Christopher Newport University

Overview


Acceptance Rate
72%
Acceptance Rate by Gender
Percent of Applicants
SAT Score Range
1060 - 1250
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
23 - 28
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Tuition & Fees
$25,850
Average Salary in 10 Years
$52,000

Note: 10 years after enrolling at Christopher Newport University

Christopher Newport University is located in Newport News, Virginia. It is a mid-size public school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 4,954 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat selective as the acceptance rate is 72.4%.

Popular majors include Social Sciences, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, and Psychology. 75% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $39,300.

Map


About


🗺 1 Avenue Of The Arts
Newport News, Virginia 23606
State Virginia
🌐cnu.edu/

Test Score Range


What test scores do you need to get into Christopher Newport University?
SAT Score Range
1060 - 1250
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
23 - 28
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Median SAT Score
1155
Out of 1600
Median ACT Score
26
Out of 36
SAT Score Breakdown
SAT Total Score Ranges
SAT Critical Reading Score Ranges
SAT Math Score Ranges
SAT Writing Score Ranges
ACT Score Breakdown
ACT Total Score Ranges

Admissions


Christopher Newport University has around 6,948 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 26% decide to enroll at Christopher Newport University. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 6,948 applicants 44% are men and 56% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 128 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 78 men.

Christopher Newport University's acceptance rate is 72.4%. The acceptance rate for men is 68.3% and the acceptance rate for women is 75.6%.

Applicants


Who applies to Christopher Newport University?
Number of Applicants
6,948
Number of Applicants per Spot
5
per spot
Male Applicants
44%
Female Applicants
56%

Acceptance Rate


Getting into Christopher Newport University
Christopher Newport University Acceptance Rate
72.4%
Getting in
Selective
Male Acceptance Rate
68.3%
Female Acceptance Rate
75.6%

School Popularity


Do Students Want to Go to Christopher Newport University?
Christopher Newport University Admissions Yield
26%
of accepted students choose to go to Christopher Newport University
Male Admissions Yield
28%
Female Admissions Yield
24%

Graduation Rate


Graduation Rate
75%
within 6 years
Men Graduation Rate
72%
Women Graduation Rate
76%
Undergrad Graduation Rate
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Cost


Can you afford to attend Christopher Newport University?
Average Cost After Financial Aid
$22,965
for one year

Source: Dept. of Education
Published Tuition & Fees
$25,850
Excludes housing

Source: Dept. of Education
Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$37,074
per year
In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$24,878
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?
Median Student Debt
$25,000

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
How much will you pay each month?
$266
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Christopher Newport University would expect to pay over 10 years.
Will you be able to pay off your debt?
76%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Christopher Newport University Financial Aid
Students Receiving Financial Aid
76%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education
Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan
49%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Christopher Newport University you can visit cnu.edu/financialaid/.

Christopher Newport University Tuition and Room & Board
Out-of-State Tuition
Total Cost: $37,074
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
In-State Tuition
Total Cost: $24,878
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Career & Salary


How much money will you make after graduating from Christopher Newport University?

Christopher Newport University students, on average, make $52,000 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 7% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Christopher Newport University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Christopher Newport University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
How much will your income increase each year?
7.3%
in early to mid-career

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Christopher Newport University.
Median Earnings of Students from Christopher Newport University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Christopher Newport University.
Male Students: Average Earnings from Christopher Newport University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Christopher Newport University.
Female Students: Average Earnings from Christopher Newport University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Christopher Newport University.
Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Christopher Newport University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Christopher Newport University.

Return on Education


What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Christopher Newport University? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.4x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Christopher Newport University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Christopher Newport University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.3x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Christopher Newport University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Christopher Newport University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
Tuition vs. Earnings
Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.

Teaching


Student-Faculty Ratio
15
students per faculty
Average Professional Salary
$107,841
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-High

Graduate School


Can you go to grad school at Christopher Newport University?
Yes
Highest degree: Master's degree

Students


Undergraduate Focus
98%
Undergrads
4,954
Total Students
5,081
undergrads and grad students
Part-Time Students
1%
Students over 25
1%
Student Median Household Income
$79,799
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017)

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau

Student Diversity


Who will be your classmates?
Women
56%
of undergraduates
Men
44%
of undergraduates
Are there more men or more women?
Slightly More Women

Christopher Newport University has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 79 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 127 women.

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Christopher Newport University
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Student Age
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Where are Students from?
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
What do students at Christopher Newport University study?
Christopher Newport University Popular Majors
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Christopher Newport University are:

  1. Social Sciences
  2. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  3. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  4. Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  5. Psychology
Approximately 65% of students choose to study one of these majors.

Student Satisfaction


Will you be happy at Christopher Newport University?
Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate
88%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Christopher Newport University has a retention rate of 88% for full-time undergrads, which is high.

Transfers


Undergraduate Transfers
143
3% of undergraduates
Transfer In Rate
Low

Christopher Newport University has around 143 students who transfer into the school each year. This is fairly low at approximately 3% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Christopher Newport University as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Living in Newport News, Virginia


City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000
499
in 2017
Source: FBI
City Rape Rate per 100,000
51
in 2017
Source: FBI

Politics in Virginia


Presidential Election Results of 2016
Democratic

Politically, Virginia tends to be Somewhat Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 50% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 44% voted for the Republican party, and 3% voted for neither.

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