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Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate76%

Nova Southeastern University Admissions

The acceptance rate at Nova Southeastern University is 76%. Out of 16,684 applications received in 2023, 12,642 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to Nova Southeastern University, the fee for the application is $50.

Nova Southeastern University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Nova Southeastern University's admissions stats.

Nova Southeastern University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 4.0
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 22%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 48%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 19%
Waitlist No

Nova Southeastern University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Nova Southeastern University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 1

Applying Early to Nova Southeastern University?

Nova Southeastern University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1.

The early decision acceptance rate at Nova Southeastern University is 57%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 76%.

Nova Southeastern University accepts roughly 88% of early action applicants and 76% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Nova Southeastern University admitted 103 of the 180 students who applied early decision. In 2022, Nova Southeastern University admitted 5,85 of the 5,86 who applied early action.

Some students apply early to college to increase their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it shows that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Nova Southeastern University Admissions

Transferring to Nova Southeastern University

For more information on transferring to Nova Southeastern University, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Nova Southeastern University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Nova Southeastern University

What does Nova Southeastern University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with Nova Southeastern University for more information on admission factors.

Nova Southeastern University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Nova Southeastern University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Nova Southeastern University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Other Requirements Essay is optional. Interview is not required but considered.
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Nova Southeastern University?

Students admitted to Nova Southeastern University have an average unweighted GPA of 4.0. Nova Southeastern University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 34% submitted a class rank. At Nova Southeastern University 22% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 47% were in the top 25% and 76% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Nova Southeastern University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 12%
3.75 and 3.99 26%
3.50 and 3.74 24%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 12%
2.50 and 2.9 9%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Nova Southeastern University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Nova Southeastern University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 48% of Nova Southeastern University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 19% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Nova Southeastern University students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Nova Southeastern University students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.

To be most competitive at Nova Southeastern University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Nova Southeastern University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Nova Southeastern University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

More Information on Transferring to Nova Southeastern University

Transfer students can enroll in Nova Southeastern University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Nova Southeastern University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Nova Southeastern University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Nova Southeastern University.

Does Nova Southeastern University accept transfer credits?

✅ Nova Southeastern University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Nova Southeastern University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Nova Southeastern University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Nova Southeastern University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Nova Southeastern University?

❌ No, Nova Southeastern University is test optional, so you can choose whether or not to include your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Nova Southeastern University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Nova Southeastern University is 76%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Nova Southeastern University?

✅ Nova Southeastern University's early decision acceptance rate was 57% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Nova Southeastern University?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Nova Southeastern University was 88% in 2021.

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Nova Southeastern University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

510 - 660


Reading SAT Range

530 - 650

Nova Southeastern University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Nova Southeastern University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.97. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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