NSU Admission Chances

Acceptance Chances

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Norfolk State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

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. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Norfolk State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 390
SAT Math 25th 390
SAT Composite 25th 790
SAT Scores for Norfolk State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 500
SAT Math 75th 490
SAT Composite 75th 990
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Norfolk State University?

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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Norfolk State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (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%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Norfolk State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for Norfolk State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 19
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into NSU?

Admission data indicates that NSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 15 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 17 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 19 and above have very competitive chances. 15 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Norfolk State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Norfolk State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
19 and Above Good >86%
17 to 19 Avg + 79%-86%
15 to 17 Avg - 69%-79%
13 to 15 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 13 Low <57%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Norfolk State University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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Admission Statistics

Norfolk State University admission statistics
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%

Admission Requirements

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

Norfolk State University Admission Requirements
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

High School Credits Accepted at Norfolk State University
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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