Universities in Virginia

Norfolk State University


University Information

Location: Norfolk, VA
Founded: 1935
Undergraduate Students: 5 000
Campus Type: Urban
Institution Type: Public HBCU
Website: www.nsu.edu 

About the University

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.

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. 

Norfolk State’s undergraduate  programs are divided into five schools/colleges:

  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Engineering, Science & Technology
  • School of Social Work

Excerpt from Norfolk State University’s website.

TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.

All NSU international students will be automatically enrolled each semester for health insurance coverage, which meets minimum criteria as set forth below, through Norfolk University’s insurance provider.  Students will be enrolled for both accident and optional sickness benefits.

The premiums for both accident and sickness benefits will be automatically added to each student’s account prior to the start of each semester. 

For plan pricing, please visit their website. 

Students may choose instead to subscribe to a different insurance plan should it be approved.  Students must request approval by submitting an Insurance Waiver Form.

Living on-campus:  On-campus housing is available on first-come first-served basis for undergraduate students.  If you are interested in living on-campus, please visit the housing webpage. You must make arrangements for housing prior to arriving in the United States.  First-time students are encouraged to live on campus.  Complete the On-Campus Housing Application or Spartan Suites Application and submit the $300 housing deposit before the deadline or you will not be guaranteed a room.

Cost: $3,663.00 – $6,210.00 per semester* 
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan please visit the website for more information.

Off-campus Housing: ressources for off-campus housing can be found on the NSU website.  

A listing of off-campus housing providers can be found here.

Cost: $900.00+ per month


Students on exchange have their tuition waived but are required to pay campus fees of $1935.00.

The average budget per month is: $1000-$1,500 

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $7,500.00 per semester.