Norfolk State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (7)
Norfolk State University was like a home. I didn't want to go to far away from home so it was the perfect choice. The campus was inviting and most people were friendly. I was able to connect with my advisor and classmates on a personal level and make lifelong friendships. There is always someone to help you out if needed.
Norfolk State University is really a great school. In my undergraduate career i was provided with all of the skills and knowledge that i needed to prepare me for my career. The only thing that i wish was different would be my practicum experience. I did not really get to obtain a lot of experience as i hoped for, but overall i had a great experience at Norfolk State. I am actually pursing my Masters degree in Urban Education at Norfolk State now and i love it!
Norfolk State University gave me the opportunity to not only gain a great degree, but also a second family. The atmosphere of this university is comparable to no other in terms of culture and rigor. Even currently the university is working to improve its overall student experience by renovating their current buildings and still adding new buildings to enhance the already great experience they give.
I love college, it is a great and wonderful learning experience. It provides the opportunity to develop important skill sets to become successful in a career of ones choice. College sets the foundation for your career and offers work experience as well in the form of an internship, etc.
An HBCU taught me how to be open to other cultures, as well as embracing my own. I joined numerous organizations, was active in the community, but most importantly I became a better person throughout my journey. Every college/ university has something great to offer. Norfolk State has so much to offer, and is a great University to build off of. Meaning, if you want to start an organization, become active in an organization, or make an impact on the community; it is the perfect place to start.
Norfolk State University is a great choice when price, education and support are of concern. There are many students, yet there is a "home" feeling within the student body; you are not simply a number! Curriculum is set up to the point and there is always a helping hand from teachers, peers, mentors and campus programs or services. You will never be bored or lonely with the campus activities and school spirit that is always present.
I feel that the school was a good fit for me. I am not wealthy and do not come from a wealthy family. Norfolk State University is a predominately black working class school so people there understood the financial troubles. There are a lot of opportunities at Norfolk State as for as internships and extracurricular activities. I feel that the school really did a lot more than other schools to ensure students' success. I took one class at a nearby school (Old Dominion University) because Norfolk State University was not offering a particular class that I needed that semester. Old Dominion University was a lot larger and more "congested". I was overwhelmed because there were so many people. In addition, I did not see as many internship or job opportunties advertised in their student eNewsletter. I feel that NSU goes above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to making sure that there students are successful. I love my school!
If I had the opportunity to go back to school, I would choose the same degree. Sociology is a little "broader" than social work. With my sociology degree, I can do what a social worker does. Or, I could go back to school and become a professor. Or, I can engage in social research. It is not the highest pay field but how much money does one really need to be happy and survive anyway? I am satisfied with my choice. I initially had a science major because everyone was saying that it would guarantee me the "big bucks" but I was miserable because I did not like that major. You have to "do you" because YOU are the one who will have to deal with the consequences...not your mom or dad or anyone else.
My number one tip is to do a little school work each day. This keeps the work from piling up and will keep you from having to do an all nighter. Regardless if it is only 30 minutes a day, do something school related everyday including the weekends to keep yourself from getting "backed up". Also, enjoy your college years and time in college. It really is a great experience to have. It is not just about future earning potential. Schools helps broaden your mind and helps you to grow as a person!