Norfolk State University


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Norfolk State University

In-state Tuition

$5,056 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$15,376 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

May 31

Application fee


Educational Resources


  • Member of library consortia.
  • 340,000 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 1,195 current serial subscriptions.
  • 61,672 microforms.
  • 1,250 e-books.

Museums & Art

Lois E. Woods Museum



  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 978 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 99% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 1,000 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance


career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, religious


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 34% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • In total, there are 9 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 99% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Homecoming Events, NSU High School Band Day, Dept. of Music Annual Gala Concert, Green and Gold Ball, Black Writers’ Series, AMERIGROUP’s Leadership Forum, Black History Month, Music Spring Recital, Cultural Expressions, NSU Drama and Theater,
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, marching band, music ensembles, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 154 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Delta Mu National Social Work Honor Society, NSU Honors Program, Alpha Epsilon Rho National Honorary Broadcasting Society, Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society, Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta National English Honor Society, Beta Kappa Chi National Scientific Honor Society, Spartan Alpha Tau Honor Society, DNIMAS Student Association, Golden Key National Honor Society, Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society, Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority, Inc. , Epsilon tau Sigma
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Student Union, Gospel Choir, Wesley Westminister Club, World Changers
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Caribbean Student Association, International Student Association
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Health Services Management Association, Biology Society, History Club, Chemistry Club, Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management Club, Consumer Services and Family Studies Club, Mass Communications Student Association, Early Childhood Education Club, Mathematics Club, English and Foreign Languages Majors Club, Medical Technology Society, Entrepreneurship Club, Physics and Engineering Club, Political Science Association, Finance and Banking Club, Psychology, Spartan Reflections Yearbook, Thurgood Marshall Pre-Law Club, University Dance Company, Young Republicans, Council Of Independent Organizations, Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority, Eta Beta Chapter, Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, Inc. , National Society of Pershing Angels Sorority, Inc. , R-4 Chapter, National Society of Pershing Rifles Fraternity, Inc. , Kappa Omicron Tau, Phi Delta Psi, Pi Gamma Psi, Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority, Inc. , National Pan-Hellenic Council National Pan-Hellenic Council, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. , Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. , Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. , Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. , Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. , Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. , Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. , Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. , Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. , A M E Fellowship, Inc. , Baptist Student Union, Cheerleaders, Concert Choir, French Club, Gospel Choir, International Students Organization, Lyman B. Brooks Debating Society, National Association for the Advancement for Colored People (NAACP), Norfolk State University Players, Residence Hall Student Association, Young Democrats, Student Association, Spanish Club, Spartan Echo Newspaper, Spartan Legion Marching Band, Spartan Reflections Yearbook, Airway Science Club, Accounting Association, Alpha Eta Rho Fraternity, Inc. , Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Sigma Lambda, American Chemical Society, American Marketing Club, American Physics Society, American Production and Inventory Control Society, Association for Computing Machinery, Association of Black Communicators, Association of Concerned Sociologists, Association of General Contractors of America, Associatin of Information Technology Professionals, Athletes in Action, Banking and Finance Club, Beta Psi, Chemistry Club, Chess Club, Circle K International, Collegiate Secretaries International, Cooperative Education Club, Data Processing Management Club, The Diplomats’ Circle, Eboni Rage Fashion Society, Economics Club, English Club, Elements of Style, Food Science and Nutrition Club, Freshman Class, Girls in Science, Engineering and Technology, Graduate Student Association, Guild of Fine Arts, Habitat for Humanity, Health Information Management, Health/Physical Education and Exercise Science Majors, Industrial Educaiton Technology Club, Institue of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, International Food Service Exsecutive Association, International Technology Educatin Collegiate Association, Junior Class, Kappa Delta Epsilon, Leading the Education of Gay and Straight Individuals, Medical Recoreds Student Association, Minority Associaiton of PreHealth Students, National Association of Black Accountants, National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, National Broadcasting Society, National Council of Negro Women, National Society of Minorities in Hospitality, National Student Nurses Association, Optical Society of America NSU Student Chapter, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Mu Alpha, Pre-Alumni Club, Pre-Medical Society, Public Relations Student Society of America, The Rhetorician, SDX, Senior Class, Society for the Advancement of Managemetn, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Society of Physics Studnets, Sociology Club, Sophomore Class, Spartan Legion Marching Band, Speech Pathology and Audiology Club,
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Spartan Echo/Twice a month


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Norfolk (5), Newport News (29)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Newport News (23)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Norfolk (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 40% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 11% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,713
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 8 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 10% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 8 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 10% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance mandatory, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited

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