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Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate89%
Acceptance Rate89%

Christopher Newport University Student Life

Christopher Newport University is on a 260-acre campus in the suburban setting of Newport News, Virginia, not far from Virginia Beach.

Christopher Newport University Student Activities

Christopher Newport University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Interested in Greek life? Christopher Newport University has fraternities and sororities.

Christopher Newport University has the Campus Activities Board. In fact, more students participate in the Campus Activities Board than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Christopher Newport University include Alpha Sigma Alpha, Phi Mu, Alpha Delta Pi and Gamma Phi Beta.

Christopher Newport University students' favorite campus traditions are Spring Fest, Fall Fest and Involvement Fair.

Does Christopher Newport University Offer Student Housing?

This table offers information on housing at Christopher Newport University.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes Required for junior
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities No
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 79%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 3,812
Number of Students Living On-Campus –– 3,812
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus –– 21%

Christopher Newport University offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Christopher Newport University students live on campus. In 2022, 79% of undergrads at Christopher Newport University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 21% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Christopher Newport University. There are 3,812 spots available in on-campus housing for all 4,472 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 3,812 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 75% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Christopher Newport University offers coed housing.

Christopher Newport University Athletics

At Christopher Newport University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Christopher Newport University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Golf NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Lacrosse NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Indoor Track NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cheerleading Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 3
Crew Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Equestrian Sports Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Gymnastics Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rowing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Swimming And Diving Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Table Tennis Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams

Is Christopher Newport University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Christopher Newport University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security.

Christopher Newport University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Christopher Newport University has Campus-based University Police; Emergency Notification System; Crime Prevention Programs.

Plan a Visit to Christopher Newport University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Christopher Newport University, take Interstate 64 to Newport News, VA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Newport News/Williamsburg International airport.

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Christopher Newport University Students

55%

Women

45%

Men

98%

Full Time

2%

Part Time

93%

In State

7%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

76%

7%

7%

5%

4%

1%

0.31%

0.11%

0.11%

Undergraduate Students

4,472

Graduate Students

112

Non-Resident / International Students

14

Christopher Newport University Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,584

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

89%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$14,924

Out-of-State

$27,390

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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