Norfolk State University (Norfolk State)
Norfolk State is a historically black college found in Norfolk, VA. Norfolk State has an enrollment of approximately 7,200 students.
An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 1180 (25th percentile) to 1420 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 16 (25th percentile) to 20 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants accepted to this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Norfolk State average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.80 - 3.04. 65% of all those who apply are admitted to Norfolk State University, from which 38 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at nsu.edu.
Overall Norfolk State Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013
The overall acceptance rate for Norfolk State University was reported as 65.0% in Fall 2013 with over 3,370 applications submitted to Norfolk State. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.
Accepted Applicants Profile
- Norfolk State SAT Scores: 1180 - 1420
- Norfolk State ACT Scores: 16 - 20
- Norfolk State Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.04
How Hard Is It to Get into Norfolk State University?
Applicant Selectivity: Medium
When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Norfolk State University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.
Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection
The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Norfolk State University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.
Acceptance Rate By Year
- 2009-2010: 63.0%
- 2010-2011: 63.6%
- 2011-2012: 65.3%
- 2012-2013: 67.3%
- 2013-2014: 65.0%
- Projected Norfolk State Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 65.4%
How Does Norfolk State Compare?
The acceptance rate for Norfolk State University is seventeen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.
Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates
|Virginia Wesleyan College||92.9%|
|Christopher Newport University||59.0%|
|College of William and Mary||33.2%|
Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details
General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions
- High School GPA Scores are Required
- High School Class Rankings are Recommended
- School Records are Required
- College Prep Classes are Recommended
- Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
- Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
- TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required
Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)
Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Norfolk State (Fall 2013)
|SAT® Section||Score Range|
|Critical Reading||400 - 480|
|Math||400 - 480|
|Writing||380 - 460|
|Total Score||1180 - 1420|
|English||0 - 0|
|Math||0 - 0|
|Composite Score||16 - 20|