Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
3.77 Average Rating

Founded by a group of local businessmen over breakfast, Nova Southeastern University is a 4-year private university in southeast Florida and an Hispanic-serving institution. NSU is home to 18 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in 50 academic majors and 50 minors. Utilizing its location, NSU hosts the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography which undertakes projects such as coral reef restoration. For recreation, NSU offers scuba diving instructional courses at its on-campus aquatics facility.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
80%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1 May 1
Fall Regular Decision February 1 May 1

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
58%
Out-Of-State Students
24%
33%
Submitting ACT
82%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1178
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
20,888
Total Number of Undergrads
6,314
Academic Calendar

Trimester

See your fit
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
74%
20-39 Students
21%
40-99 Students
3%
0
100
41%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
52%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$26,317
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$33,430
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$33,430
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,656
Books and Supplies
$1728

Aid & Grants

0
100
76%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
40%
Average Aid Per Year
$23,448
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
40%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,311
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$16,821

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
48%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,393
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$17,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$227

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
29%
71%
Student Organizations
100
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
26%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Sharks
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Miami
West Palm Beach
Orlando
Tampa
Atlanta
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$55,600

What Students Are Saying

3.77 Average Rating
Campus is super beautiful and people are nice. NSU is growing at a fast rate and will be a leading university in Fl in the near future. However, there are some problems that they need to work on.
Bryce from Fort Lauderdale, FL
It was my privilege to be accepted by the Nova Southeastern University pre-law program, but Nova has a degree program for almost everyone. Its science programs, especially in the area of oceanography, are second to none. My objective is to attend the Shepard Broad School of Law at Nova, however, many highly acclaimed graduate programs are available.
Eugene from Coral Springs, FL
Nova Southeastern seems like an amazing school to spend college at. Im looking forward to visiting the campus and applying!
Valentina from Drexel Hill, PA
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.
Omar from Miramar, FL
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.
Peta-Gaye from Coral Springs, FL

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