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  • 06/08/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 out of 36 people found this review useful. 1 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Out of state residents!!! Students should be hard working, driven, and has extra money to spend on tuition. If you are a sports major, this college is cheaper than Barry University by about $200 a credit hour and you do not have to fight Miami traffic.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your student adviser, they will literally help you with EVERYTHING. & DO NOT BUY THE BOOKS! 99% of the time you do not need them or the teacher will send you a power point with all of the notes from the chapters. The student center will let you check out the math books for free. Oh and the best tip is the $70 you have on your student ID (most do not know that you can print $.10 pages all year long with that $70!). If you are an out of state resident!!! $575/hr at FIU or $575/hr at Nova? If you go to FIU as an out of state resident, they will never consider you a resident (you have to leave for one year then go back). It is actually cheaper to go to Nova as an out of state resident and plus you have way less of a headache!

    Bang for the buck

    If you have any problems with your account of question, call the school and they will immediately assist you with your problems (unlike public schools where they have too many students and no one knows the answer). Everything in this school is BRAND NEW; even the elevators glisten. New gym, huge library, etc. In my first semester, my professor recommended me for an internship (good luck seeing that happen at a public school). The classes are smaller (about 20-30 students), so you can appreciate the more one on one feel. Most teachers will respond to your questions within 24hours, and they know your name!!

    Am enjoying being here

    This school has a clear cut agenda. You go in knowing EXACTLY what you need to take in order to graduate unlike FIU where you get to pick and then you realize you took the wrong ones.. then you realize you need to take all these extra tests, etc. The school is clean and staff is extremely helpful. You can not help but feel spoiled at this school. The scenery and environment is like staying at a 5 star hotel.

    Am learning a lot

    Teachers hold higher degrees in their fields than at public universities. Most teachers hold a Masters or higher; a majority hold doctorates. This is my 2nd semester and I have noticed that each class seems to repeat a lot. Do not expect a lot of new information if you are in the business field. Most information I have received has been common sense or a repeat. This school is trying to get its accreditation up so expect easy classes to be HARD! Writing 2 papers 10-15 pages each class isn't uncommon. Expect to be graded hard for grammar and not so much the material you write. I have learned to be more focused. These teachers will not give you the easy way out and its almost impossible to get 100% on something. The grading scale is harder for 90% of the classes. You will not get a 4.0 credit for a class unless you have a 95% or higher etc..

  • 07/01/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    23 out of 25 people found this review useful. 3 people found this inaccurate. 2 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Great campus, and easy to navigate. Everything is new and the school is always expanding. I love the fact that NSU has the only optometry program in the state of Florida, and they also have an accelerated program for their medical school a huge plus!

  • 06/23/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    21 out of 25 people found this review useful. 3 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you live close-by, its great. The immediate area is congested however, and it would take me about 45 min to commute from Boca every day, so I would have to think about living on campus which will only add to my expenses.

    Tips for prospective students

    nice campus, not large, not overwhelming, they are still expanding - there are areas under construction and room to grow

  • 03/03/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 out of 21 people found this review useful. 4 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Since class sizes are small, it's great for students, who need extra attention.

    Tips for prospective students

    Show up for class every session, so you don't miss out on any important information. They only allow so many absences, before they start deducting from your grade. Save your absences for absolute emergencies.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is cheaper here, then some schools I have investigated.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is so peaceful, and everyone is helpful. If you help with anything, just ask! One student in my logic class let be borrow her book over the weekend, so I could copy some chapters out of the book, and one copied a chapter for me.

    Am learning a lot

    So far, the professors are great; they are helpful; they will go out of their way to help you. One of my professors let me borrow their book, to copy chapters out of it, so I could do my assigned reading, since I didn't have a book.

  • 09/28/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    16 out of 21 people found this review useful. 5 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is gorgeous ! The dorms are really nice. The area is large but nice also. There are plenty of things to do. Everything is up to date & I highly doubt that anyone who attends gets bored or just does the same thing over & over.

    Will learn a lot

    small class sizes

  • 06/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 10 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 6 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you want to be successful, you will choose NSU for its long-term benefits of having graduated from a prestigious school. This school is mostly focused on mainly revolving around business and medicine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Undergrads need to know that the classes tend to get repetitive and boring sometimes, but in the end it is worth the trouble.

    Bang for the buck

    NSU has undergraduate AND graduate programs so that the prospective student can continue their degrees in the careers that they love! The gym is free for students, and every building on campus is relatively close by (within 10-15 minute walking distance). You get a great work out when traveling through campus. Your SharkID is also credited with $75 for use at the library to print out anything for only $0.10 per page, which is great because it lasts the entire year! Again, I give 4 stars because I believe my money (in addition to every other students' payment for JUST tuition) can be put to better use than the aforementioned.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy the scenery, and everyone who works in this school. Almost everyone is genuinely friendly, and seems to WANT to help newcomers especially. They try to make you feel right at home. The only reason I give 4 stars is because the campus gets a little boring. If you're enrolling because you think this will be a party school, then you are wrong.

    Am learning a lot

    Every professor that I have had a class for has earned a degree higher than a Master's. This speaks for itself. The classes are engaging, and (most) of the professors truly care for their students. While they may be harsh on their grading, they are great people to work with. The classroom environment is always welcoming questions from students and healthy class discussions between teacher and students.

  • 07/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 8 people found this review useful. 7 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Hard working, goal oriented-be excited about what you want to do, and you will have no trouble here.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to pursue graduate studies at the Oceanographic Center (I'm a Master's student in Marine Biology), I suggest emailing professors you are interested in working with. They are really nice and almost all of them will respond back to you. Everyone I have met so far has been really patient and willing to talk to students about research projects and such. There are also lots of opportunities for undergraduate students to gain research experience in marine science for use in job prospects or to help jump start an interest in graduate studies.

    Bang for the buck

    Initially, I was a little worried about the cost of attending Nova for graduate school. After taking a couple of classes however, it is clear to me that the amount I am paying is well worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE being here.

    Am learning a lot

    The instructors here are well versed in their research areas and are willing to work with students on problem areas.

  • 06/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 8 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Nova is great for any kind of students. Nova is great for students who just got out high school and want to begin with joinning clubs or studying hard. It's great for older students who took time off and is coming back to school.

    Tips for prospective students

    When entering Nova be prepared to work hard, meet new people and have a great time. My tip is to balance your studies as well as joining any clubs or having a job.

    Am learning a lot

    My major is Education and the professors were learning from defiantly gives us a lot of their experiences to help us in our future teaching. Your not only learning through the textbooks but through stories shared in the classroom

  • 05/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 9 people found this review useful. 9 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Do your work

    Am enjoying being here

    It's ok.

    Am learning a lot

    Once you pay attention and go to class you should learn. Tutors are also available free of charge.

  • 07/18/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 10 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Don't fret if you don't get an acceptance letter right away. Nova sent them out later than other schools I applied for.

    Will learn a lot

    My alumnus guidance counselor said she gained a lot from Nova.

  • 01/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 11 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Nova Southeastern at any hour is extremely safe. Their are always security people around and the housing buildings always have security guards at the front desk.

    Greek Life

    Personally I am not involved in Greek Life, but those involved really enjoy it, and are always busy with their sisters or brothers.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities need a bit of work at Nova Southeastern. The scheduling and activities often do not have a lot of people remaining interested after a certain number of weeks into the semester. A big issue is that the school spirit is lacking in the student body often because most of the population is commuters.

    Great for these types of students

    Nova Southeastern is great for students who do not want to go to a party school, and want to focus on their studies. Also for shy individuals Nova is really a good choice because it is really small, and by the end of the first semester most fellow classmen you know. The school is really great for those who are from up north and want to escape the snow!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school is extremely beautiful. The most neat place on campus is on the journey to the Parker Building there is a garden with a gazebo inside where you feel like you are in a private oasis.

    Bang for the buck

    Nova Southeastern is an extremely pricey school. The campus is gorgeous, and the dorms are a lot bigger than most universities. The main complaints about Nova Southeastern is how the food plan works, and the lack of school spirit.

    What to do for fun

    At Nova Southeastern students have a variety of clubs that they can join. The gym at Nova Southeastern is also great, and offers fun work out classes like zumba throughout the week. The outdoor pool is also a place to hang out and catch some sun. The nicest part of Nova Southeastern though is the location. The school is under an hour from Miami, and twenty minutes from Fort Lauderdale Beach.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is the worst part about Nova Southeastern. Unlike many universities the school does not have a large dining room where you can eat all you want with just one swipe of your sharkcard. At Nova the food works just like a debit card at an expensive food court. The food gets old really fast, and your money goes quicker than you would ever imagine.

    Dorm Life

    Living at Nova Southeastern is a lot of fun. Your friends are extremely close, and so are all your classes. The RA's are extremely helpful and allow adjusting to the university to be extremely easy. The only issues with dorm life are that not all roommates get along. It is best to set ground rules the first day. Communication and mutual respect must begin right away. Another issue with dorm life at Nova Southeastern is on the weekends the school is extremely quiet because a large population of the students are commuters.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is very demanding when it comes to academics. Their are exams, homework, and projects. Although the work is challenging the school provides tutoring, and professors are always willing to work, and assist their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students considering attending Nova Southeastern University be ready to be disciplined. Nova Southeastern is not a party school, so if that is what you are looking for Nova may not be the school for you. You need to understand that the overall focus is mainly on academics rather than the social experience.

    In three sentences

    Nova Southeastern is an A plus school due to its great professors, and variety of classes. All professors, administrators, and other faculty are extremely focused on allowing, and providing an environment where every student can reach their full academic potential. Nova Southeastern prepares, educates, and mentors students to be ready for their future careers, and lives once graduating from the university.

  • 01/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They protect this school with their lives it seems, I mean they do a good job. They have gates security and police 24/7 and you can always use the public safety if you feel unsafe walking in the dark they give you a ride.

    Greek Life

    Dont know much about the greeks since I just started here but they dont have greek housing.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a bunch of clubs that you can use to boost your resume and they tend to have something going on around campus like laser tag or a frisbee contest or something.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want a head start in their careers especially medical. They have great programs like dual enrollment, job shadowing and internships.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have a statue or some type of shrine that if a student walks around it or touches it that they get better grades on their test and exams.

    What to do for fun

    Students are able to rock climb, go to gym, and swim. I've only been going here for a week and that's all I've really noticed that majority of students do besides party at some friends house off campus.

    Food and Dining

    As I said before cafeteria isn't all that big so there is not a great deal to choose from, so students gain weight from the pizza and sandwiches. Technically same thing every other day.

    Dorm Life

    I give them a 3 because they didn't even let me choose preferences for my kind of roommate so I ended up with a roommate that is completely opposite of me that enjoys drinking, staying out late, smoking and isn't all that clean as I am. I actually had to be switched from a previous roommate because they had placed me with someone who had beer in their fridge which was forbidden in the dorms. But I would say getting a single room would be better so sign up early for housing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have all your financial aid done before attending this institution. Try searching scholarships as well because your going to need them. Also I suggest getting a vehicle because if not you'll be quite bored and frustrated.

    In three sentences

    The institution is expensive as well as small so it has small classes. It also doesn't have a big a cafeteria so not much to choose from to eat so gaining weight happens to majority of students. I've only been here a week so I can't really say I'm enjoying myself just yet.

  • 09/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 4 people found this review useful. 13 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    You should definitely consider coming here, it is definitely worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE it here ! The campus is large & beautiful. There are so many activities and so many different things to do.

    Academic Rigor

    Every day in class is a new lesson. It gets boring pretty quick, but that doesn't last for long. It's worth it in the end.

  • 10/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    average students

    Am enjoying being here

    If you have the option, do not live on campus. There is nothing to do on the weekends here and the people are not very friendly. A car is a must! The dorms are nice compared to others colleges', though.

    Am learning a lot

    The first year is all your common prerequisites so you will feel like you are doing a giant review of high school. The professors do not seem to know what they are doing and some lack a firm grasp of the English language which makes it difficult to learn from them.

  • 02/04/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 129

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    i have completely fallen in love with this school, the academics, the school life, and especially the dorms.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 16 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    THere is always students getting their car broken into and robbed at Nova Southeastern University.

    Bang for the buck

    You are definetly not getting what you pay for

    What to do for fun

    There really isn't many activities to be involved or at least from what I am aware of coming from a nursing student at Nova Southeastern University. Students in my program don't really care to be involved.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is also very expensive and is not that great.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in dorm but I heard it is average and very expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    The nursing program is very rigor. Expect to spend many hours learning on your own because the professors don't know how to teach.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into other schools first before going to Nova Southeastern University.

    In three sentences

    I feel like Nova Southeastern University is more concerned about the student's money than their education. Administration is very unorganized and the education is not excellent. I had amazing professors my first year of nursing school and learned a lot during that time, but it has all gone down hill from then. I am currently in my last year of nursing school and I am very unsatisfied with the education provided.

  • 11/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 17 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    i understand a good dentist graduated from here. however the dentist is very much concerned with money. bedside manner may not be the focus of training.

    Tips for prospective students

    you can't get to know a professor beforehand. however, for traditional minorities this school may very well need some close examining! they are not up to speed on civil rights, the rights of gays and lesbians, and they don't follow through on harassment concerns.

    Bang for the buck

    nova is not inexpensive. i learned a great deal. however it is the case that they have charged for a class where sexual harassment by a female instructor, of a gay male student, did occur.

    Am enjoying being here

    caveat emptor the vast majority of instructors are fair and some are really bright. however the school is not fully aware of affirmative action, civil rights, and they sadly don't stand behind gay students to reflect current civil rights law.

    Am learning a lot

    the vast majority of the instructors have been good and fair. there are occasionally bad instructors. i never thought i would be involved in a harassment situation, however, where a female instructor harassed a gay male student.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 18 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Completely safe, you need you ID to get everywhere, and I mean EVERYWHERE. The only way a stranger will get in if someone lets them in the dorms without scanning by holding the door open.

    What to do for fun

    Club events and regular parties,trust me they will tell you whats going on. If you have a blackboard outside your door, they will advertise!

    Food and Dining

    It's get boring but we do have kitchens, so you can make what you want.

    Dorm Life

    Pretty good , if you get to choose your roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    I just starting as a freshman but so far it very good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join everything you can think of, it will make college better. The first few weeks of school will probably be the best event wise.

    In three sentences

    Great school, it is so nice and so diverse I love it. Everything is so convenient, everything is surrounding you.

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Extremely safe.

    Greek Life

    Small Greek Life, but it's growing. Personally I don't like those guys/girls. They can be annoying and/or mean.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many different clubs and activities...If you aren't in anything it's your own fault. They provide more than enough opportunities to join different organizations .

    Bang for the buck

    It's worth the money...I'm not too crazy about some of the students here though...they can be mean.

    What to do for fun

    The location is right in between Miami and Ft.Lauderdale so you can always find something fun to do!

    Food and Dining

    Excellent choices...However just like everything else, the same thing get tiring...But hey it's better than most colleges

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are pretty nice, as far as dorms go! Just gotta be lucky you get a good roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the class you take, but most are pretty challenging and you feel that you've grown in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you do well in H.S. in order to get scholarships!

    In three sentences

    This is a really fantastic school, although it's a tad expensive. Teachers are all very qualified and challenge you to independently work, and think(however they are more than happy to help).

  • 11/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Extremely safe!

    What to do for fun

    Listen to music or read a motivational book.

    Food and Dining

    The dinning area is excellent there are 11 outlets to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus, but my classmates say it is the best they have seen. *In each dorm room there is a bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    There are no academic rigors so far.

    Tips for prospective students

    Nova Southeastern University is the perfect choice to go for college, because of the small class sizes and the quality teaching that is offered.

    In three sentences

    Nova Southeastern University is an excellent choice for any child who wants to go to college. Moreover, the class sizes are extremely small and they give you value for your money.

  • 12/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is dedicated and willing to provide the time and money for further education. You do not necessarily need to know your plan/major, but it does help. NSU is the type of university that is quick and to the point, they give you opportunities to get out of school as quick as possible, such as the Dual Admissions program---which basically ensures that your spot is being held at the medical school of your choice, so that you are not wait-listed. When i fist started college in August I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do with my future, I applied for the Nursing Program and got in... but my heart was not in that field. After speaking with my advisers and doing some research, I realized that i could do so much with a Psychology degree. I now hope to complete a four-year degree in psychology and then apply to Occupational therapy (OT) school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be aware that NSU holds higher standards for its students, therefore the grading scale is a bit different than some public universities. Basically my tips for anyone you is planning on attending ANY college is... * Time-management (do NOT overwhelm yourself) * Stay focused * and be prepared to learn ALOT! Future NSU students.... *same as above.... *always keep in mind that shark pride rules! *always maintain an open-mid *DON'T be afraid to ask questions... someone is always waiting to answer you!

    Bang for the buck

    Basically, you pay for what you get! Yes tuition is a bit pricier than most other public universities, but the money is all worth it, as it is spent on you. In addition, NSU's financial aid office staff will often do their best to get you enough scholarships to pay for a majority of your tuition... this is especially helpful for in-state students, such as myself. There are also may opportunities to get free things, such as t-shirts (at almost every event), Food, vouchers for books....etc.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am actually a current student at NSU. Although next term with only be my second semester, I feel as though NSU is my second home.Everyone is extremely helpful and friendly at NSU. Commuting back and forth, from school to home, I thought I was going to have a difficult time becoming involved; but there are clubs even for commuters. I have also taken part in the Art Sharks club, Student Success, Dual admissions and Super sharks! At first, I have to admit I was a bit scared about the transition from high school to college, but all worries were lifted once I started. Professors are willing to take the time to help you in anyway possible. Staff is always there to assist you. Also, there are tons of programs and opportunities to ask questions if you are confused about ANYTHING!

    Am learning a lot

    Professors are very open-minded and willing to listen to any ideas students may have. The feeling of an NSU classroom is laid back and more interactive. Because of the small class sizes, ranging from 20-30 students, professors are able to communicate more easily with students and have more one on one relationships; they get to know each students strengths and weaknesses, allowing them to grade more efficiently and work with each individual. In addition NSU professors are well trained and are some of the top, well known professors... some of them even come from other universities to teach at NSU.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Lonewolves like me who thought I would make it through college without getting noticed. Such great individuals reached to me from every possible backround. I have associates and friends for life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your money in order and work towards lving on campus for the best experience.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it at NSU the diversity is so great so I don't stick out like a sore thumb.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm learning alot not only from mt Professors but from my Peers as well.

  • 01/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and do not let things distract you. Take in any opportunity that approaches your way and grasp it hard. Your grades are what are going to determine your life so do not let it slip away.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes every buck you spend at Nova is definitely worth it. You get great amenities like the pool, gym, food, great spacious dorm rooms, and availability to many education resources for studying, research, or even just quiet time.

    Am enjoying being here

    Yes! the atmosphere is wonderful and the weather is fantastic. Not only is the atmosphere outstanding but the people are friendly as well.

    Am learning a lot

    Nova is a great place for education. It has almost every major possible and has awesome study resources to help any student who is struggling.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on at Nova, tonight is free movie night so they always have something planned.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go on school trips and if you know what you want to do then you do if you don't it isn't a big problem. Many students change there major more than once and at Nova there is a great variety for you to explore and choose!

    In three sentences

    Nova is better than my other school in New York. The community is helpful and understanding. The environment makes you want to be in school and do great!

  • 01/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security is always around

    Greek Life

    Very involved and active Frats and Sororities

    In three sentences

    Nova is a great school with a great atmosphere. The faculty is there when you need them and they give you great tips for research. A great school for anyone interested in research and learning.

  • 02/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    fun in the sun at the beach

    Tips for prospective students

    apply early

    In three sentences

    nova has great academics.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 129

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    play pool, soccer, group camping,...

    In three sentences

    nova southeastern university is a great school that offers a lot experiance in life view. the school gives opportunities to all of his students in different major. they have a nice campus that make us enjoy lot more the college studies.

  • 02/22/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    28 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    i am pursueing an associates degree while i am still in high school. i currently have a 3.9 gpa. i am also working part time at panera's bakery in st. lucie west.

    What to do for fun

    i volunteer many hours on a weekly basis at the st. lucie catholic church. i also volunteer for the st. lucie humaine society, once a week.

    Food and Dining

    i enjoy eating food and will try almost anything as long as it looks good.

    Dorm Life

    i currently live at home with my parents. dorm life would be a new experience for me.

    Academic Rigor

    i am currently attending centennial high school in port st. lucie and am at the top of my class. i am also enrolled and taking dual enrollment classes at irsc and will receive my associates degree this summer right after high school graduation.

    In three sentences

    i would like to attend nova and pursue a degree in pharmacy or nursing. i have read and have heard nothing but great comments about nova southern university and would love to be part of it.

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    many on campus activities ranging from artistic performing arts, concerts, symposiums and the dolphin training camp.

    Tips for prospective students

    be punctual, interested and eager to learn.

    In three sentences

    i rate nova southeastern university to be a prestigious, knowledgeable and well-defined university. the professors are very estute and helpful.

  • 03/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    they have over 70 different clubs and organizations offered. start one up if they don't have one you are interested in.

    What to do for fun

    they have a very wide variety of clubs and organizations to join. you can even start your own if they don't offer it.

    Food and Dining

    i am not sure yet because i am attending in the fall. i just know they have a pretty good variety of choices.

    Dorm Life

    i am not sure yet because i am attending in the fall. when i visited, the dorms really caught my attention because they have 2 bathrooms per 4 bedroom suite. also they have a loft style bed!!!

    Academic Rigor

    i am not sure yet because i am attending in the fall.

    Tips for prospective students

    you only have to share a bathroom with at most two other people. that means no communal bathrooms!!!

    In three sentences

    nova has been very friendly and helpful in throughout my transfer process. the campus is absolutely gorgeous. i have heard nothing but good things about this university and i can't wait to call myself a shark!!!

  • 03/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    the food is a little expensive and often times not too fresh.

    Academic Rigor

    nsu sets high standards and expectations for its students. don't fear!thanks to their small classes and friendly faculty these expectations are easily met.

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hangout around campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring you A game; no slackers allowed.

    In three sentences

    NSU is rewarding and challenging. NSU is located in South Florida. NSU has the best virtual online atmoshphere for adult learning.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Great. Lots of presence. No incidents that I'm aware of.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots to choose from if you are into that kind of stuff.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for academically oriented students who love warm weather.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Pretty usual.

    Bang for the buck

    As a freshman its hard to tell. I have definitely enjoyed myself. I look forward to more opportunities for internships and career building.

    What to do for fun

    Explore the campus and the beach. It's minutes from Ft Lauderdale and not to far from South Beach. Spring Break year round.

    Food and Dining

    Expensive and high calorie options mostly. Off campus eateries nearby. Bring a fridge to keep some healthy snacks.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are comfortable and filled with good potential friends. Security and amenities plus it out.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging but not impossible. You must keep up with deadlines and attend classes always. Again, take advantage of free tutoring and academic support when you need to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused. The great weather can be distracting. Take advantage of tutors and support systems.

    In three sentences

    This is a great campus with a diverse student body. The students are friendly, inquisitive and honest. The campus is beautiful, well organized and well maintained.

  • 03/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are several security officers around campus and will walk you to your car at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Tampa campus has a lot of activities, social events, community and charitable opportunities to serve.

    Great for these types of students

    Nova is great for adult students who work full time and need classes around their flexible schedule. Students who want small classes and individual attention should consider Nova.

    Bang for the buck

    I am attending Nova’s Tampa campus. Although it is not the main campus, there is a feel of a college community. Advisors are always on staff and helpful. The campus is clean and the study rooms are quiet. The computer labs are up to date with the latest technology.

    What to do for fun

    Spend time with family, exploring the outdoors, reading with my son.

    Food and Dining

    No services at my site.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    Nova is extremely strict with Plagiarism and proper MLA/APA formatting.

    Tips for prospective students

    When inquiring about programs, talk to both the college adviser and the financial aid advisor. Look around the campus to make sure campus life is for you. Nova is not a “party” school, they take curriculum very seriously.

    In three sentences

    Nova Southeastern University is an excellent university. The professors are knowledgeable and professional in their subject area. Nova has pushed me to be my best and to succeed.

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never had a reason to be concerned.

    Greek Life

    I do not participate and have no knowledge regarding Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's plenty to do if you want to be involved. Also, the SGA officers are always reaching out and planning events and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Nova caters to all students, but especially those working full-time and looking to earn their degree after hours.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are satellite campuses all over the state of FL and beyond. It's highly convenient.

    Bang for the buck

    Nova is VERY expensive, so prepare yourself. At almost $1000 per credit hour in grad school, it would be wise to start saving in advance.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of great food choices right across the street from the main campus.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus, so I am unfamiliar with dorm life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to be on-line before midnight on the day registration opens. If you click your desired courses at 12 midnight EXACTLY, you might get in to the classes you need. If not, they usually accommodate, but it may take a while.

    In three sentences

    If you're a non-traditional student, this is the place to be. Nova is also one of only 2 schools in Miami that offer Speech Language Pathology as a major. With satellite campuses all over the state, it's very convenient.

  • 04/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Emergency phones are located everywhere on campus

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Check out the Deli in the library! If you start getting sick of eating the food in the cafe, check out this place.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that Nova is overpriced for what you are getting.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the beach on the weekends!

    Food and Dining

    The food gets boring after a while..

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice, but they can get pretty loud.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers want you to do well, and are always there to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Participate in most of the events held at Nova. They make your experience here better.

    In three sentences

    Nova Southeastern University is a very modern school. The classrooms have about 20 people on average. It is a great place to go to school.

  • 04/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the beach, mall and South Beach for glitz and glamour is just 1/2 hour away.

    Food and Dining

    Good food

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus

    Academic Rigor

    extremely challenging but doable if you are committed

    Tips for prospective students

    Complete the statistics and nutrition before you apply and really put in the hours for Advanced Anatomy & Physiology as it can be challenging

    In three sentences

    The Nova experience a unique and rewarding one. The Bs in Nursing program, I believe is one of the best in the state and though it's expensive it is worth it. The program has a very good reputation in the healthcare field and the passing rate for the board exam is great.

  • 04/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Nova Southeaster University more than a college/university is a family and home for many students. Since my first day I have enjoyed the classrooms, professors, and classmates.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    In my opinion, having to pay for my own education since district/school doesn't assist, NOVA costs too much for the quality of professors.

    What to do for fun

    Who has time for fun?! The adjunct professors work you to death after you have a full day on the job. Fun comes between terms by getting caught up on the rest and visiting the places & people you don't see during the term.

    Academic Rigor

    The full-time professors are awesome and treat you like a professional while the adjunct expect too much for graduate working students and don't communicate in a timely fashion. All in all my experience with NOVA is 3/5 stars or a C and I'm the one working my buns off and doing it pretty much on my own.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips would be 1.) if you don't have to take classes online don't because the professors don't get back with you in a timely fashion and expect too much. 2.) take classes on campus or video because the professors are generally better at expectations and communication for they are full-time. And 3.) research and get as much aid as you can because college online or on-campus is truly expensive and the financial aid doesn't help you, especially if you are a graduate student and online, with any financial assistance.

    In three sentences

    At the Jacksonville Florida campus people are really friendly and extremely helpful. The offices in Ft. Lauderdale, especially Financial Aid, aren't really helpful and take awhile to return emails and phone calls. I think that the online professors forgot that we are working professionals and don't have lots of time for weekly projects and papers and take too long to get back or in touch with you.

  • 05/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    A very safe campus! Campus police are of great help, too. They're always circulating the premises to ensure everything is always calm.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a club for almost everything.

    Bang for the buck

    State of the art gym, cool pool, freebies during SEA Thursdays, amazing staff, and events every week make every buck you spend count.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, swim at the pool, play pool in the Flight Deck, or attend shows.

    Food and Dining

    This is where it lacks. The UC food is cool, but too expensive. There are cool places around the school though.

    Dorm Life

    There's always something going on in the UC and the dorms are pretty cool.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are very serious when it comes to academics. They want you to learn and their office hours are always a good way to ask what you have confusion about.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join the Super Sharks program and earn 250 dollars for the bookstore after completing your first semester. Totally worth it!

    In three sentences

    Nova Southeastern University is an amazing school. The staff there are always willing to help you. Although it is a small school, there are always chances to meet new people.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Haven't felt unsafe at all at any time.

    Greek Life

    Greek organizations are pretty involved on campus. If you are interested in joining a fraternity or sorority, choices are small but they are very involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    Organizations are really the only things that keep the campus alive.

    Great for these types of students

    Grad Students, Biology Majors

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing out of the ordinary, pretty small campus.

    Bang for the buck

    If you aren't going as a grad student or a Biology major you will pretty much be swept under the rug. As a sophomore at the school I've felt pretty underwhelmed by the school. Nova is a school purely for learning, not much else. If you're looking for something more than High School: Part 2, look elsewhere.

    What to do for fun

    Not much to do on campus if you aren't part of one of the clubs or greek organization. It's very obvious that this is a commuter school as there isn't much to do if you live on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Diverse choices, but it can still get old after a while. Off campus dining choices seem to remedy this.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is kinda dull, as there isn't too much to do on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Small classes are a plus, however some of the professors seem to have no interest in teaching at all. Definitely do your research on each professor before choosing a class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work. Both in class and out. Classes can be rough. Outside of classes you should be prepared to take care of all of your registering and things yourself online. Academic Advisers take too long to do anything important. Also the school is very expensive, so you should be ready to be working a job as well to try to make ends meet if you aren't completely covered by scholarships.

    In three sentences

    Classes are small. Teachers are hit-or-miss. Academic Advisers are not helpful at all.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe, Blue light towers

    Greek Life

    Very small...not well known...although the many people I knew who were involved in Greek Life were very close and enjoyed their experience

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs based on each Major and also other interests.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students wishing to pursue a degree in any type of science related field and business.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The NSU raft race!!! Each club is allowed to design there own boat( that hopefully floats) and race the boat in Gold Circle Lake around the Shark fin! A lot of fun. I was part of the Nature Club and won two years in a row! Prize money goes toward the club fund.

    Bang for the buck

    For the type of one on one communication I had with professors it was worth the money. You are not just a number at Nova but a student with a name.

    What to do for fun

    20 minutes from the beach what else can I say! Downtown Fort Lauderdale is also a hot spot on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    This is where Nova needs a change....there is no cafeteria style dining but just areas to get food like subway, Dennys and Papa Johns. You are alloted an amount of money to spend at some of these places but it gets very old quickly.

    Dorm Life

    This isn't a typically college. The doors are clean and most of them are new but it always felt like a bit of a ghost town because doors cannot stay open. Not much of a community atmosphere but having my own personal space was nice compared to the jail cell double room i shared at another college my freshman year. Also NO COMMUNITY BATHROOMS! :)

    Academic Rigor

    Courses are very tough but professors are very helpful with great material

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not come to this school expecting a typical college town. The on-campus population is VERY small. However get out and explore and you will find it has a lot to offer in the fun department :)

    In three sentences

    I transferred to Nova my sophomore year and couldn't be more happy I did! For my major (Marine Biology) there is an endless supply of opportunities such as study abroad programs and hands-on labs like fishing a local pier to identify fish species you are learning in Ichthyology class and diving the reefs in the Florida Keys to identify coral. The school is taught by great and very helpful professors who genuinely care about your success.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Various on campus events. Near the beach and many resturants.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend this school if you are a focused student that puts their eduaction first, but still wants to enjoy thier college experience.

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing school. Extremely Diverse. Wide variation of course options. Numerous opportunites to get involved. All around an A+ school.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If you're studying late and you're afraid to walk to you car- no worries- call the public safety number provided on campus and a uniformed public safety personnel will come within 2 minutes.

    Bang for the buck

    Somewhat on the expensive side. On the other hand, there are A LOT of scholarships provided by Nova.

    What to do for fun

    There are over 40 societies and clubs to join. There's the Recplex which conatains a gym, basketball courts and rock climbing.

    Food and Dining

    In the health professions division, there is Papa John's, Subway and Shark dining. The latter provides food prepared by the school's kitchen. A great lunch can cost as much as $5 and that's with a drink. In addition to the great price and quality of food, there are secret codes posted on the university's website that gives you the opportunity to get $1 off your purchase once you tell it to the cashier at check out.

    Dorm Life

    Rolling Hills graduate dorms are quiet and appropriate for studying. They are clean and the area coordinators are easily approachable and some even live on your floor-which makes it easier to request assistance if needed. For those that travel with a lot of suitcases- the dorms have small trolleys that facilitate you carrying you baggage- whether it is to the first or the 7th floor.There are school shuttles that can transport you to different locations on campus and each stop by the graduate and undergraduate dorms approximately every 15minutes.

    Academic Rigor

    The curriculum challenges the student to not learn but be able to understand and apply concepts and theories. In the pharmacy school, most classes are application and practical based, whereby cases are done after covering the theory of the subject. No patient is an island or has a single disease state that's not affected or likely to be affected by personal and environmental conditions. The classes emphasise the importance of individualising therapy as each patient is different.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in your community.In the end,it's always good to show that you have given to your community and will continue to help.

    In three sentences

    This institution is constantly evolving and thus meshes well with the concept that medicine is not and exact science. It's classes and professors are student oriented and most if not all the faculty is involved in research.This institution strives for students to be balanced leaders and scholars throughout their academic and professional years.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I don't know i don't live there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are familiar with the program you want before you start classes.

    In three sentences

    Nova Southeastern is a college who supports it's students on-line or off. The professors are well knowledged and versed in their field. The Nova website is easy to us and manipulate.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Super expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Miami and Fort Lauderdale are around the corner for fun!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do research to make sure you are applying to the best program for you.

    In three sentences

    The school is expensive. The professors are very helpful. The class sizes are small.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Beyond Safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Hera at NSU, there are a variety of clubs and organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    Any types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    What to do for fun

    Join club and organizations. Be involve.

    Food and Dining

    I love the food courts at NSU, from salads to burgers, a variety of drinks. I just love it.

    Academic Rigor

    Work hard and study Hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepare.

    In three sentences

    On a scale of 5, I will give NSU a 5. It is not because I attend the university, but because it deserves it. I just love coming to school here, and I intend to complete my degree here as well.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Lots of variety to choose from

    What to do for fun

    Sports Games, Trips to Everglades and Key West and Orlando, Clubs and Organizations

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early to the university and come check out the school before you apply.

    In three sentences

    NSU is a great school and provides a quality education. There is a lot of opportunity to get involved on campus. The faculty and staff genuinely care about you and encourage your success.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Dedicated

    What to do for fun

    Nova is in a great location. It is just minutes from malls, great beaches, and lots of dining.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use all of the resources that the school has to offer.

    In three sentences

    Nova is expensive but they offer help to their students. It is in a great location. This school offers a quality education

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Student's from a diverse, eclectic background who love to mix with equally diverse minds.

    What to do for fun

    There's always something to do. The number activities are boundless.

    Tips for prospective students

    Show that you really want to go to college and finish and that you can take it all the way to the end.

    In three sentences

    Nova Southeastern University offers an amazing college experience. There is so much diversity in the student body as well as the professors. I love the sprawling campus and the opportunities it presents.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are security guards, cameras, and id cards to get into the dorms. The campus is always under surveillance and safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is amazing! I am a sister of Sigma Delta Tau and I love it. When going Greek you open up opportunities to participate in community service, meet tons of new people, receive academic and financial help while having fun. when you go Greek you adopt a family of great people and events to help and participate in with them, not to mention all the money you can raise for people in need.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so much to involve yourself in and choose from. each organizations is beneficial and works with you and your class schedule.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is huge and is involved with other schools close by. NSU hosts tons of concerts and events to raise money for organizations.

    What to do for fun

    The gym offers so many amenities and classes, the pool is beautiful, there are tons of hangout spots like the flight deck, but the best part is all of the clubs and sports teams you can be a part of. at NSU everyone gets involved and gets to know each other.

    Food and Dining

    NSU has a huge variety of places to eat, snack, or even hang out at. they cater to everyone's taste and food preference.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are clean, extremely safe, and everyone is so pleasant to be around.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are enjoyable, the professors are proficient in their academic subjects, and the resources are so helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in everything you can! It will make you're experience at NSU that much greater. Be ready for an environment that motivates and rewards students accomplishments.

    In three sentences

    There are so many opportunities to join academic clubs, social organizations, and join groups for community service. The campus is filled with student friendly amenities as well as a safe learning environment. The professors enjoy and strive on expanding a students outlook on their education by broadening the subjects curriculum.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Read, and research!

    Food and Dining

    I dont live on campus

    Dorm Life

    I dont live on campus

    Academic Rigor

    You will exposed to professors that are currently working in your field of interest. Yes the work is rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pace yourself especially if you plan to take online course.

    In three sentences

    Nova offers great professors. In addition, Nova offers different modalities for taking courses. Most of all it is a smoke free campus.

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus, never felt in danger or cautious anywhere on campus.

    Greek Life

    Fraternities are not so great here. They are just a group of guys that do community service work and boring activities together, but don't incorporate much fun into their bonding time personally.

    Great for these types of students

    Biology majors whose parents can afford for you to attend this university and that would like the thought of living in south Florida.

    What to do for fun

    It's south Florida, so the night life and the beaches are amazing there. The shopping centers and malls are also some of the best I have ever seen.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plans are actually a rip-off. They give you $2800 on a card that you can only spend in their dining areas, which consists of over-priced food and allows you to run out months before the end of the semester, unlike the other universities with a set amount of meals per weak. The food was somewhat decent though.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are extremely beautiful and are one of the best dorms I have seen in comparison to the other universities I have visited. They are quite spacious and well-maintained. Wasn't so fond of their RA's and staff.

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty difficult class work for biology majors, but science classes are usually difficult at most universities. Nova was not an easy A, but it is definitely possible to be an outstanding student.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a very expensive school, since it is a private univeristy. I recommend that each prospective student looks into their financial aid and if they can afford it. 75% of the student body is a biology major who are on pre-med track for a doctoral degree, which can be very beneficial for other biology students to have friends to study with.

    In three sentences

    Nova has an exquisite campus in one of the most beautiful areas of Florida. Every building is new and well-maintained with an amazing 3-story state of the art gym. Nova has plenty of school pride with an outstanding student body.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I only stay in the healthcare corner of campus, but it appears to be very safe.

    Bang for the buck

    I am from out of state, so the tuition was cheaper than similar programs where I'm from.

    Food and Dining

    Limited options in the healthcare building.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms, but the graduate school dorms were beautiful. The pool is a resort-style pool with a waterfall.

    Tips for prospective students

    If going into a structured program (such as a graduate program where you are on a specific schedule), they have control over your schedule while you are there and will change things at last minute. I have heard this is common among other schools with similar programs, but it's best to know going into it that they control your schedule while you are there.

    In three sentences

    NSU has a beautiful campus, and the gym is great. The main library is large, but the health sciences library is small for the number of students studying in that corner of the campus. Some professors are great and very knowledgeable, but some of the administration is unorganized.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Never heard of any negativity on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is really a sibling-hood. The sense of community and belonging is strong. Greeks watch out for each other and help each other maintain grades and are very active in the community. They also socialize with non-greeks, so they're not the usual stuck-up kids.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many ways to be involved- just take a leap!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are down to earth and like to be involved or need a little push to be involved on campus- there are many ways to get active in the community! There are many opportunities even for commuters.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a vault that the school will open years from now. What's in it? Only the founders know. This is located in the university building, also where the gym (treadmills overlook the weight room;) and the cafeteria are. In the middle of the cafe, there is a beautiful fish tank.

    Bang for the buck

    The total cost is about $41,000/year. I had a high GPA and applied for many scholarships, and only received less than half of the cost in financial aid.

    What to do for fun

    There are a ton of ways to be involved on campus and there's always something fun around the corner. The campus an interactive and friendly place.

    Food and Dining

    There are many yummy and healthy choices to avoid those freshman 15!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms have private bathrooms, nice closets, and a wall area that's like a kitchen. It's set up like a hotel room.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the student body is biology majors, so everyone on campus is pretty serious about their course work. I like how we get the teaching material before class so we can review it before class and have an idea of what the prof is going to teach.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely visit campus before accepting admission to any university, even if you've had your heart stuck on one university since you were little. Campus visits really are dealbreakers- the campus is where you're going to spend a lot of time over the next few years! Go to ratemyprofessor.com before choosing classes- & sign up early before the class of your choice fills up!

    In three sentences

    The campus is spacious and beautiful. There are many places to relax or study outside peacefully. This may sound nerdy, but the library is the best building!

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't live on the campus.

    What to do for fun

    I am taking online classes, but there are plenty of sports and fun activities available.

    Food and Dining

    Because I take online courses, my answers are not based on first hand information. However, based on what I read, food and dining should be good, and rated as A.

    Dorm Life

    Because I am taking online courses, I can only surmise through pictures and brochures what dorm life appears to be. On this basis, I would rate it as A.

    Academic Rigor

    A- moderately hard. I believe the course work is interesting, not too rigorous, but enough to keep you on your toes. I would rate the academic coursework as being moderately hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework, study, and do ask for input from classmates,as well as professors, and you'll find you succeed.l

    In three sentences

    I like the professionalism, yet conviviality of the professors and the staff. I believe the education is really well rounded. The online courses I am currently taking are convenient and well planned. I would highly recommend Nova of Southeastern for its ABA program.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very good

    Clubs and Activities

    Greek Life, Athletic teams, different organizations, sharkapoolaza

    Bang for the buck

    Can be expensive but apply for all scholarships possible

    What to do for fun

    Beach, Golfing, Gym, Shopping, Everglades, Professional Sporting events

    Food and Dining

    Very good. Can choose from pizza, subs, burgers, salads, chicken, you name it.

    Dorm Life

    Very nice and brand new dorm opened up last year. Located right near the athletic fields which has a beautiful view.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics is very good. The Business school is top 10 in florida and the medical program is very good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply quickly because the school is only getting better each year. Look to join any clubs or organizations because it will help students get involved. Come hungry because the food is good.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. The faculty and staff are very nice and sincere. The athletic department is superb.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public Safety is stationed all over campus & will escort you to your car or dorm from an evening class. Also, since Nova's campus houses Alvin Sherman Library, which is open to the public, the campus is also guarded by the local Davie police

    Greek Life

    There is a large selection of Greek organizations to choose from on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 80 clubs & organizations currently on campus but if any student feels a certain type of relatable club is missing, they are free to found one on campus

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Annually, there is a Block Painting Party where all the cubs & organizations decorate a designated block which will result in a colorful sidewalk leading to the Parker Building, where majority of the freshmen classes are held.

    Bang for the buck

    Nova is a private university so each student is given a more intimate experience than that of a public university

    What to do for fun

    Relatively Close to majority of South Florida's beaches, so laying out in the sun!

    Food and Dining

    There is a large selection on campus because of little eateries strategically placed in all buildings that have classrooms.

    Dorm Life

    Each dorm has their own personal bathrooms :)

    Academic Rigor

    Each professor has designated office hours where they are always ready to assuage any concerns & there are free tutoring services.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to go after what you want!

    In three sentences

    I love how intimate Nova's atmosphere is. The class sizes on average have about 22 students to one professor! Nova provided me with not only challenging academic experiences but with life experiences as well.

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The Nova campus is an extremely safe place, there are always security guards patrolling and every few hundred feet there are student safety call boxes, where anyone can call and request a security escort by the Novalert officers.

    Greek Life

    Many different fraternities and sororities. Nova has a strict no hazing policy which prevents from students being injured or embarrassed when being accepted into the different Greek life organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many I couldn't even list them all, but seriously check them out !!

    Great for these types of students

    Nova Southeastern is a great place for outgoing students who enjoy being involved and making many friends. The people at Nova are EXTREMELY friendly and most genuinely want to make you feel at home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At Nova there is a small lake in the middle of the campus where the students hold the annual Raft Race. Students build and race anything that floats. Its a big event on campus every year

    Bang for the buck

    Awesome , awesome university. I'm already in love with it, they have SO MUCH to offer. I would definitely recommend just checking it out, or even taking a campus tour. You WILL be impressed

    What to do for fun

    Being in south Florida, in the bustling city of Ft. Lauderdale puts you in the perfect spot to find many forms of entertainment. From the beach to the Downtown area, there are all sorts of places to go for fun. Movies, Clubs, Restaurants, any thing you can think of. Along with the Recreation Complex (Rec-plex) , rock climbing wall, basketball courts, various sports fields, all available on campus, you'll have no shortage of entertainment while attending Nova

    Food and Dining

    There are a plethora of choices for dining on campus. Many well known chain restaurants are available in the University Center, and other places on campus, along with some places you may have never known about before. The food on campus is great, and you have many many choices of places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is one of the great experiences you gain by living on campus. You learn to co-habitate with other people from different backgrounds and walks of life. If you are able to attend any number of events held on campus purposed for meeting other incoming freshman like yourself (Orientation, Shark Camp, etc) you may even find someone who you would like to select as a roommate. Living on campus keeps you close to campus activities and your classes/professors. Altogether they combine to bring the college experience full-circle. Learning to live on your own, but with the aid of peers and mentors you meet along the way.

    Academic Rigor

    Haven't begun classes yet so cannot speak from experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! The college experience will be so much better if you're connected and can make productive relationships with the faculty and with your peers. Take advantage of as many things that Nova has to offer that you can make time for; Clubs, Free tutoring, Organization Events, etc. Don't just go to class and make that your only life on campus. Nova has so much more to offer, even though an education is the main reason you're there.

    In three sentences

    Great Location. Great Campus feel (not too big, not too small). Great people; Faculty and students are all interested in incoming students and the faculty want the students to succeed.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    there are shark shuttles on campus wihich are small buses that drive students throughout the campus and help them to reach their classes if they do not own cars. They have buttons and telephones in the campus elevators and bus stops. These items allow students to call for help in emergencies.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is amazing because it allows students to establish lasting friendships with all type of people. There is no form of pledging or hazing that is required to enter into a sorority. The members are very friendly and are always encouraging others to join.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs to choose from as well as events that are held on campus. There is a gym on campus as well as a basketball court and even an Olympic sized pool for swimming.

    Food and Dining

    The dinning area is standard sized . The dinning area is always well kept. The food tastes great with a realm of different places to choose from to dine.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are average sized with bathrooms in each. The dorms are in a safe and reserved area. There is alsways someone available to call in emergencies.

    Academic Rigor

    The staff members are very encouraging and it is evident that they truly want their students to succeed. Students have the freedom to select to course of their choice and are paired with excellent academic advisors. The courses are offered at a realm of different times so that students have the ability to pick classes that best fit into their daily schedule.

    In three sentences

    The campus is extremely neat and clean. The staff members are very friendly and are always willing to help. The class sizes are small which is great for learning purposes.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    VERY safe. Campus safety is everywhere.

    Greek Life

    This could be a stronger group, but they hold a lot of fundraisers.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am involved in the rowing team and I love it.

    Great for these types of students

    Huge diversity so I recommend this to everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming week is really fun, the raft race in the shark lake.

    Bang for the buck

    GO GO GO!!

    What to do for fun

    Beach, school activities, concerts.

    Food and Dining

    Could be better but the 11-12 year trumped the 10-11 year. Salads are great and I love Culinary Table.

    Dorm Life

    LOVE IT! Clean, neat, and new!

    Academic Rigor

    It is pretty difficult and intensive.

    Tips for prospective students

    JOIN SOMETHING! Whether a sport or a club, get involved!!

    In three sentences

    There is extreme school pride on campus. It is a beautiful place to live and get an education. I love everyone I've met including friends and teachers.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food and dining are very up scale. Nova offers a great variety of food. The quality and quanity of Nova Southeastern dining is excellent. I think every student that attends Nova Southeastern University is satisfied with there outstanding food and dining.

    Dorm Life

    Nova Southeastern University is a private University that offers the best quality dorms. The Dorm life at Nova is a great community for college students. The dorms are in a beautiful location, and living in the dorms will put college students in a safe location.

    Academic Rigor

    Tjhe academic rigor is not that challenging for most students. Nova Southeastern University offers a flexible schedule for students, so students can have the opportunity to work. Futhermore, Nova Southeastern University split there class up so students will only take two classes at a time.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety allowed me to feel secure on campus at all times. I did not have to worry because nova has its own security on campus which has their own suvs roaming around campus. Thank you NSU especially for that :)

    Clubs and Activities

    Pre-med Pre-dental Pre-soma Etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Focused Determined Ready for the challage

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year we have a competition to make a paper sail boat to sail across the river and to see whose will last the longest or get the furthest. Its a very unusual, but quite a marvelous event. Another would be a Day for Children, where a bunch of students get together to give children check ups, games, fun, and enjoyment. Its a wonderful event.

    What to do for fun

    We have a wonderful double story gym with 2 huge basketball gyms! Not to mention an on-site pool and sauna and tennis courts. Also in the university center we have a nice hangout place called the flight deck where we can play pool, watch the foot ball game, and just have some fun :)

    Food and Dining

    Nova offers a great variety of fresh daily food! I absolutely love the Don Taft University center and its food court. They always provide good, fresh variety of foods.

    Dorm Life

    I was actually a commuter, so dorm life is a veil to me. But i can tell you that commuting wasn't all that bad. I lived about 10 mins away from Nova at my house with my family. It was not a problem at all to wake up a few minutes before class and get there on time, and have enough time to hang out with the family as well. People make it sound so hard.

    Academic Rigor

    The classrooms size at NSU constitutes a decent amount of classmates with not to many students. This allows the professors to focus on each and every student and help them succeed. Personally, i admired the academic rigor here at nova, they helped me prepare to go further. Prepare to Learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't ever aim for less in the beginning, that's when the race begins to the finish line. Take your time at college as a chance to excel to your greatest abilities. Take the chance and do something with it, make it happen. It's really just that easy, if you want it, reach for it, and catch it. So continue learning, and don't give up.

    In three sentences

    Nova Southeastern university provided an exceptional learning experience for me as a student here for 2 years in the undergraduate program. With a qualified staff and a comforting environment, I was able to maximize my learning abilities. Not only does is offer students experienced professors that we can interact with individually, and also provides the latest technology and facilities for all students to use towards their success.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Not aplicable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure that your admissions advisor understands what you are asking of them. Sometimes they may mislead you, but it may not be their mistake.

    In three sentences

    Other than the tuition increase, it has been a fairly decent place to attend online classes. There was one professor who was a bit condescending toward someone of my age, but I have had a good relationship with the ones that are for my concentration. Not all of the textbooks were worth the time it took to read them.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Tuition isn't cheap because it is a private institution. But if you like to be involved in your school, you will get a lot more individual interaction with faculty than you would in a larger University.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is always flurrying with activity, but there are parks, shopping, restaurants within walking distance. The beach is about 10 miles from campus. For nightlife many go to downtown Fort Lauderdale, The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, and South Beach.

    Food and Dining

    There is a Subway, Papa John's, Einstein's and Starbucks on campus. Healthier dining options should be added.

    Dorm Life

    There are brand new residence halls and the older residence halls are being completely renovated and will be finished by Fall 2012. The shuttle system is good, but could be improved.

    Academic Rigor

    Because NSU is still young, they still need to raise the bar in this area, especially in the undergraduate program. The Department of Research and Technology Transfer was established about 3 years ago, so plans for expansion in research and technology are in place and already making steady progress.

    Tips for prospective students

    Anyone interested in taking classes here should come spend a day visiting the beautiful campus in Davie and visit the program office of the area you might be interested. Ask to speak to faculty members, talk to students, and visit the library and Don Taft University center. The only way to see if this is the right place for you is to get a feel for the atmosphere.

    In three sentences

    Nova Southeastern University is a young university but is rapidly expanding in the areas of academics, research, and technology. Their undergraduate courses offer small class size which allows for more one on one student/teacher interaction. If you're looking for a small college atmosphere, but with all the opportunities provided by a larger university such as clubs, organizations, research opportunities, and distinguished faculty, this might be the place for you.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Excellent. Campus constantly being patrolled by campus security. At nights multiple police patrol cars are located on campus. Its a relatively safe campus.

    Greek Life

    Multiple Greek organizations.... fraternities and sororities. Service fraternities, professional fraternities, merit-based fraternities and much more

    Clubs and Activities

    Numerous clubs ranging from religious clubs to sports clubs to just clubs where you hang out. There is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Geeks and lovers of anime.....there are groups that meet and go to anime conventions... Fitness lovers......multiple fitness classes each day includes zumba and spinning.... the state of the art gym and swimming pool athletic.....indoor/outdoor basketball courts, squash, soccer fields etc nature lover....medicinal and healing garden religious..... multiple religious clubs

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Annual boat race, where teams get together to build a boat and race each other at the pond...fun stuff.

    Bang for the buck

    Its worth it, just make sure to take advantage of all the University has to offer, after all you paid for it.

    What to do for fun

    The gym is awesome....Beautiful swimming pool, soccer fields ... Always some activity going on in the University Center. Zumba and fitness classes each day. Different clubs having various programs. There is something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    There are multiple locations to choose from with different varieties of food depending on your taste. The hours of operation are also great if you decide you need to be on campus late.

    Dorm Life

    I live in the apartments on campus, I love it... I have my own space, it is quite and I meet lots of people from different cultures and backgrounds. Living on campus makes everything accessible such as the University amenities, food, classes etc. You can get that extra 30 min of sleep

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the course you are pursuing. For the health professions division of course you would expect to do a lot of work. However your professors are very helpful and they have an open door policy. For other regular programs, again it depends on if your part-time or full time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Seek out scholarships for the prospective program you desire to pursue. Engage with your professors. Make new friends. Always seek new opportunities to excel. Network with fellow students who are in the profession that you desire to pursue. Take advantage of the Universities resources such as the Library, gym, swimming pool etc. Have fun...

    In three sentences

    Nova Southeastern University is an absolutely innovative and technologically inclined University. It engages students in hands on learning and ensures student participation in the learning process. The University is very much secured and the facilities are up to date

  • 08/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Does not apply, online student

    Bang for the buck

    Take advantage of all Scholarships offered

    What to do for fun

    Read books, help others, ride my motorcycle

    Dorm Life

    Be neet, clean and courteous.

    Academic Rigor

    When assigned a project or assignment, start immediately with listing ideas about how you are going to present your work. Do all research, don't be lazy. Push your self to be the best you can be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be willing to do the work, commit to what you do and follow through with your ideas. Keep an open mind.

    In three sentences

    After much research, I found Nova to be a great school. They have many opportunities for individuals wanting to further their education. They offer a variety of programs which are convenient for someone like me.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own Public Safety system that surrounds and protects our entire campus 24/7!

    Greek Life

    I Greek life is growing every year on campus, there are always Greek events going on! I am a sister of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus you can join! If you don't one that suits your interests, you can start it with your friends!

    Food and Dining

    There are so many different options! You can eat at different places every day if you'd like! We have Denny's, Papa Johns, Subway, Starbucks and so much more! (No meal limits if you live on campus!)

    Dorm Life

    I've lived on campus for a year now and I honestly have to say that it's the best decision I've ever made!

    Academic Rigor

    The courses can be difficult depending on your major and how much effort you put in it.

    In three sentences

    NSU is a small yet big university located 15 minutes from the beach and 10 minutes from the nearest mall. It's a campus that makes you feel at home while you study, learn, work out, eat, etc. There are so many resources available to students!

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Never been on campus, so I can't comment.

    Food and Dining

    Never ate on campus, so I can't comment.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in a dorm on campus, so I can't comment.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't taken any courses yet, so can't comment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early!

    In three sentences

    Although NSU has some great aspects, it seems difficult to get a hold of people when you need to (at times, other times it's extremely easy).

  • 08/12/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Its a great enviornment with many awesome people who are willing to help you through whatever.

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is always patrolled either by public safety or the Davie police. All dorm buildings require students to scan in to make sure only residents enter. Guest must be signed in dorms and parking lots all have to be scanned into.

    Greek Life

    On campus we have some Panhellenic council sororities and IFC frats, Divine Nine, Latin based fraternities and sororities. Along with social sororities and fraternities there are academic ones as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are about 100 different clubs and organizations so everyone on campus is sure to find a fit.

    Great for these types of students

    Any one.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During homecoming week organizations build rafts and have to make it all the way across and back the gold circle lake. It's a sight to see when some rafts tip over. Also their is a block painting party to decorate the path to the Parker building.

    Bang for the buck

    Make sure you try to take advantage of all the student services offered. Attend all school events a part of our tuition is geared toward them, use all $75 dollars for printing throughout the year(vor it goes to waste). Use the free tutoring if having trouble in classes as well as the 10 free psychology sessions. Gym is free for all NSU students and the library study rooms too.

    What to do for fun

    Leisure pool Olympic pool and diving board Rock climbing in recplex Two indoor basketball courts one outdoor court recplex Cinema Tuesdays sharkapalooza Fashion Shows Pool parties Sorority/ fraternity events Sea Tuesday Community service trips Homecoming Raft races Water works

    Food and Dining

    The school has major food chains on campus so you don't have to worry about not liking buffet styled food. 24 hour starbucks during the school year!!

    Dorm Life

    All dorms are well kept and clean. Goodwin which is the freshman dorm are double occupancy dorms with a bathroom in each room. Commons is a four room suite with two bathrooms. This building is the newest dorm on campus. Ffv are the oldest dorms on campus but are apartment styled so is Clc. Both of these were just renovated in summer 2012. All dorms are no more then five mins from classes on the main campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with an open mind set. Don't assume this is like a large university with events everyday. Great place to meet people all over the world. School provides 24 hour University Center to ensure your studies get done. When not in class take time and enjoy the leisure pool. Always attend school events it what helps build the college experience. Make the most out of your time at NSU the four years fly by.

    In three sentences

    NSU is a small private school geared toward providing students with a very personal experience. It has tons of great athletic programs and growing school spirit. Very welcoming and always open for new ideas.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Miami Dolphins Training Facility State of the art gym Lots of Palm Trees

    What to do for fun

    Check out the on campus pools or RecPlex (gym), go to sporting events (free for students), or watch the Miami Dolphins practice (their facility is on campus).

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and fill out your FAFSA as soon as you can to get the maximum financial aid!

    In three sentences

    NSU has a beautiful campus with a lot of available resources for students. The facilites are well kept and state of the art. The class sizes and personalized attention from professors are the two best things.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If you are worried about safety, don't be. Security is around all the time and everywhere. With such a small campus there is no way nothing bad will be able to happen. There are emergency posts every few steps away to call for help.

    Bang for the buck

    Look in to renting books online rather then purchasing books from the bookstore. Also buy books online if you are going to use them for more then one semester. Rent books online that you will probably just use for one class and never use again.

    What to do for fun

    The RexPlex is the place to be for fun, there are always exercise classes daily and hourly. The basketball and volleyball courts are fun to just watch or even participate. The gym is probably the nicest gym in the area and it is all included as part of your tuition.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is decent at nova, nothing too extreme but nothing too plain either. Subway and Dennys is always a good place to eat as well as starbucks for a late night drink.

    Dorm Life

    Life in the dorms can essentially hurt you or help you. There are a lot of events that occur on school grounds. There will also be a lot of pressure on you from being around your friends at all times rather then your family back at home. Make the right choices when you stay on campus because each choice can drastically affect your stay at Nova Southeastern University. 4 years is a long time.

    Academic Rigor

    Education at NSU is great, as long as you select the right classes that fit your schedule and times. Every professor is a good professor at nova, but choosing the right professor that fits your educational learning techniques is key to doing well. Some professors teaching style might best fit your style of learning more then others. Ask a professor if it is okay if you can sit in on one of their classes just to experience the professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    My first tip is do not be afraid to ask questions, ask your advisor why do you exactly need this class? Why do you have to take this class and does it count towards your major? Sometimes advisers will advise you to take certain classes that are just a waste of time and money. Do not be afraid to explain your situation to your advisers and financial aid officers. If something tragic has happened,, let them know they can help you out with classes and financial aid. Be polite to any staff member, they are there at the school to help you not tragically destroy you. NSU does a great job with education but it does not help you too much with financial aid. If you can afford this school for 4 straight years then by all means come and enjoy.

    In three sentences

    NSU is a great school with a friendly students and professors. The campus is beautiful and the education curriculum is standard. If you can afford NSU then come to this school but this school's tuition does get pretty pricey, especially over the tuition increases each year.

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Don't mess with Public Safety

    Clubs and Activities

    You can start a club from scratch if you have 6 members.

    Great for these types of students

    Males (The Girl to Boy ratio is 7 to 3. Hehe)

    What to do for fun

    Attend on campus events. Take an exercise class at the Recplex. The beach is 15 minutes away.

    Tips for prospective students

    My recommendation to students is If you don't know, Ask. Staff members are friendly, and willing to answer questions. If they don't know the answer to your question, they can direct you to someone who can.

    In three sentences

    Small class sizes; you will know your professor. They will know you. Many free services are offered to students. Events are always taking place on campus. Make sure you attend and grab free food!

  • 09/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Being in a warm weather environment, there is plenty to do year round. There is plenty of stores and malls nearby. Nearby Ft. Lauderdale is where the nightlife is.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of dining choices. Surrounding area as lots of choices too. There is also a general store.

    Dorm Life

    Not living in the dorms. From what I saw they are very nice with each room having its own bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    Don't expect to spend all your time on the beach. You are expected to attend classes. You are also expected to your assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students going to Nova should be prepared to work hard. Some classes have plenty of homework. If you are parlayed to give this your all, you will be awarded.

    In three sentences

    Nova Southeastern University is a modern school that offers students all the tools to become successful. Just about any major you want to study is available. The professors are always there to help.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I like that they have bus stop at each location on campus . The campus is very well lighted. I saw a variety of campus cars riding around while we were touring.

    Greek Life

    I do not know any national sororities,but I would like to be involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    Swimming is the most important activity I like to do. I like French club, and maybe even to travel to France.

    Great for these types of students

    I think I am a good candidate for NOVA University.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They mark the side walk with clubs and sororities.

    Bang for the buck

    Their academic programs come first before any sports. Sports are rated very high with the academics.

    What to do for fun

    I saw a pool to lifeguard, teach swim lessons. They also had sororities, and other clubs on campus.

    Food and Dining

    They have good variety of food and dining. They have store very close to campus.

    Dorm Life

    I saw the dorm room, they are clean. The atmosphere in the dorms looks like they would be a lot of fun.

    Academic Rigor

    The class size is small. Which gives you a good opportunity to get to know the staff. I like that they have a Dental school right on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    I like the school, the people are friendly. They have an awesome swim program.

    In three sentences

    Nova University is a small school. It has a friendly atmosphere. It is an all inclusive campus.

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I am an online student so I wouldn't know firsthand. But, I heard that that the Food and Dining are good.

    Dorm Life

    I am an online student so I wouldn't know firsthand. But, I heard that that the Dorm Life is good.

    Academic Rigor

    I found the classes both challenging and rewarding. If you keep up with the work and are prepared, you can excel.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay calm and focused and you will excel!

    In three sentences

    I think Nova is an excellent college. The faculty and administration are extremely friendly and helpful. the environment is professional and academically inclined.

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Student government is very active and has a large say in what gets done, so NSU really cares about student perspective.

    Food and Dining

    I can only speak for the SECs, which do not have campus dining.

    Dorm Life

    I can't rate this as I don't stay on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    This is my second graduate degree and I'm working much harder this time around. The faculty challenge each of us individually and don't let us settle into a comfort zone. I will be so much better for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions or to ask for help. If you take classes at the student centers, you can form study groups and the SEC will give you funds for study parties! Get involved with your SGA and make a difference.

    In three sentences

    The faculty truly care about student success! They are innovative and we have the latest equipment and supplies. While the education is very challenging, I'm learning much more than I thought I would and love every minute!

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    love playing pool in the flight deck.

    What to do for fun

    there is always some activity on campus being hosted by a student organization.

    Food and Dining

    Not a lot of variety but the food is good.

    Dorm Life

    Very safe, lots of space and plenty of things to do.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses definitely keep students challenged, but there are lots of opportunities to keep it fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure to have your financial aid in order.

    In three sentences

    the professors really make students engage in the classroom. they help connect the material with their practical application. The professors also help students network with their chosen career fields.

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Public Safety officers walk around campus, and you can't miss them. There are also alert posts situated around campus if an emergency occurs.

    Clubs and Activities

    Sea Thursday during lunch time is the best way to meet with all the different clubs and fraternities/sororities being hosted to find one that's the best fit for you.

    Great for these types of students

    That's the thing, NSU is great for every type of student. Everyone has something to gain by attending this University.

    What to do for fun

    The soul purpose of the Flight Deck is for entertainment, with a couple pool tables and space to sit down and watch TV or listen to music. But naturally, I'm all over campus. The main campus holds the biggest library in Florida, so there's always some place to study or just get quiet time. The gym has 3 floors with all the latest equipment to get a full workout. The buildings are very convenient to just sit down anywhere for a second to get some work done or hang around until class. Take your pick!

    Food and Dining

    On top of the occasional on-campus events with free food, there are various restaurants in the pit, from Denny's to Subways, so you have a choice. This year they added Food Bar, which made foods of different cultures, including Italian, Asian, Caribbean, etc. Or you can live the healthy lifestyle at Greens. Prices are fair.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter student.

    Academic Rigor

    College is meant to prepare you for graduate school as well as life in the real world. The work load at NSU can get complex, but with determination it is manageable. The teachers dedicate office hours where students can have a 1-on-1 session to better comprehend the material or get homework help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you're ready to learn, as those who put the true effort in see the results. Also, join in the campus events and the clubs, they are great ways to meet and interact with other students.

    In three sentences

    NSU is one of the best schools in all of Florida! The school handles numerous clubs and hosts various activities to get the students and the community involved while having a great time. In terms of education, the teachers are well certified and extremely dedicated to making the students understand the material.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Excellent.......the campus is patrolled 24-7 by the campus safety affectionately called NOVA Alert. At nights there are at least 2 police officers in vehicle located in the parking lots of the residence halls. Quick response to any calls are definitely top priority on our campus. To enter any of the residence halls you have to have an access card to get into the parking lot, and also to get into the building itself. The entire University is also patrolled 24 hrs by Nova Alert.

    Greek Life

    Numerous fraternities and sororities, too much to mention here. There are service fraternities, professional fraternities ( which I am a part of), honor fraternities ( i am a part of also) and just regular fraternities for fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    Again there are numerous opportunities for students to get engaged on campus. These clubs not only engage in opportunities for fun, but also provide an opportunity to develop future leaders for society. These clubs also help to give back to the community by volunteering. There is a club and an activity for everyone....from Caribbean students, music lovers, science lovers, marine lovers, whatever your niche....you will find an activity to keep you occupied.

    Great for these types of students

    Students interested in the health field...this is definitely the place to be as we have a health professionals division.... If you like golf, were very good at it..We�¢����ve been winning for many years now... If you like diversity, you'll love this environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have an annual boat race, where students make boats and compete against each other .... We support breast cancer awareness and many other health related activities...so we have many walks and sporting events that raise money for these campaigns

    Bang for the buck

    Just some tips..... always talk and engage with your professors..... This is a great place to build networks..... and lifelong friendships

    What to do for fun

    Beach, beach, beach.... tan, tan, tan....lol. But seriously that's the beauty about our location. The university is about 10 min from the beach so its easy access. Fishing is also an option as you can go on the pier or go out on a boat. In addition, we about 20 mins from Fort Lauderdale which has many cultural histories, you can go on tours along the river walk. There are numerous shopping malls located 10-15 min away. Movies, clubs, parties, whatever you like it�¢����s no more than 10-15 minutes away. If your into sports, we got soccer fields, basketball courts, quash, and numerous more. Miami Beach is located about 30 mins so fun is just around the corner.

    Food and Dining

    There is sooo much to choose from. Whether you want to have campus dining or eating out; it�¢����s all available within a 10 mile radius. Too much to mention here.....

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great here; I actually live in one of the apartments. There are 6 different residencies where you can reside, including a freshman hall and also a graduate student hall. The buildings are well equipped to facilitate student life and great experiences. I have met most of my friends that I now have on these graduate halls. The RA staff (which I am apart of) are fully trained to help make your experience a memorable one.

    Academic Rigor

    Well of course academics is number one. Here at Nova Southeastern there are qualified professors and tutors that are trained and certified to teach and mentor in whatever academic areas that are available. The tip is to try and not get behind in your school work, and seek help as soon as you realize that you need it. Most of the teaching done here is supplemented by real life experiences which makes it more understandable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Most professors have an open-door policy and are very helpful. If you need that one -one tutoring, we have an excellent tutoring center available. If you�¢����re a work-out fanatic you will absolutely love our gym. We also have rock-climbing and many schedule fitness classes on a daily basis to suit your schedule. The location of the University is perfect, easy to get to the malls for shopping; Wal-Mart is located down the street. There are easy access to supermarkets, post office, movie theaters and many more. The University is diverse so you will meet people from all walks of life. If you�¢����re shy, this is a great place to get involve, build your resume and have fun while doing it.

    In three sentences

    Nova Southeastern University is a dynamic and diverse learning environment that is student-centered and catered to providing students with high quality education. The University is technologically driven and the staff in each discipline are highly trained and equipped to provide hands-on experience to facilitate student engagement and learning. The University is aesthetically beautiful and provides many amenities that cater to student life such as, a well equipped gym, basketball courts, swimming pools, soccer fields and many more student oriented activities that gives students a chance to grow and become leaders in society.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Read books

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sociable and network

    In three sentences

    Great place, lovely location

  • 01/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    safty is a big priority there

    Great for these types of students

    buisness and medical professions

    What to do for fun

    Medicinal garden, gym, bar and food court in the university center

    Tips for prospective students

    Great place to get an education, eat and work out at the gym. It makes more sense to live off campus though.

    In three sentences

    NSU is a lovely campus with educated and talented instructors. There is a large diversity of people however I notice a large portion of them are snooty. There is always free food around the campus for events and workshops that students are able to attend to along with organizations that connect the student body.

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It was very safe.

    What to do for fun

    Disney World Love it

    Food and Dining

    Food was great when visiting the campus

    Academic Rigor

    Do your Dissertation as soon as possible. The level of work required is extremely high. However, the work will make you research and learn many many aspects of your field.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your work and turn it in on time.

    In three sentences

    The School provided lots of theories in which to research. Perfect opportunity for on-line learning. with great group assignments Enjoyed the experiences

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Ã?ampus is loaded with Public Safety and County Police. You won't ever feel unsafe!

    Greek Life

    There are plenty of sororities and fraternities on campus. All though there are no houses, they are definitely represented. From service to social, there's a fraternity for anyones interest.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of student-led groups and opportunities for becoming an officer. The students are very involved and they care about each other.

    Great for these types of students

    Social, driven, greek.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Thursday we have a party in the middle of the University Center (near the food court) during lunch time. It's pretty fun.

    Bang for the buck

    NSU is there to help you, and the small class sizes are the best part. Other than that they don't go out of their way for much. The resources are there, but you have to go a bit out of your way to make it happen.

    What to do for fun

    So close to Fort Lauderdale and Miami, there is something for everyone. Beaches, nightlife, arts and entertainment. You are never going to bored - as long as you have a car.

    Food and Dining

    They are trying to change things, but I don't like most of the food. There is Subway, Denny's, Food Bar (which is pretty good), Chicken Grill, Greens etc (salads, good food), and a smoothie place. Lacking the best hours, but they give you food.

    Dorm Life

    It's great living in the dorms. Everyone is so close and you are so close to everything. Only thing is that there is a lot of security, so don't expect to get away with much.

    Academic Rigor

    They don't go easy on you, but don't expect to kill yourself. The student body is somewhat small, so you get to make a lot of friends and everyone is very helpful towards each other. Your peers won't let you fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that NSU offers everything that you are interested in.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus with small class sizes and a student population that is just the right size. Getting to know your professors is an advantage of this university, because there are many opportunities for research. Located in Fort Lauderdale, 20 minutes from Miami, the campus is quiet, but not far away is a different world.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe on campus. Public safety officers are always walking and driving around campus, day and night. Campus safety has a number you can call 24/7 if you ever have a problem, feel unsafe, or cannot get into your dorm because you locked your room key inside... Totally safe campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is HUGE on campus. You'll see that many of the leaders in clubs, organizations, and SGA are Greek. We make a difference. The Greek Life here at NSU is not like the normal Greek Life at a public university; there's no hazing. Also, we're a bit smaller, so we know and have a relationship with all of our chapter brothers and sisters. Ask someone how unique Greek Life is at NSU and definitely go Greek! I may be biased because I'm Greek.. It's a way of life for now and forever!

    Clubs and Activities

    No matter what I say, my comment on the clubs and activities would be an understatement. There are so many clubs to get involved in. I suggest you attend at least one meeting to every club you are interested in. You don't have to be actively involved to ever be involved. If there a club you don't see here at Nova, you can be the founder of that club. NSU is a large community-based school. Every weekend, NSU holds events where members of our surrounding community come, and usually bring their children. There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer at or be a part of these events.

    Great for these types of students

    NSU is great for people who like to be a part of or make a difference in their community. There are so many opportunities here, so this university is definitely a place for students who want to go places in life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The more you are involved on campus, the more free food you get.

    Bang for the buck

    It costs me about $35,000 each year to attend Nova. I pay for college by myself with loans, scholarships, and grants, and I also work on campus. As long as you get involved and make the most out of your academics and campus life, there is no other university as unique as NSU. I only gave 4 out of 5 stars because NSU does give very little scholarship money for just academics compared to other schools.

    What to do for fun

    On the weekends, many people go off campus to Miami or downtown Ft. Lauderdale. There's always the beach that's 20 min away to go to; take your school books or study notes! Play an intramural sport. Greek life constantly has parties. There's always events going on around campus. It's good to be involved so you can attend all of them!

    Food and Dining

    The food at NSU is like a food court. There are many healthy options, as well as unhealthy.. There is also a fast grocery store called Outtakes that has food you can buy for your dorm or quick snacks to buy during the day. The food can get somewhat boring, though, because the same restaurants are offered throughout the year. To challenge that, there is one restaurant, Food Bar, that changes it's cuisine monthly. Rating of the dining really depends on each person's preferences.

    Dorm Life

    The residential assistants have floor parties where there's usually free good and games, so you can get to know your neighbors. The dorms are super nice, even underclassmen dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor of academics depends on your major and your professor. A part of being involved on campus includes getting to know people who are the same major as you. You will have study sessions and tutoring sessions with these people. Studying in college is not the same as high school; you CANNOT wait until the last minute. Study EVERY day. Utilize your professors' office times. Take advantage of and and all the help you can get. In doing this, the academics are challenging, but you can conquer it all!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for Razor's Edge. Go Greek. Join Super Sharks. Get involved with SGA. Join every club that you are interested in at some point in your college career. Most of all, get to know your professors. If you give them a few minutes of your time or even just shake their hand after class and thank them, they will support you and encourage you. That's something that you will make an impact on your life and in your career. Also, learn to manage your time effectively, and use it all up!

    In three sentences

    Nova Southeastern is a large community-based school. So if you are looking to be a part of something, this school is A+. Beside of that, the professors all have PhDs and are some of the most amazing people who will make a huge impact in your life.

  • 02/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public safety is available in nearly every building and they are constantly driving around campus. Safety is not an issue.

    Greek Life

    One of the best ways to have fun and be involved with the community and other organizations. Need a job? Most likely someone working is a part or was a part of Greek Life and can hook you up!

    Clubs and Activities

    Activities are held on a weekly basis and a lot of clubs are involved in these activities. Fliers are constantly passed and posted around for upcoming events and activities to be a part of.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes NSU is a little pricey but it is worth it. Your major WILL be discovered here if you are undecided and there is almost no way you can't be involved with the school.

    What to do for fun

    They have the Recplex where you can workout and do cardio, play basketball, swim, and climb the rock wall. NSU basketball games can get exciting with the shows in between and the Greek life is always doing something to entertain the community.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at NSU is pretty decent, they have different places in the cafeteria you could go to like: Denny's, Starbucks, Papa John's, Chicken Grill, Food Bar, Subway, Juice Blendz and Greens. Sometimes the food can get old so they have a little department store called Outtakes that sell other foods and beverages.

    Dorm Life

    As a commuter, I do not have much to say about the dorm life. I do visit the dorms a lot and the rooms are a decent size, not the biggest but the rooms usually have 2 people in it unless you are in a suite. The only annoying part is that the doors squeak but it is nothing that wd-40 cannot handle.

    Academic Rigor

    NSU has a wide range of available majors and minors to all students. One cannot find a class they won't be interested in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join the Greek Life if you want to be more involved with the college community. Greek life will help you with job opportunities, joining other organizations, and a brotherhood/sisterhood among friends.

    In three sentences

    I rate NSU an A! The community is great and being apart of the Greek life will definitely make college more enjoyable whether you dorm or commute. The campus is a nice size, clean, and easy to maneuver.

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Keep working hard and pay attention to those deadlines!

    In three sentences

    A city in itself. I feel like a small fish in a lake here and I grew up in South Florida.

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    nothing

    Tips for prospective students

    if you a academic student then this is the school for you

    In three sentences

    its excellent

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    not much greek life

    Great for these types of students

    graduate or professional students

    What to do for fun

    there aren't many activities around campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    check into tuition rates first and do not come here as an undergraduate because this really isn't a traditional school.

    In three sentences

    nova southeastern is a private university which needs to reconsider its plans for tuition and the student life. Students reach their aggregate limit faster than any other school because the tuition rates are out of this world with little to no help. Other than that, the university has great professors.

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe.

    Great for these types of students

    Not very party-oriented, more academically driven students who like to relax on the weekends in a tropical environment.

    Bang for the buck

    Education-wise, the money is worth it. The education at this university is good, and so are most of the faculty. However, when it comes to attending the university, I feel as though most of the money goes toward maintenance of grounds, instead of back to the students through programs.

    What to do for fun

    Luckily Nova is very close to the beach and downtown fort lauderdale. Absolutely beautiful areas, and always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    Food court is not good. I personally prefer to cook in the community kitchen because Papa Johns and Dennys gets old very quick.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms are nice. Department of residential life for freshman is TERRIBLE. People working there are awful and unsympathetic. Basically, you are on your own in terms of living and making friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Work is rigorous but fair. No longer high school workload. Very important to keep up with everything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of financial aid, because the office is awful. Very unorganized department. Manage your time well. Keep a good calendar at all times.

    In three sentences

    Nova is a school of driven individuals. Not a party school, but classes are great and faculty is generally very helpful. Campus is clean and well kept.

  • 03/08/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food court is wonderful.

    Dorm Life

    I have visited the dorms and they are moderately sized and of a good quality.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not attended yet, and as such cannot accurately answer this topic.

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty good....they are constantly driving around and there are safety polls up around campus and the people are really nice and helpful

    Greek Life

    Yup...first 6 weeks of Greek life is literally like the worst experience of college for those who want to join but once your in it seems all good....there is no hazing here but they do seem to have some control over people o.o

    Clubs and Activities

    If they don't have what you want you can easily start your own club

    Great for these types of students

    hard workers, researchers, bio majors, marine biologists, business, ect...most majors

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    no idea o.o

    Bang for the buck

    Super expensive, but it's worth it. :D

    What to do for fun

    There is literally something happening on campus everyday, no joke. There is always something to do on campus! :D

    Food and Dining

    Great for the first week. o.o Not that much to eat. People seriously don't say Hey let's go eat...more like Aw man, why do I have to eat again? I don't want this. Basically all fast food type dining. And the freshman 15 is a lie unless you only eat pizza and Dennys...more people lose weight from not eating.

    Dorm Life

    Great except don't trust anything that says quiet floor because that = party floor. Plus people can be crazy. Each room gets there own bathroom which is amazing! two per room or one your choice. :)

    Academic Rigor

    Org is crazy o.o Like all other schools it is a filter class so they want students to fail; hence why they fire teachers who have a class that the majority passes. Another thing is that Nova has shorter courses than a lot of other schools so that means more work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay positive and don't stress out. Pray and talk to God more than study. That is the best advice. The more time you spend with Dad the more He rewards you and helps you with school stuff.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus, good classes, but honestly no good org teachers, and not many great math teachers. Don't transfer out to another school because other schools don't like to take nova credits that well. They take points off your GPA. But if you stay with Nova great things happen! Sorry this is long, but it is a great research school!!! I love it here!

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Well let's put it this way: If you don't have your SharkCard, they won't let you do anything!

    Clubs and Activities

    The Rosenthal building is filled with choices for the interested student. They play music for hours on end and have a very friendly staff. All the clubs and activities are geared towards promoting office skills so if you have time, energy, and are willing to work within a bureaucracy, this is the place for you.

    Great for these types of students

    Given that Nova Southeastern University is a Research Institute, those who are seeking publication can surely benefit from one-on-one advisement with professors. As well, the Undergraduate College is amazing with Performing Arts while the best Graduate school would be Dental.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the Carl DeSantis building, rumor has it that a student may touch the tail of the Indian statute once a semester for good luck on an exam... I have yet to call upon its ability.

    Bang for the buck

    If you have the grades, they'll give you the money. After graduating high school with the Academic Scholars Award from Bright Futures, they offered me a full-tuition scholarship as an NSU Trustee. Also, the Honors Program allots each student a scholarship for having simply been accepted! Yes, it might seem expensive, but a wise professor once told me all that matters is time; if you have time, the money will come. Make your education a priority.

    What to do for fun

    Tune into RadioX or jump in on a cycling class at the RecPlex. You can also always use the swimming pool or hang out at the Flight Deck - NSU's very own on-campus bar (for those of us over 21)!

    Food and Dining

    SO many options! It seems as though every building has a deli, from undergraduate to graduate, and they cater to every -vore. Even the catering service strives to provide those healthier alternatives for students who are sick of pizza and soda.

    Dorm Life

    I live literally across the street from the parking garage so consider myself an on-campus student. I ride my bike everywhere and enjoy the abundant greenery. There is, however, a lot of construction going on when you sum up I595's mess with the Town of Davie's water plant build as well as all the sewage fixtures on campus which interrupt traffic.

    Academic Rigor

    If you seek academic rigor, you can find it here. For those high-achievers, the Honors Program will fill both curricular and extra-curricular needs. Besides providing amazing reading seminars, the program promotes off-campus activities such as cooking classes or horse-back riding lessons for the venturous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! It's not about merely attending class but becoming one with your environment. Meeting new people means making connections for the future. As well, you build up skills and capacities that will come in handy in your career.

    In three sentences

    NSU has Shark Spirit! The students are from all walks of life; diversity runs rampant. Professors are not simply teachers but active researchers making it a real-world experience.

  • 04/08/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe. Need an ID to enter campus as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    Check the website, there are WAY too many to list.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who like small classes, a big campus, helpful staff & students, those who like being known by staff & advisors by name and not just that kid that came in a few days ago.

    Bang for the buck

    Your education may be more expensive but it's definitely worth it at NSU. Students and staff are all very helpful and friendly, making it easier to get work done, get involved in other programs and and outside of NSU, and make some new - maybe lifetime - friends.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty good selection of food and places to eat at NSU, and in the area.

    Dorm Life

    Heard it's pretty awesome. My parents won't let me stay on campus though/

    In three sentences

    NSU has a beautiful main campus in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. There are over 50 academic clubs & organizations, sororities, and fraternities to join in. The staff and student body are all very diverse.

  • 04/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is public safety guards everywhere and emergency stations. Only thing is the warning system is usually through email, so have an automatic email notification linked to your nova email.

    Greek Life

    The majority of this school is in a fraternity/ sorority. It is really easy to become a brother or sister if you want to.

    Clubs and Activities

    Bio has so many clubs, if the school doesn't have a club you want you can easily start one up. Just talk to a success coach and they'll point you to the right direction to get started.

    Great for these types of students

    Great school for Biology, Education and Business majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a gazebo in the campus garden that is quiet and very private. Good for when you want to study and enjoy the beautiful days here.

    Bang for the buck

    This school has some really fun activities such as waterworks, homecoming, talent shows and games that are always fun to go to. Take a good group of friends and enjoy the fun.

    What to do for fun

    There is always some type of activity going on on campus. It is important to pay attention because some things are not always announced to everyone and clubs get you busy but in a good way.

    Food and Dining

    Eating at the school every single day can get kind of boring. Needs some more variety.

    Dorm Life

    Some buildings are nicer than others.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are intense, but very useful. The learning environment is good and the teachers are incredibly helpful and involved with the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to study, but get involved in the school, make yourself noticed. Get to know your teachers because they open so many doors for you.

    In three sentences

    This school is great when it comes to education, the teachers, advisers, success coach and many others want to help you be successful. You make many connections in this school and are in a very comfortable learning environment. This school is great for helping pursue a career path in Biology, Business, Accounting, Education and many others!

  • 04/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Nice restaurants surronding campus

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in Dorm

    Academic Rigor

    This school is challenging but they offer extra help and support

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    They are great. Stay focused, Be prepared to learn and have fun. They have more than enough majors for everything.

    In three sentences

    Nova is a wonderful college,all the people are very friendly and nice. They help you prepare for school and help you find things you would like to do on campus. They have good programs and they take more time out to make sure no student falls behind.

  • 06/09/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    The Beach is close by campus.

    Food and Dining

    A wide variety of food places on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are spacious compared to other colleges.

    Academic Rigor

    I can't answer that because I don't start until August of this year.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take challenging classes in high school, like AP classes they will help you get ready for college life.

    In three sentences

    NSU is a beautiful school, it is the largest private school in Florida and the second largest in the nation.

  • 06/14/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    I enjoy basketball games and performances.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing!!

    Dorm Life

    The forms looks comfortable and inviting.

    Academic Rigor

    Many educated student graduate form this school with bright futures that awaits them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Getting involved with open opportunities for you and making friends can be beneficial.

    In three sentences

    I believe Nova Southeastern University is an amazing school. The campus is beautiful and the people are nice. The school offers a lot to students.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Its a great school for students serious about their education. The school is designed with self-motivated students in mind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into Scholarships! The tuition is scary as first look, but scholarship opportunities are endless.

    In three sentences

    I'm not a current student, but I've done a lot of research on this school and the professors and courses. The campus is gorgeous, as are the dorms. I haven't heard a single bad word or comment about the school.

  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Nova has many on campus security officers always on duty everywhere you are. All through out the campus you will find emergency buttons along the sidewalks.

    Greek Life

    Nova has a small Greek life, but all year around each of them hold popular events students look forward to seeing. There are multicultural fraternities and sororities such as; Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta, Lambda Theta Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Phi Beta Sigma and Lambda Theta Phi that hold stroll coming out shows of there new members. There are three Panhellenic sororities that NSU offers, Phi Sigma Sigma, Delta Phi Epsilon, and Sigma Delta Tau. The interfraternity at NSU, are Beta Theta Pi, Phi Gamma Delta and Kappa Sigma.

    Clubs and Activities

    Nova has tons of clubs and organizations, from cultural to academic clubs. There is a club for everyone at Nova.

    What to do for fun

    Nova has a salt water pool, the RecPlex gym. Also very close by you can drive to Las Olas and downtown Ft. Lauderdale where all the clubs are located.

    Food and Dining

    The main food court has fast food places such as Denny's, Subway, Papa Johns, Chick n' Grill, Greens. In other building they have Einstein's.

    Dorm Life

    Novas Commons and Goodwin dorm rooms are very spacious, but they do not have kitchens, forcing you to eat on campus food making your tuition more expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    Every course I have taken in the past two years at NSU, has pushed, and also helped me. It can be stressful but at the end of the day you have actually learned your material.

    Tips for prospective students

    It can be hard to stay on track due to the free lifestyle of being in college, but always remember that school comes first. Create a good relationship with your professors, they can be very helpful for future references.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful, small campus in which you can walk to all of your classes. Love the fact that I can sit in a the classroom of just 20 people. The professors are also well aware of who you are and willing to help you in any way possible.

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public Safety is available 24/7!!! Once you call them an officer is always on the scene within 5-10 minutes.

    Great for these types of students

    Nursing, pharmacy, dentists

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Ft Lauderdale has loads of restaurants, bars and lounges. There are also quite a few parks in the area that you can go kayaking or just grill out. Check out extreme range paintball park!!!

    Food and Dining

    Lots of restaurants are around the campus. You can find anything you want to eat. The cafeterias on campus are also very affordable.

    Academic Rigor

    Good. And getting better!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Nova is situated in the heart of Davie. Everything is close by. The shuttle is pretty efficient for getting around campus. Those with financial aid, just be persistent when you have to call that department for anything.

    In three sentences

    Tuition is a tad high. However, I love the special attention I get in my graduate program from Professors. This is because the classes are smaller.

  • 07/20/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    It's a big campus, just learn your way around it. Guards are there around on golf carts, as well as campus security.

    Greek Life

    Over 50 Greek clubs/sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Almost anything you can think of. SGA, GSA, Math Teams, Music Clubs, Basketball, Baseball, Swimming. So many things.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who would like to be very involved in student and campus life, those who like small classroom sizes.

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive, but you're paying for it. So you can either waste the money you spend, or utilize it and put it to good use.

    What to do for fun

    CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS GALORE. WHAT ISN'T THERE TO DO?

    Food and Dining

    There's a Denny's in the cafeteria. What does that tell you?

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are nice. Okay size. Make sure your room mate is someone you get along with, otherwise it's just awful.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are not willing to work for your future, then it will be extremely hard. If you are willing to work for your future, then it will be easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus, get to know where buildings are. Be yourself. Look for scholarships. Join student employment.

    In three sentences

    A large campus with a diverse student population, many clubs, and organizations to join, and small classroom sizes. Teachers and staff are very personable. Opportunities are all over the place for internships and future careers, you just have to go after them.

  • 08/02/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Tour the campus and chill out in the library.

    Food and Dining

    The food is exceptional. Grab and go study.

    Dorm Life

    Its clean and spacious; pretty quite most of the time.

    Academic Rigor

    Use ratemyprofessor.com to find out more about your teachers and how they conduct their classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for classes early before your left with classes you rather not choose.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very beautiful, big, and clean. The faculty are very nice and cooperative. Any of the buildings can help you with what you need to know.

  • 08/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The school offers several activities for students to join: parties, fairs, sporting events and many more.

    Food and Dining

    As for the food and dining, they are the best but it is imp[important that you pace your self. The meal plan provided for the students can provide for a whole semester only if it is moderated.

    Dorm Life

    I am residential students and so far i love my dorm. It makes life easier.

    Academic Rigor

    I have met some of the teachers and administrators here at Nova and they seem very inclined into help students succeed. the programs at NSU encourages student to do their best and beyond while still being involved and able to enjopy the college experience

    Tips for prospective students

    To prospective students, i encourage you to look into the programs that Nova offers and maybe you will find one that interest you.

    In three sentences

    I haven't started classes at Nova but from what I have learned in orientation this past week, it is clear that i couldn't have chosen a better college. It offers so many opportunities for its students. It accepts everyone and believe in their talents, and invites to participate in everything.

  • 08/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police officers always in eyesight and always very helpful.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    SOS is where nonfreashman students are posted outside of class and they help any new students that need it, very nice . Beware of big daddy if you dont like lizards.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends and enjoy the peace of school.

    Food and Dining

    Good food but wit a college like this it can be pretty expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I dont live on the dorm the rooms are divided so if you can afford it , its recommened.

    Academic Rigor

    Very professional and every teach is very respectful and fun snd they love their work, and they demostrate it through the work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Its expensive so ake sure this is the school for you. Attend all school activities you wont regret it.

    In three sentences

    Nova southeastern university is a well made and decicated college. When you attend nova you will notice everyone is nice and very helpful. The sos is a great way the school shows they care.

  • 09/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Academic focused greek life students. No housing, but very close greek families.

    Clubs and Activities

    Very involved school. Clubs for everything, and if there isn't a club for something you want, you can make one!

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive but worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of activities on and off campus. Trips. 20 minutes from beaches.

    Food and Dining

    Variety of dining options on and off campus.

    Dorm Life

    Best dorms in state. Nice RA's.

    Academic Rigor

    Very academics based school

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay involved and make friends. The more you know, the easier you'll succeed.

    In three sentences

    The small classes means you get more one on one time with your professors. The whole school is focused on education and succeeding in life. Also, a beautiful campus in wonderful South Florida.

  • 09/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Nova has thousands of events year-round! There is always something to do on campus. For those who are looking for employment, Nova hosts 3-4 job fairs per semester. For those who want to leave the classroom stress behind and have some fun, Nova students are always invited to local college parties and events. Being left out is definitely not in our vocabulary!

    Food and Dining

    Nova has a variety of food choices located in the University Center. Their cafeteria area is called The Pit. There are options for everyone including athletes watching their diets, vegans, and students who are just hungry!

    Dorm Life

    I live at home about 20 minutes away from my school but I do know that they have lots of activities and events for residential students such as Friday night movie nights, barbecues, etc.

    Academic Rigor

    Not only are teachers patiently waiting to help students facing difficulties with their homework or other assignments but Nova offers a strong tutoring program for all subjects. Academic success is most important at Nova and it isn't difficult to succeed if you have the right resources.

    Tips for prospective students

    Nova has such a comfortable environment; all teachers and staff are as sweet as candy. They're willing to answer questions and are always available to help. Feel free to contact whoever you might need and take advantage of the university's great opportunities.

    In three sentences

    Nova Southeastern University is not only a school but a home to incoming, current, and graduated students. It's full of smiling people who are always willing to answer questions that we as a community might need to ask. Nova isn't just a university, it's a dream school.

  • 09/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There hasn't been one day that I've been on campus that I haven't seen the Davie police outside my building. Seriously the biggest danger on our campus is probably the ducks; even they don't really bother you except during your hustled walk to class.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is okay, nothing really all too special. Some sororities do host events to raise money for good causes but they are usually of them auctioning off cute guys. Its not really my scene.

    Clubs and Activities

    Our student leadership and activites office does a fabulous job of making sure that we have a variety of clubs and organizations to get involved with! My favorite part is that they also host various service activities as well, everything from beach clean ups, to service trips to Jamaica and Key West! I am involved with a program on campus known as Razor's Edge, and I whole heartedly believe that it was through this program that I became and will remain a shark!

    Great for these types of students

    Biology majors galore!!! Nova really does cater to bio majors especially pre-med or exercise science track.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive to go here, yes. However, without any hesitation I can proudly say that it is so worth it!

    What to do for fun

    More often you'll find that people go off campus for fun. But with the beach about 20 min away, MIami about 45 min and various clubs/bars/restaurants about 30 min away. Obviously you're going to be off campus more than on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I LOVE CAMPUS DINNING!

    Dorm Life

    I love living on campus, although pricey it can make or break you're college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Fairly difficult but stay ahead of the game and you'll do fine!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for the course work, it can be a lot but just be able to organize and you'll do fine(:

    In three sentences

    One of the most unique schools in the state of Florida! Exceptional experience as long as you're involved on campus. No doubt very expensive, but I have found my family here and that's worth every penny.

  • 10/10/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    I'm not too sure about the food but everyone says its amazing!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are absolutely beautiful and aren't as cramped as other schools.

    Academic Rigor

    They have a ton of majors and its quite hard to find a good elementary education program. You will definitely find what you're looking for.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and the dorms are amazing. I can't wait to go here and get involved. I know I'm definitely getting my money's worth!

  • 10/20/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    It's Florida! Beaches!

    Food and Dining

    I have not had a chance to eat there yet.

    Dorm Life

    I will not be living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Looks challenging but also engaging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Make sure you have all your transcripts readily available and start the process early.

    In three sentences

    So far my interactions with the school have been overwhelmingly positive. The staff have been courteous, patient, and extremely helpful. I cannot wait to start here next semester.

  • 10/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Nova Southeastern University's Meal Plan As a student in college, what food I am provided by my school's meal plan is important to me as this is the main source of nutrition throughout my time there. At NSU, everything may seem great at first, but thing's take a quick turn for the worse when the sudden realization of having to eat here for the entire year washes over my mind. Walking in the first time, the cafeteria has a normal-looking food court-styled setting. There is a Denny's, a Pizza Loft, and Subway, and a few other choices. From there, I realized there are not many things to choose from, especially for those with dietary needs (i.e. vegetarian, gluten-free, etc). I quickly got tired of eating the same few things every day, but couldn't look elsewhere as I am an on-campus student without a car. Don't get me wrong, the school attempts to switch things up by offering sushi on Mondays and Thursdays, but it's not enough variety. The cafeteria at NSU screamed mall food court and fast food to me. Good meal plans are able to accommodate every students� needs while also providing variety and nutrition. At my old school, University of Vermont (UVM), there were over fifteen different dining locations, two of which specialize towards vegetarian students and students with gluten-allergies, respectively. Each location offered fruits and veggies while also having their own specialty, like the store called Alice's which offered breakfast sandwiches that other places didn't. By having several options to choose from, students are able to obtain nutrition from different sources without feeling as if their diet has become mundane. Being able to feed students is a difficult task especially when it comes to working around their hectic schedules. Like most students, I tend to place academics first and eat when I'm freer to, however, not all stores on campus have closing times that work about my schedule. Although some stores, such as Starbucks, are open 24/7 on campus, that isn't enough to feed my hunger as it does with thirst. I am finished with classes around 8 PM on Thursdays, so it's rather disappointing when I need to wait for the next day simply because an option I want closes too early before my class even ends. At UVM, there are dining halls specifically designed to stay open until even the early mornings to feed students who were perhaps still in class or have studied too late. By having a place to eat that stays open even past the latest possible class, students at least had a place to eat when hungry after classes. These dining halls had slightly fewer options to choose from, but still had plenty of food at the same prices. Having slightly later closing times can help feed students with night classes who have a hunger to satisfy. Now to go over the meal plan itself. I am a little bias with this topic as UVM gave students the option to choose between points or unlimited meal plans while NSU simply stuck me with a point system. Points gave students a set number of cash points on their I.D. cards to spend at college stores like cash while the unlimited meal plan allowed students to eat at fewer available locations, but to eat as much as they wanted in buffet-style cafeterias. Along with both options, there were sub-options that were essentially the same thing, but at a cheaper price to accommodate those with financial issues. For example, going on the cheaper point plan simply gives the student fewer points to spend on food, but is the cheapest plan to be on. At NSU, I was given 1300 available meal points and that was it. I'm not saying this is necessarily a bad thing, but I would've liked the freedom to choose another option. The meal plan�s price itself, however, was fair. NSU's meal plan cost me $1300 for 1300 points, an even trade. On the other hand, UVM's point system offered either 1366 points for $1707 or 1050 points for $1341. The price was a bit higher, but UVM's point plans also both included 25 blocks which allowed the student to eat at the other meal plans' locations (the buffet-styled unlimited dining halls) 25 times. Both meal plans have their advantages and disadvantages when it comes to price and choice, but considering how much more I'm paying to stay at NSU, I can't help but to feel I'm not getting the right bang for my buck here. Along with the freedom of being able to choose a meal plan at UVM, it was also easy to locate food when I wanted it. The fifteen different dining locations that were nicely spread across campus which allowed students to walk less than a block before stopping in a shop that accepted their meal plan. Not having to walk very far to get a bite to eat is very beneficial for students especially for those who need to grab something quick and get to class. At NSU, the main dining area is the University Center located in the campus center. They offer the most choices there, though that doesn't mean there are many in the first place. The other dining locations for those on the meal plan are spread awkwardly throughout campus. The next dining area with the second most choices is on the complete opposite end of campus. The other choices are tiny stands that mainly offer small snacks and drinks and are dispersed in random buildings across campus. By having dining locations evenly spaced and in convenient areas for students to access, I am more likely to relieve my hunger right away by stopping in a nearby place rather than waiting for class to end and having to walk all the way to a main dining area to eat. I'm sure I'm not the only one who shares these opinions on the meal plan here at NSU, however, I'm also sure that there are people who actually enjoy the meal plan here. I can't help but to feel disappointed in NSU�s meal plan especially when compared to the high standards of UVM�s meal plan. If I were to choose a college based solely on the meal plan alone, I would choose UVM in a heartbeat; not only is their meal plan much better, but I also would�ve saved around eight grand. Not being able to eat when I want or being able to satisfy a craving because it's not available has made me view the food at NSU negatively. For a first-time college student, perhaps the food may seem exciting, but it didn't take long for me to become tired of my repetitive meal-schedule.

    In three sentences

    I'm only reviewing the meal plan for an assignment, so look below:

  • 10/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Distance learning looking for a quality education

    Bang for the buck

    They provide excellent learning opportunities for students with their material and additional opportunties.

    What to do for fun

    Enjoy Florida and the facilities

    Tips for prospective students

    NOVA Southeast gives a valuable education and is worth the time invested. Ensure you give plenty of time to complete assignments.

    In three sentences

    NOVA Southeast is a prestiguous college that values their students and education. They provide opportunities to meet and learn off of establish individuals, like Bill Cosby. Their instructors care about their student's success in their class with plenty of opportunities for help and

  • 11/01/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I hope this school has a great physical therapy program. I would love to live in Florida where I can experience the nice weather and receive a good education. After doing a little research on this school, I found out that it has a pretty good surrounding.

  • 11/04/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the beach for sure!

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options.

    Dorm Life

    Not living on campus currently.

    Academic Rigor

    Seems like it will be a good pace for me. Challenging but not overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to have all your documents prepared and keep checking you VIP page to make sure all information is correct.

    In three sentences

    Campus is very nice and easy to navigate. Staff is very helpful and polite. There are a ton of classes to chose from.

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Come down to South Florida attend one f the best schools

    In three sentences

    Nova has a great campus. Small classes. Eco-friendly

  • 11/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. Security guards and police that are special for the university patrol the campus constantly but not to a point where it is creepy. They do it just enough to make you feel safe and secure.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is large and popular here as most of the students are involved in it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Several sports clubs, cultural clubs, and academic clubs. If you can't find a club that fits your needs, then create your own club. This school definitely works to help increase the schools diversity and will support the formation of new clubs and organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    Research opportunities and education are great for all students here. Majority of students here are Biology major or Marine Biology major.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Miami Dolphins training camp/ practice is located on our campus. Have several amazing people come and give speeches and talks, such as Bill Cosby earlier this fall.

    Bang for the buck

    Certainly get the bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    The gym, the basketall courts, the multiple pools, and the general area of Fort Lauderdale and Miami area are some of the many fun highlights here at Nova Southeastern University.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is not the best here. There is a food court style dining area in the UC along with a 2 other cafes around campus. Truthfully, the choice for food here is not very good and within the first week here, most students including myself were tired with the food. This is an area of improvement for the school.

    Dorm Life

    Students that live on campus will love the dorm rooms as they are not old in any shape way or form. They are constantly updated which makes living on campus much easier, especially if you are looking for a place to call home. The amenities are plenty including free Wi-Fi, laundry, and even pizza delivery right to your building if you don't have a chance to go to the UC for some food. The housing department certainly holds many events that allow on campus living students an opportunity to socialize and play games, etc.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are not an walk in the park. Studing is a must, especially for difficult courses like Organic Chemistry. There are some classes with only a few assignments but others like Organic Chemistry where there are multiple assignments to complete. These assignments are challenging but nothing is impossible. The professors are very knowledgable and helpful and caring.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to have lots of fun as well as learn a whole lot. Be prepared to become involved in multiple clubs and organizations as it not only opens up new doors but also creates life-long friendships.

    In three sentences

    Nova Southeastern University is a small and tightly knit school. Here you are known by your name and not by your school ID number, something I have valued and appreciate very much. The class sizes are no larger than 25 students and every professor works with the student if help is ever needed. The resources here like free tutoring are amazing. The campus also just speaks for itself.

  • 12/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very well known around the campus if nova southeastern university. There are various post to warn students if there is an emergency and even for students to warn security if there is an emergency. Especially at night, it feels kind of creepy walking around so if you every feel scared you can go to one of those emergency posts and tell them that you're simple scared and security will come and take you to your dorm and or car.

    Greek Life

    I am not in Greek life because I chose not to. From what I hear sororities are very catty and there is a lot of drama. Other than that it can help you a lot through your college years and looks good in the future.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities for a student to be involved in. There's pretty much a club for every major and students are even capable of started their own club if it isn't already there. I advise students to join atleast one club to get involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a couple traditions at nova southeastern university. For example, I'm the Carl DeSantis building there is what looks to me as a Native American being covered by wolf skin. This statue has a tail and it is said that if you touch the tail it give you good luck. During finals week you could see students walking past the statue rubbing it's tail as they make their way to class.

    Bang for the buck

    Nova is an expensive university. Even though it is expensive, it ones make up for it. You are capable of receiving financial aid, grants, and scholarships from the dean. Being that NSU is a private school it makes it more costly than public and or community colleges or universities.

    What to do for fun

    Nova is fun depending on what crowd you choose to hang out with. If you are in Greek life I'm sure you will have something to do every weekend. Other than that, having a group of friends to go to downtown Miami and Fort Lauderdale is fun too.

    Food and Dining

    Nova southeastern university has a variety of food and dining to choose from. There is many places to eat on campus but being that there is always the same thing, one could get bored of it. If you choose not to fine on campus there are also many places off campus to eat and dine. For example, there is multiple plazas right across the street from NSU which aren't that costly.

    Dorm Life

    I personally do not live in a dorm at NSU. I am a commuter living about 15 minutes away from this university. From what I have heard the dorms are nice and clean. I have seen that they are roomy and I would live there if I didn't love as close as I do.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many challenges being that this is a private university. You are more likely to have your grades based on participation and being involved in class discussions in class. Professors know who you are so you can't get away with much and attendance is very important!

    Tips for prospective students

    I will recommend this university to any prospective student. Like I have stated before, this university is very accepting to pretty much any one and this is why I like it the most. It's a private school so if you like small classes this university is perfect for you. The professors can focus on you if you need the help which makes it easier to have one on one conversations with them.

    In three sentences

    Nova southeastern university is a campus full of diversity. I believe that everyone respects each other's race, ethnicity, and personality. From the first day that I arrived to nova southeastern university I feel accepted and part of this school.

  • 12/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities off campus, as well as on campus. Off campus, there are clubs, movie theaters, the mall, and Miami is just half an hour away! On campus, there are always events and such occurring.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not very healthy or appetizing.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun and friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is higher than most universities in South Florida.

    Tips for prospective students

    Every prospective student should get involved right away. They should make as many connections, using all the resources available and come up with a game plan for their time at the university.

    In three sentences

    Nova Southeastern University is an ideal school for those who favor a small populated, close knit, environment. It is easy to get involved and make a name for yourself at the school. The teachers and staff will ensure your success in the university.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    All campuses are very safe with lots of secuirty.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is very expensive.

    Food and Dining

    We aren't provided with food.

    Dorm Life

    I rated dorm life one star because I am at distance learning campus and we have no dorms at all.

    Academic Rigor

    Nursing program at this school is very tough. Plan on spending all your time studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you want to go here before you even apply. Go on a campus tour and consider the surrounding area.

    In three sentences

    Nova is a great school when you have no other options. Nova does a lot of charity and volunteer work. Nova is a great place with very professional professors.

  • 01/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want to learn and who want a 5-star education.

    What to do for fun

    Explore the campus and find out about the events going on in the school. Go to football games and join any club of your interest. Also, explore the city as you will find many things to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend the school to everyone who is looking to become educated in their desired field of study. What sets apart Nova from other universities is the attention you get from your professors and the small class sizes. If you're looking for a school that will make learning easier and better for you, Nova is the school that will suit your needs.

    In three sentences

    NSU is an exemplary school which has offered me the opportunity to broaden my horizons. Classes are of small sizes which allows students the one-on-one experience with professors. I'm very satisfied with the school so far.

  • 02/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I like to spend time at the gym, where there are three floors of activites to choose from including rock climbing. I also like to lounge by the pool. There is always something to do on or around campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of food options. There is literally a little bit of everything, if not on campus, it would be really close by. Not to mention there is a 24/7 Starbucks on campus!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are great and spacious. Everyone here is nice and welcoming. Sharing is caring though.

    Academic Rigor

    There are a lot of courses to choose from. There is a small student to professor ratio. Everyone is here to learn, not party.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are determined/dedicated to your educational goals. It is a private school, so it is pricey, make sure you take care of business. Don't waste your time and money.

    In three sentences

    This school has a beautiful campus. It offers small classes whuch are great for personal connections with your professors. I think it is a great educational environment.

  • 02/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are multiple events, activities, and extracurriculars to choose from on-campus. There is Sharkapalooza for the Weeks of Welcome, Relay for Life, and multiple Greek Life events that the entire campus can enjoy as a whole. Various clubs and organizations is a great way to get to know others and bond over your future profession as well.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the UC is priced reasonably. There are multiple restaurants to choose from, therefore, you can change your diet from day to day.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in a dorm but I had a classmate that did. The dorm was very spacious with a fully equipt kitchen, couches to lounge on, and beds. If you are far from home I would recommend the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor varies depending on how strong you are in that particular subject. Even if a subject is your strongest always study because you will always learn new information. For harder subjects, take your time and focus on the parts that you struggle with the most. Making an appointment for a tutor to assist you to understand will benefit you as well. Focus and ask questions in class, after all your professors will be the ones testing you, therefore, why not ask the source.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and attentive. College is the doorway to your future and beyond. There are an abundance of fun activities and events on-campus but remember that the main focus of college is to become educated in your future profession. Make sure you manage your time according to studying for your courses. If you run into problems grasping the material from class, there are always tutors available to help you understand the various concepts.

    In three sentences

    NSU offers highly educated professors to educate the students that are currently enrolled. There are always events, activities, extracurriculars, and fundraising not just for NSU students, but for their families to attend as well. The NSU staff are always attentive and ready to help in every way possible.

  • 02/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    no housing but greek life gets involved in school and host fun events.

    Clubs and Activities

    greek life, club sports, intramural sports, athletics, theatre

    Great for these types of students

    -anyone wanting to pursue a degree in health professions and athletic training and law

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty expensive get as much financial aid as possible

    What to do for fun

    at NOVA- sporting events, gym, swimming pool, theatre around NOVA- movies, mall, downtown, beach, ice skating,

    Food and Dining

    different options on campus and tons of restaurants near campus

    Dorm Life

    small, cozy, coed

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not that though as long as you get the work in on time.

    Tips for prospective students

    -apply for FAFSA -GPA above 2.7 from High School -Good SAT/ACT Score -AP Credits

    In three sentences

    This is a great unversity for anyone trying to pursue a degree in the medical/health field. NOVA offers a great student life, from greek life to clubs and organizations to it's own radio station. NOVA provides quality education and has good teachers.

  • 03/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Everywhere you go there is Davie Police or Public Safety. There are emergency towers all around campus and a Residential Assistant is on call every night in case there's a situation in the dorms.

    What to do for fun

    You can join various Greek organizations or sport. NOVA has over 100 clubs and organization for everyone from anime club to dental club NOVA has every club you could think of. If you don't see a club you like then they offer the opportunity to creat one.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is awesome! Besides having the convenience of not having to wake up an hour before class and being able to go back to your room whenever you want NOVA dorm life host a lot of fun events. Water balloon fights, Frisbee matches anything you can think of the dorm life would host. As an added bonus laundry is free.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging for in the end you come out knowing everything there is to know about the subject. The teachers teach what is necessary and do it in ways that any student can understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to go to a school where you get to speak to your professor every class and enjoy having that one on one relationship NOVA is the school for you. If you feel that the price is a bit much, find scholarships and make it work.

    In three sentences

    NOVA has some of the best teachers that care for their students. NOVA gives students opportunities to excel with the various resources offered such as, mock interviews and free tutoring. NOVA might be expensive but everything they have to offer makes it worth what were paying.

  • 04/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    The online program serves as an amazing option for those of us who are already working professionals that are interested in growing in our education and professionally. It is very convenient for full time working individuals who have a family as well to take care of.

    Food and Dining

    I don't live on campus

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus

    Academic Rigor

    I feel academically challenged and I am broadening my knowledge in the course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Online classes are the new way to move forward in your education and professional goals.

    In three sentences

    I am a Registered Nurse with a BSN, attending Nova and I am currently in the Master's in Health Law Program. I am in the online program and it is very accessible. I am extremely happy to be a part of this program and to move forward in my profession of Nursing.

  • 05/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is enforced 24/7. Public Safety is always circling the campus and provides vehicle assistance, safety escorts and they also help with lost and found services. While walking on campus you might see a pole with a blue light and a button to press just in case of an emergency.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at Nova is small but within the years it has made great strides.They are on their way to becoming stronger and bigger by helping the community, putting on events around campus and teaching peers what they stand for. Events such as stroll off, fashion shows and date auctions are held to raise money for causes such as autism and cancer. They also put on event for students to be social such as parties and BBQ's.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a varieties of clubs that are new on campus and old. Each one makes an impact at Nova and they all set goals to make it an fun, exciting and enjoyable place for students to make friends and have events.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a great place for students that want to make connections have opportunities and to learn more about themselves.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On campus there are two locations on campus that are quite unusual. The medical healing garden is a beautiful area where students can study and also walk barefoot on the path of healing rocks. The other location is the Gold Circle Lake that holds the yearly water raft race and it is also said that if you walk around the lake three times with a significant other than you guys are going to fall in love.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a great school to be a leader. There are many opportunities to make a change, let your voice be heard and to learn many life decisions. It is uncommon to go to a school where you are a freshmen and have an option to take on big roles but at Nova they give you that choice to showcase your skills.

    What to do for fun

    Since Nova is a growing University there are many clubs forming that host events. The Student Government puts together great events to be active, have school spirit and to help out the community such as raft races, concerts and parties. Outside of the campus there are many things to do such as taking a 15 min trip to Fort Lauderdale beach and the 5 min drive to the Westfield mall that just opened up a new movie theater.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options at NSU and each year the options widen and change. The food and dining could be quite expensive if you do not have a meal plan but other than that it has a lot of food options from subs to Mediterranean dishes. New on campus is the Flight Deck Pub that is great hang out spot or place to relax and study.

    Dorm Life

    I love living on campus. It is safe, clean, gives me opportunities to have late study sessions will other students and helps me learn more about myself while away from home. The staff that works for residential living at Nova Southeastern are always respectful and want to help students in any way possible.

    Academic Rigor

    With such supportive professors it is easy to understand or seek help for academics. Each class is challenging but it is guaranteed if you pay attention and study you will understand. It is challenging but manageable depending on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is important to set a plan for academics, financial needs and enjoying your college experience. As a student it is important to maintain your GPA, be prepared for every class, understand your subject and be able to go out and have a social life. Always remember academics come first and once you achieve that goal then everything else will fall into place.

    In three sentences

    Nova Southeastern is a beautiful campus that revolves around academics. It is a growing campus with many striving students that want to become successful. This is a great place to stay focused on your school work, make connections with people and have a college experience.

  • 06/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus.

    Greek Life

    Personally I do not know much about the Greek life since I am an athlete but I only hear great things!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of intramural sports and clubs across campus. There is something for everyone, you will for sure find what fits you.

    Great for these types of students

    Perspective graduate students will really appreciate Nova for their dual admission program.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a lot of school spirit.

    Bang for the buck

    It tends to be on the expensive side but there are many opportunities for students to receive financial aid.

    What to do for fun

    There is an amazing pool area in sunny south Florida, a huge recreational facility including gym, sauna, rock wall, and basketball/volleyball courts.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria does need some work and is probably the only bad part of the university. The food is not healthy and not quite under perfect health regulations. However, there are a multitude of off campus dining locations that are fairy inexpensive and very delicious. Also, upperclassmen have the opportunity to cook for themselves in the kitchens in their room.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are all brand new and extremely comfortable. No floor wide bathrooms for the residents. Each room has its own amenities and improves with credits the students have earned.

    Academic Rigor

    Nova Southeastern is a very academically challenging university. You will be taught by experienced professors, most with PhD's. The classes have a 25 person size limit so there is always time to ask the professor questions in class, as well as in their mandatory office hours. Nova also offers complimentary tutoring services for all students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the amazing Dual Admission opportunities including Pharmacy, Law, Dental, Osteopathic, and Optometry. This allows you to earn your bachelors degree and have a seat reserved for you in the graduate school of your choice. Also research the many scholarships and grants that only Nova Southeastern specifically provides for its students.

    In three sentences

    Nova is an amazing University that provides its students with an array of possibilities. There are many different athletic programs, academic opportunities, and college experiences to be seen at Nova Southeastern University. Nova is like a second home, it provides everything necessary for its students to achieve their goals.