Norfolk State University

700 Park Ave, Norfolk, United States
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Overview of Norfolk State University

About this school

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 119-acre campus is located in Norfolk, the center of the state's Tidewater region.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,356
    • Men:1,933 (36.1%)
    • Women:3,423 (63.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Norfolk State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
3
-
Academic Electives
9
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
700 Park Avenue
City, State, Zip
Norfolk, VA  23504
Phone
(757) 823-8396
Fax
(757) 823-9435
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
-
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
67% of 2,817 applicants were admitted
Women
70% of 1,708 applicants were admitted
Men
64% of 1,109 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,296 (68%) of 1,895 admitted students enrolled
Women
776 (65%) of 1,188 admitted students enrolled
Men
520 (74%) of 707 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.90
375 And Above
5%
3.50 - 3.74
6%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
40%
2.00 - 2.49
22%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
16-19 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
1%
• Score 18 - 23
13%
• Score 12 - 17
6%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
79%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,036|Out-of-state: $20,478
  • Room & Board: - $9,866 (60.015816047204815%)
  • Other Expences: - $2,535 (15.420646024697366%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,038 (24.563537928097816%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Norfolk State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
May 31
Award Notification Date
On or about June 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003765
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music, Performing Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not reported

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Not reported

Computer


Not reported

Foreign Language


Not reported

Math/Science


Not reported

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


Not reported

Part-Time Faculty


Not reported

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Sophomore Standing


Not reported

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not reported

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Norfolk State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


Students Graduating Within 4 Years


17.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


31.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


34.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (31)


  • Accounting
  • 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

Most Popular Disciplines


Not reported

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


None

Study Abroad


Construction trades, Business/marketing, Social sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (23)


  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education of Students with Severe/Multiple Disabilities
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Optical Sciences
  • Psychology--General
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Urban Education
  • Urban Studies

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


245,782

Nearest Metropolitan Area


134 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
30.9 average low in January, 82.9 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
5 mile(s) from campus in Norfolk
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Norfolk
Nearest Train Station
23 mile(s) from campus in Newport News

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


38% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


62%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not reported

Personal Counseling


Not offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Spartan
School Colors
Green and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Football
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Football
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Norfolk State University offers not Reported

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,416

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,356
Women
3,423
Men
1,933

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.6% Asian
  • 83.6% Black/African-American
  • 3.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 5.1% White
  • 3.8% Unknown

International Students


0.4%

Average Age


25

Number of Graduate Students


671

Student Resources

Study resources