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Norfolk State University

Norfolk, VA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate67%
Acceptance Rate67%

Norfolk State University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Norfolk State University, the regular decision application deadline is May 31 and the fee for the application is $25.

Norfolk State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Norfolk State University's admissions stats.

Norfolk State University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 2.9
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 88%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 21%
Waitlist No

Norfolk State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Norfolk State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Considering Applying Early to Norfolk State University?

Norfolk State University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Norfolk State University Admissions

Is Norfolk State University Difficult To Get Into?

Norfolk State University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Norfolk State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Norfolk State University accepted 67% of all applicants, approximately 1,895 from 2,817 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Norfolk State University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Norfolk State University

For more information on transferring to Norfolk State University, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Norfolk State University

Norfolk State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Norfolk State University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Norfolk State University

What does Norfolk State University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Class Rank Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with Norfolk State University for more information on admission factors.

Norfolk State University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

Make sure to check in with Norfolk State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Norfolk State University?

Students admitted to Norfolk State University have an average unweighted GPA of 2.9.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Norfolk State University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Norfolk State University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 88% of Norfolk State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 21% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Norfolk State University?

What is a Good ACT Score for Norfolk State University?

To be most competitive at Norfolk State University, you should strive to earn between 16 and 19 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 19 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Norfolk State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 19, and three out of four students scored lower than 19 on the ACT.

A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Norfolk State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Norfolk State University

Transfer students can enroll in Norfolk State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Norfolk State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Norfolk State University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Norfolk State University.

Does Norfolk State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Norfolk State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Norfolk State University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Norfolk State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Norfolk State University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Norfolk State University?

✅ Norfolk State University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Norfolk State University's acceptance rate?

✅ Norfolk State University's acceptance rate is 67%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Norfolk State University?

❌ Norfolk State University does not offer early decision.

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Norfolk State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Norfolk State University? Norfolk State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Norfolk State University acceptance rate is 67%. This means that the institution accepts 67 out of every 100 applicants.


Norfolk State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 31

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Norfolk State University is May 31.

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

Norfolk State University ACT Scores


ACT Range

16 - 19

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

19 and Above


16 to 19


16 and Less


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Norfolk State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Norfolk State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Norfolk State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.9. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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