Christopher Newport University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (10)
Christopher Newport University was expensive ( I was out of state), and there was no community in the education program unless you went there as an undergraduate. That being said, the graduate environmental program faculty and students were excellent.
Christopher Newport University was the best decision I had made when I was deciding where to go. The class sizes are small and professors take the time to get to know their students. All of the buildings are new and state of the art with many amazing features. It is an ever building campus, every year a new building is built.
I loved my time at CNU. I felt the professors I had were interested not only in my success in the classroom but also life after college. I am currently a first year in a cell biology doctoral program and I feel the courses I took and research experience I have had prepared me, more than many of my peers, to be a successful scientist. It was challenging and also a lot of fun. Additionally, while I don't know from personal experience, my friends who were computer science, psychology and Spanish majors would say very similar things.
College is about making decisions for yourself. It's your career path, it's your future. Remember you can't impress everyone, and if one of your teachers isn't a fan of you, then find one who is and who will properly nurture your career. Make time for yourself in college; it's going to be hard enough but to lose yourself in it would be a travesty. Look at more than one school because one school might be flashy and get your attention but there might be another place for you out there. Enjoy the experience, don't limit yourself to JUST your degree program, and TRAVEL. Use college to travel and explore. Save money. This is all how I felt about CNU, and I learned it the hard way.
I loved CNU and would definitely recommend their interdisciplinary studies degree to anyone who really wants to attend the school but who wants a major that they do not provide.
To be honest, CNU thinks very highly of itself ...that isn't, however, all hubris. It is a great bargain as far as the quality of education, and the tagline, "a private school education at a public school price," is accurate. I didn't often feel challenged in my classes, though. I grew up in Fairfax County and my high school classes were far more challenging than any class I took during undergrad. I am very involved in community service and charitable activities, of which the administration and faculty were supportive. I do not have a strong desire to stay super connected to the school or my former classmates.
I liked that I had a personal relationship with many of my professors, so that I wasn't treated as a number, but a person. I also really liked the community feeling of the school, pretty much everyone knew everyone, and there was always something going on to do.
Christopher Newport University is a gem amongst the many colleges and universities in Virginia. It has a private school feel with a public school cost. The professors at CNU truly care about their students, and are willing to do anything to help the students achieve their goals. Being part of the President's Leadership Program was an added bonus, because I was provided with an extra support system that pushed me to not only achieve my goals, but to set my sights higher. CNU was the perfect University for me to grow into the person that I always dreamed of becoming, but never knew how to achieve.
Christopher Newport University is a fantastic school with a well-focused community for undergraduates. From small classes to helpful academic advisors, there's hardly any way to go wrong with academic schedules. Well rounded school!
As a student in the Neuroscience program, I was able to see how departments developed from nothing to having students walk for graduation. I was able to graduate a year early with a major in Neuroscience and a double minor. If I had stayed one more semester, I could have double majored easily. CNU's Neuroscience program helped me get to graduate school and land a job in my field to build experience while building my education. I was also able to nearly completely fund my Bachelor's degree with scholarships and grants from CNU, even if I had to make a couple of phone calls to make sure they all arrived as needed (the Financial Aid office handles so many documents, I have no idea how they manage).