Freshman - International Freshman Admission - Christopher Newport University
Christopher Newport Hall from the Great Lawn

International Freshman Admission

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? Whatever your passions lead you to study – from engineering to leadership, from music to accounting – the liberal arts and sciences are the foundation of your academic experiences. Here we don’t just teach you to do something; we prepare you to do anything.

Christopher Newport is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the baccalaureate and master’s degree levels. We continue to earn high marks in many college rankings for the quality and rigor of academic programs, and the great value students receive from a CNU education. Some of our most recent rankings include:

U.S. News & World Report

  • 2nd in public regional universities (South)
  • 5th in regional universities (South)

The Princeton Review

  • Making an Impact, Public (No. 4)
  • Internships, Public (No. 5)
  • Best College Dorms (No. 7)
  • Most Engaged in Community Service (No. 13)

Bloomberg BusinessWeek

  • Top 100 best undergraduate business schools

We have designed an undergraduate experience to instruct and inspire great leaders. Studying the liberal arts and sciences provides knowledge that will prepare you to take advantage of any opportunity that presents itself in today’s global marketplace. Through CNU’s rigorous curriculum you will learn how to think critically and communicate effectively while developing the tools and skills that will serve you for a lifetime.

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