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Newport News, Virginia

CNU Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Christopher Newport University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
72.4%
Admission Difficulty for Christopher Newport University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into CNU and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate ranking it #23 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,030 out of 6,948 applicants were admitted making CNU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Christopher Newport University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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CNU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

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CNU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.7
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Christopher Newport University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Christopher Newport University was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as CNU accepts 72% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Christopher Newport University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 43% Good
3.50 to 3.75 30% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 7% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 2% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

53% of Christopher Newport University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Christopher Newport University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 20%
Top 25% of class 53%
Top 50% of class 91%
Bottom 50% of class 9%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Christopher Newport University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,906 3,042 6,948
Accepted 2,953 2,077 5,030
Acceptance Rate 76% 68% 72%
Enrolled 721 572 1,293
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 28% 26%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
102

Applicants have 102 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to CNU before the Feb 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Christopher Newport University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Christopher Newport University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Christopher Newport University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=231712 IPEDS survey data for Christopher Newport University.