Nova Southeastern University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Nova Southeastern University
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Nova Southeastern University Admissions Overview:

Those interested in applying to Nova Southeastern University will need to take the SAT or the ACT and submit their scores. Additional materials for applying include high school transcripts and letters of recommendation. The school has an acceptance rate of 53%, making it accessible to over half of those who apply each year. Students with good test scores and grades have a good chance of being admitted.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Nova Southeastern University Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Nova Southeastern University Description:

Nova Southeastern University is a rapidly growing, four-year, private university located on a 314-acre campus in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The school's roughly 27,000 students include a large graduate school population. Students are supported by an 18 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and they can choose from a host of graduate, undergraduate, and professional programs across NSU's 18 colleges and schools. NSU also has plenty of opportunities for off-campus and long-distance learning, including online classes. Students stay engaged on campus, for NSU is home to over 70 student clubs and organizations, active fraternities and sororities, and intramural sports like Badminton, Dominoes, and 8-Ball. On the intercollegiate front, the NSU Sharks compete in the NCAA Division II Sunshine State Conference with sports including men’s and women’s track and field, golf, and swimming and diving. The athletics at NSU have a history of greatness– the women’s golf team has won four championships, the men’s golf team won their first National Title, and the varsity rowing team recently won the NCAA Division II Championship.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 21,625 (4,295 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 30% Male / 70% Female
  • 71% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $28,736
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,540
  • Other Expenses: $5,560
  • Total Cost: $47,336

Nova Southeastern University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 46%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,110
    • Loans: $6,914

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Health Science, Nursing, Optometry, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 28%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 38%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 50%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Swimming, Golf, Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Tennis, Volleyball, Softball, Soccer, Track and Field


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