Norfolk State University: Statistics

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#2178 of 14,131 In the World
#640 of 2,597 In North America
#585 of 2,496 In the United States
#17 of 63 In Virginia
#3 of 3 In Norfolk
#558 of 1,011 For Nuclear Physics
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Acceptance rate
91%
Average SAT
930
Average ACT
18
Aid receiving
76%
Undergraduates
4,992
Graduates
465
Male:Female Ratio
32:68
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.nsu.edu

Norfolk State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 91% 87% 93%
Applicants 6,944 2,171 4,773
Admissions 6,324 1,892 4,432
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,041 317 724
Freshmen enrolled part time 25 11 14

4,399 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

338 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
897 or 84%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 840
or below

75% of them
had 1020
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Norfolk State University are 840-1020 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
169 or 16%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 15
or below

75% of them
had 20
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Norfolk State University are 15-20 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Black or African American 4517 (83%)
Two or more races 333 (6%)
Hispanic 240 (4%)
White 164 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 118 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 50 (0.9%)
Asian 27 (0.5%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 3 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$11,837
Students receiving aid
76%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $5,752$8,820
Tuition in-state $5,752$8,820
Tuition out-of-state $16,920$20,872
Fee in-district $3,870$3,870
Fee in-state $3,870$3,870
Fee out-of-state $3,870$3,870

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,765
Combined charge for room and board $10,914
Room charge $7,276
Meal charge $3,638

Norfolk State University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Social Work 56 42 3
Business & Commerce, General 82
Sociology, General 75
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 64 8
Psychology, General 63
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 49
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 40
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 39
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 33
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 32
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 32
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 25
Music, General 25
Political Science and Government, General 25
Computer and Information Sciences, General 15 6
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 9 7
Construction Engineering Technology & Technician 11
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, Other 11
Art & Art Studies, General 10
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 10
Information Technology 10
Accounting 9
Chemistry, General 9
English Language and Literature, General 8
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities 7
History, General 6
Urban Studies & Affairs 6
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 5
Mathematics, General 5
Visual and Performing Arts, General 5
Atomic & Molecular Physics 4
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology & Technician 4
Kindergarten & Preschool Education and Teaching 4
Computer Engineering Technology & Technician 3
Music Performance, General 3
Clinical Psychology 2
Engineering, Other 2
Architectural Engineering Technologies & Technicians 1
Materials Science 1
Physics, General 1
Grand Total 1 710 150 6
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 39% 35% 43%
  • Full-time retention rate - 68%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,870
Citations
41,341

Publication / Citation count by topic

Physics
1,006 / 31,555
Engineering
819 / 12,417
Chemistry
625 / 8,101
Materials Science
588 / 7,299
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
270 / 2,121
Nuclear Physics
232 / 16,760
Computer Science
207 / 2,906
Medicine
200 / 1,856
Optical Engineering
180 / 5,994
Psychology
177 / 2,490
Biology
161 / 1,775
Quantum and Particle physics
155 / 10,092
Atomic and Molecular physics
133 / 6,511
Business
123 / 1,423
Nanotechnology
96 / 672
Sociology
82 / 693
Mathematics
80 / 1,116
Condensed Matter Physics
79 / 1,374
Economics
70 / 318
Computer Networking
62 / 924
Social Work
60 / 176
Art & Design
58 / 160
Political Science
52 / 153
Electronic Engineering
51 / 237
Cyber Security
43 / 962
Electrical Engineering
38 / 195
Education Majors
36 / 737
Gender Studies
34 / 235
Social Psychology
34 / 252
Chemical Engineering
34 / 538
Demography
31 / 253
Health Science
31 / 112
Clinical Psychology
30 / 294
Blockchain and Cryptography
26 / 436
Multimedia
26 / 80
Math Teachers
26 / 431
Communications and Public Relations
25 / 437
Finance
24 / 151
Environmental Science
24 / 137
Child Psychology
21 / 259

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 4 18
1992 6 19
1993 13 31
1994 10 27
1995 24 38
1996 26 33
1997 16 76
1998 28 98
1999 28 157
2000 34 210
2001 36 193
2002 46 287
2003 61 556
2004 69 1115
2005 80 1357
2006 76 978
2007 91 1477
2008 90 1311
2009 89 1771
2010 100 1770
2011 122 2245
2012 104 2417
2013 98 2403
2014 100 2681
2015 118 2702
2016 109 3062
2017 114 2697
2018 71 3149
2019 118 3314
2020 95 3831
2021 95 3684

Norfolk State University alumni

  1. J. B. Smoove

    J. B. Smoove
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    screenwritervoice actoractortelevision actorcomedian
    Biography

    Jerry Angelo Brooks, known as J. B. Smoove, is an American actor, comedian and writer. After beginning his career in 1995 on Def Comedy Jam, he was a writer and performer on NBC's Saturday Night Live (2003–05), and is best known for his starring roles on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm (2007–present) and the CBS sitcom The Millers (2013–15). He also portrayed a fictionalized version of himself on the BET improv-comedy reality television parody Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013–16).

  2. Tim Reid

    Tim Reid
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    film directorfilm actorscreenwritertelevision actoractor
    Biography

    Timothy Lee Reid is an American actor, comedian and film director best known for his roles in prime time American television programs, such as Venus Flytrap on WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–82), Marcel "Downtown" Brown on Simon & Simon (1983–87), Ray Campbell on Sister, Sister (1994–99) and William Barnett on That '70s Show (2004–06). Reid starred in a CBS series, Frank's Place, as a professor who inherits a Louisiana restaurant. Reid is the founder and president of Legacy Media Institute, a non-profit organization "dedicated to bringing together leading professionals in the film and television industry, outstanding actors, and young men and women who wish to pursue a career in the entertainment media".

  3. Kyle O'Quinn

    Kyle O'Quinn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Kyle Brandon O'Quinn is an American professional basketball player who last played for Paris Basketball of the LNB Pro A. He played for the Norfolk State Spartans, and led them to a victory over the #2 seed Missouri Tigers in the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. He was drafted in the second round of the 2012 NBA draft with the 49th overall pick, by the Orlando Magic.

  4. Future Man

    Future Man
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    jazz musicianinventorpercussionistcomposer
    Biography

    Roy Wilfred Wooten, also known as RoyEl, best known by his stage name Future Man (also written Futureman and known to fans as Futche) is an American musician, inventor and composer.

All 20 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names NSU
Norfolk State
Founded 1935
Motto Achieving with Excellence
Colors green, gold
Academic Calendar August to May
Total FTE staff 1,107
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia, 23504-8000
United States
City population 246,000
Phone 7578238600

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