The Princeton Review ranks CNU as one of the top 200 “Best Value Colleges” for 2020
Despite being such a young school, Christopher Newport University has accomplished a lot. The Princeton Review recently released their top 200 Best Value Colleges for 2020. CNU was awarded a spot on this list, and it was one of only 63 public universities in the entire country to be on this list and one of only four public universities within the state of Virginia. The other three schools in the state were William and Mary, University of Virginia and Virginia Tech.
After gathering information from over 650 schools, the Princeton Review raved about CNU for multiple different reasons. Two specific areas in which Christopher Newport University was recognized were great career preparation and affordable cost. It also touched on the President’s Leadership Program, Honors Program and impact of students on the community through service and civic engagement.
One thing that CNU almost seems to be known for is the beautiful campus. Of course it is not very old, so that makes a major difference, but the Princeton Review mentioned CNU as having a campus that looks, “like a castle.” They also praised the modern features and amazing technology.
Through interviews with students, it also noted Captains’ appreciation for the location of CNU as it is near Busch Gardens and Virginia Beach, as well as simple things such as playing sports on the Great Lawn. The love of the Great Lawn is a common opinion among many students as you can see the Great Lawn covered with people as soon as the weather is nice.
Overall being named to this Best Value Colleges list by the Princeton Review for another year is quite an honor for the University.
~Taryn Hannam-Zatz, News Editor~