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  • 07/25/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 14 people found this review useful. 1 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to learn, but also want to enjoy life, meet new people, and have fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is the best invention of school ever made. Norfolk State makes sure of that. They offer help for the subjects that seem tough to you, the instructors are understanding and willing to work with you. However, this school is not all about working and studying and having no life. NSU has on campus parties and many activities for the students to enjoy.

    Am enjoying being here

    Many people at NSU are friendly and have nothing but love and Spartan Pride to share with fellow students.

    Am learning a lot

    I am in the Nursing associate degree program right now. It is a tough program, but is defiantly worth it. You get action first semester when you have your clinical at Nursing Homes.

  • 12/13/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 2 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Norfolk State University is great for students who want to get a headstart in the world. This institution breeds leaders and develops positive, hard-working, contributing members of society. NSU is known for its excellent Nursing Program and its nationally renowned Music Program. This university is for students who want to learn in a well-rounded, student-friendly, family-oriented environment. It is great for students who stand out amongst their peers and would like to continue making their mark on the world.

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest suggestion for new freshmen entering college would be not to underestimate college life. When most people tell you about college, they only tell you the good stuff. They tell you about the parties, the staying-up-late, the long weekends, but they fail to tell you about the hours of commitment to studying it takes to pass classes. In return, a lot of students enter college life unprepared for the work load. Also, come prepared to be your own person and live your own life. Your parents can no longer wake you up in the morning or call your teachers to discuss your grades. When you step onto a college campus, the responsibility is placed in your hands and it is up to you to make the most of your higher learning experience.

    Bang for the buck

    Norfolk State University is worth every penny. It is impossible to put a dollar amount on the experience that you will gain from attending NSU. Aside from its great balance of the academic and social environments, the spirit and school pride here is amazing. At NSU, I have gained networking opportunities and developed friendships/relationships that I will cherish for a lifetime. Once you're a Spartan, you're a Spartan for life. The family-oriented atmosphere here is what caused me to fall in love with Norfolk State University. It made being away from home for the first time a great experience and a smooth transition.

    Am enjoying being here

    As a Student Ambassador and a member of the NSU Concert Choir, I assure you that there is something here for everyone to enjoy. Whether you love to sing, act, play an instrument or a sport, or just interact with other people, there is always something for you to get involved in and to be a part of something great. If you aren't that great on stage, but you shine brightly in the classroom, there's also an Honors Program that caters to students who excel academically as well. For those students who study hard during the week but let their hair down on the weekends, you can also find fun events to participate in once you've worked hard all week long. The social life at Norfolk State University is what you make it.

    Am learning a lot

    Norfolk State University not only provides a very high standard of learning in the academic realm, but also promotes growth in the individual. As a pre-nursing major, I have attained a lot of information that will help me to excel in my field of choice. However, NSU has also helped me to develop characteristics that will aid me in becoming a contributing member of society, such as responsibility and independence.

  • 12/14/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    9 out of 10 people found this review useful. 3 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, Successful, Friendly, Positive, Motivating, and VERY open minded

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a AWESOME excperience at NSU. Apply for your classes and housing early so u will have a better chance to get your stuff together.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a GREAT college and not so expensive. I get more education and activities for my money and i LOVE it.

    Will enjoy being here

    I already enjoy the campus and i dont even live there yet. The students and staff is so friendly.

    Will learn a lot

    The staff at NSU is great and help me with a lot.

  • 12/19/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 10 people found this review useful. 4 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Norfolk State is great for students looking for a diverse campus. NSU is also great for students who are interested in a campus that is not too big or too small. Also, if a person is interested in school morale, NSU is the best place to be!

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should remember to stay focused and not let the fun of campus life sidetrack them. They should also practice time management so that their priorities will be well balanced. Time management gives one time to study and enjoy the fun with peers.

    Bang for the buck

    Norfolk State is well worth the tuition that is paid. They do not try to take your money, or swindle one for more money than is actually needed for school. I believe a person will be satisfied about the tut ion they have paid to attend NSU.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being here because of the atmosphere on the campus is so heart-felt. Everyone is friendly and the staff and students do not mind helping one another. I also enjoy being here because departments for specific major.s make sure that one has all the information they need to excel

    Am learning a lot

    The classes and professors at Norfolk State are great. There is so much to learn and gain from the materials taught as well as the professors. The professors do not mind explaining the materials thoroughly, and they encourage everyone to ask questions.

  • 06/10/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 10 people found this review useful. 5 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    When it comes to figuring out your major, make sure its something you love to do and that you take advantage of every opportunity that is available to you.

  • 01/02/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 9 people found this review useful. 6 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you like joining clubs, then Norfolk State have plenty of different clubs you can join. They also have other things such as choir, band, drama club, and many, many more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prospective students are to make sure you choose your colleges wisely. Check out it's academics record and graduating students in the prospective field. Make sure this is what you want and not your family because your family could make it harder for you. Be you and not someone else that your family want you to be. Life is all about living for you even though your parents are paying your tutition.

    Bang for the buck

    This college is very easy on the pockets because it is not as expensive as most colleges or universities in the surrounding area and although it's the least expensive, there academics are the best.

    Am enjoying being here

    These past semester that I been here have been enjoyed, but also educational. There is no other institution like Norfolk State University. Yes, you are there to be educated but they also know how to have fun when it comes to certain aspect of having fun.

    Am learning a lot

    Norfolk State University is a well rounded academic school. I have attained more information pertaining to the field I plan to enter in the last several semester. I wanted to be in a school that challenges my mind in every aspect of knowledge and trust me when I say this, that NSU is the one school I know that will do just that.

  • 02/09/2010

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    8 out of 9 people found this review useful. 7 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I have earned a few scholarships (thanks to Cappex ;) and I expect to learn and enjoy myself to the full extent of the scholarships!

    Will enjoy being here

    I have visited the campus, and it is beautiful. There are so many great, kind and generous people in the area, and I am sure that I will enjoy the full experience of Norfolk!

    Will learn a lot

    I have friends that have attended Norfolk, and they have earned as high as Masters degrees. I expect to learn alot and to achieve my educational goals at Norfolk State.

  • 07/20/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 8 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure attend all of your classes, and do all of your school and homework. Do not get wrapped up in the extra activities, make school your first priority. Use career services to help you to find a job in your field. You should also use programs such as STARS and ACCESS for tutoring tto help you in your classes.

  • 12/09/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 9 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For students who have high expectations for themselves or will enjoy, not just having fun but learning while doin so this would be a great school for that individual.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say don't get distracted. Make sure college is something you really want to pursue before applying. When you have decided to attend be focused on getting the work done before anything else.

    Will enjoy being here

    This campus is full of energy. I don't see why a student wouldn't want to learn here at this college. With all the help that is offered i believe that I will be able to set high standards for myself and reach my goals.

    Will learn a lot

    I think this would be a great college to attend. I know a few individuals who attend or have attended and one of them is going back for their master's degree. I have also been on campus and find that the environment is very positive and will help in learning process. The students are also very helpful when it comes to getting around on campus.

  • 11/07/2010

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 10 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that are geared up for the ULTIMATE HBCU experience!

    Will enjoy being here

    I enjoyed it.... And their band, O MY GOSH!!! They keep you hype!

    Will learn a lot

    I visited over the summer and just from my visit I could tell that this college was about business.... The Spartan family there were very nice

  • 12/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 11 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Norfolk State University is great for students looking for a great education with a great value. Also, Norfolk State is great for students intending to major in math and sciences due to the plethora of programs that are offered. Lastly, Norfolk State is great for students that are willing to put in time and work in order to achieve and be successful in their prospective careers.

    Tips for prospective students

    For the students entering Norfolk State University I suggest that you begin on work on the first day its given, keep records of all transactions you make regarding your account, and if you need help sign up for a tutor immediately to ensure you have a chance to improve your grade.

    Bang for the buck

    Norfolk State University is very affordable and they offer many scholarships in different academic programs to help students out. They make sure they can accommodate each students need to the best of their ability. Finally, Norfolk State University offers many different internship and networking opportunities to help students land in a good career once they graduate.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really enjoyed staying on campus at Norfolk State University. Norfolk State was not a huge school but it was not a small school which fit my preference perfectly. The classes were not packed and you have the opportunity to develop a relationship with professors and get noticed on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    The faculty at Norfolk State University will do what it takes to help students make sure they understand concepts necessary in order to do well in the class. Also, Norfolk State University faculty challenges students to put in extra work and by doing so the students will learn more material by going the extra mile in their classes.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 12 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is important at Norfolk State. Even though it's an open campus, security is high here, so you'll always be safe.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life is very much known here on campus. There is a Greek Walkway on campus where you'll see the Greeks hanging out if you want to meet them or talk with them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus that there is no reason that anybody can not be involved with the school.

    Great for these types of students

    If you want a sport to play, Norfolk State has many.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus, at first, is a little confusing, but after a while the campus becomes very familiar to you.

    Bang for the buck

    What you pay for is definitely what you get. Your time is never wasted here. The teachers here want you to learn and they definitely want you to leave with something that will affect your life.

    What to do for fun

    If you want some fun, join a club, sorority/fraternity, join a team, get involved. There's something for everyone to do here.

    Food and Dining

    In my opinion, the food is amazing! There are many places for you to dine on campus. Ther are also many choices for you to pick from, which is a huge treat!

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm with other people is a good way to meet new people and make life-long friends. You learn so much from your peers.

    Academic Rigor

    Norfolk State wants you to keep up with your good grades. If you want to get scholarships and keep scholarships, keep your grades up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always stay focused. If you want to make it into a school like this, you have to have good grades, and you have to maintain a good GPA.

    In three sentences

    This school is absolutely amazing! Not only are you able to branch out and learn so many things, but you also get to meet new people and make new friends. There are so many things you can do here.

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 13 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    they have security posted at the entrance ways although they have an open campus, no real major issues at this time. most of the issues are in the areas where students live off-campus.

    Greek Life

    yes they have all of the fraternities and sororities as most hbcu college campuses.

    Clubs and Activities

    greek life, marching band, dance company, and volunteer opportunities.

    Great for these types of students

    virginia residents.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i like the pass and review that the marching band does during the home games. although they play a lot of old school music, their marching style differs from other schools because they march military style and this is refreshing from other college bands. i wish they could get enough votes to attend the honda battle of the college bands so people in other areas can see them.

    Bang for the buck

    if you are a reside within the state of va, then this is the school for you. they treat out-of-staters as if they are second class citizens instead of being glad they are coming to the school and spending monies in their state. also, decisions made do not take into account students from out-of-state, so it is hard to make future traveling plans, and although their motto is norfolk, the institution of choice, they tend to forget that out-of-state students chose their school too, and they could have stayed within their state.

    What to do for fun

    football games, their team won the meac championship this year. they have school wide parties. also, clubs and greek life are always having activities that are school-wide.

    Food and Dining

    the food and dining areas have high marks and the cafeteria workers are very nice. nothing but high marks here!

    Dorm Life

    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 contacting student accounts and informing them of the pay differential 2 room mates versus 3, which is a difference of $154. also, in dorms, you may have rodents in some of the dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you keep track of all scholarship monies and payments made to the university. you have to show your payments made to the school often and they are quick to remove you from classes until you prove them of their error. also, department financial aid, student accounts, and housing have poor communication between departments.

    In three sentences

    norfolk is much to expensive for the education and accomodations for out-of-state students. they generally cater to their va students, like most states, but they let it be known they look out for their own. you also have to watch your class schedule as a freshman because they schedule you in classes as the same time as other classes, and you have to work it out with the professors how you will attend the classes.

  • 04/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 14 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is located in a ghetto neighborhood but the campus itself is fine and is patrolled by the police.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who are frugal and trying to save a buck!

    Bang for the buck

    The price is very low...the lowest in Hampton Roads for a four year college. There's no use going to some fancy school and ending up up to your eyeballs in debt upon graduation. You get out of it what you put into it anyway. Try Norfolk State.

    What to do for fun

    Norfolk State University is conveniently located to public transportation so you can go to the mall and the movies.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of dining options. Be careful in the cafeteria though. The food is excellent and is all you can eat so you may overeat.

    Dorm Life

    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 easy. I don't care what school you go to.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends upon the teacher really. A lot of people have this stereotype of Norfolk State as being an Easy Pass school. This is not necessarily so. And you do get out of it what you put into it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check your university email daily because there is lots of useful information from scholarships to internship opportunities. Enjoy the extracurricular activities there--school is a whole experience, not just books.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State University is low cost and has numerous programs to help students. It is located in a ghetto neighborhood but once you get on campus, you will be fine. As with any school, you get out of it what you put into it.

  • 12/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 15 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    NSU is a great place for people who enjoy campus events, meeting new people, and being social. Many say NSU is a school for partying but its all based on how you want your college experience to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should visit the NSU website for any information regarding rooming, tuition, financial aid, or if the have any questions at nsu.edu.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say NSU is well worth the college experience. The atmosphere and advantages allow you to become responsible and independent.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy picking my schedule to suite my style at NSU. I also enjoy the school surroundings and local malls for shopping and hanging out with friends.

    Am learning a lot

    At NSU the professors are very encouraging and supportive when it comes to making good grades and giving help on assignments. They offer tutoring and resources like STARS to improve students study skills.

  • 12/31/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 16 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Laid-back, interesting, and fun characters, those who are open finding themselves, and those who may need the boost in confidence or moral to attain their goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships (early). Be prepared to learn new things. CAUTION - Programs like STARS, CSET, and especially DNIMAS are not for those who do not like to study or work.

    Bang for the buck

    Financial aid will get you through. Where there's a will there is a way.

    Am enjoying being here

    I did enjoy being at NSU for the most part. I made great friends and got involved.

    Am learning a lot

    I learned quite a bit academically and otherwise. Most professors will work with you if you put yourself out there.

  • 08/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 17 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your school work it is most important. Be proactive in applying for scholarships and grants and loans for school. You WILL have alot of fun at Norfolk State University but dont get side tracked.

    Bang for the buck

    Norfolk State University is a wonderful school the education you'll receive is well worth the price that you will pay. One thing you must do is stay on top of your financial aid. Make sure you get everything completed as early as possible believe it or not it makes a difference. One thing you dont want is to struggle to find money at a school you love.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love all my fellow SPARTANS, especially the band and the Spartan Cavalry members they are so full of life and have such school spirit there is not an event that I have been to where the people were just standing around everybody has energy and are always hype.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors and teachers at Norfolk State University are very helpful although this is college and people say professors dont care. They will provide as much help as you need, even it means taking personal time out of their schedules to help you. This University also has outside programs that will assist you such as ACCESS; they have mentors and tutors to assist you in all subjects.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 18 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    we have our own cops

    Greek Life

    they seem cool

    Great for these types of students

    looking for a chill college one thats not too hard.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    echols parties

    What to do for fun

    attend all activities they are fun no matter if they seem corny.

    Tips for prospective students

    as long as you stay focused your first year isnt as bad.

    In three sentences

    norfolk state is very caring towards getting your education. the track team is amazing. i love it here because its not too big nor small of a college.

  • 03/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 19 of 100

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Norfolk State is 20 minutes from the beach. An upscale mall is less than 10 minutes from campus. Washington DC is three hours away. So, there are tons of things to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    Norfolk State campus has fast dining, main cafeteria, and Chick Filet.

    Dorm Life

    Norfolk State provide several dorm options. The dorm staff members are helpful and make the dorm experience pleasant.

    Academic Rigor

    The honors college provide challenging course embracing rigor and relevence.

    Tips for prospective students

    The honors college is a great opportunity. I have enjoyed the extra curriculum activities provided by the honors college.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State is a very motivating college. The teachers use many engaging styles of delivering lesions. Norfolk State is safe and secure school.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 20 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    As of late, I've never had a problem on campus. I feel safe in all of my classes. The other day, there was a smoke scare in Brown's Hall, but we were all alerted in ample time.

    Clubs and Activities

    I recently became the President of our newly organized Chess Club. The Chess Club is the newest up and coming organization on campus. The Chess Club will join in with the University's Orientation team to teach Chess to ALL new freshmen.

    What to do for fun

    You can always play CHESS for fun. Go to an on campus theatrical production or sporting event. Visit your friends/instructors (old & new) on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I suggest getting a meal plan if you're on campus daily, it's more economical. Try to eat healthy and at a regular time daily. Maintain healthy food choices.

    Dorm Life

    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.

    Academic Rigor

    Never leave a lecture without being certain of the expectations. Monitor your progress in all classes (study for each class everyday). Complete all of your projects in a timely fashion.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you read your course syllabus in it's entirety. Know what's expected of you, before it's due. Get to know your instructor well.

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 21 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Do your school work and do not get caught up in campus activities

    Am learning a lot

    I love this school because it is a challenge everyday.

  • 01/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Once you get to know the professors in your department, you will have a great time and enjoy going to class.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 23 of 100

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Bowling, Swimming, Mall, Beach

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to professors office hours, the more they see your face, the better your grade.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State's professors are like family to their students. They do what they can to help you succeed. Very one on one compared to other schools.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 24 of 100

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You can either go to game room and play pool, spades, dominoes and other games, there's also a Bowling Alley that is open for free for students, and the school is always planning off-campus activities like laser tag and others, and transportation is always provided it.

    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty good most of the time, they have a diverse menu for everyone each day.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great, you get to meet a lot of new people and have a lot of fun with them, and whenever u need anything they will be there to help out.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are helpful and understandable to students with difficulties, and the school is doing as much as they can to have more people graduating on time

    Tips for prospective students

    Time manangment is the key to be succesffull in college, you can get side track and end it up out of school in a hurry.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State has been an extraordinary opportunity for me, I have found the help that I need when I struggle, and I'm satisfied with my major and the great music program they have.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 100

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The down town Norfolk area is full and activities The school is near VA Beach.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research, make sure this is the school for you.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State is a major focused school. They are very concerned with educating their students. NSU is a family.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 26 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The police department has grown and are very aware of keeping everyone on the campus safe. Also we have decal-enforced entranced on the campus, this allows the police to monitor who comes in and out of the campus.

    Greek Life

    The Greeks are awesome and are always having social events for the students. Every Greeks that I have met are very distinguished, personable, and involved.

    What to do for fun

    There is bowling, playing basketball, there is also a game room, a movie theater in the suits apartments, and there are occasional movie and social gatherings in the student center. Also MaCArthur Mall is very close and students can ride the light rail straight to it.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good in the cafe because there are buffet type options. In the student center there is a Spartan Express cafe with Chick-fil-a, Pizza Hut, and Tropical Smoothie. On the far side of campus near the football field there is a small cafe call the Spartan Station fill with a mexican grill, sub shop, and mini market store to get supplies or food. Also on the opposite side of campus near the auditorium is another small cafe with a variety of food and a mini market sub shop.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed on campus during the summer time for summer courses and it was a decent experience. My friends that have stayed in the dorms during the semester definitely say that it was worth their times because you get the full college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are challenging and the teachers will guide their students to achieve success.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a student The student activities and organizations that are on the campus are very interesting. The campus events are good ways to meet people and network oneself.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State is a school that values the importance of educating those who are less fortunate with their finances and in academics to receive a quality education. Also the institution has teachers that are dedicated to serve as a support system for students, almost acting as a second family for them. Lastly, Norfolk State University is a school that is full of African American culture, growing research/academic, and sports programs that are becoming more nationally recognized that lead me to this school.

  • 02/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 27 of 100

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    i worked full time in the navy and had a small child at home. but the school did provide numerous events for the student population on a daily basis to attend.

    Food and Dining

    though they may not have had a wide selection, they do have more than what i was use to from my community college.

    Dorm Life

    i lived off campus so i can not comment on dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    each classes as its own challenges. but i found that if you focus and work hard nothing is as difficult as it seems.

    Tips for prospective students

    apply early and do not be afraid to have one on one conversations with those who will be working with you through out your college career.

    In three sentences

    staff and administrators where nothing but extremely helpful and willing to take the time out to work with you. they also have classes that can fit any schedule.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Its an open campus, so anybody can walk on campus. Campus police is always late.

    Bang for the buck

    It has cheap tuition, but you get a load of problems and they give you the run around.

    What to do for fun

    Nothing to do for fun, besides Echols dance.

    Food and Dining

    They have many food places to go to. The mall is not that far,Chinese food is the best!

    Dorm Life

    Apply for a suite, because you get your own bathroom. Sharing a bathroom with other girls in the hall is the worst. You get to meet new people and they have fun programs to go to.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have all your financial information (FAFSA) completed early and pay all your money upfront. Do not wait till the last minute to register for classes.

    In three sentences

    A great HBCU that has made a lot of accomplishments in sports. They lack customer service and are never on time. Has great networks and programs.

  • 05/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 29 of 100

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    All activities are designed with you in mind.

    Academic Rigor

    Hard work pays off.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be willing to work hard for your grades and party less. Everything else will fall into place.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State is an awesome school. Teachers care wether you succeed and want you to do well.

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 100

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is a gym! Their is plenty of great restaurants that are there. People in Norfolk just make it even better.

    Tips for prospective students

    From a students perspective I would definitely say do not get lazy at any point because when you put in your all,you will feel so much better at the end. Stand up for what you believe in but leave your mind open for new possibilities in life. Also, make your family proud.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State is the best choice I have ever made. Norfolk State makes me proud to become an alumni of Norfolk state. I do not expect this new journey of my life to be easy but, I expect to learn from this journey and teach others.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 31 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    NSU is an open campus so never walk at night, if so walk with friends.

    Greek Life

    You may plegde with good academic standing your sophomore year

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of activities, clubs, and sororities and fraternities to take part in.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like small campus sizes and afordable education, NSU would be a great choice.

    What to do for fun

    I went to the mall and movies for fun

    Food and Dining

    There aren't too many food options on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Keep academic performance high to live in Midrise Residential Hall. It is the cleanest and nicest dormatory along with the Spartan Suites.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Rigor depends on major and scholarship program

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a clear and concise career plan set forth, that way you will go into the appropriate major. Changing majors may set you back as far as graduating goes,

    In three sentences

    This school is fairly small, but very welcoming. It has very small classroom settings which allows a better learning environment. The campus being open to the public was quite frightening and made people quite apprehensive.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 100

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There zumba classes ice cream socials, movie nights, campus sponsered parties and more all for free!

    Food and Dining

    A large selection; Pizza Hut, Tropical Smoothie; or regular home cooking

    Dorm Life

    I dont live on campus but I havent heard to many complaints

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are pretty good and the professors really do try to help you

    Tips for prospective students

    1. A lot of the professors come from different countries and are more than willing to tell about where they grew up, you can learn alot! 2. always have sneakers on it a big campus and you can get your exercise in ny walking to class 3.Don't be afraid to attend events on campus, they're more fun than you think

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State offers a lot of diversity both inside and out of the classroom. My time at norfolk state has been a rewarding one as well as an eye opener. Since I have atteneded Norfolk State I have become more social and made more friends.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    students who are really serious about their education

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep track of all your important paperwork just in case they lose something and try to say you didn't pay for something. Also, keep your grades up or they will take away your financial aid.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State has a nice campus and student life. It is, however to difficult to get through when trying to call. If there was one thing I would change, I would allow students to register for classes online instead of having to go to campus.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Since closing the campus safety is high, call boxes through out the campus, campus police available 24 hrs a day

    Clubs and Activities

    Psych club new this year,

    What to do for fun

    cultural activities, dance team, sporting events

    Food and Dining

    CLean and full of variety. efficient and fast even during peak hours for meals.

    Dorm Life

    I am an untraditional student age 40 who have never lived in the dorm however I know people who are pleased with dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    For the English and Cultural departments the syllabus' have been well thought out and offer challenging curriculum.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) COmmunicate with advisors about what your want. 2) register as soon as possible. ) SUrround yourself with people who are positive and have good work habits for studying. People who are not part of the solution are part of the problem.

    In three sentences

    1)Norfolk State University has been a fulfilling experience teaching the importance of giving back to our community with Service Learning and Active citizenship opportunities. The downfall of NSU is the customer Service in the enrollment department falls short when untraditional student seek help and are treated younger than they are. Looking forward to graduation and the professors who have mentored me.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police are always there to help. We have call centers all over campus. They also do patrol over campus. They have an emergency phone number and a non emergency phone number. They're always willing to help, whether you need an escort to your room, a jump for your car, or there's an actual emergency.

    Greek Life

    We have the divine nine.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tae Kwon Doe Club, Christian Club, Spartan Cavalry, Vegetarian/Vegan, Cheerleading, Modern Dance, Sister Circle, SGA, Long Boarding Crew, Gospel Choir Jazz Choir Concert Choir

    Great for these types of students

    Long Boarders Skate Boarders Goths Emos Nerds Dancers Singers Creative People Cool Kids Open Minded Individuals Ratchet Females

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have surprise water war fights at the freshmen dorms during late night fire alarms.

    Bang for the buck

    I love Norfolk State University. It's a bit ethnic, but it's still amazing. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.

    What to do for fun

    The SGA holds activities on campus everyday, but if those don't appeal to you, we have plenty other things to do. We have a game room, a bowling alley, a basketball court, and an intermural football team. We play man hunt outside, every friday night (when weather permits). We also have lots of fun clubs that you could join.

    Food and Dining

    We have Chik-Fil-A, Tropical Smoothie, Pizza Hut, a Coffee Shop, Convenience Stores, Sub Shops, a Burrito Place, AND two cafeterias. Most of the food is sooo good. They even have theme nights AND vegetarian options.

    Dorm Life

    You will LOVE staying on campus. It's so fun. All of the Resident Advisors are funny and nice. You meet lots of interesting people and you get to leave home.!

    Academic Rigor

    There's great teachers. The work isn't TOO hard, but it IS challenging. We have free tutoring on campus to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Financial Aid will get on your nerves but trust me, you need them. Trio is also there to help you.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State is a great school. The teachers are really there to help you. There's also a lot of fun activities to do on campus.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police are on the job 24/7.

    Greek Life

    The best yet.

    Clubs and Activities

    Numerous.

    Great for these types of students

    None

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    Bang for the buck

    It depends on what type of learner you are. I use a lot of online classes so it is worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do, I cannot keep count. The focus at Norfolk State University is the Greek Life, Sororities and fraternities. That is a unforgettable foundation and bond that makes the college experience the realest of them all.

    Food and Dining

    Being that we are a HBCU, the food here is cooked and made by the alumni. We have some of the best foods.

    Dorm Life

    I happened to stay on campus my freshman year. Overall, the experience is great and fun. You meet so many people and there is always some activities going on.

    Academic Rigor

    Our professors are there at all times in order to help you with anything that you need; therefore, nobody should fail a semester. Academic work is fair.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are interested in this college, make sure that you apply early and know what you want to do when you start. Being that we are a smaller college, everything moves quickly.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State University is a great HBCU that is truly a great experience. As a college, it offers a good number of opportunities as well as good experience within the process of school. We have many people that care about you as a student and are willing to help the best way possible.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I say its half and half.

    Greek Life

    Greek like is what everyone mostly wants to do.

    What to do for fun

    Party is the thing to do in college, and drinking.

    Food and Dining

    Food is okay, but can get better.

    Dorm Life

    wow okay dorm like you need to be mindful of where you stay. Ask around before you make your desicion.

    Academic Rigor

    i love my major which is sociology but does tend to get boring.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have your stuff together before attending. Dont buy all your books, check with other students that have been there for some time to let you know if you need your books or not.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk state is a good school to attend. It has its ups and downs just like any other college. I would recommend it to other students.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    38 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    I am excited to get my Bachelor's in Computer Science here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a real tour of the campus, don't just drive through. Talk to the staff and people in your major. It makes a huge difference.

    In three sentences

    I love the city feel of this school, and they really made me feel welcomed when I visited. I didn't feel like a transfer student, I felt like a true Spartan.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    NSU has its on Police Station on campus. If you feel unsafe, they will escort you to your dorm. If there is any problems you can call them and they will be right over.

    Greek Life

    Group of individuals (male/female) 9 Greek Organizations. They are called the Divine 9. They do community service.

    Clubs and Activities

    Legasi Club - where gays & straight people meet; SGA - Student govenment; Spartan General - Older students mentor incoming freshmens

    Great for these types of students

    Students with family or other problems can always find some student on campus that can help them get you through it. There is always someone who is willing to listen & give you advise because they have experienced something or no someone else who has.

    Bang for the buck

    Getting the most you can with the least amount of money.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do! There is always a party going on somewhere on campus. I loved when the battle of the step teams came around and when NSU played against other schools. Many of the students head for Virginia Beach when the weather is hot.

    Food and Dining

    The food was okay. The prices were a little more than some of us students could afford because most of use don't work. I liked the fact that there was a variety of food to choose from and you could eat at different locations.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was great my freshman year. You get to meet a lot of new people. You learn to share things such as the bathroom and shower with strangers who eventually becomes your friend or acquaintance. Most students will have a roommate that they do not know & it all is a learning experience that can be challenging.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to study hard. NSU is not a place you can skeem on & think you can get over. If you don't keep your grades up, you can lose any financial aide or scholarships. Academically, NSU really wants you to succeed and they offer scholarships to those who are willing to reach certain GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    If this is your first time away from home, its very easy to get caught up into partying. Be careful; stay focused; watch your association. Concentrate on your studies because if you don't, you will find yourself failing semester-after-semester.

    In three sentences

    NSU can be very competitive and challenging. You must be focused to do well. Set your goals and make that your priority.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    40 of 100

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    i plan on attending so i really do not know that much. So i am going off what i have heard form other students and what i have seen form being on campus.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Norfolk State University has their own police on campus that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is a closed campus and student IDs are a must to have when entering campus as well as while on campus. Residence halls are monitored 24 hours a day and there are several safety procedures that are always followed. Campus alerts are also a plus when it comes to being alerted if anything was to happen!

    Greek Life

    Norfolk hosts the divine nine as well as many other sororities and fraternities. There is almost a Greek for anything you can think of.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for every need, and you can make one if your not satisfied. The university is always hosting events such as Activity hour on Fridays, bingo, skating, speed dating, and the infamous Echols gym parties! Just to name a few.

    Great for these types of students

    Athletic- Basketball, Baseball, Football, Bowling, Tennis, etc. (NSU held 5 MEAC titles in 2011-2012)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The new 40 million dollar library is a new hang out spot. Somewhere you can have group study or your own individual study room. There is also the student center that offers a game room as well as open space where many students congregate.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the cheapest universities that I've found that offers many great scholarships. The price does not reflect quality, what you get for the price is amazing.

    What to do for fun

    Norfolk is home of many attractions, festivals, historic venues, clubs, shops, malls, movies, and best of all, it's really close to Virginia Beach and Hampton. Not far from your friends at other institutions. It is really in the heart of the 7 cities. So the question really is.. What is there not to do at NSU? Possibilities are endless, it's all up to you!

    Food and Dining

    There are many options for food at Norfolk State University. There are fast food places such as Chickfila, Pizza Hut, and Tropical Smoothie, as well as specialized food places like spartan subs, and an a burrito place. Then of course, there are the all you can eat buffets, formally known as the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    Most dorms at the university are some of the best dorms out of any HBCU. Many of the dorms offer community style dorms, but there is a coed honors dorm that offers suite style living. (Don't worry, it's not that bad! It actually allows you to bond more with your fellow [insert school mascots name]. ) The best of them all is the Spartan Suites, you'd soon know exactly what they are! They are apartment style dorms that anyone within good standing that is 20 or a junior can stay in.

    Academic Rigor

    Despite Norfolk State University being an HBCU, usually thought of as a lower level institution, the academics are great. NSU is accredited in an array of subjects and the classes are rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Weigh your options. See if the school offers what you want. We've all heard the repetitive advice such as that, but did you know it is absolutely true? Yes, there is a reason for you hearing it repeatedly. Of all the advice, the best piece is to go with your heart, make sure that you absolutely love the college that you are planning to attend, it will be your new home!

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State University is a great Historically Black institution. It provides an at home feeling and full support system for students. If a student is considering an historically and traditionally enriched, smaller university, NSU will meet their needs.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The campus has great food choices.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic opportunities are endless.

    In three sentences

    I am absolutely proud to be a Spartan! NSU has the most school spirit I have experienced or seen. The campus, administrators, as well as atmosphere is warm and welcoming.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    43 of 100

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are so many beaches and stores a student cannot become bored

    Food and Dining

    Soul food thursdays are my favorite

    Dorm Life

    Mide rise and spartan suites are the best.

    Academic Rigor

    Very easy to sign up but a rigorus workload

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for a steady workload

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State is a a great school. It is the perfect size in orer to achevie the perfect student teacher relationship. This university is also ready and willing to help you succed as a student and a young adult.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There's a police station on campus.

    Greek Life

    Don't step in front of their line ever.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of clubs to fit anyone.

    Great for these types of students

    African Americans will find it easier to fit in because it is a HBCU.

    Bang for the buck

    BET Black college tour comes often and our home comings are always fun.

    What to do for fun

    There's two malls and movie theaters close to the school. Lots of events on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Soul food thursdays are the best

    Dorm Life

    The computer labs are pretty crappy. That's the only downfall

    Academic Rigor

    The university is really cracking down on academics this year.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class on time!! Never step in front of greeks while party hopping. Be prepared for a ton of fire drills.

    In three sentences

    NSU is fun! You'll get a great education here. It's easy to get along with people.

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    45 of 100

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Bowling alley on campus, the malls are on the bus line or 10-15 minutes away depending on traffic.

    Food and Dining

    Everywhere ! Food places are on every corner.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are very STRICT ! They had seen it and heard it all. No games when it comes down to work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved early. Check out different summer programs that they offer.

    In three sentences

    Great campus. People are very caring and always open for suggestions. Great place to start and work your way up.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is great. The city police and NSU police have a really tight relationship. The chief even goes to local clubs and collects students when they're parents can't find them. LOL.

    Greek Life

    SO HUGE. Greek life is really big at NSU. A ton of my family members who've gone to NSU have joined sororities/fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many things to do at NSU. The possibilities are endless.

    Great for these types of students

    NSU is great for students looking for a home away from home.

    Food and Dining

    The food I've had at NSU has been really good. Chik-fil-A is awesome.

    Dorm Life

    The towers.... right. However, most of the other dorms are really nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Some people might say that NSU is an easy school. However. it is really easy to fall behind and slip through the cracks if you don't stay on top of your work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your financial aid! I cannot stress this enough. NSU will have you thinking that your classes are all paid for, and the story will completely change the next minute.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    47 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    dependable police force on campus 247

    Greek Life

    very fun and exciting

    Clubs and Activities

    sports and pre-med clubs

    Great for these types of students

    drive to achieve

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    homecoming events and the new student center

    What to do for fun

    Greek events

    Food and Dining

    excellent food and service

    Dorm Life

    great residence and life housing experience

    Academic Rigor

    its the best

    Tips for prospective students

    work hard and hard everyday because it will pay regardless

    In three sentences

    great job opportunities excellent education excellent tuition

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 100

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared.

    In three sentences

    Great school to attend.

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The school could invest in more security cameras, but will have a spartan patrol and police officers that patrol the campus.

    Greek Life

    You will never forget the greeks at our school!!!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that want to increase their knowledge on black history.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Brown hall is the oldest building on campus, has been here since about 1935.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a good bang for you buck

    What to do for fun

    We have a brand new student center, planetarium, bowling alley, plays, spirit friday, the mall is two miles away. You will not get bored here.

    Food and Dining

    Almost reminds me a a highs school food selection, it does the job though

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life could use some improvement, students often complain about pests and rodents and old fixtures. The Spartan Suites apartments are outstanding though.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are challenging, but with the proper studying and note taking skills you will pass

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a compact fridge. Study a lot. have fun, but don't forget the main reason you are attending college

    In three sentences

    Amazing historical history. NSU has very good student service. THis school has outstanding professors and academic advisors.

  • 08/19/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    50 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    As long as you walk with somebody at night you'll be just fine

    Greek Life

    AMAAAAAAZING! They are very well known on campus and they make sure you know it too.

    Clubs and Activities

    You honestly have to find what you're looking for

    Great for these types of students

    Well Rounded

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Greek Walk... Enough said

    Bang for the buck

    I am an out-of-state student and believe me they will bleed you out of money.

    What to do for fun

    Any and Everything, you just have to be open to it

    Food and Dining

    The food is fantastic! I promise you will find something you will like every day.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life excellent just becareful who you room with because if they're dirty you WILL I repeat WILL have roaches and mice.

    Academic Rigor

    Play hard but study harder, the professors know what they're doing I promise you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do what you have to do. . .Point Blank Period.

    In three sentences

    1. It's all what you make it out to be. 2. Make friends, they will help you get through college w/o you going insane. 3. Work hard but have fun also!

  • 08/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    51 of 100

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go to virginia beach

    Food and Dining

    Food is poor

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty easy

    Tips for prospective students

    Appyly early and make sure you stay on top of your financial Aid .

    In three sentences

    Great for outgoing students.

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a police station on the back street at the center of campus with active duty officers as well as student patrollers. In my 3 years of attendence, I have only heard of 1 case where the police had to become seriously involved.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is great. The Greeks get along very well and are always collaborating on different projects to help with the surrounding community.

    Clubs and Activities

    NSU has a wide range of clubs from Spanish club to Carribean Students club to sports clubs. Whatever your hobby is, there is something for you at NSU.

    Great for these types of students

    NSU is a great school for Nursing and Music.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Spartan Shuffle is fun to learn. Also, we point to our Education Building while singing the Alma Mater as a gesture of pride and school spirit.

    Bang for the buck

    Its fairly cheaper than many other schools. The tuition rate for in-state and out-of-state students is significantly lower than the surrounding schools in Virginia.

    What to do for fun

    For fun you can go to activity hour every Friday, Echols, or get involved in Dorm activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. The hours are not. If your schedule is busy, most times you end up ordering b/c you missed cafe hours.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is fun. They have many events for the students to participate in.

    Academic Rigor

    Its not too rigorous, because the teachers are helpful and the students are as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be on top of your game. Dont wait until the last minute to do anything. Stay ahead of the curve.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk state is great with making students feel at home. However, the Financial Aid Dept and other similar departments could do a better job of helping the students with their requests.

  • 09/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    53 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always guards on campus and they come through they dorms at least twice a night.

    Clubs and Activities

    The band and choir are grade A. They practice everyday and the hard work shows.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is one with rather reasonable tuition and there are many activity that are available to you for no extra cost.

    What to do for fun

    There is a game room that you can visit. It is equipped with a few pool tables,cards,board games,tv,and ping pong table. There is also a bowling alley on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are creative with the dishes they prepare. They also have the standard salad bar and the always have pizza.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is typical; 2 to 3 in a room,community bathrooms/showers,and thin walls. The only thing that I have a big issue with a/c; the lobby is cold like an ice box.

    Academic Rigor

    All the teachers I have encountered are relatively easy going and understanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn your buildings and their initials.

    In three sentences

    The campus is easy to navigate. There are plenty of dining options. The teachers vary in educating styles,but all of them are dedicated to helping to the best of their ability.

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    54 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has lots of armed security

    Greek Life

    Great choices of Greek sororities and fraternities

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of clubs and student activities

    Great for these types of students

    If your are new to the college work requirements, Norfolk State is a place to start, grow and learn

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The student center is the main site where all students go to socialize

    What to do for fun

    I attend the schools sporting events

    Food and Dining

    Enjoy the meals provided by the food courts.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in dorm

    Academic Rigor

    Read, write, study every night

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep a map of the campus with you at all times so you wont get lost. Manage your time walking from class to class the campus grounds are huge.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State University has great and caring professors that make sure you understand the lessons. The campus is well maintain and provides a nice atmosphere for students and faculty. The students activity planner provides plenty of on and off campus events for students.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    55 of 100

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    join clubs, bowling and sports.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you fill out as many scholarship applications as possible especially if you are an out of state student.

    In three sentences

    Very nice campus. Lagging in areas of education. Needs to improve on guiding incoming freshmen.

  • 10/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs near the school. Also there is a mall 10 minutes away. Students have transportation n the tide a local train for free. We are located 15 minutes from Virginia beach.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok, if you want to grab something quick to go there is a Pizza Hut and chick fil'e and tropical smoothie. I rarely eat in the dinning hall because I'm so busy.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms aren't that bad. I live in a triple suite so I don't have to share a bathroom with everyone else which is a plus. The only bad thing is that there isn't a kitchen.

    Academic Rigor

    My work load is pretty light. I get homework every night but it isn't that tuff. The tests are hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your work on time and take advantage of the tutoring center. Learn how to balance work and play because there is always something going in that you would rather do than study.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk is very good school. There are a variety of majors to choose from. The teachers work with you to help you get your work done.

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    57 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities to choose from. I still have not decided on what organization to join but I eventually will.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is always something going on in the new student center.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home, but I know from other students that it is very convenient and because the campus is small, it doesn't take long to get to class.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a social work major and as a freshman, I am required to take the Introduction to University Life class. I hear other student speak of how their class is easy, but being that the social work program is number seven in the country there is a lot more work.

    In three sentences

    I chose to go to Norfolk State University because I wanted to belong to an organization that I could be proud of. In attending Norfolk state I now have that sense of pride and a better feeling of belonging. I graduated from a high school where there was a small percentage of black people, so at Norfolk state I feel that I am at home.

  • 10/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    58 of 100

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There's a new free bowling ally or you can go to the Game Center. Inthe Game Center you can play pool , ping pong, play cards , or just relax and watch tv.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe is delicious and there's tropical smoothie, Pizza Hut, and best of all chick-fil-a inside the student center.

    Dorm Life

    I've had no problem with dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Put studying ahead of having fun and you will do great.

    In three sentences

    I believe I made a great decision going here. If you like to learn and have have fun this is the school. The teachers here are great also.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    59 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Honestly campus safety is ok. I feel as safe here as I do in any other public place. The surrounding neighborhood has had reports of car vandalism and theft, and unfortunately this has also happened on campus. However I do like the option the police station gives students to call them for an escort around campus once it gets dark. I also like the many emergency poles we have located on campus.

    Greek Life

    As with most HBCU's Greek Life at Norfolk State University is exciting even you decide not to pledge. If you do, its a great way to network and perform community service. Just don't get caught up in the hype :-)

    Clubs and Activities

    There are ENDLESS organizations that one can belong to on campus. Just about every major has a club and honor society not mention other organizations such as Sister Circle or our dance team, Hot Ice.

    Great for these types of students

    Norfolk State University is great for first-time college students, African-Americans, non-traditional students, music majors (our band is locally famous), nursing majors (currently nurses who graduated from NSU are earning the highest median wages in VA!), and anybody who wants to expand their views on social and racial equality.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our band, The Spartan Legion is sure to get you on your feet during all of the football games! We always compete with other bands from VSU, Hampton, North Carolina A&T, and other colleges in the DMV area. Their is a high level of respect for the Legion.

    Bang for the buck

    If you want money at Norfolk State the key is to be organized and aggressive! However the people in admissions always have information that might help you out.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good on campus. We have Chick-Fil-A, Pizza Hut, and Tropical Smoothie, but even the cafe food is good. You may even get a down-home feel with Soul-Food Fridays when the cafe cooks food specifically of African-American origin.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you live on campus, your dorm life experience may be different. The Towers are the lowest ranking dorms, while the Spartan Suites are the most sought after living arrangements with apartment-style suites allowing for way more independence than any of the other dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Although Norfolk State is a historically black college/university (HBCU), the faculty here are quite diverse, allowing for an enriching educational experience. Although it may seem you are up to your ears in papers, the professors I've had have always done their best to make themselves available to their students. If you can't reach them during office hours, you can call, email, or set up an appointment. Some classes are easier than others, but most of them are about the same with the usual term-papers, tests, and presentations as any other institution.

    Tips for prospective students

    When it comes to Norfolk State, the first rule is to ignore the stereotypes, and seek your own information. I almost made the mistake of overlooking NSU because I heard anyone can get in. What I realized is this statement is not true, however Norfolk State's commitment to trying to better African-American students does allow for our flexibility in admissions. It does not mean this school is an easy school. You will still need all of your discipline, and time management skills to succeed here.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State University was not my first choice for college, but not a day goes by that I regret attending this school. The enduring relationships I've built with faculty and peers have been crucial to my development. Because of Norfolk State University, I am a better young woman with an initiative to give back to the world.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    60 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police and security around. Lots of lights, I feel safe

    Clubs and Activities

    variety of clubs. Footballs games, bowling alley on campus and there is a church right across the street.

    Great for these types of students

    You earn six college credits in the summer

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Brand new library and like I mention a great summer program and its free.

    What to do for fun

    I go to the mall and the football games. There are a lot of activities on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Good selection

    Dorm Life

    Rooms are pretty big

    Academic Rigor

    Great

    Tips for prospective students

    First time students take advantage of the Summer Bridge program, I did. it helps you get a prior view of what to expect before attending college in the fall.

    In three sentences

    I'm a freshmen NSU is an awesome school. The teachers show interest in their students. I have meant a lot of good people from different areas and backgrounds

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    61 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    It is really amazing and opened to many.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs and activities that fit everyone.

    What to do for fun

    Get out and interact.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and put your studies before leisure time.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State University is a wonderful school. They have a great academic program. Not only that, it's an enjoyable place to be.

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    62 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Is really big on this campus. They show pride in their sister/brotherhood and they aren't hesitate to display it which I love. They are always hosting great events and giving back to the school and community.

    What to do for fun

    There is ALWAYS something to do fro fun. On our campus, we have a HRT Tide Station. Once on the Tide, you can go to MacArthur Mall (which is 3 stories tall), Harbor Park, Military Circle Mall (with the help of riding the HRT Bus), and other locations. On campus, we have fun, yet safe parties held in our gym (Echols). We have off campus parties that our buses provide transportation to and from. Pep Rallies, Battle of The Bands, sport events, and the list goes on.

    Food and Dining

    There are several building to choose from to eat. I find myself oftentimes going to the Big cafe (Scott Dozier) or the Spartan Station. The food at both locations are good.

    Dorm Life

    I stay in the Honors Dorm, but the dorm life is a great experience. I would recommend dorm life over commuting because it helps you gain friendships, independence, and you are right there with all the fun and activities.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses at Norfolk State are pretty challenging, however, the professors are there to answer any questions you may feel the need to ask.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some helpful tips for prospective students: -Explore the campus. Get out there and get to know the school. Know where things are. -Be active. If there are clubs you want to know about then do not be afraid to ask. Odds are there are clubs for every topic of interest and if there isn't, then start one! -Become and remain studious! The number one way to be successful here is to have a balance between fun and studies. However, please always remember that your studies are first priority! -Get to know your professors the first chance you get.

    In three sentences

    I love Norfolk State. It's diverse, challenging, and there are endless opportunities to become in the loop by joining major-based clubs. It's never boring here neither with all the schools extracurricular activities.

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Norfolk State University is great for all kinds of students. People may think that because we are an HBCU that they won't feel welcome. We are open minded to people of all races and sexual orientations.

    What to do for fun

    If you're looking to have some fun and stay out of trouble, there is a game room in the student union that always has people in it. There is also a weight room, and and an area just to sit and talk with people. There are countless clubs that are up and running, and more always in the process of being created. There is never an excuse to say that you have nothing to do.

    Food and Dining

    Overall the dining areas are kept very clean and the workers are friendly. The food is pretty decent, and desserts are incredible.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you live on campus, the environment can be really nice, or very negative.

    Academic Rigor

    The level of academic rigor depends on time management, work ethic, attitude towards classes, and field of study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the party life take over your time. Learn proper time management skills. Get involved with extracurriculars. You meet a lot of good people and the opportunities just from being in a club, organization, or sports team are increased tremendously.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State is an up and coming university. We have had a lot of progression over the last few years, both academically and athletically. Our professors and advisory body are very helpful and are willing to go the extra mile to help us as students

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    64 of 100

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I am currently in the Marching Spartan Legion Band.

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is strong and moving. As a student, I have been pushing myself for success and I will make it no matter how hard it gets.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a incoming freshman I would advise that you come prepared and don't slack off because in the beginning it will be hard, but it will become easier once you put your mind to it.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State University is a fine institution of learning. For the time that I have been here I have acquired a vast amount of knowledge that will help in my success in life.

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    65 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I think Norfolk State really focuses on the safety of the campus and the students. Even though it is an open campus, we do have a police station and many campus police always on site.

    Bang for the buck

    Bang for the buck is an idiom some would use when it comes to college life and the finances that come along with it. You should most definitely get your moneys worth, focusing enough to finish and obtain your degree in 4 years or even sooner.

    What to do for fun

    Sometimes there isn't usually much to do for fun, party and event wise. However, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in things for fun. I think move in week and Homecoming are the times where there is a lot to do.

    Food and Dining

    In my opinion the food and dining is one of the best features at Norfolk State University. There are a couple of dining halls which offer breakfeast, brunch, and dinner. We also have a Chick Fil A, Tropical Smoothie, and Pizza Hut in our Student Center.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Norfolk State didn't quite end up meeting my expectations this semester. I guess it all depends on which hall you're placed in though. The hall rooms range from small to large, over crowded to spacey, and some clean while some are not.

    Academic Rigor

    You should always expect difficulty and challenges in life, especially when you reach college. It all comes down to adjustment and being focused. Academic rigor could either get the best of you or end up teaching you something, being a lesson learned, as it should be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should definitely take the time to plan ahead so they can have a smooth and somewhat simple transition. They should also understand their rights and responsibilities and value themselves.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State University is a decent open campus, offering many majors to both Undergraduate and Graduate students. However, it could improve in some areas. I do believe it's a good university to expand your education and obtain your degree though.

  • 11/23/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    66 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that have a desire to learn, work hard, and have a good time.

    What to do for fun

    A lot of extra-curricular activities. You'll never get bored

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you plan to major in. You don't want to get a degree that you cannot do something profitable with. You also should make sure it is something that you love and can see yourself doing for a long time.

  • 12/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    67 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our campus police is always accessible.

    Greek Life

    -The Greek life is amazing on campus. -You aren't treated any differently on campus if you aren't apart of sorority or a frat. -We have a Greek walk and there are plenty of soro & frat activities

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a various amount of activities. Simply visit the website to look: http://nsu.edu

    Great for these types of students

    -social -one that's loving of HBCU's

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There aren't any that I can think of.

    Bang for the buck

    It's more than worth it, the only thing that's overpriced is the student bookstore.

    What to do for fun

    On campus there's a moderate amount of things to do for fun, but a good amount of the students go to clubs.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafeterias always have great food, and our student center has Tropical Smoothie, Pizza Hut, & Chick Fil A.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very nice at NSU; it's very well regulated and incredibly social.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically NSU makes it very easy for you to prosper, and our professors are very supporitve.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on the administration about anything you do & make copies of papers you give them.

    In three sentences

    NSU is an amazing college. Our staff is very friendly and they make you feel very much at home. The only thing that they could seriously improve is lack of administration.

  • 12/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    68 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity INC., also a member of the Young Democrats

    What to do for fun

    Party, go out bowling, to the mall, and things of that sort

    Food and Dining

    The food places are average although there aren't many spots to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life has its ups and downs it's nothing special.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are very helpful. Throughout my time here although they have office hours some tend to stay past those to help students out. College isn't hard you just have to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you're passionate about. If you know that it will make it easier for you to pic a major out.

    In three sentences

    I give Norfolk State a 7 out of 10. What I really like the most about this school is the family like atmosphere. The other thing I like is that it is accredited and not many HBCUs can say the same thing.

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    69 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Eventhough Norfolk State is an open campus it is still a pretty safe campus.

    Greek Life

    The greeks on campus are amazing. They will literally just pop up out of nowwhere and surprise you with a show.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are interested in being apart of a bad Norfolk State is the place to be. The Spartan Legion is a wonderful band to be apart of.

    What to do for fun

    In order to find out what there is to do for fun make sure you check your email for the spartan happenings. That email will give you all of the events going on for the week such as gocarting, rollerskating and somethimes zumba.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is good at first but afterwhile things get old and everything isn't on meal plan. So in that case you should always try to try something new.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in the towers my freshman year and the only thing I didn't like was the visitation rules. I felt as if we are all adults and people should be able to visit us at anytime for how ever long they please.

    Academic Rigor

    At Norfolk State the professors and teachers are amazing the classrooms can get personal but they also can be very large depends on the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for prospective students is to know what you are going to school for before you get there. If you know your life plans and what you want to do later in the future it will help you stay focused. Being focused is the key to your success at an university.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State University is a school of opportunity and history. It may be labeled as a party school but as a student I declare its far from it. Overall Norfolk State is what you make it.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    70 of 100

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Norfolk State University has plenty of activities for students to take part of during their down time. There is an bowling alley, also a fitness center, and a game room with all kinds of different activities, etc

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you attend all classes, and meet with your advisor regularly.

    In three sentences

    My school is currently dealing with budget cuts just like most schools across the country. But, we seem to be pulling together to make sure each department gets what it needs. My school is filled with intelligent students including me so we can persevere.

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    71 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Overall alot better then my freshmen year.

    Clubs and Activities

    Pre-Alumni SGA Gopsel Choir Concert choir Biology ,math, psychology, .....so so much more

    Bang for the buck

    I stay on campus NSU is do excellent under the directful eye of Dr. Tony Atwater our newest NSU President. Getting to know those of authority can put you in a great place.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved with organization on the campus, whether in your major, or just for experience. I know I'm a sophomore and I'm the President of the Pre-Alumni Club, under the Alumni-Relations. Being involve builds character and leadership and you get to network a lot.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is okay student, are asking for take out with the cafe however.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life does need upgrading due to the age it's only so much they can do.

    Academic Rigor

    I love my teacher they will push me to the limit.

    Tips for prospective students

    Complete you FASFA early, as well as signing up for classes. Read yoiur school email. Talk to professors if you need help, ask for the STARS Program for tutoring. Give your 100% don't try an be like everyone else you are your own individual.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State University is an wonderful school to attend. On a scale of 1-10 I'd rate it 9. The teachers are excellent and know the information that they teach.

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    72 of 100

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Bowling alley Sporting events Mall nearby Riding The Tide

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet new people Pay attention in class Embrace the university Take advantage of all they have to offer Get involved

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State is great HBCU that takes pride in their history & heritage. Even though NSU is considered an HBCU, they don't turn people away because of their race. My experience at NSU so far has been a good one.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    73 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the twin towers parking lot is always packed and busy specially at night after games and parties.

    Bang for the buck

    Once you get settled your nerves calm down. You will just feel like your at any other school and you meet a lot of really nice people. Common courtesy goes along way.

    What to do for fun

    I go to parties or out with friends to grab food and go to the mall.

    Food and Dining

    the food is really good...they have pizza hut chick fil a and ect.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is pretty cool and friendly. it just depends on who you are as a person.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers make it really easy to learn and most are fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be smart about every decision you make.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk state is interesting and it has its pros and cons. Stay focused on what your going and you will not have any problems.

  • 01/26/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    74 of 100

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I highly suggest joining a club or organization

    In three sentences

    Great campus. Great Band. Great people. And Great Band

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    75 of 100

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There's a lot of sports, plus volunteering.

    Food and Dining

    Its good.

    Dorm Life

    Its fun, there are many people here who will you with any living conditions you may have.

    Academic Rigor

    These classes provided here are not easy, but they will not crush you either.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a tutor as soon as you can. Involve yourself with extra-curricular activities. Do not have a class at eight in the morning.

    In three sentences

    This school is very family-orientated. It has many services to make sure all the students succeed greatly. The food is delicious.

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    76 of 100

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    they always keep you active and moving to get your head in zone for all classes. sometimes behing on things but they make up with the opprtunities they have here.

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    77 of 100

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    study

    Dorm Life

    i live off campus

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepare

    In three sentences

    It is great

  • 04/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    78 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Sister Circle Organization is a wonderful organization for females to join because it is based on empowering our fellow sisters and providing awareness and service to those around us. Everyone upholds the mission of this organization by being their sister's keeper regardless if they are sisters by blood or not.

    What to do for fun

    Every Friday in the Student Center, Greek Organizations and the rest of the student body gather around for the DJ to play the latest hits and to see the greeks hopping. Also, various organizations on campus are constantly conducting activities to bring excitement, fun, and awareness on various topics to the campus body. The Student Activities department also comes up with numerous activities that students may get involved in which includes things such as laser tag, bowling, skating, boat rides on the Chesapeake Bay, and more!

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! Provided through meal plan options, food choices range from home style buffet cooked foods to Chic Fil-A, Pizza Hut, and Tropical Smoothie Caf���©. There are other dining services offered as well that are loved by the student body.

    Dorm Life

    It would not be fair not to mention that where you end up living on campus does take a toll on your education and comfort. Some dorms are more comfortable than others as far as the specific groups of student body that live there. Freshman dorms are of course the problem areas, but that still does not hinder one's ability to achieve academic excellence.

    Academic Rigor

    Norfolk State takes education very serious. If you wish to continue striving as a successful student throughout your years at the university, it is important to stay on top of your priorities. Education does not pay for itself until it has been achieved and applied to the betterment of your life and others. Use it wisely and strive to learn more as everyday differs from the last.

    Tips for prospective students

    First things first, do your work as it is assigned and ask questions when absolutely necessary! There are no rewards in falling behind in class as the other students progress on to the next level. No one wants to be left behind the pack, wasting money that they had to pay for their education when academic situations could have been resolved as they occurred.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State University is a beautiful higher learning institution that has a lot to offer prospective students. There are a variety of sports and campus activities that the institution is known for, and has student morale on top levels of determination and strive for completion towards their future careers. Norfolk State University has an excellent aspect on what student life should encompass on campus, and what the students expect to gain from attending the university.

  • 05/08/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    79 of 100

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Shop, Dine

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your head up and focus!

    In three sentences

    This HBCU is one of the best Ive visited since ive been on tour. I love it the people are great and so welcoming. Its Home away from Home

  • 06/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    80 of 100

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    SGA has many activities for you to be sociable. The easiest way and the most important way to have fun is to just be yourself. Enjoy yourself and others will enjoy you.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe....no, you will get tired of it. The union is alright, but you can't have those foods everyday. Some days the cafe does serve some delectable items, it just isn't everyday.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is one of the best things about coming to college. You get to meet new people and explore new things. NSU has some wonderful dorms in all backgrounds from athletic to honors and everything in between. I love the dorm life present at Norfolk State.

    Academic Rigor

    While most classes are difficult, if you study and maintain the proper attitude about your classes, you will be just fine at NSU. Overall, it is important to just do your work and form a study group with a collection of your peers.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is college, which is nothing like high school. You need to come with the mindset of learning what you have to learn and doing what you have to do to get out on time and go live your life. Enjoy your college career, but don't make it all that your about.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State is a fine establishment for those who wish to further their education. I love this school and what it has to offer. You will not be disappointed in your decision.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    81 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    NSU is an open campus, but having security in place at every entrance as well as all buildings and residence halls helps to make students, faculty, and parents feel good about the integrity of the campus environment.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are endless opportunities to become a part of campus life and plenty of organizations that may be to your liking. Do some exploring, take your pick, and have fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Homecoming and Tailgating!!! Food, fun, and friends during football season. Need I say more?

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming and Tailgating!!! Food, fun, and friends during football season. Need I say more?

    Bang for the buck

    Most school sponsored activities are free and there are many shops and services that offer student discounts on specific days for simply showing your Student I.D.

    What to do for fun

    Take in a movie, see a show, go shopping, or be adventurous and take a voyage to the beach. Or, you can get a more local social experience by taking advantage of the many free activities that occur on campus daily for most of the school year. Don't forget to show that Spartan pride while you're at it!

    Food and Dining

    There are many options on and around campus to satisfy any appetite or culinary preferences. Depending on your transportation options, an opportunity to experience some of the best premiere dining and seafood choices on the entire east coast are all within reach. However, the campus meal plan(s) are the best choice and easiest way to save money.

    Dorm Life

    It's an excellent opportunity to explore living with others, work on developing and improving social skills, and begin experiencing the ins and out of budding independence. The facilities are better than average and the security features will make you feel as comfortable as being at home.

    Academic Rigor

    You Will Be Tested! It is a good idea to come prepared to work hard and also tackle the other obstacles that are attached to the college experience such as exercising time management, mastering your environment as well as it's resources for your academic benefit, and using what you've learned to achieve personal growth.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to Norfolk early, get to know your way around campus, and become familiar with the immediate surrounding area and transportation options to make your transition to life at NSU as smooth as possible.

    In three sentences

    There's no better place to get an education and begin the rest of your life than Norfolk State University. Here you'll find the perfect combination of affordability, moderate class sizes, and a pleasant atmosphere perfect for learning and personal growth. Become a part of the NSU family and enter the working world with a great education as well as firm understanding of what the Spartan Spirit is all about.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    82 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    The Greek life is the best they are nice helpful and welcoming

    What to do for fun

    Go out and see downtown Norfolk going out with friends is a great thing to do also.

    Tips for prospective students

    To stay on task and to have fun and live it up these college years are golden.

    In three sentences

    A great experience. One of the best HBCU experiences. Wonderful campus and staff.

  • 07/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    83 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You stay out of some places, and you'll be fine.

    Greek Life

    Couldn't say, but it looks fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    Alot and Fun. You would just have to fish around and see what you like.

    Great for these types of students

    Black, diverse, open-minded, edgy, fashionable, dedicated, hard-working.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a Greek walk that shows the timeless memories of organizations of NSU. Also, we have a cool student student center that people hang out in. Bowling Alley, and much much more.

    Bang for the buck

    Something like that. Its a cheap school, but good education.

    What to do for fun

    Yoga, Basketball, all-around sports. Just spontaneous activities that you would have to look out for.

    Food and Dining

    The food is 4 stars. Really good.

    Dorm Life

    4 stars because the dorm life is very different. There are dorms at NSU that resemble the ghetto, and there are dorms that resemble a nice hotel. It all depends on where you would like to stay.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel it is a challenge if you make it one. Meaning, it is a challenge when you want to do more than what is expected of you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get out and find activities to do. Not a lot is publicized so you will have to go look for them on campus. Also, say no. That's right. Say no to drugs, alcohol, and anything else that is detrimental to your education. All the fun can wait. Get that education first. Study on those particular nights, not party. You know you have a test in the morning so don't stay up until 4am. Plan accordingly, and you'll be fine.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State University is a diverse campus full of students yearning for education. There are times in which they only yearn for partying, but eighty percent of the time, its education. The staff and faculty does its best to make sure that we are all accommodated accordingly.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    84 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is something you only have to worry about at night. Every blue moon the locals begin to linger on campus, but if you call campus security the situation will be handled.

    Greek Life

    As my sophomore year is approaching I am currently contemplating about joining a fraternity.

    Clubs and Activities

    Norfolk State offers a variety of clubs and activities. In my freshman year I participated in several clubs. My favorite club however was The League of Extraordinary men. I also helped out with the Student government; I also played in the intramural basketball league.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a student who would like to grow each day into your full potential then Norfolk state is the place for you. It isn't too big or too small, for the faculty is very supportive.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Greek walk is a cool place too hang out when you don't have anything to do. When I get down sometimes I tend to climb a tree located at the front of campus(where no one can see me), for it is very relaxing.

    What to do for fun

    Norfolk State is located near downtown of Norfolk, for downtown Norfolk has several of attractions. Also, Virginia beach is the next city to Norfolk, so when the weather began to warm up we always ended up at the beach.

    Food and Dining

    In the Norfolk State dinning hall the food is delicious. Breakfast is my favorite, however, all over meals are delicious as well.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately I did not live on campus my freshman year.

    Academic Rigor

    College is simple. Whatever effort you put in determines the outcome of your grades. There is a lot of distractions, but you have to grow up and balance the work with fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend that each prospective student develop a relationship with each of their professors outside of the classroom. I also would like to encourage students to get involved on campus.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State is a awesome school to obtain a degree and grow as a person. The campus includes students who are very diverse; the teachers on campus are very helpful and understanding.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    85 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There is a lot to choose from

    What to do for fun

    Student Union

    Food and Dining

    I love Chick-Fil-A

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have everything together in words of financial aid and get everything done on time

    In three sentences

    The campus is a decent size and there are a lot of facilities and dining halls on campus.

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    86 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe since the campus police are very active and there is a systems in place to protect students who are in trouble or need. It goes without saying that no place is perfectly safe and things to happen regardless of all and any safety precautions.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's pretty much a club for everything and if one is missing you can talk to student activities to try and get it developed.

    Great for these types of students

    NSU is great for anybody who wants to attend an HBCU where they will be actually cared and looked out for and wont be a statistic at a big university/college.

    Bang for the buck

    College is whatever you make it, so its up to you to get your money's worth even though colleges are very expensive.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do for fun like hanging with your friends, playing various games outside, visiting other dorms, attending school and non school-related parties, playing in the game room, hanging out in the student union, watching plays in Wilder and last but not least participating in the various activities going on around campus like activity hour in the union every Friday.

    Food and Dining

    There are multiple places to eat on campus like two cafeterias, chick-fila, pizza hut, tropical smoothie, 2 bistros, burger place and last but not least a place that only serves lunch specials. The meals are usually good the only problem is meal plan tends to end too early, but one of the bistros stays open extra late.

    Dorm Life

    I have only lived in one dormitory called Midrise which is the best dorm in my opinion hands down. I wouldn't live in any where else on campus except the spartan suites; even though, thats not a dorm. I cannot speak on any of the other dorms because I never resided there.

    Academic Rigor

    College in general is challenging no matter the major especially when you're coming straight out of college or are a non-traditional student, so don't let anybody tell you otherwise.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like stem fields apply for DNIMAS and it'll pay for all your college expenses, but be warned its no walk in the park. Also make sure you are on top of your game and you work hard or you could end up staying longer than expected, which could and will happen at any college/university.

    In three sentences

    It is a great HBCU even though allot of people trash its name; however, I recommend it for anybody and everybody who wants a relatively small loving, and encouraging HBCU type of atmosphere. I had a great time there as well as I learned allot and I am definitely prepared for my next milestone.

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    87 of 100

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many on and off campus activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early!

    In three sentences

    There are alot of renovations being done. This school has a new library. Other students are willing to help. Overall Norfolk State University has a nice campus.

  • 08/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    88 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    due to the university being an open campus, there are 24/7 security throughout the campus

    Greek Life

    If students do attend this University, they will witness various Greek organization.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are various clubs and activities that students can join or participate.

    What to do for fun

    Norfolk State has a bowling ally, game room, and lounges for those who need relaxation and free time from work. There are various intramural activities and for the those who like to party, There are plenty of those to.

    Food and Dining

    The food is average and some days it can be outstanding. The University makes sure that the student are well fed. There are different types of meal plan for students and dining money for extra.

    Dorm Life

    As a Resident Assistant, the dorms meets expectation. residents feel like they are at home and they have a sense of security. Some residents does not approve the scenery of the rooms and dorm overall but, the goal is not to get comfortable but, to focus on school.

    Academic Rigor

    For the science, engineering, technology, and math departments, the professors challenge you mentally. They expect a 110% from the students and does not approve grades c average and below.

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared to work, and focus on the task at hand

    In three sentences

    As a historical black college, Norfolk State University has reached my expectations in academics and hospitality. The staff are friendly and serious. Overall out of 10, I give this University an 8.

  • 08/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    89 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is usually someone available in the police department to assist you if you need the help.

    Greek Life

    The Greeks do know how to party so if you like to have fun, it would be a great idea to get close with them.

    Clubs and Activities

    The university has sports of course like football, softball, track, band and much more. NSU also has the student government association where you can voice your opinion and make activities for the school.

    Great for these types of students

    If a student does not mind applying themselves then they will do well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A new department for the major of nursing and allied health is being built.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is definitely worth it. Of course in college you are taught to teach yourself and find out what works best for you. You have to get a feel for it during your first semester where you learn strategies in you Introduction to University Life class.

    What to do for fun

    There are always plenty of activities to do on campus. Once a week on Fridays, the school has a pep rally and they get live. There are always bulletins posted EVERYWHERE to explain the weekly activities. There are activities for all types of people.

    Food and Dining

    There are meal plans for on-campus students and off-campus students.The student center has tropical smoothie, pizza hut, and chick-fil-la. There is also a dining hall that has a variety of different foods. Though the freshman fifteen is the real deal so don't each when your bored.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter. Though I have been in many dorms and they are clean to a certain extent.

    Academic Rigor

    School is not easy, and if it is then the student needs to realize that they need to challenge themselves and have the confidence that if they work hard at all times and come into the subject with confidence, there will be success. Time management is the key to success. Students need to figure out what is best for them because all students learn, assess and study differently.

    Tips for prospective students

    Regardless of the major you choose to study, I would suggest that each student comes with the mindset that college is not going to be easy. The student will have to study in and out of class. They will have to put their mind, heart, soul, and most free time into their work. The student will have to make a relationship with not only the teacher to assess their strengths and weaknesses but to get to know the teacher because networking is extremely important. It would be a amazing idea to make friends everywhere but especially in their major so that they can have help if needed.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State is a High five on a five point scale. I love my HBCU although the university is diverse as well. I enjoy the teachers, classes, student activities and the fact that the college attempts to challenge my mind.

  • 10/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    90 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We've had incidents just like any other urban school; however, we've had quite a few less than our neighboring school ODU. You just have to remember never to go anywhere alone at night or before dawn and never leave your car unlocked.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    Almost everything you can think of.

    Great for these types of students

    Non Traditional. Low-Income Transfer Freedom wanters People who are looking for the HBCU Experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Greek walk is great for a romantic late night stroll. The crackheads that hangout at 7 Eleven are harmless.... just don't give them any change. Hangout in Spartan Station, you may end up on Hot 91.1. The Student center is the major hub. Everything happens here. Homecoming is can't miss! As well as the Battle of the Bay Game As for the Battle of the Bay Basketball game, it might as well be NY Fashion: Come Correct or don't come at all.

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot of local clubs: Fuegos', Mango's, Bentley's, Element, and Palace (if you are 21+) If that's not your thing, there a two malls: Military Circle and MacArthur which are both available by local transit and both have movie theaters (MacArthur is cheaper during the week and offers student discounts). There's always a festival, and student life is great for hosting events and joining clubs.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    Lackluster to say the best. Unless you live in the suites (upperclassmen) or midrise (honors college and 3.5+) be prepared for struggle life. I promise you will hate it at first, but you will grow to love it since it is apart of the experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the professor and the major. You range from extremely easy (Mass com) , to very hard (nursing and bio pre med). However,any major can be easy when you stay on top of your work and ask for help, and any major can be hard when you do the opposite.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Keep an open mind. Norfolk State is diverse in it's student body. Don't let a few apples deter you from a great education. 2. Stay on top of everything! Financial Aid, the Registrar, and any other department you deal with. Also, make sure you get a receipt for EVERYTHING. Even if it's just a book. 3. Do two visits. One with and one without your parents. You will get a different experience and view of the campus each time. Also, don't let the big events fool you. It's not turnt up all the time! 4. Don't let the people intimidate you. When someone in FA or Student Accounts tells you no or you can't, ask to speak to their manager and then follow up with the provost or with the Dean of Students. Sometimes they will loose paperwork and blame it on the student. 5. Don't bring a car your freshman year.... it ruins the experience. 6. Be respectful but firm with your professors. Just because they have a degree doesn't mean they can't be wrong. If you believe you are right (and it matters) make sure you get evidence and take it too them. 7. Make the staff your best friend. Make sure they know your face (on a good basis) and doors that you thought were locked will OPEN. 8. Don't got anywhere alone after dark or before dawn. It's not safe. 9. Stay classy. You never know who is watching. We have a lot of powerful and influential visitors to campus... and they come with jobs and scholarships. 10. Watch out for the geese and squirrels. They run the yard.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State is a great university for fresh starts and second chances. As a current student, I would give my university an 8.5 out of 10.

  • 10/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    91 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    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

    Dorm Life

    As A Football player I resided in the Charles Smith hall which is really clean and well kept

    Academic Rigor

    As A freshman I'm mostly in General Studies classes so It's fairly easy

    Tips for prospective students

    Make Friends !!

    In three sentences

    Good School Spirit Easy Classes Below average Sports teams

  • 11/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    92 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security works/train with the county police, however it is an open campus allowing anyone to walk on campus.

    Greek Life

    Very active within the student body. But lack the concept of brother/sisterhood and community service projects.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 200 clubs and organization.

    Great for these types of students

    There are many clubs and organization for every type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    Bang for the buck

    There's is multiple stores, beauty store, and restaurants that will accept spartan bucks which is located on a students ID.

    What to do for fun

    There's is a bowling ally on campus which has 8 lanes. A game room which has a 50 flat screen tv, 6 pool tables, seating area, and a Ping pong table.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is improving each semester with the nutation.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life on campus can use major improvement. The dorm that I stay in and which 95% of the freshman body does as well have major problems with the hot water being turn off for days at a time and elevators out of order which forces girls to walk up and down 3 to 10 flights of stairs.

    Academic Rigor

    So far within my studies all my professor are very helpful and stride on the meaning no child left behind. No matter how hard the classes may seem, if you have the drive to succeed the professor will do everything in their power to make sure you pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to get an experience of a life time. You will receive great teachings, experience the importance of helping the community, Greek life, and outstanding school spirt.

    In three sentences

    If I would have to rate Norfolk State University I would rate it a 6 on a rate from 1 to 10; 1 being the worst. The professor that I have experienced so far and have heard about at Norfolk State University are all outstanding. However, student actives, housing, and campus landscaping can be better.

  • 12/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    93 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Norfolk State have there own police force. The campus is very safe.

    Bang for the buck

    Every penny i paid was worth it. Norfolk State is also the cheapest and biggest HBCU in Virginia.

    What to do for fun

    Activities Game Room Social Events

    Food and Dining

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

    Dorm Life

    It depends

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships Get ready to interact with all types of people Get rid of laziness and procrastination now

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State is the best school ever. The teachers care about you just like in high school. Classrooms have about 30 - 50 students in a class and you get a better education.

  • 12/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    94 of 100

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    FUN !!! Everything at NSU is fun. It's on the type of person you are. Parties are everywhere around campus

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is the best ! I always wanted to be on my own and get an apartment until i started to live in my dorm BBN. Freedom is the keyword. You will 9/10 meet your life long friend inside of your dorm. Parties, activities, or whatever you want to do takes place EVERYDAY. Yes, even study time. We have a computer lab if you dont feel like walking to the library. We have 24 hour visitation. The dorms even have washing utilites on each floor. Snack machines, drink machines, I mean, what more could you ask for?

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers at NSU are like my bestfriends. When they see that you are giving your all the will give their all just help you. Learning at NSU is super fun. It's not all about sitting in the room with a boring professor. So far, all 5 of my professors has been nothing but enjoyment. A reason to get out of my bed and go to class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared Don't be stuck in your room 24/7 Meet new people Join Different oragnizatoins Go to different events

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State University isn't all about partying. It's about enjoying yourself to the fullest while getting the best education of your life. Me personally, I would recommend this college to anyone.

  • 12/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    95 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    *COUGHS*

    Greek Life

    Oh goodness! They are really passionate!

    Clubs and Activities

    There's really active groups that are shockingly productive, and after a while begin to annoy you with offers for participation.

    Great for these types of students

    Social

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a really promiscuous 7-Eleven around the campus. STAY AWAY FROM IT!

    What to do for fun

    I'm a major loner, so I'm not sure. But my roommates are never around so there must be a lot to do.

    Food and Dining

    Downright delicious!

    Dorm Life

    The midrise dorm is great... The common residential halls however.

    Academic Rigor

    As a freshman I haven't really experienced that many courses and professor teaching styles, however this semester was rather smooth and did not require me to apply myself 100%.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your books early! Don't hesitate to utilize your professor's office hours. Stay open-minded and NETWORK!!!

    In three sentences

    NSU has an obvious hierarchy amongst the students, considering academic prowess. Norfolk State University has very unique, beneficial programs that can be key to student success.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    96 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Although the news portrays Norfolk State as being in a dangerous area, I consider my self in a safe environment at Norfolk State. I could walk around at night to go to 7-eleven and no harm would come my way. Although Norfolk State is an open campus, anyone and everyone can't get on campus. In my opinion, Norfolk State is safer than the other university down the street... *cough cough*.

    Bang for the buck

    I planned on going to an out-of-state school, but that's a lot of money. Tuition at Norfolk State is less than $8,000 a semester. That includes meal plan, room and board, and money on your SpartanCard. If you're like me and want to commute to school, that's less than $3,000 a semester. Saving money already!

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of things to do for fun! If you're interested in Greek Life, there is always a party being thrown. If you like sports, they hold practices for males and females in any sport. Wanna just hang out with your friends? You can hang out in the Union and watch TV in one of the lounges. There's so much to do at NSU that I can't even name them all!

    Food and Dining

    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!

    Dorm Life

    Though I had roommate troubles, I loved living in my dorm. I lived in an all-female sophomore dorm. Everyone was nice and there was always a function going on to keep us busy. They also offered tutoring to those who needed help.

    Academic Rigor

    Norfolk State challenges you to push your limits and try hard to earn that degree! The teachers, although they seem tough, they do want you to succeed. Challenge yourself!

    Tips for prospective students

    Norfolk State has many areas of study for you to choose from. We're a growing university for a growing people. Dorm life is wonderful, but, as always, choose your roommates wisely! There is always something to do around campus, so there's never a dull moment.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State University is an amazing University to attend. There are so many learning opportunities that NSU has to offer. I absolutely love my HBCU, Go Spartans!

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    97 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Open campus so anyone can just walk on campus but police do patrol the area. Be sure to walk at nights with a buddy or friend if you aren't comfortable walking at night. Also emergency boxes that call the police to escort you safely

    Greek Life

    Campus has strong pride in the Greek fraternities and sororities.

    Bang for the buck

    Low tuition.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of parties here along with provided transportation. Numerous organizations hold events and trips that students go on.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are spacious and the bathrooms are okay.

    Academic Rigor

    Some staff is willing to work with you if you have difficulty in the class. But also, it's up to you to speak up for yourself and let them know that you're struggling.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to research the major you're interested in and that you really want to go into that field of study. Also, be sure to take care of your financial aid prior to moving or attending the university because it can be a long process if you wait too late. If you decide to attend Norfolk State be sure to remember it's what you make it so come with a positive attitude and be sure to get active if you wish to enjoy your time here.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State has good staff members who are there for you so be sure to utilize them and ask students about certain professors. Beginning of the year and each semester can be hectic with financial aid and classes so be sure to take care of your business asap.

  • 04/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    98 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety has tightened up this year but last year it seemed like the security guards let anybody with a car pass through.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs here are open to any and everybody. They are a big part of what brings the school together. You have organizations like spartan generals that focus on welcoming the freshmen and showing them the ropes or the League that focuses on serving the community and brotherhood.

    What to do for fun

    There's so much to do for fun. There's always events being thrown by student organizations or greeks that your week is pretty much packed with things to do. Our biggest things are homecoming, Dance Marathon, and Greek week. Besides those there is always something to do even though it's not as big on a scale as the others.

    Food and Dining

    The only bad thing about campus food is that it gets old quick. I miss home cooked meals.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Midrise which is the honors dorm. I'd say Midrise is basically the nicest dorm on campus. I live in a suite of 6 people, 2 to a room. There's a lot of space for my roommate and I. We also have our own bathrooms which is a great plus!

    Academic Rigor

    I only take honors courses and these classes challenge me to the upmost. The easiest way for me to deal with the coursework is get study groups together and talk to my professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    The tips I would give to prospective students would be: 1. Talk to your advisors and teachers often. 2. If you're having trouble don't wait until midterms to ask for help. 3. Keep a group of friends that share the same values as you so you can graduate in four years. 4. Stay true to you!

    In three sentences

    I think Norfolk State University would be ranked as an 8. The school spirit here is incredible and everybody can get involved in things on campus easily. Also, the teachers in my department are very helpful and have made my experience here great!

  • 06/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    99 of 100

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Football staff full of great people

    What to do for fun

    Mall close-by to go shopping.

    Food and Dining

    The food offered is a buffet-style including a variety of foods.

    Dorm Life

    On-campus housing teaches you to look after yourself and maintain a sense of cleanliness.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses you take challenge you so that you may grow mentally.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your mind focused on your curricular activities.

    In three sentences

    Coming to Norfolk State was a new experience. It taught me to be self-reliant. I am humbled and thankful for this learning experience.

  • 07/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    100 of 100

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Norfolk State is not far from shopping and entertainment. There is also the beach for those warm days.

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors will challenge student and when he/she leaves the class they will feel good that they have learned a lot from the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for a new student would be not to get too overwhelmed. Take the time and organize your day with school work and down time. A healthy balance will make for a great college stuent.

    In three sentences

    Norfolk State is a great place to continue ones education. Even though it is an HBCU everyone is welcomed with open arms. All professors are knowledgeable and are willing to help you if you have any problems.