Christopher Newport University

Christopher Newport University is the youngest comprehensive university in the state of Virginia, and has a 260-acre campus in suburban Newport News in Virginia, USA. The University offers a number of bachelor's degree programs in the disciplines of Arts & Humanities, Business, Social Sciences and Behavioural Sciences.
  • Average Tuition USD 27,620
  • Acceptance Rate 72%
  • Students 5,081
  • Total Annual Cost USD 44,040
  • Intakes Fall, Spring
  • Application Deadline February 1, October 1
  • Transfer Yes
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Christopher Newport University (CNU) offers a number of bachelor's degree programs in subjects such as Music, Art History, Classical Studies, Philosophy and Theatre. CNU's small class sizes ensure direct access to experts in their fields – teacher-scholars providing outstanding instruction, conducting groundbreaking research, and publishing noteworthy books and papers. University accommodation consists of modern residence halls including the Potomac and York River Halls and Santoro Hall for first-year students. The campus is also home to numerous cafes and bistros, pizzeria, grille, library, shop and over 200 student clubs and associations.
  • 01Ranked among the top 310 Colleges of 2018 in the Forbes America's Top Colleges Ranking.
  • 02Included in the Best 384 Colleges list by The Princeton Review for 2019.
  • 03Recognised nationally as a 'College of Distinction' for 2019, a title given only to select Colleges.

Bachelor Programs

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    Accountancy

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

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    African American Studies

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

  • 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606, United States

    American Studies

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of American history, society, literature, and culture

  • 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606, United States

    Anthropology

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

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    Applied Physics

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

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    Art History

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art history research methods; the conservation of works of art; and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

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    Asian Studies

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

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    Biology

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

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    Business Administration

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Chemistry

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    Childhood Studies

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Childhood Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of teaching including other educational services for infant and preschool aged children with special learning needs or disabilities.

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    Civic Engagement

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

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    Classical Studies

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Classics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of literature, history, philosophy, languages, and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.

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    Communication Studies

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

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    Computer Engineering

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the mathematical and scientific areas in analysing, designing, developing and operating computer hardware and software systems, and related equipment and facilities.

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    Computer Science

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Criminology

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

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    Dance

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Dance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of dance as a cultural phenomenon; dance techniques and choreography; history of dance; and dance production.

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    Design

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and computer-aided design.

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    Digital Humanities

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Humanities. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the social and physical sciences, languages, literature, art, music, philosophy, and religion.

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    Economics

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

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    Electrical Engineering

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

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    Environmental Studies

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Film Studies

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical analysis of film; and the principles of filmmaking and film production.

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    Finance

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

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    French

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

  • 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606, United States

    German

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.

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    Greek Studies

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

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    History

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Human Rights and Conflict Resolution

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical study of law.

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    Information Science

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Systems Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; cost and accounting information systems; management control systems; personnel information systems; data storage and security; business systems networking; report preparation; computer facilities; equipment operation and maintenance; operator supervision and training; and management information systems policy and planning.

  • 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606, United States

    Information Systems

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Systems Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; cost and accounting information systems; management control systems; personnel information systems; data storage and security; business systems networking; report preparation; computer facilities; equipment operation and maintenance; operator supervision and training; and management information systems policy and planning.

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    International Business and Culture

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Judeo-Christian Studies

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theological and practical knowledge of Religious Education. The program offers courses that focus on teaching the fundamentals of religion and different belief systems; doctrines; rituals; customs; rites; and religion in society.

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    Latin

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on Latin as a language; ancient history; classical art/archaeology; and classical literature.

  • 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606, United States

    Latin American Studies

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

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    Leadership Studies

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the leadership skills required in a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. The program offers courses that focus on the study of organizational planning; the dynamics of leadership; team building; conflict resolution and mediation; communication; and other management skills.

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    Linguistics

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.

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    Literature

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Composition. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of writing in effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

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    Management

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

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    Marketing

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

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    Mathematics

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Medieval and Renaissance Studies

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Middle East and North African Studies

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

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    Military Science

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

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    Museum Studies

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Music

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

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    Music Education

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music Education. The program offers courses that focus on the teaching and learning of music.

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    Neuroscience

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Applied Cognition and Neuroscience. The program offers courses that focus on cognition, artificial intelligence, human-computer interactions and neurological diagnosis and monitoring.

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    Performing Arts

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Performing Arts. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that are delivered through a mix of practical workshops and lectures that focus on music, dance and drama.

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    Philosophy and Religious Science

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

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    Philosophy of Law

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

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    Photography and Video Art

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Media Production. The program offers courses that focus on the study of computer and telecommunications technologies and processes; the design and development of digital communications; marketing and distribution; digital communications regulation, law, and policy; digital media; documentary-making; film-making; and TV production.

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    Political Science

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

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    Psychology

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Religious Education

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theological and practical knowledge of Religious Education. The program offers courses that focus on teaching the fundamentals of religion and different belief systems; doctrines; rituals; customs; rites; and religion in society.

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    Social Work

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

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    Sociology

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

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    Spanish

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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    Studio Art

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.

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    Theatre

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.

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    US National Security Studies

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

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    Women and Gender Studies

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.

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    Writing

    USD 23,824 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Composition. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of writing in effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

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    Forbes (USA) 334

Admission Requirements

  • Avg Aid to Undergraduate 5000
  • Minimum GPA 3.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 71
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum incoming GRE 295
  • Minimum SAT 1150
  • Minimum ACT 23
  • Minimum PTE 50

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    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    The University offers a number of scholarships, including the President’s Leadership Program merit scholarship of up to $10,000, for high-achieving students showing engagement and leadership.

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    Established in 1960

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    CNU has 18 recognized fraternities and sororities on campus.

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          • Testimony
            1999-2003, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

            Class of 2003

            Looking back at my time at CNU, the high level of education and interaction with my professors was amazing and I think really unique. My program specifically was full of such great professors and offered such opportunities to add real life experience to help enrich my experience. The field work that I was able to do in Africa and in Central America was absolutely essential to my choice of furthering my education with a Master's program in Anthropology. Thanks to CNU and the Sociology Department (Robert Durel, Joe Healey, Lea Pellet) for a great foundation for my education!

          • Testimony
            1987-1991, Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

            Class of 1991

            CNC (now CNU) was a great small campus with excellent faculty and facilities. Throughout the years, it has expanded and changed into a different type of school with on-site dorms and changes in program offerings, but the quality of education does not appear to have diminished.

          • Testimony
            2004-2008, Minor

            Class of 2004

            I loved my time at CNU. I had incredible faculty that continue to impact me today. The atmosphere was incredible, hopeful, and challenging. I didn't appreciate it fully until I left for graduate school and watched my new cohort struggle through readings and concepts I had become familiar with as a sophomore. The campus is beautiful and growing. If you need more proof of what a great place this is, the school was recently given the honor of an incredible recommendation by the ACTA: http://www.goacta.org/news/christopher_newport_university_becomes_only_public_institution_in_the_count