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  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 3,685 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Nova acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Nursing, Biology, and Business. Graduating 50% of students, Nova alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,300.
3301 College Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Sunshine State Conference

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.

NOVA Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1080-1290
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$25,867/ 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
$21,435/ 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
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.148 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.148 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
11
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
9
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    32%
  • On Campus
    60%
  • Online
    7%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,685Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,219
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 74 responses
  • Dedicated
    41%
  • Studious
    35%
  • Generic
    20%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Slackers
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
61%
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.160 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.181 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 88 responses
  • Academic
    41%
  • Student oriented
    31%
  • Unorganized
    6%
  • Over achiever
    6%
  • Average
    5%
  • Personable
    5%
  • Fast-paced
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
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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My experience at NSU so far has been amazing. There are small class sizes, apartment -style dormitory options, and many great scholar programs. Being a part of the programs has opened many doors for me. My program affiliations allow me to earn my Masters Degree in Elementary Education in just 4 years! Professors at this school get to know YOU. NSU is a private university, whose student body is mostly made up of Biology majors. The diversity on campus reaches a global range. The university is located in Florida, and it is attended by students all the way from California, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Denmark, etc. There are no parties on campus but plenty things to do in the surrounding area of Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Athletics are Division II.
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Nova Southeastern University is a great university! During my semesters here at NSU, the professors were very helpful. I was transferring from Broward College and they helped me to navigate online and figure out what internships and research opportunities were available to me on-camps and outside of school. Also, the campus is excellent with public safety. Any time i found myself study late hours they would escort me back to my dorm/apartment which was a little far from campus.
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!