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Norfolk State University

Norfolk, VA 4-Year Public

About Norfolk State University

Norfolk State University is a public, state school located in the urban setting of Norfolk, VA

Founded in 1935, Norfolk State University currently enrolls around 4,660 students a year, including 5,204 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

2021 Admissions Facts About Norfolk State University

Acceptance rate: 67%

Average GPA: 2.9

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

Norfolk State University Acceptance Rate 2019

Norfolk State University is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Norfolk State University accepts around 67 percent of applicants each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Norfolk State University is 2.9 on a 4.0 scale.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Norfolk State University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 1,036 students who started at Norfolk State University as first-time freshman, 182 graduate within four years.

Around 34 percent of students who started at Norfolk State University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Based on this information, how does Norfolk State University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Norfolk State University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

700 Park Avenue Norfolk, VA 23504

Campus Setting: Urban

Norfolk State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

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Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Norfolk State University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

16 - 19

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

19 and Above

Good

16 to 19

Avg

16 and Less

Low

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Norfolk State University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Norfolk State University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$19,850

In State

$31,018

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$5,752
$16,920
Fees
$3,738
$3,738
Housing
$10,360
$10,360
Books
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Norfolk State University is like? There are approximately 4,660 students enrolled at Norfolk State University, including 5,204 undergraduate students and -544 graduate students. 85% percent of students attend school full-time, 86% percent are from VA and 14% percent of students are from other states.

85%

Full Time

18%

Part Time

86%

In State

14%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,660

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

67%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,490

Out-of-State

$20,658

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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