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Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University is a private not-for-profit institution. Fort Lauderdale is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

360 Undergraduate Degrees
196 Graduate Degrees
$38,173 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
58% Acceptance Rate

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Nova Southeastern University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#37 Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#58 Best Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#67 Best Nursing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual

Where Is Nova Southeastern University?

Location of Nova Southeastern University

Contact details for Nova Southeastern University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796
Phone: 954-262-7300

How Do I Get Into Nova Southeastern University?

You can apply to Nova Southeastern University online at:

Admission Requirements for Nova Southeastern University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Nova Southeastern University?

58% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women
69% Submit SAT Scores
Nova Southeastern University has an acceptance rate of 58%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 31% of accepted students are men and 69% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 59%, and the acceptance rate for women is 58%.

Average Test Scores

About 69% of students accepted to Nova Southeastern University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Nova Southeastern University  ( 550 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Nova Southeastern University  ( 530 to 640 )
Nova Southeastern University received ACT scores from 49% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 30. Math scores were between 22 and 28. Composite scores were between 23 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Nova Southeastern University  ( 22 to 30 )
ACT Math Scores for Nova Southeastern University  ( 22 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for Nova Southeastern University  ( 23 to 28 )

Can I Afford Nova Southeastern University?

$38,173 Net Price
48% Take Out Loans
2.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Nova Southeastern University is $38,173. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Nova Southeastern University, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $7,417 a year. That adds up to $29,668 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Nova Southeastern University is 2.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Nova Southeastern University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,685 Full-Time Undergraduates
68% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,904 undergraduate students at Nova Southeastern University, with 3,685 being full-time and 1,219 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Nova Southeastern University

There are also 15,531 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,685 full-time undergraduates at Nova Southeastern University, 32% are male and 68% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Nova Southeastern University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Nova Southeastern University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nova Southeastern University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 454
Black or African American 449
Hispanic or Latino 1,060
White 1,147
International Students 269
Other Races/Ethnicities 306

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Nova Southeastern University. At this time, 37 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 109 countries are represented at Nova Southeastern University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Venezuela, Canada, and India.

Online Learning at Nova Southeastern University

6,497 Took All Classes Online
9,489 Took At Least One Class Online
-10.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 10 bachelor’s degree and 46 master’s degree programs available online at Nova Southeastern University. In 2017-2018, 9,489 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Nova Southeastern University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 6th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Nova Southeastern University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Nova Southeastern University was -10.5%. This is the #1,807 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Nova Southeastern University regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Nova Southeastern University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Nova Southeastern University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Registered Nursing #434

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Nova Southeastern University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 360 27 6 393
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 157 6 163
TOTAL 360 184 12 556


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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