The acceptance rate at NSU is 91%. It ranks #39 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Norfolk State University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 6,324 out of 6,944 applicants were admitted.
The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 84 percent (SAT 840/1020 ACT 15/20). Norfolk State University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students with an average GPA around 2.9. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Norfolk State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||430|
|SAT Math 25th||410|
|SAT Composite 25th||840|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||520|
|SAT Math 75th||500|
|SAT Composite 75th||1020|
|Average SAT Score||930
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Norfolk State University?
Norfolk State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 86 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 840 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 750. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 930 out of 1600. NSU ranks #33 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||15|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||N/A|
|ACT Math 75th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 75th||20|
|Average ACT Score||17
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into NSU?
Admission data indicates that NSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 20 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #33 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 14 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Norfolk State University.
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What GPA do you need to get into Norfolk State University?
You can get into NSU with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Norfolk State University was 2.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #39 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 2.9 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as NSU accepts 91% of all applicants.
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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||17%||17%||17%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to Norfolk State University is $25.
What are the requirements for admission to Norfolk State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232937 IPEDS survey data for Norfolk State University.
83% of students submit their SAT scores to NSU. 14% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
91% of those who apply are granted admission to NSU. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 840 and 1020. 83% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 15 and 20. 14% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.