Norfolk State University

Norfolk, VA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
90%
Acceptance Rate
6,008
Students Applied

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$25
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
68%
Out-Of-State Students
14%
13%
Submitting ACT
100%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 946
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
410
75th
510
Reading
25th
430
75th
530
2.90
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
351
$30k - $48k
134
$48k - $75k
107
$75k - $110k
89
$110k+
58

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@nsu.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-274-1821
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.77 Average Rating
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.
Tameka from Portsmouth, VA
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.
NotSoStarvingStudent
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.
Sharice from Hampton, VA
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.
Brandon from Chesapeake, VA
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.
Celestine from Greensboro, NC
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.
Shakyra from Norfolk , VA
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.
Kristan from Chesapeake, VA
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.
Kanisha from Waverly, VA
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.
Angela from Portsmouth, VA

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