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Christopher Newport University Overview

Christopher Newport University is a public institution located in Newport News, Virginia. Newport News is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Christopher Newport University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$36,895 Avg Cost After Aid
89% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at CNU is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at CNU.
  • In <nil>, 63% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from CNU makes roughly $57,364 a year. This is 41% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from CNU to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Christopher Newport University?


Contact details for CNU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 Avenue Of The Arts, Newport News, VA 23606-3072
Phone: 757-594-7000

How Do I Get Into CNU?

You can apply to CNU online at:

Admission Requirements for CNU

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Considered but not required

How Hard Is It To Get Into CNU?

89% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
36% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 89%, CNU is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 86%, and the acceptance rate for women is 91%.

Average Test Scores

About 36% of students accepted to CNU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 670. Math scores were between 540 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Christopher Newport University  ( 570 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Christopher Newport University  ( 540 to 650 )
CNU received ACT scores from 2% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Christopher Newport University  ( 25 to 29 )

Can I Afford Christopher Newport University?

$36,895 Net Price
44% Take Out Loans
0.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of CNU is $36,895. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At CNU, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $8,923 a year. That adds up to $35,692 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CNU is 0.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Christopher Newport University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,388 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,472 undergraduate students at CNU, with 4,388 being full-time and 84 being part-time.


There are also 112 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,388 full-time undergraduates at CNU, 45% are male and 55% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Christopher Newport University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 174
Black or African American 301
Hispanic or Latino 304
White 3,323
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 272

Geographic Diversity

Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at Christopher Newport University. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 10 countries are represented at CNU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, United Kingdom, and Finland.

Online Learning at Christopher Newport University

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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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