Norfolk State University Overview
Located in Norfolk, Virginia, Norfolk State University is a public institution. Norfolk is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
What Is Norfolk State University Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Norfolk State.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
Norfolk State University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Norfolk State.
Where Is Norfolk State University?
Contact details for Norfolk State are given below.
|Address:||700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23504-8000|
How Do I Get Into Norfolk State?
You can apply to Norfolk State online at: www.nsu.edu/Admissions-Aid/Apply-Online
Admission Requirements for Norfolk State
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Norfolk State?
Approximately 32% of accepted students are men and 68% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 87%, and the acceptance rate for women is 92%.
Average Test Scores
About 100% of students accepted to Norfolk State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 430 and 530. Math scores were between 410 and 510.
Can I Afford Norfolk State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Norfolk State, approximately 83% of students took out student loans averaging $10,704 a year. That adds up to $42,816 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Norfolk State is 11.3%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
Norfolk State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 489 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,583 full-time undergraduates at Norfolk State, 34% are male and 66% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Norfolk State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||3,887|
|Hispanic or Latino||176|
Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at Norfolk State University. At this time, 24 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 25 countries are represented at Norfolk State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Kenya, and Nepal.
Online Learning at Norfolk State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Norfolk State has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 28th most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Norfolk State
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Norfolk State University was 6.4%. This is the #1,563 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Norfolk State regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Norfolk State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||10%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Norfolk State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Norfolk State.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||#71|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#141|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#214|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#258|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Norfolk State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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