Norfolk State University
Norfolk State University's mission: "Through exemplary teaching, scholarship, and outreach, Norfolk State University transforms lives and communities by empowering individuals to maximize their potential, creating lifelong learners equipped to be engaged leaders and productive global citizens."
Norfolk State University (NSU) is committed to transforming students' lives through exemplary teaching, research, and service by offering a supportive academic and culturally diverse environment which empowers our students to realize their aspirations and achieve their full potential as well-rounded and resourceful citizens and leaders for the 21st century. Following this mission, all members of NSU are dedicated to the future success of our students, as reflected in the excellent teaching, compassionate advising, and encouraging mentorship provided by the University's faculty and staff.
There is no better time than now to be part of the Spartan community. NSU offers a variety of academic programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels in many fields of study, both face-to-face and online. Our exceptional pool of faculty and staff will challenge your academic curiosity and engage you in a productive and exciting life journey of learning that contributes to your intellectual, professional, and personal growth. NSU continues to expand its range of program offerings in many fields that will spark your interests and prepare you for advanced studies or valuable career achievements.
Your Spartan experience will expose you to a variety of curricular and extra-curricular engagements that will enhance your personal growth in the coming years. Through internships, study abroad opportunities, conducting independent research, or community engagement, NSU students experience a wide array of activities that prepare them for success in the 21st century. Seize all the opportunities available to you by experimenting with new activities and getting out of your comfort zone. The NSU family is dedicated to leading and nurturing you in your educational journey to great success and a future full of excitement and discovery.See All 1 Photos
Main CampusNorfolk , Virginia, United States Campus Website5,000 - 20,000 on Campus250,000+ residents in NorfolkLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Norfolk State University's residential campus offers numerous opportunities for all students who seek them, in and out of the classroom. There is plenty of room to spread your wings on our 134-acre campus in the heart of Norfolk, Virginia. Become the leader you were meant to be in a true campus experience, with tech-advanced facilities only minutes away from beautiful Virginia Beach. Additionally, the campus is full of athletics and multicultural activities, and 175 student clubs and organizations offer a wide range of opportunities to expand your worldview and practice leadership and social skills. The best way to have a memorable experience at Norfolk State is to get involved on campus. International students are encouraged to proactively seek clubs and organizations that interest them. Your host ISEP coordinator, classmates, and local students are also great resources to help you get connected.
Norfolk State University is located in Norfolk, Virginia, part of the Hampton Roads region. The area is rich in history, culture, natural resources, and thriving industry. Hampton Roads is home to shopping, restaurants, numerous museums, churches, and businesses that can provide you with business and networking opportunities and cultural enrichment.
Downtown Norfolk offers dining and entertainment. It also has an accessible urban waterfront with beautiful views, harbor tours, and waterfront festivals. The residential campus is less than 30 minutes by car to the Atlantic Ocean and less than 15 minutes by car to the Chesapeake Bay. If you do not have access to a car of your own, expect to rely mostly on UBER and Lyft as reliable modes of transportation.