A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  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 Southeastern University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Sunshine State Conference
Address
3301 College Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
Website

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
49%
SAT Scores Range
1010-1240
ACT Scores Range
22-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Nova Southeastern University

Cost

Net Price
$24,833/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,500/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,883/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,409/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,692/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,566/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.107 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.118 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.118 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,162Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    40%
  • Studious
    32%
  • Generic
    26%
  • Slackers
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
57%
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.130 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.151 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • Academic
    34%
  • Student oriented
    31%
  • Exspensive
    9%
  • Average
    6%
  • Personable
    6%
  • Unorganized
    5%
  • Over achiever
    3%

After Nova Southeastern University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.69 responses
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Nova Southeastern University Reviews

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My experience here begins with my beloved husband who got his master's here. His experience was so positive it inspired me, a 33 year old mother of three babies to resume my studies to secure a brighter future for my family. Juggling kids, home, and life, I was not only admitted to their school of Communications Science and Disorders but granted the Dean's scholarship. An unfortunate event caused me to miss the registration deadline, but through a simple appeal process they were sensitive enough to understand and allowed me an extension. My experience so far has been superb and exceeded expectations. As an online student so I can only rate its virtual amenities and resources. They are exceptional! It has been 10 years since I last attended college and technology has progressed by miles but I have had absolutely no troubles. Every service is readily available, easy to find or just a phone call and wait time of 3 seconds away from courteous, helpful staff.
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I greatly enjoy my school because the whole staff cares a lot about its students. It's easy to meet with an academic adviser or financial aid any time it's needed and they are always helpful and sympathetic to my troubles. There are a wide variety of clubs to join and people to meet. The Greek fraternities and sororities are always accepting members and are generally nice people. We have many clubs like the Equestrian club, Society of Anime Gaming and Entertainment, Robotics club, Ultimate Frisbee team and recently using Sign Language to convey songs. There's a sports center and classes very day of the week for things like Yoga, Zumba, Spin cycling! I would totally choose Nova again because the teachers really care and they love to talk to students, the academic department is totally helpful if for any reason you needed to change your major and finding classes that work well for their students.
I am currently a college senior at Nova Southeastern University. I love it! I feel like NSU is one big family. There are about 3,000 undergraduates so it is not huge school but that is one of the reasons that I like it. The classes are small which allows for more interaction with the professor and a more personalized education. The professors are wonderful and the classes really prepare you for the real world and what you will be experiencing once you graduate. Overall NSU is a great school. It is also one of the most diverse colleges in America and very close to numerous South Florida beaches!