Nova Southeastern University

3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Majors offered at Nova Southeastern University

Biggest majors
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Biology, General
Psychology, General

Academics at Nova Southeastern University

SAT Score Range
Considered with application
ACT Score Range
Considered with application
Student Faculty Ratio
17 to 1
Less Selective (79% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Demographics for Nova Southeastern University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Nova Southeastern University Students9%32%28%38%2%2%1%
All College Students12%22%36%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Nova Southeastern University Students
< 2% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Nova Southeastern University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Physician Assistant (PA)96k
Human Resources (HR) Director89k
Human Resources (HR) Manager69k
Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)61k
Human Resources (HR) Generalist56k
Elementary School Teacher50k
Based on 9,856 student responses
51kAvg. Early Career Pay
87.1kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
62%in High-Meaning careers
9%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Nova Southeastern University

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Student reviews of Nova Southeastern University

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Recommended by

90% of students

Known for

Fun orientation programs
Beautiful campus
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Accessible and helpful professors
Diverse and Inclusive



Academically, Nova Southeastern University provided me with a great education. The class sizes were perfect, just small enough that you were able to build connections with your professors but large enough that you had plenty of peers to connect with outside of class. The labs and facilities were amazing, especially out at the Oceanographic Center, where I had some classes and labs.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

In my personal opinion, it felt like the school president, Dr. Hanbury cared more about securing potential students and funding than he did taking care of his current students. There were always events held on campus for outsiders like cheerleading competitions during finals week. Student requests felt like they were constantly ignored. There was not much for student life on campus since a majority of the students lived off-campus.

Kaylee Parker
Painting and Studio Art
Makeup and Beauty



Nova Southeastern University is a private university, which means the classrooms are small, and you get to interact more with professors and students. NSU has pushed me out of my comfort zone and has allowed me to expand my social and educational life. I recommend NSU to any student!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Nova Southeastern University is a smaller university than more, the food options become very limited if you live on campus because it's mostly the same options every day.



I loved the support NSU gives to students!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I don't really like the food and also not that good for business majors.

Emily Spencer
Exercise And Fitness
Physical Therapy
Exercise Science
Soccer + 10 others



Studying biology at Nova Southeastern University was overall a great experience. The small class sizes really encourage you to interact with your professors and peers and is great for forming close connections. There were many tutoring/advisement services available that were helpful for more difficult core classes. The campus is beautiful and there are so many great study spots. I myself did not live on campus; however, I did see my friends' dorms, which were above par compared to other dorms I've seen. Personally, I was involved in club soccer, a pre-professional club, and a community service organization at NSU. I can confidently say my participation in these organizations is what made my undergraduate experience memorable. NSU's athletics (although NSU does not have a football team) are consistently ranked as one of the best and sporting events were always so fun to attend.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I do believe that the biology/chemistry department was slightly overhyped and could use some improvement, however, especially due to the limited number of professors available which honestly made registering for classes very stressful. Although I did have my fair share of bad professors, I also had a handful of professors who were very knowledgeable and wanted you to succeed. Overall, the professors were very responsive and did have plenty of office hours outside of class. Because NSU is still a growing university, clubs were sometimes not well developed and were still up-and-coming. I believe as NSU becomes a more popular undergraduate university this will evolve.

Briana McMahon



I just started there in the fall of 2021 and so far my experience has been great. It's a private school, but there are plenty of scholarships to choose from so tuition for me hasn't been too crazy. I'm a commuter so I don't know much about living on campus but they have plenty of events, and the people on campus are amazing!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

As a commuter, I don't go to campus much. When I do I don't know people there. People from my classes are nice but on campus, you can tell the difference between the people that live on campus vs. those that don't.

Stephanie Ramos



I liked that daily classes and clinical externship prepared us to see what our field was during our lectures and in the hospital setting. It was a great way to decide if this profession was really what we wanted.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It is an intense academic course so it is important to know that you can do it and cross over the finish line. Do not give up.

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