CNU is a public liberal arts university offering bachelors and a limited number of masters degrees as well as certificates & preprofessional courses of study. Academic programs encompass more than 80 areas, from biology to business administration to political science to the performing arts.
Christopher Newport University is a young institution, but our formidable reputation is growing fast thanks to our commitment to the principles of liberal learning and our dedication to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. CNU is now listed 18th among all regional universities in the South and seventh among public regional universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report.
Academic programs at CNU encompass more than 80 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts, offering you a broad choice of paths to choose from on your educational journey. Our 5,000 students are taught by distinguished professors in small classes, take advantage of world-class amenities, and participate in our many student activities, volunteer organizations and athletics. With so many options and opportunities, the horizon is wide open.
Here on our 260-acre campus in Newport News, VA., you'll find boundless energy and magnificent facilities few schools can rival – including a new library, an arts center designed by the firm of internationally renowned architect I.M. Pei and best-in-class residence halls students tell us they miss when they leave. The adventure continues with some of the nation's most significant historic sites – as well as some of its most beautiful beaches – within easy reach of campus.