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Nova Southeastern University Overview

Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University is a private not-for-profit institution. Nova Southeastern University is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Nova Southeastern University Known For?

3,154 Full-Time Undergraduates
$25,816 Avg Cost After Aid
58% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Nova Southeastern University have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at Nova Southeastern University.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 39% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Nova Southeastern University bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $45,300 a year. That's about 11% more than their peers at other schools.

Nova Southeastern University Rankings

College Factual ranked Nova Southeastern University as #523 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. Out of the 62 colleges in Florida, it is ranked at #16.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Nova Southeastern University has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Nova Southeastern University

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for International Students 341
Best Colleges for Veterans 370
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 409
Best Colleges for Diversity 424
Best Colleges 523
Best Colleges for the Money 1,039

Where Is Nova Southeastern University?

Location of Nova Southeastern University

Contact details for Nova Southeastern University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796
Phone: 954-262-7300
Website: www.nova.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NovaSoutheastern
Twitter: https://twitter.com/novaSE

How Do I Get Into Nova Southeastern University?

You can apply to Nova Southeastern University online at: www.nova.edu/admissions/apply/index.html

Admission Requirements for Nova Southeastern University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Nova Southeastern University?

58% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women
69% Submit SAT Scores
Nova Southeastern University has an acceptance rate of 58%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 31% of accepted students are men and 69% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 59%, and the acceptance rate for women is 58%.

Average Test Scores

About 69% of students accepted to Nova Southeastern University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Nova Southeastern University  ( 550 to 640 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Nova Southeastern University  ( 530 to 640 )
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800
Nova Southeastern University received ACT scores from 49% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 30. Math scores were between 22 and 28. Composite scores were between 23 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Nova Southeastern University  ( 22 to 30 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Nova Southeastern University  ( 22 to 28 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Nova Southeastern University  ( 23 to 28 )
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36

Can I Afford Nova Southeastern University?

$25,816 Net Price
48% Take Out Loans
2.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Nova Southeastern University is $25,816. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Nova Southeastern University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$22,830 $23,289 $26,694 $29,872 $27,885

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Nova Southeastern University, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $7,417 a year. That adds up to $29,668 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Nova Southeastern University is 2.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Nova Southeastern University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,154 Full-Time Undergraduates
67% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,497 undergraduate students at Nova Southeastern University, with 3,154 being full-time and 1,343 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Nova Southeastern University

There are also 16,296 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,154 full-time undergraduates at Nova Southeastern University, 33% are male and 67% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Nova Southeastern University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Nova Southeastern University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nova Southeastern University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 391
Black or African American 405
Hispanic or Latino 619
White 1,226
International Students 258
Other Races/Ethnicities 255

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Nova Southeastern University. At this time, 37 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 109 countries are represented at Nova Southeastern University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Venezuela, Canada, and India.

Online Learning at Nova Southeastern University

6,497 Took All Classes Online
9,489 Took At Least One Class Online
-10.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 10 bachelor’s degree and 46 master’s degree programs available online at Nova Southeastern University. In 2017-2018, 9,489 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Nova Southeastern University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 26th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Nova Southeastern University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Nova Southeastern University was -10.5%. This is the #2,579 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Nova Southeastern University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Nova Southeastern University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Communication Sciences 4%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 10%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 15%
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 62%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 7%
Human Development & Family Studies 9%
Legal Professions 4%
Legal Research 5%
Marketing 47%
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 11%
Social Sciences 5%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Nova Southeastern University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Nova Southeastern University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Geological & Earth Sciences #7
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution #7
Other Social Sciences #13
Other Computer & Information Sciences #19
Interdisciplinary Studies #23
Legal Research #23
Multilingual Education #24
Communication Sciences #25
Economics #25
Gerontology #32
Physical Sciences #34
General Sales & Marketing #44
Other Education #52
International Business #55
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #64
Teaching English or French #66
Information Science #69
Homeland Security #76
Social Work #84
Computer Software & Applications #90
Finance & Financial Management #98
Allied Health Professions #117
Health & Physical Education #119
General Education #130
Legal Professions #133
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #136
Instructional Media Design #139
Information Technology #153
Curriculum & Instruction #155
Marketing #164
Human Development & Family Studies #171
Human Resource Management #183
General Psychology #183
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #204
Special Education #213
General Business/Commerce #220
Computer Information Systems #226
Teacher Education Subject Specific #233
Social Sciences #242
Psychology #247
Public Administration & Social Service #251
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #257
Educational Administration #286
Teacher Education Grade Specific #334
Health & Medical Administrative Services #421
Criminal Justice & Corrections #484
Computer & Information Sciences #496

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Nova Southeastern University Majors

In 2017-2018, Nova Southeastern University awarded 2,216 undergraduate degrees and 9,602 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 11 92 0
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 21 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 18 63 0
Allied Health Professions 0 54 242 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 7 0
Business Administration & Management 0 66 642 0
Chemistry 0 4 0 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 3 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 257 72
Communication & Media Studies 0 14 0 0
Communication Sciences 0 0 229 26
Computer Engineering 0 3 9 0
Computer Information Systems 0 10 23 9
Computer Science 0 6 22 9
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 16 47 19
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 23 0
Dance 0 1 0 0
Dentistry 0 0 0 125
Dispute Resolution 0 0 16 22
Drama & Theater Arts 0 6 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 24 27 0
Educational Administration 0 0 125 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 1 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 18 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 7 0 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 8 0
General Biology 0 186 7 0
General Education 0 2 0 402
General English Literature 0 4 0 0
General Psychology 0 53 25 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 2
Gerontology 0 0 3 0
Health & Physical Education 0 40 6 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 14 28 65
History 0 2 0 0
Homeland Security 0 0 5 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 2 64 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 25 0
Human Services 0 5 0 0
Information Science 0 0 76 20
Information Technology 0 0 12 3
Instructional Media Design 0 0 4 0
International Business 0 0 2 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 6 0
Law 0 0 0 234
Legal Research 0 0 57 0
Legal Support Services 0 2 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 21 11 0
Marine Science 0 0 5 0
Marketing 0 16 0 0
Mathematics 0 3 0 0
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 24 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 154 41
Music 0 1 0 0
Natural Resource Management 0 0 7 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 13 0 0
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 17 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 8 0 0
Nursing 0 360 184 12
Optometry 0 0 0 104
Osteopathic Medicine 0 0 0 233
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 254
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 72 3 0
Political Science & Government 0 8 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 25 0
Public Health 0 0 79 0
Real Estate 0 0 18 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 2 51 170
Social Work 0 0 29 0
Sociology 0 4 0 0
Special Education 0 3 35 0
Student Counseling 0 0 16 0
Taxation 0 0 24 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 3 22 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 8 96 13
Teaching English or French 0 0 3 0
Writing Studies 0 0 4 0
Total 0 2,216 5,932 3,670

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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