Christopher Newport University

country rank : 675

world rank     : 1927

University Overview


Founded in 1961, Christopher Newport University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Newport News (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Virginia. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Christopher Newport University (CNU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Christopher Newport University (CNU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 56 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. CNU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Identity


University Name(s)



Students Come First

Royal blue and silver

Captain Chris

Yearly Tuition Range


uniRank Tuition Range Matrix

Local student 10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Int’l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

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University Admissions


Gender Admission
Men and Women (coed)

International Students
Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission

Admission Selection
Yes, based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades

Admission Rate
Admission Rate 50-60%

Admission Office
1 University Place
Newport News 23606
+1 (757) 594 7015
800 333 4268


Size and Profile


Student EnrollmentTotal Enrolment Range

Academic Staff
Not reported

Control TypeControl Type

Entity TypeEntity Type


Facilities and Services 


LibraryUniversity Library

HousingUniversity Housing and Accommodation

Sport FacilitiesUniversity Sport Facilities

Financial AidsUniversity Financial Aids

Study AbroadStudy Abroad and International Exchange Programs

Distance Learning
Not reported




Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)




  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)


Academic Structure





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