High School Counselor Guide

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  • S C H O O L C O U N S E L O R G U I D E

    CONNECT WITH CNU

  • 2014 FRESHMAN PROFILEMIDDLE 50 PERCENT RANGES SAT (Critical Reading and Math) 1070-1230ACT Composite 23-27GPA (4.0 scale) 3.5-4.0

    APPLICATIONS BY ADMISSION PLANAdmission Plan Applicants Admitted Enrolled

    Early Decision 541 365 348

    Early Action 3,460 2,391 591

    Regular Decision 3,335 1,360 289

    Total 7,336 4,116 1,228

    The Class of 2018 is a superb group of student leaders chosen for both their high academic achievements as well as their commitment to engagement through meaningful extracurricular activities.

    More emphasis is now placed on interview ratings and demonstrated commit-ment to CNU during the holistic application review process than in years past.

    As we strive to transform hearts and minds, we celebrate the values inherent in the liberal arts and sciences. Students come first at CNU, and we are deeply committed to the outstanding young men and women who bring our campus alive with their energy, enthusiasm and intellect. CNU students lead lives of significance, and as they demonstrate exceptional leadership both in and out of the classroom, we applaud their extraordinary accomplishments.

    Percent of those with demonstrated need who receive aid

    FINANCIALAID DATA

    96%

    66%Percent of demonstratedneed met by financial aid package

    Average financial aid package

    $8,036

    Range of financial aid awards to individuals from all sources

    $100 to $36,286

    Number of freshmen receiving a merit award

    1 in 3

    RACIAL DIVERSITY20% STUDENTS OF COLOR

    MALE-FEMALE RATIO41% MALE; 59% FEMALE

    TOP 5 INTENDED MAJORSBUSINESSBIOLOGYPSYCHOLOGYCOMPUTER SCIENCE/ENGINEERINGCOMMUNICATION

    1.2.3.4.5.

  • APPLYING TO CNU

    TEST-OPTIONAL Students in a rigorous curriculum with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 or who rank in the upper 10 percent of their class may decide whether or not to submit stan-dardized test scores (SAT or ACT).

    ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AND OPPORTUNITIESLUTER SCHOOL OF BUSINESSschoolofbusiness.cnu.edu

    MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHINGteacherprep.cnu.edu

    PRE-HEALTHprehealth.cnu.edu

    PRE-LAW prelaw.cnu.edu

    PRE-MED premed.cnu.edu

    SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMSPRESIDENTS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (PLP) As part of PLP, each leadership student earns a minor in leadership studies. This program equips students to become great leaders for the 21st century by uniquely integrating academic study, civic engagement and personal development. Each student will receive an annual $1,000, $2,000 or $5,000 residential scholarship (including a study abroad stipend), as well as priority housing in a PLP learning community, and priority course registration.

    presidentsleadership.cnu.edu

    HONORS PROGRAM

    This unique program allows students to customize their CNU academic experience with their personal and professional aspirations by sharply reducing the liberal learning core requirements. The program features stimulating interdisciplinary seminars and challenges students by means of study abroad, independent research, internships, jobs and volunteer experience relevant to their passions. Each student will receive an annual $2,000 or $5,000 residential scholarship (including a study abroad stipend), as well as priority housing in an Honors learning community, and priority course registration.

    honors.cnu.edu

    Admission is selective, and we anticipate receiving 8,000 applications for only 1,200 spaces in the fall 2015 freshman class. We place great emphasis on high school curriculum and look with favor on Honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and dual-enrollment courses. We also seek students who demonstrate leadership, a commitment to service, exemplary talents and diverse experiences.

    INTERNSHIPSccp.cnu.edu/internships

    LEARNING COMMUNITIESlearningcommunities.cnu.edu

    SERVICEengage.cnu.edu

    STUDY ABROADstudyabroad.cnu.edu

    UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHresearch.cnu.edu

    IMPORTANT DATES

    Application Plan Deadline to Apply Notification Date Binding

    Early Decision November 15 December 15 Yes

    Early Action December 1 January 15 No

    Regular Decision February 1 March 15 No

    EARLY DECISION If offered admission students agree to enroll at CNU. Students may applyto other colleges but agreeto withdraw those appli-cations if admitted to CNU.

    EARLY ACTION This nonbinding application provides a great option if students are highly interested in CNU but unable to commit to one college early in the process.

    REGULAR DECISION This is also nonbinding and provides the most time to sub-mit an application; however, it has the latest notification date and is the most competitive.

    WERE A COMMON APP SCHOOL!

    VISIT ADMISSION.CNU.EDU

    INTERVIEWS Any high school senior planning to apply for admission is strongly encouraged tointerview at CNU. If a student is apply-ing for Honors or PLP an interview is required. This personal interaction is an important part of the application process. Students can schedule an interview at interview.cnu.edu.

  • Learn more about our areas of study at academics.cnu.edu.

    ACADEMIC COLLEGES

    College of Arts and Humanities College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences College of Social Sciences

    (home of the Joseph W. Luter, III School of Business)

    ACADEMIC CENTERS

    Applied Research Center Center for American Studies Center for Community Engagement Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy Public History Center The Reiff Center

    NEW TO CNU

    Electrical Engineering Major Environmental Studies Major Judeo-Christian Studies Minor Middle East and North Africa Studies Minor Photography and Video Art Minor

    AREAS OF STUDYMajor

    Minor

    Concentration

    Program or Advising Track

    Five-year MastersProgram

    Accounting

    African-American Studies

    American Studies

    Constitutional Studies

    Applied Physics

    Applied Physics and Computer Science

    Asian Studies

    Biochemistry

    Biology

    Biology Cellular, Molecular and Physiological

    Biology Environmental

    Biology Integrative

    Biology Organismal

    Business Administration

    Chemistry

    Childhood Studies

    Civic Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship

    Classical Civilization

    Classical Studies

    Communication

    Computer Engineering

    Computer Science

    Dance

    Economics

    Mathematical Economics

    Electrical Engineering

    English

    Literature

    Writing

    Environmental Science

    Environmental Studies

    Finance

    Film Studies

    Fine Arts

    Art History

    Studio Art

    French

    German

    History

    Information Science

    KEY: Information Systems Interdisciplinary Studies

    International Culture and Business

    Judeo-Christian Studies

    Latin

    Leadership Studies

    Linguistics

    Management

    Marketing

    Mathematics

    Mathematics Applied and Computational

    Medieval and Renaissance Studies

    Middle East and North Africa Studies

    Military Science (ROTC)

    Music

    Choral Music Education

    Composition

    Instrumental Music Education

    Jazz Studies

    Performance

    Neuroscience

    Philosophy

    Pre-Seminary Studies

    Religious Studies

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Philosophy of Law

    Photography and Video Art

    Political Science

    Pre-Health

    Pre-Law

    Pre-Med

    Psychology

    Social Work

    Sociology

    Anthropology

    Criminology

    Spanish

    Teaching (MAT)

    Theater

    Acting

    Arts Administration

    Design/Technology

    Directing/Dramatic Literature

    Music/Dance

    Theater Studies

    U.S. National Security Studies

    Womens and Gender Studies

  • NEW ON CAMPUSNearly $1 billion in new construction over the last 18 years has created a beautiful campus with world-class facilities.

    CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT HALLScheduled for a May 2015 completion, Christopher Newport Hall is quickly taking shape. Here students will have access to all of the resources that impact the quality and success of their undergraduate experience as they move from admission to graduation. Offices will include Registrar, Financial Aid, Hous-ing, Academic Success, Admission, Study Abroad, Student Success, Student Accounts/Cashier, Payroll, Business Office, Alumni Relations and University Events, Institutional Research, Internal Audit, Planning and Budget, and the executive offices.

    BELL TOWER CNUs Bell Tower, completed spring 2014, clears the way to build rich traditions around special events, including athletic victories and commencement. Each spring our newest graduates will have the opportunity to ring the bell in celebra-tion. The new Bell Tower features the bell from the SS United States, a gift from the late Dr. Sarah Forbes, CNU friend and benefactor, as well as a clock and a carillon. The plaza includes an exedra, Greek for a semicircular seating area, which provides an outdoor venue for classes while serving as a place to honor faculty and staff who have served CNU through the years.

    JOSEPH W. LUTER, III HALLNewly opened in fall 2013, Luter Hall houses the Luter School of Business, as well as the Departments of Economics; Sociology, Social Work and Anthropol-ogy; Leadership and American Studies; Mathematics; and Physics, Computer Science and Engineering. Luter Hall is the largest academic building on our campus and includes classrooms, laboratories, lecture spaces, faculty offices, a boardroom, a trading room and incomparable technology resources.

    NEW RESIDENCE HALLSWarwick River Hall, opened fall 2012, houses 500 sophomores in four-person suites. Rappahannock Hall opened in fall 2013, providing 500 private bed-rooms and baths with reserved parking for upperclassmen.

    POPE CHAPELCNUs Pope Chapel opened to the community in February 2013. Welcoming people of all faiths, the 10,000-square-foot building stands at the entrance to the University and enriches campus life through spiritual activities, lectures, musical performances and other special events.

    MARY BROCK FORBES HALL CNUs integrated science center, completed August 2011, is an $80 million facility that includes 160,000 square feet for cutting-edge education and discov-ery as faculty and students collaborate on groundbreaking research. Forbes Hall houses the Departments of Molecular Biology and Chemistry, Organismal and Environmental Biology, and Psychology.

    FREEMAN CENTER EXPANSIONThe Freeman Sports and Convocation Center expansion, completed summer 2011, doubled the size of the Trieshmann Health and Fitness Pavilion and added an auxiliary gymnasium. The facility provides offices for Counseling Ser-vices and University Health and Wellness Services. Additionally, it houses a new 400-seat Gaines Theatre and an array of meeting rooms for student activities.

    OUR FACULTYMore than half of our classes have 19 or fewer students, giving students direct access to experts in their fields teacher-scholars who provide outstanding instruction, conduct groundbreaking research, and publish books and articles within their areas of expertise. Our professors passion is teaching, and students enjoy the intellectual challenge of working with them. Nearly 90 percent of our faculty hold a PhD or highest degree in their fields. Our professors were called dedicated and caring in a Washington Post survey.

  • DISCOVER DIVERSITY DAYFriday, February 20

    INFORMATION SESSIONS AND CAMPUS TOURSMonday-Friday: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.Saturday: 11 a.m.

    Students may schedule a visit or register for an event at admission.cnu.edu/freshman/visit.

    OPEN HOUSESSaturday, October 25(Homecoming weekend)

    Saturday, February 21Saturday, March 21

    PRESIDENTS LEADERSHIP AND HONORS VISIT DAYSSaturday, October 18 Saturday, November 8 Saturday, January 31Friday, February 7

    ADMISSION EVENTS AND TOURS

    Forbes magazine recently named Christopher Newport one of the top

    CNU RANKINGS

    U.S. News & World Report has selected Christopher Newport as one of Americas up-and-

    20 colleges for minorities in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Forbes ranked CNU fourth, calling it one of the institutions getting it right ahead of MIT and many other great schools.

    coming schools to watch for making the most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, student life, campus and facilities. CNU was also named a top regional university in the South and a top regional public university.

    The Best 367 Colleges: 2014 EditionCNU is listed as one of the nations best institutions for undergraduate education. Only 15 percent of the col-

    leges in the nation are accorded this distinction.

    The Best Value Colleges for 2014The Princeton Review selected 75 public schools and 75 pri-vate colleges based on campus culture, facilities, academics, the cost of attending and how much financial aid is provided to students. Only 150 schools in America just 5 percent are named as a Best Value.

    CNU was praised for its high-quality academic offerings and abundance of extracurricular activities. The Princeton Review profile of CNU reads: Theres a palpable excitement for this relatively new school. The teachers take a personal interest in their students, and there are many opportunities for students to take the lead on projects, shape their educa-tion and become campus and community leaders. Much like the academic buildings, the residence halls and campus are called breathtaking. CNU is also described as having a wonderful sense of community and a family-like atmosphere.

    CNU is ranked in the top 100 public institutions by Kiplingers

    Personal Finance in its Best Values in Public Colleges. Kiplingers ratings are based on a combination of academics and affordability. Institutions ranked in Kiplingers Top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges, 2014 are praised for their ability to deliver a great education at prices that put private schools to shame.

    OPPORTUNITIES FOR COUNSELORS

    HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR VISIT DAYFriday, February 13

    INDIVIDUAL VISITS To schedule a campus visit, contact Rob Lange at (757) 594-8070 or robert.lange@cnu.edu.

    For important counselor information or to register for an event, visit hsguidance.cnu.edu.

    OFFICE OF ADMISSION1 Avenue of the Arts Newport News, VA 23606-3072(757) 594-7015 admit@cnu.edu admission.cnu.edu

    CONNECT WITH CNUStudents can create a personal, fully customizable Captains Bridge Web page! Theyll get information about our extraordinary programs, and stay up to date on admission events, application deadlines and their applica-tion status! Visit captainsbridge.cnu.edu.

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