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Campus Housing

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I don't personally live on campus, but it seems to generally be a great atmosphere.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I love CNU's dorms and apartments but the housing lottery can sometimes be difficult to work with.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The size of the campus allows access to everything very convenient. From one side of campus to the other only takes about 15 minutes. This is ideal for students who want a decent sized campus, without feeling too overwhelmed about whether or not they are going to be late for class. The dorms are close to academic buildings and at most take 5 minutes to get to your desired location whether it be Einsteins or even the Ferg. Although relatively old, Santoro and James River dorms are in great condition and offer a wonderful living space. Their closeness to Commons is much appreciated and loved especially in the typical rainy day here at Newport News. The housing process during freshman year was very easy, as you are just assigned a dorm, room and roommates. I ran into a few problems with roommates as personalities clashed. Thankfully, the housing department was professional and helpful in getting me situated with a more appropriate living situation. Sophomore year was when the housing lottery was introduced. In all honesty, the process itself is easy as you just punch in a few numbers and names; the difficult part is getting what you want. As long as you do what is asked of you, you will have a smooth ride during the housing lottery. Additionally, the number of bike racks located all around campus is great, especially for those who love taking a ride around campus and of course those who bike to class. One other great amenity offered at CNU is the emergency boxes located all around campus. They are directly connected to the police station, located across the street from campus. You cannot go around the corner without running into one which I think is incredible. The level of security for student is superior, which is desired in any student's criteria for colleges. The overall campus and safeness is why CNU is the best.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Potomac River Hall North as a freshman and I had a room mate and two suite mates and we shared a common area and a bathroom. It was very spacious and clean as long as we kept it clean. I like how we do not have hall bathrooms. All residence halls are conveniently close to academic buildings and dining halls. Housing process is not very easy, this year when applying for housing there were more students then there were rooms offered so it was a hassle.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus, but after being accepted into CNU, each incoming Freshman must attend Orientation called Setting Sail. It helps the Freshman to come to terms with no longer living at home, getting used to the new atmosphere, and discussing the multiple facilities available to the students. Each student was able to spend the night in one of the rooms in the residence halls.

I was assigned to a room in York East. The shower was extremely small; most of the bathroom itself was taken up by the toilet facility (which is co-ed), and the respective sinks are outside of the bathrooms near the doors. The room was small, but large enough for the two beds, desks, and wardrobes. In fact, during my Setting Sail session, eight people were able to sleep in my room, due to staying up late, and having rooms in other buildings. Two people slept in each bed, one or two poeple could fit into a sleeping bag beneath the raised beds, and one person slept on the chairs from a desk. All in all, it was a good time, and the rooms are good for storage as well.

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Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
3,710
Average Housing Costs
$6,408
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes

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