Location & Contact Information

700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia 23504-8026
Main Phone: (800) 274-1821
Main Contact: Admissions

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Norfolk State University

Norfolk State University (NSU) is a comprehensive urban public university committed to offering rigorous academic programs, and a supportive culturally diverse learning environment. As one of the most affordable four-year public institutions of higher education in Virginia, NSU provides opportunity and access to a globally competitive education, preparing students to compete in the 21st century workforce.

Quick Facts

Undergrad Population: 5112
Graduate Population: 489
Student Body: Coed
In State Tuition: $9622
Out of State Tuition: $21550
Room & Board: $10844
Applications Due: Rolling basis ($25)
Conference: MEAC
Mascot: Spartans
Accreditations: SACSCOC,
Online Classes: yes
Percent Men: 34.5%
Percent Women: 65.5%

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Majors Offered

Majors in Business
•Accounting, Finance Information Management
•Hodge Center for Entrepreneurship
•Tourism and Hospitality

Majors in Education
•Secondary Education & School Leadership Development
•Special Education
•Early Childhood/Elementary Education
•Center for Professional Development
•Health, Physical Education & Exercise Science
•Praxis I - Student Success

Office of Extended Learning
•Continuing Education (VBHEC)
•Office of Distance Learning
•Global Education
•Military Educational Programs
•Office of Information Technology

College of Liberal Arts
•English and Foreign Languages
•Military Science (AROTC) (NROTC)
•Fine Arts
•Music / Spartan Legion / NSU Choirs
•History Political Science
•Interdisciplinary Studies
•Mass Communications & Journalism
•Consortium for Strategic and Global Studies (CSGS)
•Center for Applied Research and Public Policy (CARPP)
•Race, Time, and Place: African Americans in Tidewater Virginia
•Institute for International Education and Global Initiatives (IIEGI)

Majors in College of Science, Engineering and Technology
•Allied Health
•Biology Nursing
•Computer Science
•CMR (Center for Materials Research)
•Navy ROTC
•Center for Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences
•STARS (Science & Technology Academicians on the Road to Success)

Majors in Social Work
•Continuing Education Program

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Sports & Extra Curricular Activities
Choral Groups, Fraternities, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, Radio Station, Sororities, Television Station
College History
Norfolk State College was founded in 1935. The College, brought to life in the midst of the Great Depression, provided a setting in which the youth of the region could give expressions to their hopes and aspirations. At this founding, it was named the Norfolk Unit of Virginia Union University. In 1942, the College became the independent Norfolk Polytechnic College, and two years later an Act of the Virginia Legislature mandated that it become a part of Virginia State College.

The College was able to pursue an expanded mission with even greater emphasis in 1956 when another Act of the Legislature enabled the institution to offer its first Bachelor's degree. The College was separated from Virginia State College and became fully independent in 1969. Subsequent legislative acts designated the institution as a university and authorized the granting of graduate degrees. In 1979, university status was attained.

Today, the University is proud to be one of the largest predominantly black institutions in the nation. Furthermore, it is committed to pursuing its vital role of serving the people of the Hampton Roads area.

Norfolk State University is a public, urban, comprehensive University offering programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Norfolk State University adheres to the traditional purpose of the Historically Black University and espouses the tradition of service to its students, its alumni, the academy, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world.
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News and Upcoming Events at Norfolk State University

Grandmother of 12 earns bachelor's degree from Norfolk State University
By Tim Eberly The Virginian-Pilot The bachelor’s degree didn’t just fall in Darlene Pitts’ lap. After The Virginian-Pilot chronicled the No ...
MEAC suspends 21 players after Norfolk St.-South Carolina St. brawl
The MEAC announced Tuesday that a total of 21 players from Norfolk State and South Carolina State have been suspended over a brawl that erupted in the ...
Black Lives Matter Class & the Honors College Present . . .
NSU’s newest class offering “Black Lives Matter” and the Honors College will present a day-long symposium titled The Miseducation of America: Racial V ...
Bite of Science Dinner held at NSU
Norfolk State University was the host site for the October Bite of Science professional enrichment session. Dr. Ashley Haines, associate professor in ...
Black Nurses Rock Salutes “Shades of Blue Event” celebrates National Awards and Scholarship Banquet Honorees
On October 27th, 2018 as part of its 3rd Annual Black Nurses Rock Convention, the “Shades of Blue” National Awards and Scholarship Banquet was held ...
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