Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • 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
76%
Acceptance Rate
13,727
Students Applied
78%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
514
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
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
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
58%
Out-Of-State Students
24%
US States Represented
48
Countries Represented
67
31%
Submitting ACT
83%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1178
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
500
75th
610
Reading
25th
530
75th
630
4.00
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
71%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
7%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
28
Top 25%
56
Top 50%
81

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 954-262-8000
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.78 Average Rating
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.
Charlene from Fort Lauderdale, FL
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.
Alexandra from Davie, FL
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.
Hanadi from Pembroke Pines, FL
Don't fret if you don't get an acceptance letter right away. Nova sent them out later than other schools I applied for.
Melinda
NSU is not a party university and professors are extremely strict, so you have to work hard. The campus food is horrible, so you may want to have a car. The student body at NSU is really diverse.
Bryce from Fort Lauderdale, FL
It is a good idea to apply as soon as you are able and, in addition, you will most likely need scholarships, grants, and student loans as Nova Southeastern University is a private school. Although it is not one of the most expensive schools in the country, tuition, room and board can be a challenge to any pocketbook.
Eugene from Coral Springs, FL
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.
Omar from Miramar, FL
Nova Southeastern University is the perfect choice to go for college, because of the small class sizes and the quality teaching that is offered.
Peta-Gaye from Coral Springs, FL

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