Norfolk State University

1,249 reviews
  1. Norfolk, VA
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C
Norfolk State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504
Website

Norfolk State University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
SAT Range
790-950
ACT Range
16-19
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$11,874/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,146/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,369/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,326/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,923/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,900/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.64 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.65 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,416Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
68%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Individuality
    68%
  • Bandwagons
    14%
  • Fashionable
    14%
  • Judgemental
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.80 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.92 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Family
    43%
  • Lively
    43%
  • A Family type environment
    7%
  • DISORGANIZED
    7%

After Norfolk State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses

Reviews

1,249 reviews
  • Excellent
    141
  • Very Good
    400
  • Average
    515
  • Poor
    113
  • Terrible
    68
I like the fact that my school is an Historically Black College University, meaning it's meant for African Americans. At first I wanted to go to a mixed school, but then I thought about how I need to learn more about my people, more about my roots. I love that it's a medium sized college so I am more likely to get one on one time with my professors. The curriculum is very reasonable. There's nothing that I really dislike. Sometimes communication with financial aid or housing can be bad but other than that I like it!
  • Sophomore
  • 17 days ago
The people at NSU are so friendly and like family.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
So far, so good.....All staff members appear to be friendly and helpful!
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago