NSU

Nova Southeastern University

3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, United States
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  • Total Documents
    726
  • Class Notes
    593
  • Textbook Notes
    25
  • Study Guides
    108
  • Currently Enrolled
    112
  • Previously Enrolled
    108

Overview of Nova Southeastern University (NSU)

About this school

Nova Southeastern, founded in 1964, is a private, liberal arts university. Its 232-acre campus is located 10 miles from downtown Fort Lauderdale.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,497
    • Men:1,315 Men (29.2%)
    • Women:3,182 Women (70.8%)

Location

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Admission Information (NSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Nova Southeastern University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
3301 College Avenue
City, State, Zip
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796
Phone
(954) 262-8000
Fax
(954) 262-3967
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
Rolling, notification begins October 16
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
Rolling

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
58% of 7,779 applicants were admitted
Women
58% of 5,392 applicants were admitted
Men
59% of 2,387 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,571 (35%) of 4,525 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,103 (35%) of 3,123 admitted students enrolled
Men
468 (33%) of 1,402 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
4.00
375 And Above
64%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
550 average |530-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
36%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
9%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
45%
• Score 500 - 600
45%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |23-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
17%
• Score 24 - 29
51%
• Score 18 - 23
30%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (NSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $29,940 (59.48%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,550 (24.93%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,500 (2.98%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $6,343 (12.6%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Nova Southeastern University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
853 (87.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
720 (84.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
720 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
125 (17.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$32,899
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 715 (99.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,577
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 600 (83.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,808
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 58 (8.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
248 (25.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,447

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,559 (81.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,251 (88.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,236 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
301 (13.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$30,300
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,167 (96.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,639
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,881 (84.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,191
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 155 (6.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
736 (23.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,165

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
53%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$32,127
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$6,106

Academics & Instruction (NSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Trimester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


805

Part-Time Faculty


797

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


42%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 32% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 46% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 16% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
906,101
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
3000
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Nova Southeastern University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


79.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


40.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


50.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


52.0%

Programs & Majors (NSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (59)


  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • General Studies
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Nursing Administration
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


Business administration, computer science, criminal justice, humanities and social sciences

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Optometry, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Psychology, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Health Science, Doctor of Osteopathy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Marital and Family Therapy, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Pharmacy

Master's Programs of Study (57)


  • Accounting
  • Allied Health--General
  • Anesthesiologist Assistant Studies
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Dentistry
  • Distance Education Development
  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Emergency Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Law
  • Human Resources Management
  • Humanities
  • Information Science
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Business
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marine Affairs
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Medical Informatics
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oceanography
  • Optometry
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • School Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Software Engineering
  • Student Affairs
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Taxation

Campus Life (NSU)

Location & Geography

Population


172,389

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


314 acres

Weather


Temperature
59.2 average low in January, 87.8 average high in September
Rain
134 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Fort Lauderdale

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


25% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


75%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Knights
School Colors
Navy blue, white, and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, equestrian sports, racquetball, rowing, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Nova Southeastern University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, hosa: future health professionals, make-a meal service organization, student government association, delta epsilon iota, pre-med

Sororities


24% of women participate

Fraternities


25% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,154

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,497
Women
3,182
Men
1,315

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 10.6% Asian
  • 15.8% Black/African-American
  • 29.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 36.8% White
  • 4.2% Unknown

International Students


6.2% from 66 countries

Average Age


25

Number of Graduate Students


16,296

Student Resources (NSU)

Study resources