Christopher Newport University: Narrative Description

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Newport News, VA 23606-2998
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 175-acre suburban campus with easy access to Norfolk. Endowment: $2.5 million. Total enrollment: 4,681. Faculty: 318 (195 full-time, 123 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 4,368 applied, 71% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 91% from top half. Full-time: 4,127 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 413 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 10 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 9% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 16% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 64% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton University, Old Dominion University, College of William and Mary. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, 3 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $3152 full-time, $221 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,464 full-time, $528 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $2162 full-time, $90 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $7200. College room only: $4700. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 50 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 5% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Virginia Education Association, Student Government Association. Major annual events: Homecoming, Fall Fest, Spring Fest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, campus police. College housing designed to accommodate 2,333 students; 2,400 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Captain John Smith Library with 328,319 books, 765,028 microform titles, 1,695 serials, 10,238 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 1,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The 125-acre campus located in Newport News, VA, is easily accessible to residents of that city. The campus is centrally located between recreational centers at Colonial Williamsburg and the Norfolk/Virginia Beach resorts.

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