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Norfolk State University

Norfolk, Virginia

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Overview

Student Population
5,204
Norfolk State University overview
Location Norfolk, Virginia
Online nsu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Norfolk State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Norfolk, Virginia, Norfolk State University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 7,172 prospective students applied, and 6,576 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,225 enrolled in the school.  4,507 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 697 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $5,752 plus fees of $3,870. NSU is ranked 1009 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Norfolk State University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Ratings

3/10
Overall
2/10
Academics
6/10
Resources
2/10
Outcomes
1/10
Value

NSU is rated within the lower 22% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Norfolk State University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
Norfolk State University overview
SAT 860/1040
ACT 15/21
GPA 2.92
Applications Accepted
91.7% 
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend

Virginia Resident Tuition
$5,752
In State Costs for Norfolk State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,235
Other Fees$3,870
Room and Board $10,844
Budget for Other Expenses$4,009
Total One Year Cost$26,710
Out of State Resident Tuition
$16,920
Out of State Costs for Norfolk State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,235
Other Fees$3,870
Room and Board $10,844
Budget for Other Expenses$4,009
Total One Year Cost$37,878

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$36,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
33% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Norfolk State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 21%
Business 16%
Social Sciences 11%
General Studies 10%
Communication 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232937 IPEDS survey data for Norfolk State University.

Current students may use the Norfolk State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.