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Norfolk State University
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  • 4 Year
  • NORFOLK, VA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Norfolk State University Office of Admissions has adopted a test-optional policy for first-year applicants in the 2020-2021 admissions cycle. Keeping the safety of our students, families, faculty and staff first, we are not hosting on campus visits at this time. NSU continues to monitor the developing COVID-19 situation as we plan for our academic year. Learn More

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade C

About

700 PARK AVENUE
NORFOLK, VA 23504
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
From Norfolk State University

Norfolk State University is four-year, public, urban, coeducational comprehensive university offering 31 undergraduate, 15 graduate, and 3 doctoral programs. Our 134-acre campus is near downtown Norfolk, VA with its shops, restaurants and museums. Ranked as a top 20 HBCU by U.S. News and World Report, NSU prides itself of helping our students reach their full potential.

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Norfolk State University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
92%
SAT Range
860-1040
ACT Range
15-21
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$12,645 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$12,190 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
78%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 96 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 108 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 109 responses

Majors

Nursing

NSU's Traditional Nursing Bachelor’s Degree (BSN) is a highly competitive pre-licensure program that prepares students as generalists in the practice of professional nursing. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX–RN).

Online

Online Programs Offered
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    61%
  • On Campus
    34%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,583 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
529
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
73%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 57 responses
  • Individuality
    37%
  • Motivated
    16%
  • Bandwagons
    12%
  • Fashionable
    12%
  • Original
    9%
  • Outgoing
    7%
  • Judgemental
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 118 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 132 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 60 responses
  • Lively
    35%
  • Family
    28%
  • A Family type environment
    18%
  • DISORGANIZED
    7%
  • Home away from home
    7%
  • Normal
    3%
  • Terrible
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 56 responses

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