Christopher Newport University


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Christopher Newport University

In-state Tuition

$6,460 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$13,482 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

March 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA),

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 206,965 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 11,086 current serial subscriptions.
  • 198,457 microforms.
  • 5,269 Audio/Visual items.
  • 16,361 e-books.

Museums & Art

Ferguson Center for the Arts, The Freeman Center for Sports and Convocation



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 302 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 20 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 100 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 0 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 3,200 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available 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
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 5,000 students can be on the network at once.



health service


minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, religious


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interest inventory, interview training, other

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)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 61% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 14% of housing units are Singles.
  • 4% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 44% of housing units are Triples.
  • 37% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 1% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 25 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 64% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 64% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 65% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events 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
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station
  • In total, there are about 116 organizations on campus.
  • 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 Chi, Sigma Tau Delta, Upsilon Pi Epsilon.
  • 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 Ministries Leadership Council, Young Life Christian Fellowship.
  • 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)
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Accounting Club, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. , Alpha Kappa Psi (Business Fraternity), Alpha Phi, Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Altered Xpressions (Break Dancing), Animal Welfare Coalition, Association for Computing Machinery, Biology Club, Bowling Club, Campus Activities Board (CAB), Campus Girl Scouts, Captain’s Log (Newspaper), Circle K, Class Council, Class of 2006, Class of 2007, Class of 2008, Class of 2009, Club Soccer, CNU Anime Club, CNU Cinema, CNU Disc Golf Club, CNU Men’s Lacrosse, CNU Motor Sports, CNU Presents (Theater), CNU Rock Climbing, CNU Roleplaying Guild, CNU Rowing Club, CNU S. A. D. D. , CNU TONiGHT, CNU VATE (English Education), College Republicans, Currents, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. , Direct Marketing Association, Ecology Club, Equestrian Team, Financial Management Association, Fine Arts Society, First Edition (A Cappella), Fishing Club, French Club, Gamma Phi Beta, Gay-Straight Student Union (GSSU), History Club, Horticulture Club, Ice Hockey Club, Institute of Electric & Electronic Engineers, International Relations Organization, Investment Club, Kappa Delta Rho, Mathematics Club, Model UN, National Association for Music Education, National Residence Hall Honorary, Peer Advising Club, Pershing Rifles (Military Fraternity), Phi Alpha Delta (Pre-Law), Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. , Phi Mu, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Music Fraternity), Philosophy Club, Pi Kappa Phi, Pi Lambda Phi, Psychology Club, Residence Hall Association (RHA), Sigma Alpha Iota (Music), Sigma Phi Epsilon, Silver Storm Dance Team, Social Work Association, Society for Human Resources Management, Sociology Club, Student Academic Advisory Board, Student Government Association (SGA), Student Virginia Education Association, Tau Delta Phi, Technical Training Association, Theatre CNU, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Vibes of Our Vernacular, WCNU (Radio Station), Young Constitutionalists, Young Democrats, Zeta Tau Alpha
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Captain’s Log (weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Newport News, VA (6), Norfolk, VA (26)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Newport News, VA (4)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Newport News, VA (5)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 78% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 21% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,448
  • Freshman are discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 5 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 4% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 5 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 6% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, dress/hair code, honor code, hazing prohibited

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