Norfolk State University: Review & Facts

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Norfolk State University is a medium four-year, public school with 7,100 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1935 and is one of the 11 colleges located in Norfolk, Virginia.

Norfolk State University is one of the Historically Black College or University institutions (HBCU).

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
41
Associate's degree, bachelor's degree, master's degree, and doctoral degree are offered at Norfolk State University.

Norfolk State University deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and provides 41 majors. The most popular concentrations are Nursing, Education, Social Work, Business, and General Studies. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools and colleges.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
74%
The rate of student retention at Norfolk State University is fair at 74% (above Virginia average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students like their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Norfolk State University is low: 31%. Roughly 33% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Norfolk State University is reasonably decent - 19:1. Read more details on instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$20,400
Average tuition prices are fairly high - around $17,100 annually. The additional fees at Norfolk State University (not included in tuition costs) are around $3,300; which totals $20,400 annually.

Read the details about Norfolk State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
67%
As reported in recent data, 4,231 applications were submitted and 2,847 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to get accepted at this school.

Norfolk State University will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits at entry.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at Norfolk State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this institution.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,300
Norfolk State University provides a distance education program and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Norfolk State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D-
Norfolk State University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 2,600 students, which provides a good on-campus housing option. The room price is reasonable - roughly $5,300 per year.

Army and Navy ROTC programs are available at Norfolk State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Norfolk State University appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Norfolk State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Norfolk State University, 700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23504-8000, USA
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