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Christopher Newport University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB+ Faculty AccessibilityB+
Useful SchoolworkC+ Excess CompetitionC
Academic SuccessC+ Creativity/ InnovationD+
Individual ValueF University Resource UseD+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceA- Social LifeC+
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsF
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Quite Bright
Lowest Rating
Individual Value
Highest Rating
Campus Aesthetics/ Beauty
She cares more about Individual Value than the average student.
Date: Dec 13 2009
Major: History/Histories (art history/etc.) (This Major's Salary over time)
As a freshman, I expected big, exciting, and eventful things for the next four years in college. Boy, was I wrong. The campus is blooming with construction work at all hours and it's practically a maze to navigate from one place to another. Yes, I agree it's for the better. The campus is beautiful, but the people there are not. I feel, and it can be debated, that the people accepted are based on parents' salaries and race. Majority of the campus is white, religious, and extremely close-minded. Being from the VB, diversity is seen basically on every corner. Only about 30 minutes away in a primarily diverse city, CNU has managed to keep a high white society in their college. In addition, the people there are beyond arrogant. It is difficult to make friends in an environment that is as cliquish as middle school. As growing adults and maturing, it would be assumed that people would maintain this quality in college. But maturity in the student body is not even seen, even when faculty is present.

The faculty at CNU is decent, but that is a given at any college. CNU prizes themselves on accepting individuals with extremely high GPA, but that is not the case. Like stated prior, if you're white, rich, and very religious, you'll be accepted without a problem. Back on the topic of academics, the subjects provided to study are good. The professors know their course to the tee. Most of the teachers speak English flawlessly. However, I feel like the courses don't challenge students to their full potential. The material taught is similar to that of high school's: very bland, where it should be more broad and detailed.

The food at the school is a joke. With two buildings to provide food for the students, they tend to be of very poor quality. There is little varity in the food, always the same everyday. Prepare to get a stomach ache once a week when eating the food there. Make sure you have "Captains Cash" so you can eat Chick-fil-a instead of their so-called food.

The buildings at the school are nice, well at least the ones in the process of being constructed. The residence halls, which apparently aren't "dorms," are a joke. If you're a freshman and not in PLP, you're subjected to being tripled in a small room. The suite rooms are nice, considering. The advisors that take care of the halls are like hawks. They are constantly walking the building giving out noise violations and checking rooms for alochol. They are extremely big about no extension cords and go to crazy means to make sure the students understand it. CNU is more concerned about little things, rather than huge things that actually can affect a student's future.

The biggest problem at CNU is the people. The admissions office take too much pride in who they accept, which are all white, religious, and rich students. There is little diversity and anyone who leans slightly to the Democratic side is considered an outcast. If you're white, loves God, and comes from a family of money, CNU is perfect for you. If you're diverse, slightly liberal, and not fully rich, I suggest not even to consider this school. I ended up transferring out of here because I could not stand the cliques, high school tactics, not being challenged in the education, and being subjected to being considered different for being a Democrat (although the President is a Democrat).

Paul Trible was a Republican senator in the 80s. He has NEVER been a Democrat and was against allowing homosexuality being put into the hate crimes law on campus.
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