|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Student to faculty ratio||17:1|
|Dormitory capacity||2,406 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Norfolk State University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 4,439 applications and 3,795 students were granted admission. Norfolk State University is at the #83 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 21% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 99% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||620 to 860|
|ACT||16 to 20|
Norfolk State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $16,920 and in-state students paid $5,318.
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Norfolk State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 68% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,915 (which is 10.9% above the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Norfolk State University in 2016-2017, was 375, which is 82% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,440 (which is 21.5% above the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Norfolk State University has enrolled a total of 5,421 students (4,445 students full-time and 976 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 5,421 students, 491 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 35% men and 65% women and 4,739 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 682 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 243 students for distance studies.
Black/African American: 84%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Norfolk State University.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Health Professions And Related Programs||15%||381||0|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||15%||377|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies||4%||114|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||4%||102|
|Visual And Performing Arts||3%||86|
|Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields||3%||80|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||3%||73|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Norfolk State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Norfolk State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $18,100. Last year, out of the total 288 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 216 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 0 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 0 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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