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Prospective Students

We see the future in you.

Learn how you can turn your dreams into reality with a high-quality, affordable education at Norfolk State University.

Your Journey to Reaching Your Full Potential Starts Here

At Norfolk State University, we see you. You, the healer, the builder, the artist and the activist, the scientist and the entrepreneur. Your motivation to achieve greatness and exceed expectations as an educated leader in the world. NSU — a top 20 historically Black college or university — can help you get there.

Here, you’ll join generations of Norfolk State students whose lives have been transformed by opportunities afforded by an accessible and life-changing education. We’ll prepare you to be skilled, disciplined and primed for success in any career path you choose.

Our NSU Admissions staff is ready to introduce you to our academic programs, dedicated faculty, state-of-the-art campus and supportive services today. Bring your passion, drive and initiative to Norfolk State University and we’ll bring everything else.

Apply for Admission to Norfolk State University

Your future is waiting, and we can’t wait to help you become the leader you were meant to be. Norfolk State Admissions is excited to assist you in making the rewarding decision to start your journey to becoming a Spartan. 

Apply online for admission to Norfolk State University

Learn more about application deadlines and admission requirements at NSU.

Explore Programs at Norfolk State University

We know you have big dreams. That’s why we offer a wide range of high-quality academic degree programs and committed faculty and staff to help you thrive during your time at NSU and beyond. Prepare to successfully reach those dreams in a rewarding career or graduate school with one of the more than 64 undergraduate majors, minors and graduate programs offered at NSU.

Explore academic programs at Norfolk State University

Visit Our Campus

Your transformative experience at NSU extends well beyond the classroom. Our beautiful, 134-acre campus in the heart of Norfolk, Virginia, is filled with possibilities to engage with people who will treat you like family and expand your horizons in enriching activities. Come see for yourself why it’s so great to be a Spartan. 

Take a virtual tour of campus, schedule a campus visit or learn about upcoming special events at NSU.

Making an NSU Degree Affordable to NSU Students

Norfolk State University is proud to offer an accessible and affordable college education to people from all walks of life. Earning your degree at NSU is an investment in your future — and it may cost less than you think. In fact, around 95% of NSU students receive assistance through a variety of financial aid programs. Let our office of financial aid guide you toward the most equitable and accessible path to pursuing your passion.

Learn more about financial aid at NSU

Find out what you can expect for cost of attendance

Find Your Fit at Norfolk State University

Welcome to life as a Spartan in our rich campus community. Here, you will find your family and your fit by getting involved in athletics, multicultural activities, clubs and organizations and more. Find your home at NSU, where you’ll live, learn and thrive in a safe, comfortable, convenient and inclusive environment.  

Learn more about campus life at NSU

Find out more about housing and residence life

“Look at us. We are something to behold because we’re pursuing our dreams and pursuing our goals and we’re doing it together as a family.”

—  Shevette Bryant, health services management major
 

COVID-19 Updates

Norfolk State University remains committed to the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the NSU coronavirus webpage for information and updates.

Find important COVID-19 information and updates