Norfolk State University
Norfolk State University (NSU), one of the largest historically black universities in the nation, was founded in 1935. The university began as the Norfolk State Unit, a branch of Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia. This college was the only predominantly black institution of higher education founded during the Great Depression. The first classes in 1935 had 85 students. Many of these students saw education as a way to increase their employment opportunities during the Depression.
Norfolk State University is a public four-year, coed, liberal arts, historically black university located in Norfolk, Virginia. The university is a member-school of Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the Virginia High-Tech Partnership. We see the builder and the healer, the artist and the activist, the scientist and the entrepreneur. We see your greatest potential and your motivation to achieve. We see you at NSU.