Resources › For Students and Parents Norfolk State University Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print Norfolk State Baseball. Kevin Coles / Flickr For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated October 25, 2017 Norfolk State University Admissions Overview: Norfolk State University has an acceptance rate of 85%. Students interested in applying to Norfolk State will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and letters of recommendation. For complete guidelines and instructions, be sure to visit the school's website, or contact the admissions office. Admissions Data (2016): Norfolk State University Acceptance Rate: 85%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 320 / 430SAT Math: 300 / 430SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 16 / 20ACT English: - / -ACT Math: - / -What these ACT numbers mean 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). Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 5,421 (4,739 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 36% Male / 64% Female84% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $8,738 (in-state); $20,340 (out-of-state)Books: $2,535 (why so much?)Room and Board: $9,490Other Expenses: $4,038Total Cost: $24,801 (in-state); $36,403 (out-of-state) Norfolk State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 100%Loans: 82%Average Amount of AidGrants: $8,972Loans: $7,138 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Art, Biology, Business, Communications, Interdisciplinary Studies, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%Transfer-Out Rate: 37%4-Year Graduation Rate: 24%6-Year Graduation Rate: 37% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Cross Country, Football, Track and Field, Baseball, BasketballWomen's Sports: Bowling, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Norfolk State University, You May Also Like These Schools: Clark Atlanta University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphDelaware State University: Profile Old Dominion University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBethune-Cookman University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphRadford University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphCoppin State University: Profile Virginia State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphHampton University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphMorgan State University: Profile George Mason University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph 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."