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Norfolk State University
Norfolk State University 700 Park Ave Norfolk, VA 23504 Phone: (757) 823-8600
  • General Information
    About Norfolk State University

    Mission Statement Norfolk State University’s Mission is to provide an affordable, high-quality education for an ethnically and culturally diverse student population, equipping them with the capability to become productive citizens who continuously contribute to a global and rapidly changing society. Strategic imperatives: * Enhance students’ success by providing high-quality academic instruction and support to ensure an improved graduation rate; * Develop an efficient management structure to increase organizational efficiency and improve performance across all areas; * Increase total funding by identifying multiple funding sources and new initiatives to form a solid fiscal foundation and to provide ongoing services for NSU’s constituents. Core assets: * Talented student body * Public support * Motivated faculty and staff * Tradition of service


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Navy)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Midsize
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 5,317
    Percent Admitted 63%
    Men Admitted 61%
    Women Admitted 64%
    Full Time Retention Rate 70%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 400 470
      Math 390 470
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 16 19
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 7,415
    Native American 16.0
    Asian 81.0
    African American 6,316.0
    Hispanic 118.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 5,074
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 517

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