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Tuition & Fees

$28,736

$28,736

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
29%
500-599
43%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
700-800
8%
600-699
25%
500-599
44%
400-499
20%
300-399
3%
30-36
24%
24-29
39%
18-23
31%
12-17
6%
30-36
15%
24-29
48%
18-23
29%
12-17
8%
30-36
16%
24-29
48%
18-23
35%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

30%

70%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,432
Declined + 3,100
Total Received 6,532
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Private (nonprofit)

4,295

undergraduate students

17,330

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. B.s.n. Nursing
  2. B.s. Biology
  3. B.s. Business Administration
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Codes

SAT 5514
ACT 6706

School Facts

Nova Southeastern, founded in 1964, is a private, liberal arts university. Its 314-acre campus is located 10 miles from downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 21,625
Established in 1964
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  AOsA (American Osteopathic Association)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

314-acre, suburban campus in Fort Lauderdale (population: 172,389). Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Miami (26 miles). School operates transportation on main campus. Public transportation serves campus.

Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
66%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
6 fraternities 7% of male students
 
6 sororities 6% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
30%
Top 1/4
63%
Top 1/2
88%
Bottom 1/2
12%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
29%
500-599
43%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
700-800
8%
600-699
25%
500-599
44%
400-499
20%
300-399
3%
30-36
24%
24-29
39%
18-23
31%
12-17
6%
30-36
15%
24-29
48%
18-23
29%
12-17
8%
30-36
16%
24-29
48%
18-23
35%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,432
Declined + 3,100
Total Received 6,532

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Mensima Biney
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 800 338-4723, extension 8000
F: 954 262-3811
admissions@nova.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $9,585,328
State $8,794,991
Institutional $18,806,534
Other external $3,043,002
Total $40,229,855

Non-need-based

Federal $49,146
State $1,024,738
Institutional $7,884,413
Other external $502,065
Total $9,460,362

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
diving
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Sunshine State Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Sharks
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anesthesiologist Assistant
Anthropology
Applied Professional Studies
Art
Arts Administration
Athletic Training
Audiology
Behavioral Neuroscience
Biological Science
Biology
Biomedical Informatics
Biomedical Sciences
Business Administration
Cardiovascular Sonography
Chemistry
Clinical Psychology
Clinical Vision Research
Coastal Zone Management
College Student Affairs
Communication Studies
Computer Engineering
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Conflict Analysis/Resolution
Counseling
Criminal Justice
Cross/Multidisciplinary Studies
Dance
Dental Medicine
Dentistry
Developmental Disabilities
Disaster/Emergency Preparedness
Early Childhood Education
Education
Education Law
Elementary Education
Employment Law
Engineering
English
Environmental Science/Studies
Exceptional Education
Exceptional Student Education
Exercise/Sport Science
Experimental Psychology
Family Therapy
Finance
Forensic Psychology
General Psychology
General Studies
Gerontology
Health Law
Health Science
History
Human Development/Family Studies
Human Resources Management
Human Services Administration
Human Services-Child Protection
Humanities
Information Assurance
Information Security
Information Systems
Information Technology
Information Technology in Education
Instructional Design/Diversity Education
Instructional Technology/Distance Education
International Business Administration
International Studies
Law
Leadership
Legal Studies
Management
Management Information Systems
Marine Biology
Marine Environmental Sciences
Marine/Coastal Studies
Marketing
Marriage/Family Therapy
Mathematics
Medical Sonography
Mental Health/Counseling
Music
Musical Theatre
National Security Affairs
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Oceanography/Marine Biology
Optometry
Osteopathic Medicine
Paralegal Studies
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Political Science
Pre-Kindergarten/Primary Education
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Real Estate Development
Recreational Therapy
Respiratory Therapy
School Counseling
School Psychology
Secondary Biology Education
Secondary English Education
Secondary Mathematics Education
Secondary Social Studies Education
Sociology
Software Engineering
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech/Language Pathologist
Sport/Recreation Management
Taxation
Teaching/Learning
Theatre
Writing
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Undergraduate

20%

4,295
students

Female
70%
2,995

Male
30%
1,300

Graduate

80%

17,330
students

Female
70%
12,062

Male
30%
5,268

undergraduateFull-time

71%

3,051
students

Female
67%
2,032

Male
33%
1,019

undergraduatePart-time

29%

1,244
students

Female
78%
963

Male
22%
281

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
16%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
29%
Hispanic/Latino
32%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

45%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.60
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

trimester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

trimester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 62
Countries most often represented Canada
Jamaica
Saudia Arabia
Spain
Venezuela
The Bahamas
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Mensima Biney
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
954 262-8004
mensima@nova.edu

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