Nova Southeastern University

Address 3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida 33314
Metropolitan Area Davie, South Florida
Yearly Tuition In/Out-of-State $25,430
School Type Private, Nonprofit
Year Founded 1964
School Website

Located near Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University is the largest independent university in the Southeastern United States. It is not only large, however, but it is a very highly-regarded institution due to the quality of its programs.


Priority Application Deadline February 1
Acceptance Rate 56%
Average High School GPA 3.5
Average SAT Scores Critical Reading: 460-570
Math: 470-580
Average ACT Scores 20-26
Application Fee $50
Financial Aid Deadline Rolling Basis


Number of Undergraduate Programs Over 40
Most Popular Programs Biology
Student to Faculty Ratio 20:1
Four Year Graduation Rate 28%

Nova Southeastern University is widely recognized for the excellence of its programs. In particular the schools of business, dentistry, pharmacy, oceanography and law are highly ranked in national listings.

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Student Body

Undergraduate Enrollment 6,397
Male to Female Ratio 30:70
Percent Out-of-State 18%
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Student Life

There are more than 70 student organizations at Nova Southeastern University as well as a large and active Greek life.

The Sharks, NSU’s athletic teams, play in NCAA Division II competition in the Sunshine State conference. There are 17 intercollegiate athletic teams.

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