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Christopher Newport University Student Life

Christopher Newport University is on a 260-acre campus in a suburban setting in Newport News, Virginia, not far from Virginia Beach. There are many activities and organizations for Christopher Newport University students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Christopher Newport University also has fraternities and sororities.

Christopher Newport University has a thriving Phi Mu. In fact, more students participate in Phi Mu than any other on-campus activity.

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

The Christopher Newport University community comes together each year for Spring Fest, Glow in the Dar-Cappella and Stroll to the Polls.

Christopher Newport University Housing

Christopher Newport University offers 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 2021, 71% of undergrads at Christopher Newport University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 28% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Christopher Newport University. There are 3,812 spots available in on-campus housing for all 4,758 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 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 and .

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 unversity, funding, and compention 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 Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Golf NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Lacrosse NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Club Teamsheerleading 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
Swimming And Diving Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Table Tennis Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Volleyball Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 3

Safety at Christopher Newport University

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. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

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 to Christopher Newport University, take Interstate 64 to Newport News, VA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Newport News/Williamsburg International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Virginia you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Christopher Newport University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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%

6%

4%

1%

0.19%

0.13%

0.08%

Undergraduate Students

4,758

Graduate Students

110

Non-Resident / International Students

9

Christopher Newport University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 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

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,868

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

76%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$14,924

Out-of-State

$27,390

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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