Norfolk State University

1,252 reviews
  1. Norfolk, VA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B+
  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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.96 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.92 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.93 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 42 responses
Report
  • Individuality
    43%
  • Motivated
    17%
  • Bandwagons
    14%
  • Fashionable
    12%
  • Original
    7%
  • Judgemental
    5%
  • Depressed and ready to transfer
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.102 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.116 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Lively
    39%
  • Family
    30%
  • A Family type environment
    20%
  • DISORGANIZED
    9%
  • Terrible
    2%

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%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.56 responses

Reviews

1,252 reviews
  • Excellent
    146
  • Very Good
    406
  • Average
    519
  • Poor
    113
  • Terrible
    68
As a freshman at Norfolk State University I did not want to attend the university. Once I moved into my dorm and experienced my first week of college classes, my mind changed at the blink of an eye! Now after the first five weeks grading period I know what I have to improve on. I've also learned that Norfolk State isn't the best when it comes to supporting their student athletes. By this I mean, most students aren't at the games because they aren't aware that there is a game that day. Although the university could be better at school spirit, Norfolk State is not lacking in improving their campus. I definitely think that since NSU is making improvement to their campus, it is drawing in more students.
  • Freshman
  • 2 months ago
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
  • 3 months ago
I originally was drowned into the talk that my school was not of the best. People talked bad about it a lot, saying you could be dumb as nails to get in along with other cliches! However, I have come to find that my university is a great place to gain a higher education. In my opinion, is all in what you make it. There is not a lot of violence, the professors are very knowledgeable, and I'm getting the whole college experience while being closer to home, so I've enjoyed it this far. Yes, there are small issues that I'd like to see change, but what university , or any organization for that matter, is perfect?
  • College Junior
  • 12 months ago