StudentsReview :: Christopher Newport University - Comments and Student Experiences
Search for Schools by Region

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
James Madison University -- Harrisonburg, VA
University of Virginia -- Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University -- Richmond, VA

  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.

Christopher Newport University

There are 178 Comments


Sort By: [Date] [Major] [Rating]

Select Comments:

Positive Negative Neutral Advice
I came to CNU because they offered meBrightCriminal
I came to CNU because they offered me the best chance at an ROTC scholarship. The professor of military science, a lieutenant Colonel, was very welcoming and professional. Sadly he retired my freshman year and weve shuffled around since then. The ROTC program itself is capable however one of the cadre, a senior enlisted, is a complete jerk. He displays sociopathic tendencies and sabotages cadets he doesnt like. Luckily hes retiring this year.

Outside of ROTC, my major is criminology, it was a new major when i arrived in 2019 however the school failed to update its course books on required classes and information surrounding it. The professors are kind, open minded and flexible, but as for my core credit professors, many are arrogant, self absorbed, or dont seem to understand their basic level course for a core credit does mot need to be as hard as the oxford entrance exam. I found myself clawing for grades when professors would tell me that ?CNU was a B average school and As had to be earned?. Theres also lots of busy work that feels repetitive and does nothing other than waste time.

Residence halls: maintenance is pathetic, dust is everywhere and the vents are never cleaned. Unless a toilet has exploded the staff will most likely ignore your request for a repair. This year our washing machine was broken for 90% of the semester and our dishwasher never worked. Living off campus os definitely preferable, especially considering the RAs are usually a bunch of narcs who go out of their way to try to catch you doing something wrong such as having alcohol in the dorms. The school purposefully tries to keep you there all three years in an attempt to suck as much money as they can out of you with checs, housing fees, "damage" fees, and more.

Off campus: the area around CNU is shady at best and dangerous at worst. There are active gangs, gunfire, and drug addicts that roam the area. Recently my car was broken into and many items were stolen, including a lot pf my ROTC gear. CNU PD does not have adequate cameras to catch any thieves and seem pretty lazy. Last year there was a hit and run on my car that also went un investigated by them. It seems their only purpose is to bust parties. There is very little to do. Most of the bars suck, there arent really any clubs, and the food is fairly limited. The only draw is that busch gardens is down the road, and the beach is fairly close.

Sports: CNU football is a joke, i have never watched them win a game, in fact we lost one of our games 86-7. Even for a division 3 school we are terrible. Social: if youre not a girl or in a fraternity you can expect to have a fairly bland college experience. I joined a fraternity and it is one of the only things keeping me at this school. That and my contract for the scholarship.

3rd Year Male -- Class 1923
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Useful Schoolwork: F
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Great school for theQuite BrightBiology
Great school for the honors program. The Honors seminars are very interesting and the programs gives lots of perks like being able to skip out of the liberal learning core.
1st Year Female -- Class 1922
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: B
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Although it s a great campus, aesthetically, itsNot so brightBiology
Although it s a great campus, aesthetically, its not in the best neighborhood. I dont feel safe walking around by myself, and always have to let someone know where I am. The food here is not that great, but not that bad either. Expect to be disapointed. The faculty is nice, but some are rude and condenscending. The social life doesnt exist unless you join greek life. The only hype things that happen on campus are the theme meals and basket ball games. Other than that. not that great of a school.
4th Year Female -- Class 2018
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Social Life: F
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Compare CNUSave CNU

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→
• Boston Apartment lease: Watch out!

Are you a student and about to sign the very first lease in your li... more→

• What college is right for you?
When thinking about their choices for colleges, many students and pare... more→