6

FREN 101/102

All

4

12

FREN 101/102, FREN 201/202

All

German Language and Culture

3

6

GERM 101/102

All

4

12

GERM 101/102, GERM 201/202

All

Human Geography

3

3

GEOG 210

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

6

ITAL 101/102

All

4

12

ITAL 101/102, ITAL 201/202

All

Japanese Language and Culture

4

12

--

All

Latin

3

6

LATN 101/102

All

4

12

LATN 101/102, LATN 201/202

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECON 201

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECON 202

All

Music Theory

3

3

MUSC 211

All

Physics 1

4

4

PHYS 151/151L

All

Physics 2

4

4

PHYS 152/152L

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4

4*

PHYS 202/202L*

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

4*

PHYS 201 and 201L*

All

Psychology

4

3

PSYC 201

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

6

SPAN 101/102

All

4

12

SPAN 101/102, SPAN 201/202

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

6

SPAN 101/102

All

4

12

SPAN 101/102, SPAN 201/202

All

Statistics

3

3

MATH 125

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

POLS 101

All

United States History

3

3

HIST 121

All

5

6

HIST 121, HIST 122

All

World History: Modern

3

3

HIST 111

All

5

6

HIST 111, HIST 112

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

Biology

50

6

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

4

Chemistry

50

6

College Algebra

50

3

College Mathematics

50

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introductory Sociology

70

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 40.0%

% of loans / jobs : 60.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 92.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 66.0%

% Judged to have need : 65.0%

% that were offered aid : 61.0%

% that had need fully met : 22.0%

% of need met : 67.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $10,257.00

Avg non need-based aid : $3,435.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $7,361.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,399.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $32,878.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 1

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Lisa Duncan Raines

Financial aid office phone : (757) 594-7170

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $378.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $897.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Leadership

Minority Status

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Leadership

Music/Drama

ROTC

Religious Affiliation

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Army : Offered on Campus

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$14,924.00

$14,924.00

$14,924.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$27,390.00

$27,390.00

$27,390.00

Room and board:

$11,760.00

$12,424.00

$4,500.00

Books and supplies:

$1,304.00

$1,304.00

$1,304.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$2,532.00

$2,172.00

$2,172.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,218.00

$2,122.00

$2,122.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$31,738.00

$32,946.00

$25,022.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$44,204.00

$45,412.00

$37,488.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 3

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 66

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 92

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 45

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Interview

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 405

Transfers admitted percentage: 61.0%

Transfers admitted: 248

Transfers enrolled percentage: 37.0%

Transfers enrolled: 153

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Special Requirements

Applicants must be eligible to return to the most recently attended college or university. All transfer applicants must submit official college and high school transcripts. SAT or ACT scores are recommended if high school graduation is within the last five years. All transfer applicants are expected to enroll each semester as full time students. Transfer applicants must request Transfer College Reports from all college or universities attended.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

International Application Due for Fall 2021: Feb 1

Application fee: $65.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $27,390.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $11,760.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $12,424.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $897.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $24,100.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 4

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 90

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 71

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program