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Norfolk State University is a four-year, state-supported, liberal arts university located in Norfolk, Virginia. It was established in 1935 as the Norfolk Unit of Virginia Union University. It was renamed Norfolk State University in 1979. NSU is a member school of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund and the Virginia High_tech Partnership. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics. It is organized into the following academic units:
  • College of Engineering, Science and Technology
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Social Work
NSU's sports teams participate in the NCAA's Division I in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Its athletic teams are nicknamed the Spartans.

Profile of Norfolk State UniversityNorfolk State is located in Norfolk, VA (a medium-sized city). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Norfolk State is the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in media and family and social work.

Norfolk State Selectivity

Norfolk State does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 400. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 390 and 470.

Norfolk State has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school had 6, 155 enrolled students in 2007. Norfolk State has a large minority student population.

Student Life
A lot of students at the school attend part-time. Norfolk State offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Norfolk State values student athletics, and belongs to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Norfolk State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts200interdisciplinary studies, sociology, political science, English, history, urban studies
Business and Management122business, accounting
Family and Social Work109social work, family and human sciences
Education and Teaching101teacher education, education of disabled, kindergarten/preschool teaching, business teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine95registered nursing
Therapy and Counselling87psychology, clinical psychology
Media65communication and journalism, journalism
Science54biology, chemistry, atomic physics, physics
Computer Science and Engineering31computer and info science
Engineering Technician31computer engineering tech, architectural engineering tech, construction engineering tech, mechanical engineering related tech, electronics tech
Engineering24electrical engineering, various engineering courses
Art Studies23art studies, visual and performing arts
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy21exercise science
Medical administration9health care administration, medical records admin
Music8music, music performance
Security and Law Enforcement7criminal justice and safety
Medical Support and Technology5clinical lab tech
Funeral and Mortuary Science1funeral and mortuary science
Contact: Norfolk StateNorfolk State University

700 Park Ave

Norfolk, VA 23504-8000

General Phone: (757) 823-8600


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