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Norfolk State University is a public institution that was founded in 1935. It has a city setting and the campus size is 134 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Norfolk State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,700 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $20,343 (2011-12).
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NSU's Mission is to provide an affordable, high quality education for an ethnically and culturally diverse student population, equipping them with the capability to become productive citizens who continuously contribute to a global and rapidly changing society. NSU's core assets are: alumni- leaders in their professions and advocates in recruiting prospective students; motivated faculty and staff- leaders in learning, research and scholarship acquisition; talented student body- students who represent the global society; public support- partnerships at home and abroad; tradition of service- sixty-nine years of commitment to higher education.
When applying to Norfolk State University, it's important to note the application deadline is May 31. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 31. The application fee at Norfolk State University is $25. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 65.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||65.3%|
|Application deadline||May 31|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||May 31|
The student-faculty ratio at Norfolk State University is 19:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.0 percent.
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Norfolk State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Norfolk State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Norfolk State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Norfolk State University, 40 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Norfolk State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||40%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$6,700 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$20,343 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data