Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Large
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Trimester
Total enrollment 21,625
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 17:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,472 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Nova Southeastern University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 6,532 applications and 3,432 students were granted admission. Nova Southeastern University is at the #51 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 57% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 63% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1000 to 1220
ACT22 to 28

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Nova Southeastern University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $0 and in-state students paid $0.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Nova Southeastern University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 33% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $5,167 (which is 17.4% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Nova Southeastern University in 2016-2017, was 286, which is 45% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,515 (which is 6.4% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Nova Southeastern University has enrolled a total of 21,625 students (13,575 students full-time and 8,050 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 21,625 students, 573 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 30% men and 70% women and 4,295 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 17,330 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 7,933 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 32%

Hispanic: 27%

Black/African American: 20%

Asian: 7%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%

Non-resident alien: 5%

Two or more races: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Nova Southeastern University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 32% 6,750 1870
Education 18% 3,691 1173
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 17% 3,528 1036
Psychology 9% 1,894 0
Legal Professions And Studies 4% 932 0
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 4% 797 189
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 3% 673
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 2% 409 9
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 1% 268 29
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 1% 147 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Nova Southeastern University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Nova Southeastern University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $39,200. Last year, out of the total 2,340 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,083 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,508 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,157 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $39,200 $44,200
Employment Rate 89% 86%
Total Graduates 2,340 2,508

Campus Location

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