Norfolk State University

Norfolk, VA

Norfolk State University

Norfolk, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$9,490

$20,658

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

24-29
1%
18-23
13%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
79%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

66%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

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

5,204

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

Norfolk State University, 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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 4,660
Established in 1935
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

134-acre, urban campus in Norfolk (population: 244,703); 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.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Norfolk International

Norfolk State University
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA
23504

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
38%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
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Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

24-29
1%
18-23
13%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
79%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 2.9

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,895
Declined 922
Total Received 2,817

Admissions Factors

Very Important

recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

class rank

Considered

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
talent/ability

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,752
Room & board $10,360
Additional fees $3,738
Total $19,850

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Football
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

basketball, bowling, football, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, bowling, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Teacher Education
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Engineering, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Journalism
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Work
Sociology
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
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Programs Offered

  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

4,660

total students

86%

in-state

14%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

112%

5,204
students

Female
66%
3,423

Male
37%
1,933

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

82%

4,416
students

Female
63%
2,754

Male
37%
1,662

18%

940
students

Female
72%
669

Male
28%
271

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 70%
Student 4 year graduation rate 18%
Student 5 year graduation rate 14%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
84%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
3%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

445

Transfer students enrolled

10%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

Not Reported

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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