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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
Nova is an above-average private university located in Davie, Florida in the Miami Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,154 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Nova acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Nursing, Biology, and Business. Graduating 52% of students, Nova alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,300.
About Nova Southeastern University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Sunshine State Conference
Address
3301 College Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
Website
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Nova Southeastern University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
58%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1080-1280
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$26,740/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,075/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.107 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.139 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.139 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,154Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,343
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 71 responses
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  • Dedicated
    39%
  • Studious
    31%
  • Generic
    18%
  • Stressed
    4%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Nerdy
    1%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
64%
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.151 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.172 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 79 responses
Report
  • Academic
    39%
  • Student oriented
    32%
  • Unorganized
    6%
  • Average
    5%
  • Over achiever
    5%
  • Personable
    5%
  • Fast-paced
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.69 responses
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As a Senior at Nova Southeastern University (NSU), and a student that will be graduating this fall, I have loved the entire experience. From the professors to the coursework to the opportunities I have had. I was able to conduct research alongside my professor and even got the opportunity to present at our school's undergraduate symposium! It was a great and wonderful experience! The University has done a great job with safety and security and I have felt very safe on campus, even when I took a class at night. As far as attaining education is concerned, the environment of the school has been conducive to my overall learning; as I've adapted the skills to learn and study more effectively throughout the semester and for the designed coursework. All in all, a great school and a great environment for learning!
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I am originally from Toledo, OH, so when I was looking for colleges, I thought it might be nice to look somewhere warmer. I absolutely fell in love with the campus and the beautiful scenery. The gorgeous palm trees are an eloquent accent to the overall stunning appearance of the brand new buildings. When I was touring the school, I knew that the school would be an 'up and coming' school, because of the lovely construction of all of the new buildings.
I am on the NSU rowing team, and everyone who I have met on my team, and the entire athletic department, has been so helpful and welcoming. I believe that these are the qualities of having a strong foundation on any team, and in any school!
Great school overall! The location is close enough to stores, the beach, airport and downtown Ft Lauderdale! The academics are pretty good as well, and just like any school where what you put in is what you can get out. There are a lot of clubs and sports, however if there NSU had a little more to offer including a football team I feel it would be more enjoyable. The food options aren't the best either but 24 hour Starbucks is fantastic. Also, there are loads of scholarship opportunities if you look into them.