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Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL 4-Year Private

About Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University is a private, nonprofit school located in the suburban setting of Fort Lauderdale, FL

Founded in 1964, the institution currently enrolls around 20,888 students a year, including 6,314 undergrads. The institution runs on a trimester academic calendar.

Nova Southeastern University's endowment was valued at $170,727,000 in 2021. The school spends $18,444 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About Nova Southeastern University

Acceptance rate: 76%

Average GPA: 3.99

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

Nova Southeastern University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Nova Southeastern University. The acceptance rate at Nova Southeastern University is 76 percent.

The average high school GPA for a student at Nova Southeastern University is 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Nova Southeastern University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Nova Southeastern University, around 80 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 564 students who started at Nova Southeastern University as first-time freshman, 307 graduate within four years.

Nova Southeastern University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 62 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $27,575 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Nova Southeastern University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Nova Southeastern University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

3301 College Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796

Campus Setting: Suburban

Nova Southeastern University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Nova Southeastern University is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Nova Southeastern University is Apr 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Nova Southeastern University ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


23 to 28


23 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Nova Southeastern University is 24. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Nova Southeastern University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Nova Southeastern University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

530 - 640


Reading SAT Range

550 - 640

Nova Southeastern University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Student Life

Wondering what life at Nova Southeastern University is like? There are approximately 20,576 students enrolled at Nova Southeastern University, including 5,666 undergraduate students and 14,910 graduate students. 82% percent of students attend school full-time, 75% percent are from FL and 25% percent of students are from other states.


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