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Campus & Student Life at Christopher Newport University

Home to about 4,758 undergraduates in 2020, CNU is a small, public university located in Newport News, Virginia. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, CNU offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by CNU can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our CNU Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

CNU Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 8.0% of the student population at CNU. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit CNU Disability Services.

CNU for the Military

While not a "service academy", CNU does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit CNU Veteran Services . For more information, check out our CNU for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Christopher Newport University

CNU offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Christopher Newport University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Christopher Newport University

CNU has a comparatively small, student body. There were 4,758 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 4,653 (97.8%). Part-time attendance was 105 (2.2%).


Christopher Newport University is Ranked #1,504 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, CNU is about average in terms of overall diversity. We rank CNU #1504 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Christopher Newport University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at CNU by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the CNU Diversity Guide.

Christopher Newport University Competes in the NCAA

CNU has a total of 621 student athletes, 388 men and 233 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$9,796,398
Total Expenses (all teams)$9,787,602

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Christopher Newport University Athletics

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