Norfolk State University

Norfolk, VA, USA

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Norfolk State University

3.77 Average Rating

Sharice from Hampton, VA

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Great for these types of students
If you want a sport to play, Norfolk State has many.
Clubs and Activities
There are so many clubs on campus that there is no reason that anybody can not be involved with the school.
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.
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.
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Brandon from Chesapeake, VA

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Celestine from Greensboro, NC

a current student here
12 people found this review useful
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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.
Am enjoying being here
Many people at NSU are friendly and have nothing but love and Spartan Pride to share with fellow students.
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.
Great for these types of students
Students who want to learn, but also want to enjoy life, meet new people, and have fun.
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Shakyra from Norfolk , VA

a current student here
11 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Kristan from Chesapeake, VA

a current student here
8 people found this review useful
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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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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Kanisha from Waverly, VA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
8 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
The staff at NSU is great and help me with a lot.
Will enjoy being here
I already enjoy the campus and i dont even live there yet. The students and staff is so friendly.
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.
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.
Great for these types of students
Outgoing, Successful, Friendly, Positive, Motivating, and VERY open minded
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Dalton from Monroe, NC

accepted here and planning to attend soon
7 people found this review useful
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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.
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!
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!
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Angela from Portsmouth, VA

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Tameka from Portsmouth, VA

researching this school
6 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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NotSoStarvingStudent

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What to do for fun
Norfolk State University is conveniently located to public transportation so you can go to the mall and the movies.
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.
Great for these types of students
Those who are frugal and trying to save a buck!
Campus Safety
It is located in a ghetto neighborhood but the campus itself is fine and is patrolled by the police.
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