Norfolk State University

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General Information

Admission Office

700 Park Avenue

Norfolk, VA 23504

(757) 823-8396

Fax: (757) 823-2078

Contact: Michelle Marable

Director of Admissions
Main Address

700 Park Avenue

Norfolk, VA 23504

(757) 823-8600

Total undergrads: 5,653

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,188

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,582

Graduate enrollment: 672


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: Not reported

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Hospitality Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Business Teacher Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Special Education B
Trade/Industrial Education B


Electrical/Communications Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A
CAD/CADD Drafting/Design B
Computer Engineering B
Construction/Building Technologies B
Electrical Engineering Technologies B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Health System Administration B
Medical Records Administration B
Nursing (RN) A,B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Personal & Culinary Services

Personal & Culinary Services – General C

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Optics B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Norfolk State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (757) 823-8600
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23504-8000
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 5,601
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 39%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,931 (34% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $9,622
Out-of-state Tuition: $20,790
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 78%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $12,190

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Norfolk State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Norfolk State University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 2
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 22
Education 23
Engineering 21
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 14
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 3
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Physical Sciences 211
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 111
Social Sciences 21
Visual and Performing Arts 32
Grand total 133133

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Norfolk State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $9,622
Out-of-state $20,790
Books and supplies $2,235

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $12,690
Out-of-state $24,742

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 831 78%
Grant or scholarship aid 811 76% $12,190
Student loan aid 831 78% $12,122

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,457 74% $14,774
Federal student loans 3,403 73% $10,263

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Norfolk State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Norfolk State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,164 2,260 4,904
Percent admitted 100% 90% 93%
Percent admitted who enrolled 17% 18% 17%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Norfolk State University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 5,601
Undergraduate enrollment 5,112
Graduate enrollment 489

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Norfolk State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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