Nova Southeastern University Overview
Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University is a private not-for-profit institution. Fort Lauderdale is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.
What Is Nova Southeastern University Known For?
- The student loan default rate at NUS Florida is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at NUS Florida.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 39% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, NUS Florida 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
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
NUS Florida has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at NUS Florida.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards NUS Florida has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Nova Southeastern University?
Contact details for NUS Florida are given below.
|Address:||3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796|
How Do I Get Into NUS Florida?
You can apply to NUS Florida online at: www.nova.edu/admissions/apply/index.html
Admission Requirements for NUS Florida
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into NUS Florida?
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 NUS Florida 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.
Can I Afford Nova Southeastern University?
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 NUS Florida, 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 NUS Florida 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
There are also 14,910 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,619 full-time undergraduates at NUS Florida, 30% are male and 70% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Nova Southeastern University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||579|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,491|
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 NUS Florida. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Venezuela, Canada, and India.
Online Learning at Nova Southeastern University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at NUS Florida has changed over the last few years.
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 NUS Florida
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 NUS Florida regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of NUS Florida majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at NUS Florida 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 NUS Florida.
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 Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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