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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?

1,108 Undergraduate Awards
$38,173 Avg Cost After Aid
58% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Online Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#94 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#122 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at NUS Florida.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Dispute Resolution Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Dispute Resolution Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Health Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards NUS Florida has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Colleges for Health Sciences & Services College Factual
#40 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections College Factual
#51 Best Health Professions Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#57 Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#58 Best Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#72 Best Colleges for Health Professions College Factual

Where Is Nova Southeastern University?

Location of Nova Southeastern University

Contact details for NUS Florida 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 NUS Florida?

You can apply to NUS Florida online at: www.nova.edu/admissions/apply/index.html

Admission Requirements for NUS Florida

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 NUS Florida?

58% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women
69% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at NUS Florida is 58%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

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.

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 )
200
800
NUS Florida 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?

$38,173 Net Price
48% Take Out Loans
2.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of NUS Florida is $38,173. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

4,619 Full-Time Undergraduates
70% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,666 undergraduate students at NUS Florida, with 4,619 being full-time and 1,047 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  NUS Florida

There are also 14,910 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,619 full-time undergraduates at NUS Florida, 30% are male and 70% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  NUS Florida

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of NUS Florida Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 567
Black or African American 579
Hispanic or Latino 1,491
White 1,342
International Students 270
Other Races/Ethnicities 370

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 NUS Florida. 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 NUS Florida. 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 NUS Florida 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 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.

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 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.

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 Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 66 0 642 0 708
Nursing 360 0 184 12 556
General Education 2 9 0 402 413
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 13 257 72 342
Allied Health Professions 54 0 242 0 296
Communication Sciences 0 0 229 26 255
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 254 254
Law 0 0 0 234 234
Osteopathic Medicine 0 0 0 233 233
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 2 0 51 170 223
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 154 41 195
General Biology 186 0 7 0 193
Educational Administration 0 47 125 0 172
Teacher Education Subject Specific 8 15 96 13 132
Dentistry 0 0 0 125 125
Health Sciences & Services 14 2 28 65 109
Optometry 0 0 0 104 104
Accounting 11 0 92 0 103
Information Science 0 0 76 20 96
Criminal Justice & Corrections 16 0 47 19 82
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 18 0 63 0 81
Public Health 0 0 79 0 79
General Psychology 53 0 25 0 78
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 72 0 3 0 75
Human Development & Family Studies 2 0 64 0 66
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 39 21 0 60
Legal Research 0 0 57 0 57
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 24 0 27 0 51
Dispute Resolution 0 13 16 22 51
Health & Physical Education 40 0 6 0 46
Computer Information Systems 10 1 23 9 43
Special Education 3 1 35 0 39
Computer Science 6 0 22 9 37
Liberal Arts General Studies 21 0 11 0 32
Social Work 0 0 29 0 29
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3 3 22 0 28
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 3 24 0 27
Curriculum & Instruction 0 3 23 0 26
Human Resource Management 0 0 25 0 25
Public Administration 0 0 25 0 25
Taxation 0 0 24 0 24
Marketing 16 3 0 0 19
Finance & Financial Management 18 0 0 0 18
Real Estate 0 0 18 0 18
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 17 0 0 0 17
Student Counseling 0 0 16 0 16
Information Technology 0 0 12 3 15
Communication & Media Studies 14 0 0 0 14
Natural Resources Conservation 13 0 0 0 13
Computer Engineering 3 0 9 0 12
International Relations & National Security 0 4 6 0 10
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 8 0 8
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 8 0 0 0 8
Political Science & Government 8 0 0 0 8
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 7 0 7
Natural Resource Management 0 0 7 0 7
Fine & Studio Arts 7 0 0 0 7
Drama & Theater Arts 6 0 0 0 6
Instructional Media Design 0 1 4 0 5
Marine Science 0 0 5 0 5
Homeland Security 0 0 5 0 5
Human Services 5 0 0 0 5
General English Literature 4 0 0 0 4
Writing Studies 0 0 4 0 4
Chemistry 4 0 0 0 4
Sociology 4 0 0 0 4
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 3 0 0 3
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 3 0 0 3
Educational Assessment 0 3 0 0 3
Teaching English or French 0 0 3 0 3
Legal Support Services 2 1 0 0 3
Mathematics 3 0 0 0 3
Gerontology 0 0 3 0 3
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 1 0 2 3
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 3 0 3
International Business 0 0 2 0 2
Other Education 0 2 0 0 2
Other Health Professions 0 2 0 0 2
History 2 0 0 0 2
Entrepreneurial Studies 1 0 0 0 1
Dance 1 0 0 0 1
Music 1 0 0 0 1
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 0
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Multilingual Education 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 0
Behavioral Science 0 0 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 0 0 0 0
Philosophy 0 0 0 0 0
Economics 0 0 0 0 0
Other Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,108 172 2,966 1,835 6,081

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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