Christopher Newport University
Newport News, Virginia 23606
Christopher Newport University (CNU) offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement, and honor. CNU wants its students to choose to lead lives of significance. Professors at this affordable public university know students by name. CNU offers a nationally respected President’s Leadership Program and upholds a speaking tradition and honor code. Its four-year graduation rate is among the highest in the United States.
CNU teams are among the winningest in the nation, and its arts facilities are world class. Its campus in Newport News, Virginia, is stunningly beautiful, close to beaches, big cities, and endless opportunities for internships and careers. CNU offers the Captains Commitment—a unique guarantee that promises tuition and fees will increase by 1 percent or less in a student’s sophomore, junior, and senior years. Princeton Review recently named CNU one of the nation’s 200 “Best Value” colleges, and it is one of only a handful in Virginia to be included.