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Christopher Newport University is a liberal arts university located in Hampton, Virginia. It was founded in 1961 as a two-year school of the College of William and Mary. It became a four-year college in 1971 and finally became a university in 1992. The university is named after Christopher Newport, the head of the mission which brought the earliest English settlers to Jamestown. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics. It is organized into the following academic divisions:
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Joseph W. Luter III College of Business and Leadership
  • The Department of Fine Art and Art History
  • The Department of Music
  • The Department of Theatre and Dance
CNU fields several men's and women's sports teams, which participate in the USA South Athletic Conference.

Profile of Christopher Newport UniversityStudents attend Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA, a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. Christopher Newport University degrees go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in science, media, art studies, and liberal arts.

Christopher Newport University Selectivity

Christopher Newport University is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 550. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 540 and 620.

Christopher Newport University has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

There are 4, 884 students at Christopher Newport University .

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at the school. Christopher Newport University has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Christopher Newport University offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the USA South Atlantic Conference. Christopher Newport University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts295political science, English, sociology, history, foreign language and literature, interdisciplinary studies
Business and Management190business management, accounting
Therapy and Counselling99psychology, psychology courses
Science96biology, physics courses
Media81communication studies
Education and Teaching57teacher Education
Art Studies43visual and performing arts
Computer Science and Engineering43computer science, information science, computer engineering
Religion and Philosophy16philosophy
Music13music performance
Conservation and Resource Management7environmental studies
Family and Social Work3public administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1parks and recreation studies
Contact: Christopher Newport UniversityChristopher Newport University

1 University Place

Newport News, VA 23606

General Phone: (757) 594-7000


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