Tuition & Fees

$8,366

$20,884

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

36%

64%

male

female

1
-

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,895
Declined + 922
Total Received 2,817
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Public

5,356

undergraduate students

671

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
1%
500-599
15%
400-499
57%
300-399
26%
200-299
1%
700-800
-1%
600-699
1%
500-599
14%
400-499
55%
300-399
30%
200-299
1%
700-800
0
600-699
1%
500-599
9%
400-499
48%
300-399
41%
200-299
1%
30-36
0
24-29
1%
18-23
14%
12-17
6%
6-11
-1%
Below 6
80%
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School Facts

Norfolk State, founded in 1935, is a public, historically black university. Programs are offered through the Schools of Arts and Letters, Business, Education, General and Continuing Education, Health-Related Professions and Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Work, and Technology. Its 134-acre campus is located in Norfolk, the center of the state's Tidewater region.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 6,027
Established in 1935
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Norfolk, VA

134-acre, urban campus in Norfolk (population: 246,139); branch campuses in Portsmouth and Virginia Beach. Served by air and bus; train serves Newport News (23 miles). School operates campus shuttle. Public transportation serves campus.

Norfolk State University
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
38%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
82%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
1%
500-599
15%
400-499
57%
300-399
26%
200-299
1%
700-800
-1%
600-699
1%
500-599
14%
400-499
55%
300-399
30%
200-299
1%
700-800
0
600-699
1%
500-599
9%
400-499
48%
300-399
41%
200-299
1%
30-36
0
24-29
1%
18-23
14%
12-17
6%
6-11
-1%
Below 6
80%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,895
Declined + 922
Total Received 2,817

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Lakeisha Mayes
Director of Recruitment and Undergraduate Admissions
P: 800 274-1821
F: 757 823-2078
admissions@nsu.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cross-country
football
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Spartan
School colors
green and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Sociology
Architectural Drafting
Biology
Building Construction Technology
Business
Business Education
Chemistry
Clinical Psychology
Community Psychology
Computer Science
Computer Technology
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education
Electronic Engineering
Electronic Technology
Electronics Engineering
English
Exercise Science/Physical Education
Fine Arts/Graphic Design
Health Services Management
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Journalism
Mass Communications
Materials Science
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Media/Communications
Medical Technology
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Optical Engineering
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Elementary Education
Psychology
Severe Disabilities
Social Work
Sociology
Teaching
Tourism/Hospitality Management
Urban Affairs
Urban Education
Visual Studies
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Undergraduate

89%

5,356
students

Female
64%
3,423

Male
36%
1,933

Graduate

11%

671
students

Female
70%
471

Male
30%
200

undergraduateFull-time

82%

4,416
students

Female
63%
2,754

Male
37%
1,662

undergraduatePart-time

18%

940
students

Female
72%
669

Male
28%
271

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
82%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
5%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

98%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

80%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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