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Norfolk State University
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Institution Type
Public   4-Year
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
4992
Transfer-in
348
Average Class Size
Overall
23
Years 1 & 2
17
Years 3 & 4
21

Norfolk State University

Norfolk, Virginia
Norfolk State University, a comprehensive urban public institution, is committed to transforming students’ lives through exemplary teaching, research and service. Offering a supportive academic and culturally diverse environment for all, the University empowers its students to turn their aspirations into reality and achieve their full potential as well rounded, resourceful citizens and leaders for the 21st century. Norfolk State University will be recognized nationally as a premier public institution with outstanding signature academic programs, innovative research, and community engagement opportunities. https://www.nsu.edu/president/mission
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
Rolling Admissions
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
Rolling Admissions
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Fall
5/1/2021
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Spring
10/1/2021
Freshman Financial Aid Date
1-Oct
Transcripts
NSU accepts only official high school transcripts.
Tests
If entrance exams are optional, then please indicate that as well as specify the exams that are accepted.
Essay
Essay submissions are required for scholarship consideration.
Interview
An admissions interview is not required.
Letter of Recommendation
NSU is currently test optional. Letters of recommendation are not required.
Application Fee
Application fee is $25. College Board, NACAC fee waivers are accepted.
Freshman Student Catalog Year
A students catalog year is determined by first semester of attendance
Freshman Definition
A freshman is classified as a student with a high diploma or GED without earned college credit after graduating high sch...see moreA freshman is classified as a student with a high diploma or GED without earned college credit after graduating high school.
Application Types
Undergraduate and Transfer application priority deadline is May 1
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Financial Aid
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Minimum GPA
2.0
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
8/9/2021
Transfer Application Deadline
Spring
Rolling Admissions
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Fall
5/1/2021
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Spring
1/15/2021
Transfer Financial Aid Date
10/1/2021
Transfer Student Catalog Year
A students catalog is year determined by first semester of attendance
College Fit
Norfolk State University enrolls approximately 400 transfer students a year. The average class size is 23 students. The ...see moreNorfolk State University enrolls approximately 400 transfer students a year. The average class size is 23 students. The student to teacher ratio is 18:1. On campus housing is available. The top 5 academic programs for transfer students is Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, Business, and Interdisciplinary Studies.
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
The Office of Transfer Admissions & Services (OTAS) provides a high level of service to students seeking to transfer to ...see moreThe Office of Transfer Admissions & Services (OTAS) provides a high level of service to students seeking to transfer to Norfolk State University. Our goal is to recruit and aid in the retention of transfer students who are focused on career driven goals and graduation and provide enrollment support through advocacy and communication of transfer student issues to both internal and external constituencies.
Course Transfer Criteria
A student must earn a minimum grade of C or better to earn credit for a course. There are 7 natural science credits requ...see moreA student must earn a minimum grade of C or better to earn credit for a course. There are 7 natural science credits required for general education.
Transcripts
NSU accepts only official college transcripts
Tests
If entrance exams are optional, then please indicate that as well as specify the exams that are accepted.
Essay
n/a
Letters of Recommendation
n/a
Interview
n/a
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
Students applying to the University through the guaranteed admission agreement must submit official transcript showing a...see moreStudents applying to the University through the guaranteed admission agreement must submit official transcript showing applicable degree completion. Application fee is waived.
Application Fee
$25 non refundable
Transfer Definition
a transfer student is defined as an applicant or student who has attempted a minimum of 12 college credit hours after gr...see morea transfer student is defined as an applicant or student who has attempted a minimum of 12 college credit hours after graduating high school.
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Center
nsu.edu/transfer
Transfer Admissions
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Percent of Accepted Transfer Students
NSU accepts close to 90 percent of students who complete an application. The average GPA of students admitted is a 2.9.
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Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
Please refer to Transfer Guide template for examples
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The links below take you to pages on the Norfolk State University website. Use Catalog Search to find their programs and courses in this portal.
College of Liberal Arts
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College of Science, Engineering & Technology
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School of Business
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School of Social Work
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School of Education
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Special Transfer Opportunities
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Passport Program
Opportunities
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Campus Service and Engagement
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Disability Services
Offers Credits for Prior Learning
Weekend/Evening Courses Available
Online Degree Options Available
Summer Courses Available
Flexible Degree Options
Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
Guaranteed Admissions
Reverse Transfer
Campus Housing
Club/Sports
Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
Credit for Military Experience
Dedicated POC for Military
Recognized Student Veteran Organization
SOC Member
GI Bill/Tuition Assistance