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Christopher Newport University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionA+
Academic SuccessB+ Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueB+ University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeB
Surrounding CityC Extra CurricularsA
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Condescending

Quite Bright
Lowest Rating
Surrounding City
Highest Rating
Excess Competition
He cares more about Surrounding City than the average student.
Date: Dec 02 2008
Major: Language - French/Spanish/etc. (This Major's Salary over time)
The school definitely knows how to appeal to parents and prospective students, providing a beautiful campus and an array of activities to do in the surrounding area; however, I feel like a lot of this is talked up. I am not saying it is bad, because in actuality, it is still decent. The campus became covered in flowers and the shrubbery maintained over when major events took place (like welcome week), and overall the campus is inconvenient as far as placement. The university boasts of how it is close to historical sites and tourist attractions, when about 50% of them take about an hour to get to with traffic (they boast of how close it is, when an hour is not close for a student without transportation).

My one major complaint about the school was it's lack of programs. This could be a good and bad comment, because I had many opportunities to create my own majors/courses/study abroad programs, even though they don't seem to be advertised enough as to how you actually go about getting them made. Certain study abroad programs I found out about after they had taken place, or were past deadlines. The university seems to be missing the "middle man" of getting you from being an unaware student to a successful participant.

I did have a few problems with Career Counseling during my stay. After talking with a few representatives, I was told they would help me in my search for internships, only to receive an email a month later asking how my search was going, somewhat of a disappointment seeing as how they boast all the connections they can make.

Other than that, I loved the school. I was about to connect IMMENSELY with professors; they were extremely helpful and willing to work with you to achieve not only understanding in your coursework, but also in your own unique interests (as in, you can freely go to a professor and make up an independent study in the drop of a hat). Other than that, it was petty things such as the campus flooding easily during rainy days, horrible traffic to cross to reach on-campus living and shops, and walkways that, although were very beautiful, seemed to always be awkward to follow, leading to as many worn dirt paths as there were real walk ways.

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