Lead a Life of Significance

At Christopher Newport University we care about minds and hearts. Our primary purpose is to form good citizens and leaders. We believe real success is a life well lived. We want our students to choose to live lives of meaning and consequence and purpose.  We call that a life of significance.

Academics

At Christopher Newport, you'll learn the answers to two very important questions:  What am I good at? and What do I love to do?  We offer more than 90 areas of study, from electrical engineering to philosophy of law, from music performance to accounting.   All programs are grounded in our rigorous liberal arts and sciences core curriculum – cited by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni as the strongest core curriculum of any public college or university in America. 

Our small class sizes give you direct access to experts in their fields – teacher-scholars who provide outstanding instruction, conduct groundbreaking research (often with your help!), and publish noteworthy books and articles. 

Living on Campus 

Our residence halls and apartment complexes win rave reviews from students and parents alike. In fact, The Princeton Review ranked our residence halls among the top in the nation in the group's Best College Dorms category.

Every room has air conditioning, a microwave and mini-refrigerator or kitchen access, high-speed internet, basic satellite cable TV, and electronic room access. Laundry facilities are conveniently located in each residence hall.  Upperclassmen have private bedrooms and bathrooms, an in-unit washer and dryer, and fully equipped kitchens.

Beyond the Classroom

We encourage you to explore meaningful activities outside of class that will amplify your academic accomplishments. Undergraduate research, internships, study abroad and community service are solid supports that will help you gain vital real-world experience along the way to becoming an engaged citizen and leader.

We also have more than 200 clubs and student organizations and 24 varsity teams that compete in NCAA Division III. We're located in the heart of one of the most historic and beautiful areas of the United States.  When you venture off campus, you'll find unlimited activities for all interests as well as cultural and historical treasures within a short walk or drive. Plus, we make exploring easy because freshmen can have cars on campus.

 

 

 

First-Year Applicants

  • Early Decision Deadline - November 15, 2021
  • Early Action Deadline - December 1, 2021
  • Regular Decision Deadline - February 1, 2022 

Early Decision candidates receive a binding decision on December 15. Early Action candidates receive a non-binding decision on January 15. Regular Decision candidates receive a non-binding decision on March 15. 

All students offered admission must reply by May 1.

Apply

  • Submitted application ($65 application fee is non-refundable)
  • Official high school transcripts.   Newport accepts official transcripts submitted electronically through the Coalition, Parchment or SCOIR. 
  • Standardized  tests  exam results.   SAT, ACT and CLT results are accepted.
  • Submit an academic recommendation in a core subject (optional)
  • Schedule an Interview

Merit Scholarships

  • All notifications are sent via USPS.   Scholarship notifications are sent on February 1 for Early Decision and Early Action applicants and April 1 for Regular Decision applicants.
  • Learn more about Merit Scholarships.

Virginia In-State Tution Rates Eligibility

  • Complete the Application for Virginia In-State Tuition Rates (Residency sections of the Christopher Newport Questions portion of the appication).  Additional documentation may be requested.   
  •  Learn more about Eligibility For In-State Tuition

Learn more, visit Freshman Admission

Transfer Applicants 

Spring 2022 

  • Priority Application Date -  October 1
  • Application Closes - December 10

Fall  2022 

  • Priority Application Date  -  March  1
  • Application Closes - July  17

Apply

  • Submit application. $65 application fee is non-refundable.
  • Submit official transcript(s) from all colleges and/or universities attended. Christopher Newport accepts official transcripts submitted electronically through Parchment or National Student Clearinghouse. Partial transcripts and/or grade reports are required until final grades are posted.
  • Submit your official high school transcript.

Virginia In-State Tution Rates Eligibility

  • Complete the Application for Virginia In-State Tuition Rates (Residency sections of the Christopher Newport Questions portion of the appication).  Additional documentation may be requested.  
  • Learn more about Eligibility For In-State Tuition 

Learn more, visit Transfer Admission

Financial Aid

We recognize that paying for college can be a challenge. That's why we distribute nearly $50 million in aid to students each year.  Most assistance comes in the form of federal and state grants, scholarships to reward merit and help students with financial need, educational loans, and college work-study programs.