Nova Southeastern University

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3301 College Avenue

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314

Phone: (800) 541-6682
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
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Jul. 21
application deadline

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Nova Southeastern University is a private institution that was founded in 1964. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,739, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 300 acres. It utilizes a trimester-based academic calendar. Nova Southeastern University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $25,430 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

NSU acknowledges and supports its student population's diversity. Whether a recent high school graduate or working/professional adult, NSU provides its students with a rich variety of degree programs that are neither time nor place bound. Through innovative use of technology and creative classroom formats, we provide students with flexible, alternative learning contexts. NSU's Dual Admission program allows highly qualified students to apply for graduate or professional school when they apply for undergraduate admission. Our Dual Admission opportunities include law, dispute resolution, psychology, marine sciences, osteopathic medicine, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, dental medicine, or speech-language pathology.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1964
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar trimester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $69,576,000


When applying to Nova Southeastern University, it's important to note the application deadline is July 21. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 21. The application fee at Nova Southeastern University is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 55.5 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 55.5%
Application deadline July 21
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 21

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Nova Southeastern University is 18:1, and the school has 77.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Nova Southeastern University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 18:1
4-year graduation rate 28%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 30%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 19%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 16%
Psychology 11%
Education 7%

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Student Life

Nova Southeastern University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,739, with a gender distribution of 30.2 percent male students and 69.8 percent female students. At this school, 16 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 84 percent of students live off campus. Nova Southeastern University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 26,808
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Nova Southeastern University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Nova Southeastern University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Nova Southeastern University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Nova Southeastern University, 76.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $10,231.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $25,430 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,130 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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