Norfolk State University Rankings

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In the World#2263 of 14178
In North America#700 of 2629
In the United States#640 of 2528
In Virginia#20 of 63
In Norfolk#3 of 3

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
92%
Average SAT
950
Average ACT
18
Aid receiving
78%
Undergraduates
5,112
Graduates
489
Male:Female Ratio
33:67
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
nsu.edu

Norfolk State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate92%90%93%
Applicants7,1722,2604,904
Admissions6,5762,0244,552
Freshmen enrolled full time1,197394803
Freshmen enrolled part time28622

3,360 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

310 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,000 or 82%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 860
or below

75% of them
had 1040
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Norfolk State University are 860-1040 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
266 or 22%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 15
or below

75% of them
had 21
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Norfolk State University are 15-21 (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 American4678 (84%)
Two or more races322 (6%)
Hispanic207 (4%)
White178 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown123 (2%)
Nonresident Alien49 (0.9%)
Asian35 (0.6%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander3 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native3 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$12,190
Students receiving aid
78%

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 capacity2,961
Combined charge for room and board$10,844
Room charge$7,206
Meal charge$3,638

Norfolk State University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Social Work61722
Psychology, General67
Business & Commerce, General58
Sociology55
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other427
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth43
Health & Health Care Administration & Management42
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other34
Kinesiology and Exercise Science30
Biology & Biological Sciences, General29
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse25
Computer and Information Sciences, General164
Political Science and Government, General19
Electrical and Electronics Engineering136
Art & Art Studies, General18
Kindergarten & Preschool Education and Teaching161
Computer and Information Systems Security & Information Assurance16
Music, General14
English Language and Literature, General13
Accounting12
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies10
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities9
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, Other7
Engineering, Other6
Computer Engineering Technology & Technician5
Materials Science5
Journalism4
Chemistry, General4
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology & Technician4
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist4
Urban Studies & Affairs4
Architectural Engineering Technology & Technician3
History, General3
Information Technology3
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General3
Visual and Performing Arts, General3
Clinical Psychology3
Physics, General2
Construction Engineering Technology & Technician2
Mathematics, General1
Atomic & Molecular Physics1
Music Performance, General1
Grand Total361217710
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate36%30%40%
  • Full-time retention rate - 74%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,876
Citations
38,849

Publication count by topic

Materials science
567
Physics
381
Computer science
206
Psychology
141
Sociology
80
Chemistry
70
Medicine
67
Engineering
65
Biology
48
Business
47
Mathematics
45
Political science
44
Economics
25
History
16
Art
9
Geography
7
Environmental science
6
Philosophy
3
Geology
2

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Physics73018,109
Art110765
Materials science16386,070
Sociology1840432
Computer science18473,109
History22569
Business2267448
Political science2291113
Psychology23491,360
Economics2912154
Engineering2960307
Medicine3207782
Chemistry32651,088
Mathematics3317327
Biology3543804
Geography374041
Geology374516
Environmental science466718

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990715
1991211
1992218
1993825
1994629
19951429
19962225
19971160
19982287
199927133
200027159
200131164
200235250
200359449
200460670
200573930
200672729
2007891112
2008901168
2009881418
2010901666
20111161904
2012982172
2013942264
2014912324
20151142385
20161052683
20171112344
2018672458
20191002664
2020762912

General info

Alternative namesNSU
Norfolk State
Founded1935
WikipediaNorfolk State University
MottoAchieving with Excellence
Colorsgreen, gold
Academic CalendarAugust to May
Total FTE staff1,106
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia, 23504-8000
United States
City population246,000
Phone7578238600

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