Christopher Newport University


A "student-first, teaching-first" institution in Newport News, Va., Christopher Newport University is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, honor and service. A four-year public school offering a private school experience for 5,000 students, CNU celebrates the values inherent in the liberal arts and sciences, promoting a community of honor that transforms hearts and minds. Christopher Newport is also the only public institution to earn a perfect "A" from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the strength of its curriculum.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


At Christopher Newport you’ll learn the answers to two very important questions: What am I good at? and What do I love to do? Whatever your passions lead you to study – from engineering to leadership, from music to accounting – the liberal arts and sciences are the foundation of your academic endeavors. Here we don’t teach you to do something; we prepare you to do anything.


We feel that a holistic review that encompasses all aspects of your background and application is the most effective method for finding students for whom Christopher Newport is the right fit. Typically, competitive transfer applicants present at least 15 credit hours of college–level credit with an earned cumulative GPA of 3.0. We strongly encourage completion of one college-level mathematics and English course. Standardized test scores are encouraged but not required.

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Here on our beautiful campus in Newport News, Virginia, you'll find boundless energy and magnificent facilities few schools can rival. There's also lots to do nearby – we're in the heart of one of the most historic and beautiful areas of the United States, just a few hours south of Washington, D.C., 45 minutes from the Virginia Beach oceanfront and 20 minutes from the storied towns of Williamsburg and Yorktown. The best way to experience Christopher Newport is to come and see for yourself!

Admissions office

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School location

1 Avenue Of The Arts
Newport News, VA 23606, United States of America

Phone number

(757) 594-7015