University description (as per official university website)
Christopher Newport University is a dynamic, thriving institution where youíll find dedicated professors and small classes that are the hallmark of a private liberal arts education, and magnificent facilities that few institutions can rival.
Undergraduate and graduate programs at CNU include more than 80 academic majors and programs, ranging from accounting to theater arts, management to social work. The 4,884 students come from every region in Virginia, 25 other states, and 30 foreign nations.
CNU is located in Newport News, Virginia, near some of the nationís most significant historic sites and some of its best beaches! Here on the 260-acre campus, youíll find boundless energy and state-of-the-art buildings - including new library, residence halls, apartments and an arts center designed by the firm of internationally renowned architect I.M.
Forty-five percent of CNUís 4,884 students are male; 55 percent are female. Students come to CNU from every region in Virginia, 25 other states, and 30 foreign nations. In Fall 2007, the average high school GPA is 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale), and the average SAT score is 1200.
Founded in 1960 as a two-year branch of the College of William and Mary, CNU became independent in 1977 and gained university status in 1991. Today, CNU is the youngest comprehensive university in the Commonwealth.
Education at Christopher Newport University is about more than memorizing facts. Itís about learning to think analytically and communicate effectively - and about preparing for a dynamic future.
Undergraduate programs at CNU range from accounting to theater arts, management to social work. Whichever field you choose, youíll learn in small classes with exceptional professors who will get to know you as an individual.
The graduate studies program offers three excellent master's level programs: M.S. In Applied Physics and Computer Science, M.S. In Environmental Science and Master of Arts in Teaching.
CNU has a limited number of scholarships established by private donors or by outside agencies. The availability of the scholarships is dependent upon the continued participation by the private donors and agencies and the earnings of the endowed scholarship funds investments.
All scholarship awards are disbursed twice, half in the fall semester and the other half in the spring semester.
Available private scholarships are based on either financial need or academic achievement. All scholarships which include need as a component are awarded by the Office of Financial Aid.