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Norfolk State University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


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Norfolk State University Description:

Norfolk State University (NSU) is a historically black university located on a 134-acre campus in Norfolk, Virginia. The university has seen significant growth in recent years with the opening of a new student center and the construction of a new library. Students enroll from across the country with over two-thirds coming from Virginia. Among undergraduates, professional fields such as business, communications and nursing are extremely popular, as are biology and the social sciences. Norfolk State has an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio. On the athletic front, the Norfolk State Spartans compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 7,100 (6,367 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 35% Male / 65% Female
  • 82% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,860 (in-state); $20,360 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,814 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,130
  • Other Expenses: $3,655
  • Total Cost: $20,459 (in-state); $33,959 (out-of-state)

Norfolk State University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 88%
    • Loans: 84%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,376
    • Loans: $3,793

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Art, Biology, Business, Communications, Interdisciplinary Studies, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 74%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 14%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 36%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Norfolk State University Mission Statement:

mission statement from https://www.nsu.edu/president/mission-statement

"Through exemplary teaching, scholarship, and outreach, Norfolk State University transforms lives and communities by empowering individuals to maximize their potential, creating life-long learners equipped to be engaged leaders and productive global citizens."

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