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Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL 4-Year Private
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About Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University Overview

Nova Southeastern University is a private, nonprofit school in a suburban setting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Nova Southeastern University was founded in 1964 and the school enrolls around 20,898 students a year, which includes 6,637 undergrads. Nova Southeastern University ensures housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Involvement at Nova Southeastern University

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Nova Southeastern University's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Nova Southeastern University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Nova Southeastern University has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Nova Southeastern University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Nova Southeastern University on the Student Life page.

2022 Nova Southeastern University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Trimester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
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Average GPA 4.0
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 83%
Tuition $34,500
Percent of Need Met 71%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $34,031

Is Nova Southeastern University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Nova Southeastern University offers and if it seems like the right college for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Nova Southeastern University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 80% of students who start at Nova Southeastern University return the next year. Around 62% of students who started at Nova Southeastern University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Nova Southeastern University Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Nova Southeastern University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Nova Southeastern University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Nova Southeastern University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Nova Southeastern University's endowment was valued at $170.7 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Nova Southeastern University spends about $18,444 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Nova Southeastern University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Nova Southeastern University meets 71% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $34,031 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $30,359 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.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Nova Southeastern University.

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 ask yourself: Is Nova Southeastern University a good school for you?

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Where is Nova Southeastern University?

Nova Southeastern University is located in the suburban setting of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

If you want to see Nova Southeastern University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Florida Turnpike to Fort Lauderdale, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Nova Southeastern University and Fort Lauderdale are like without leaving home.

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College Info

3301 College Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796

Campus Setting: Suburban

Nova Southeastern University Application Deadline

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Nova Southeastern University ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 27

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Nova Southeastern University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

500 - 610


Reading SAT Range

530 - 630

Nova Southeastern University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Nova Southeastern University is like? There are approximately 20,898 students enrolled at Nova Southeastern University, including 6,637 undergraduate students and 14,261 graduate students. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 76% percent are from FL and 24% percent of students are from other states.


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