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NSU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into NSU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,930 out of 2,445 applicants or 79% were admitted making Norfolk State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. Norfolk State University typically accepts and attracts B- average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 1,490 955 2,445
Accepted 1,207 723 1,930
Acceptance Rate 81% 76% 79%
Enrolled 279 196 475
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 27% 25%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Norfolk State University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 790 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 690. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 890 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 99 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 790 990
SAT Reading 390 500
SAT Math 390 490
ACT Composite 15 19
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
990 and Above Good >86%
890 to 990 Avg + 79%-86%
790 to 890 Avg - 69%-79%
690 to 790 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 690 Low <57%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You can get into Norfolk State University with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Norfolk State University was 2.92 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 2.92 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as NSU accepts 79% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 6% Good
3.50 to 3.75 8% Good
3.25 to 3.50 9% Good
3.00 to 3.25 18% Good
2.75 to 3.00 38% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 21% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Norfolk State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232937 IPEDS survey data for Norfolk State University.



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