CNU Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into CNU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 4,427 out of 7,366 applicants or 60% were admitted making CNU a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Christopher Newport University typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 4,246 3,120 7,366
Accepted 2,713 1,714 4,427
Acceptance Rate 64% 55% 60%
Enrolled 708 516 1,224
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 30% 28%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Christopher Newport University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 72 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1140 1320
SAT Reading 580 670
SAT Math 560 640
ACT Composite 23 27
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1320 and Above Good >72%
1230 to 1320 Avg + 60%-72%
1140 to 1230 Avg - 47%-60%
1050 to 1140 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 1050 Low <34%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Christopher Newport University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Christopher Newport University was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as CNU accepts 60% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 43% Good
3.50 to 3.75 30% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 7% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 2% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Christopher Newport University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=231712 IPEDS survey data for Christopher Newport University.

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