Christopher Newport University Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in Newport News, VA, Christopher Newport University is one of the best universities in the state of Virginia. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for Christopher Newport University in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is Christopher Newport University.

  • According to AbbreviationFinder, Christopher Newport University is often abbreviated as CNU.

1 University Place Newport News, VA 23606
Phone: (757) 594-7015
Email: [email protected]
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Rankings: Christopher Newport University

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Peer college rating (out of 5) 2.4
Graduation and retention ranking: 193
Average freshman retention rate: 79.0%
6-year graduation rate: 49.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 54%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): -5
Faculty resources ranking: 193
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 38.2%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 2.3%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 17:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 85.2%
Student selectivity ranking: 126
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 1090-1260
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 20%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 60%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 55.5%
Financial resources rank: 235
Alumni giving rank: 227
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 7.9%

Essential Facts: Christopher Newport University

  • Christopher Newport University is the youngest comprehensive university in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Christopher Newport University was awarded 51 badges in the 2021 rankings.
  • The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Christopher Newport University was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend.

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General Information
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 59%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 10%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 14%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 70%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 58%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA III
Men’s scholarship sports: N/A
Women’s scholarship sports: N/A
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station