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How hard is it to get into CNU and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate ranking it #21 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,179 out of 7,204 applicants were admitted making CNU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 38 percent. Christopher Newport University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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 submit SAT scores and 27% submit ACT scores.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||540|
|SAT Composite 25th||1110|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||630|
|SAT Composite 75th||1280|
|Average SAT Score||1200|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Christopher Newport University?
Christopher Newport University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 89 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1280 and Above||Good||>81%|
|1195 to 1280||Avg +||72%-81%|
|1110 to 1195||Avg -||60%-72%|
|1025 to 1110||Reach||47%-60%|
|Less than 1025||Low||<47%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||N/A|
|ACT Math 75th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||24|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into CNU?
Admission data indicates that CNU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 27 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Christopher Newport University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>83%|
|24 to 27||Avg +||72%-83%|
|22 to 24||Avg -||63%-72%|
|20 to 22||Reach||52%-63%|
|Less than 20||Low||<52%|
What GPA do you need to get into Christopher Newport University?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into CNU. 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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
53% of Christopher Newport University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||26%||24%|
Applicants have 154 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Christopher Newport University is $65.
What are the requirements for admission to Christopher Newport University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Considered but not required|
|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.
89% of students submit their SAT scores to CNU. 27% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
72% of those who apply are granted admission to CNU. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1110 and 1280. 89% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 27. 27% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.