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Christopher Newport University

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

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Arrogant

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Date: Mar 07 2012
Major: Physics (This Major's Salary over time)
I love CNU, but i'm not a CNU-obsessed drone that some students turn into when they get here - dare you say one bad thing and you're a heretic. It has it's faults, it's got crazy weather and snoots and they show you a bit of an illusion in the tours but c'mon what school wouldn't? Honestly the education has been great, I've learned so much and not only facts but knew ways of learning and thinking. It is a rough bureaucratic but it can be worked if you know how, and the staff are usually very friendly and if you make it known you are an individual they will help you out. They are trying really hard to get a good reputation for CNU and I think the school has tons of potential. Yeah there are a bunch of snooty rich white kids, but those are everywhere, I think you just notice them more because of CNU's small size, and besides they're easy to avoid and it's easy to find your own place. The teachers are all really friendly and willing to work with you - they don't make it easy for you though, especially once you get out of the liberal learning core where some teachers are a little easy on you so you get those credits. But once you hit the higher level classes it's nose to the book and feet to the library. The school lacks diversity, but it's right next to ODU, a school made for taking in minorities, so we get stuck with the rich white people in the Beach area. Even the rich snoots are friendly, like everyone there, it's just an atmosphere of niceness which makes it easier to learn in as you don't get a lot of drama stress from jerks. The campus is beautiful, it's just wonderful to sit outside and eat and enjoy the fresh air (when there aren't any smokers around). If you want a night life, join a sorority or fraternity, because the city life around here is rather.. dull. It's got interesting places to visit and see but if you're a major part of the nightlife then best go for VCU or something in a major city. However if you only go out occasionally and don't mind quiet weekends (the dorms are never quiet though and there's always something to do lol)then CNU will work out great for you.
questionI am deciding between VT and CNU which would you suggest I go to?
responseWell, visit them both for sure. I choose CNU over VT because VT well, is old and honestly their dorms smell. If you are looking to go into engineering choose VT if not give CNU a shot. I can't say for sure without more info from you though
responseWell I'm not planning to go into engineering, and I have been to both schools, I'm just sorta torn.
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