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Norfolk State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
6,075
Total Undergrads
Including 1,137 Part-time
946
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 39 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

65% Women
35% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AA

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

5
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $92,070)
6
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $55,634)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 66 60 - -
Baseball 28 - - -
Basketball 14 12 - Yes
Bowling - 7 - -
Football 98 - - -
Softball - 17 - Yes
Tennis 8 7 - Yes
Volleyball - 15 - -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Golf - - - Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Soccer - - - Yes
Table Tennis - - - Yes

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 85.3%
Hispanic 1.5%
Non-resident alien 0.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 2.1%
Two or more races 2.1%
White/non-Hispanic 6.7%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
Other
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 6
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 81

Notable Alumni

  • Future Man, percussionist of the jazz quartet Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
  • Paul Hines, football coach/inspiration for Denzel Washington's character in "Remember the Titans"
  • Randall Robinson, founder of TransAfrica
  • Tim Reid, comedian, actor, director
  • Gordon Banks, guitarist, producer, writer, and musical director
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Caroline from Birmingham, AL
  • 1
  • they will change your room accommodations for their needs. if you selected 2 room mate dorm room, they will put another person in at their leisure. you are responsible for…

  • Feb-10-2012 Read More
  • NotSoStarvingStudent
  • 4
  • I only stayed in a dorm for one semester. It was okay. Dorm life is dorm life. Living with a whole lot of other people is not going to be…

  • Apr-21-2012 Read More
  • Wilbert from Franklin, VA
  • 5
  • Watch your surroundings at all times. Get to know all of your fellow residents. Make sure that your room and personal effects are safe at all times.…

  • Apr-24-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Devon from Portsmouth, VA
  • Jan-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Food can get redundant and you may want something new. There's a Chick Fil A, Tropical Smoothie and a Pizza Hut in the student center that's open after the cafe hours for trip convenience.

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  • 5
  • Sharice from Suffolk, VA
  • Jan-07-2014 I am a current student here

    I love the food at Norfolk State. Every day, there is a terrific meal in the cafeteria. There's also a Chick-fil-a, a Pizza Hut, and a Tropical Smoothie Cafe in the Union for those who want to venture out. It's all a part of meal plan though, so it's all good!

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  • 5
  • Ebony Walters from Norfolk, VA
  • Dec-14-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is great! Monday through Wednesday they serve you the best tasting food I have ever ate. It's like my momma cooking for me every night. Thursdays and Fridays are the BEST ! Thursdays are Soul Food Thursdays and Fridays are Fish Fry Fridays. NSU do not mind feeding you. In our student union we have a Chic-Filet, Tropical Smoothie, and a Pizza Hut. AGAIN, What more Could you ask for?? Let me not forget the minni cafs by each dorms....which is unlimited food. Yes, like a buffet. We also have a bodaga.

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  • 3
  • Ryan from Chesapeake, VA
  • Dec-06-2013 I am a current student here

    Every once in a while you would want a home cooked meal or simply just a burger from a fast food resturant

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  • 5
  • James from Lyncburg, VA
  • Oct-17-2013 I am a current student here

    In the student union we have Tropical Smoothie Pizza Hut and chick fil a.. If they start to get old its various cafes on campus as well as a 7/11 around the corner

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  • 3
  • TLA from Newport News, VA
  • Oct-02-2013 I am a current student here

    Depends on where and when you go. Everything revolves and around meal plan, which happens three times a day: 730-930, 11-130, and 430 - 730 during the weekday, and 1030-130 and 430-630 on the weekends. You have the big café and small café (close from Friday evening -sun), the small café, the student center (chic-fil-a, tropical smoothie, and pizza hut), Spartan Station (burgers, burritos, and subs) and the Bodega which doesn't have meal plan, but is perfect for late night dining when you have dining dollars have Spartan bucks. After awhile it gets old and you'll be begging your parents for money to eat off campus.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • TLA from Newport News, VA
  • Oct-02-2013 I am a current student here

    All D9 Organizations: Alpha Phi Alpha Alpha Kappa Alpha Kappa Alpha Psi Omega Psi Phi Delta Sigma Theta Phi Beta Sigma Zeta Phi Beta Sigma Gamma Rho Iota Phi Theta (all D9s are taken very seriously) Other Orgs: Pershing Rifles/Angels (Military) Chi Eta Phi (Nursing) Tau Beta Sigma (Music) Sigma Alpha Iota (Music) Kappa Kappa Psi (Music Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Music) Phi Alpha Delta (Law) Phi Alpha Theta (History) Gamma Sigma Sigma There are many other's I cannot name. There is also the order of Omega.

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  • 0
  • Rainier from Virginia Beach, VA
  • Jul-30-2013 I am a past student here

    At any and every HBCU greek life is everything, so if you're a greek you could be viewed as a star. Also Greek life is very active on campus and in the community.

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