Norfolk State University

700 Park Ave, Norfolk, VA 23504-8000

About Norfolk State University

Norfolk State University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25% to 49% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school only awards research doctorate degrees in a single field other than education. According to data for fall enrollment, 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate6,150
Student Age% Under 2570%
 % 25 and Over30%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time81%
 % Part-time19%
Race/Ethnicity% White4.6%
 % Black85.4%
 % Asian1.0%
 % Latino1.3%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Race Unknown6.5%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyArchitecture
Art Degrees OfferedAssociates Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted64%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled38%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT86%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT20%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800470 / 800
 SAT Writing380 / 800460 / 800
 SAT Math400 / 800470 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite17 / 3619 / 36
 ACT English / 36
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math / 36 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$35
 Graduate Application Fee$35
 In-State Tuition & Fees$6,327
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$19,380
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid91%
 % Undergraduates with Loans71%
 % Undergraduates with Grants82%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,600
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,622
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,296
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,337
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,337
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,337

Neighborhood Data for the Norfolk Area

Median Age29.6
Median Household Income$43,914
Total Population241,943
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total51.5% 48.5%
 Age 0-949.9%50.1%
 Age 10-1751.5%48.5%
 Age 18-2459.4%40.6%
 Age 25-2955.2%44.8%
 Age 30-3952.7%47.3%
Race/Ethnicity% White48.2%
 % Black43.4%
 % Asian3.5%
 % Latino6.5%
 % Native American0.4%
 % Pacific Islander0.2%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.3%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,622
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,296
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$746
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50010.4%19.7%7.4%
 $500 to $74933.0%36.0%0.0%
 $750 to $99932.6%32.8%44.0%
 Over $100024.1%11.5%34.3%
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