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Founded in 1935, Norfolk State University. is a Public college. Located in Virginia, which is a city setting in Virginia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 4,739 full time undergraduate students, and 682 full time graduate students.
The Norfolk State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 243 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Norfolk State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at NSU are considered Less Selective, with ,65% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 23 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
42% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 26% were in the top quarter, and 13% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Norfolk State University.
154 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.
100 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
160 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.
159 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
159 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.
158 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.
157 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.
158 Students rated academics 4 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.
83 Students rated Norfolk State University
Norfolk State University actually wasn't my first choice. But I committed to playing volleyball at NSU because of the welcoming and family-like environment. My Coach, Kathy Bullock, is just the type of coach I was looking for at an HBCU. She is a warm and welcoming yet strict and firm coach. I feel very lucky and fortunate to have a coach like her because I know that she genuinely wants the best for me and will push me to go best the best me I can be. The sports environment at NSU is very strong and everyone knows all the athletes. Our sports are pretty decent and we have 8 incoming freshman on our volleyball team so we are going to be very good this year and hopefully win the MEAC tournament. Our women's basketball team made it to the Sweet Sixteen during the 2022 season and unfortunately our men's team lost by 1 point which held them back from also making it to the Sweet Sixteen. Although there is a very good sports environment, one major problem that students tend to have with the school is the housing department. The new residential dorms are normally designated for all underclassmen athletes with the exception of people who pay extra to stay in the new dorms. However, housing has split up the volleyball team and put the 15 of us in 4 different dorms, one of which is on the other side of campus away from the caf, both gyms, and the training room. Similar things have happened where teammates request to be in the same room, that request is approved, and then said teammates are in completely different rooms than what was approved previously. Excluding the fact that housing is hit or miss, our advisors and other Norfolk State staff like the chefs and caf workers are extremely kind and easy to get along with. The administrative staff, advisors and professors are usually always willing to help out and aid students in whatever they need.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my HBCU. However, there are some things that can be improved. I wish some of the staff were more friendly and helpful, but honestly it’s a hit or miss with them. Also we spend money on the wrong things, we need more places to eat on campus rather than a new water fountain. The older buildings and dorms also could be upgraded.
Norfolk State University is a Historically Black College University in Norfolk Virginia. The class sizes are smaller and I enjoy this since I transferred from a very large university. Norfolk State is an open campus so there have been times non visitors have come on our campus causing trouble. The advisors aren’t the most helpful and you may end up planning your courses yourself. There’s a lot of access to scholarships and aid but it does take a while for one to receive their aid. Marijuana is legal in Virginia so there are times where you randomly smell it or see someone smoking. Lastly, there are beaches nearby and the social life is good considering we collaborate with the other universities that are close by for certain events and parties!
I love my school I have learn so much from being here. I am looking forward to learning more from everyone that is around me. The teachers are pushing us to be the best person that we can be. They are opening there doors to help us in any way they can, this makes every thing a whole lot easer.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Norfolk State University is 85%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
If I could go back in time I would tell myself to try more. I have realiazed that when I truley push myself and put my mind to something I can do amazing things. Yes it requires alot of hardwork but I really love teh adrennaine rush of working hard, whether, it's serving dozens and dozens of people, working on a drawing, leading a children choir, or just exercising. When I fully put my heart and soul in a task I really come out with a masterpiece. And with that information, I could use it to motivate my past self so I could pull out the confindence that I have recently found.
How hard it is to get out! My school has truly raised its standards since I came in. Even though I had a good enough gpa to get into almost any school of my choice, the entry requirements were a little low back then. It was really easy to get into NSU, but definitely hard to get out. The professors are really serious about your education and will truly make you work hard to earn your degree. I can say now that I truly appreciate that aspect of my alma mater.
my school is a very good. we learn also the teachers are vry smart and helpful, and they really strive to give us the best college expierence i really like norfolk state university.
There isn't enough parking spaces available.
A person who wants diversity!
The professors really care about you and your success.
The type of person that shouldn't attend this school is a person that tends to goof off academically, because failing might be easier than that person thinks.
There isn't always enough parking due to construction
The nursing program.
My classmates know why they came to college and what they are here for. They pay attention in class with no disturbances or interuptions. Everyone in my class has a goal and they are there to acheive it.
its a hbcu
The extra-curricular activities, my professors and the greek life.
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Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
100% of students
attending Norfolk State University receive some sort of financial aid.
74% were awarded federal grants.
While 82% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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