Class Size Matters
Our class sizes are much smaller than most state universities; nearly half of all CNU classes have fewer than 19 students. Thanks to our high faculty-to-student ratio, you have a greater opportunity to connect with professors and develop mentoring relationships.
Nearly 90 percent of CNU's esteemed faculty members hold a PhD or the highest degree in their fields. Our professors include Fulbright Scholars, NASA Public Service Award winners, playwrights and actors, lawyers, and business owners.
CNU students have the opportunity to gain work experience through internships at some of the best organizations in the country, such as NASA, Langley Air Force Base and the Jefferson Lab.
Our numerous community service programs empower students to change the world during and after their time at CNU. CNU alumnus Angelia Sanders started her own nonprofit organization, Tamani Africa, working with rural African communities to create sustainable programs in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Husband and wife team and CNU alumni Corinne and Nick Huber are at work in the Peace Corps as educators in Satpaev, Kazakhstan, creating an English library and resource center to both promote a community of shared knowledge and to make educational resources publicly available.
Picture a Winner
Canon USA and Canon Virginia partnered with CNU to create the Canon Leadership Scholars Program, which grants selective students a $5,000 merit scholarship for four years, for a total of $20,000. Students in the program have the opportunity to study abroad at Oxford University.
Champs at More than Sports
For five consecutive years, students in the Small Business Institute (SBI) program at CNU's Joseph W. Luter, III School of Business have won top honors in a national business consulting competition.
Christopher Newport University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097; telephone (404) 679-4501) to award degrees at the baccalaureate and master’s degree levels. Read more.