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Chances of getting into Christopher Newport University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
76%
Admission Difficulty for Christopher Newport University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into CNU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at CNU is 76%.  It ranks #25 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Christopher Newport University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 5,587 out of 7,311 applicants were admitted.

Christopher Newport University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.82. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The CNU application fee is $65 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Christopher Newport University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 89% of students submitted SAT scores and 27% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

CNU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
89%
SAT Scores for Christopher Newport University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Christopher Newport University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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CNU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
27%
ACT Scores for Christopher Newport University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Christopher Newport University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

CNU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.82
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Christopher Newport University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into CNU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Christopher Newport University was 3.82 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.82 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as CNU accepts 76% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Christopher Newport University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 59.0% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 18.0% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 14.0% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 7.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 2.0% Low
2.50 to 2.99 0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

82% of Christopher Newport University freshman were in the top half 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 17%
Top 25% of class 47%
Top 50% of class 82%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Christopher Newport University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,140 3,171 7,311
Accepted 3,267 2,320 5,587
Acceptance Rate 79% 73% 76%
Enrolled 636 519 1,155
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 22% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
32

Applicants have 32 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Christopher Newport University is $65.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Christopher Newport University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Christopher Newport University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

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.

FAQs

Does Christopher Newport University prefer SAT or ACT?

89% of students submit their SAT scores to CNU. 27% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Christopher Newport University?

76% of those who apply are granted admission to CNU. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.