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Get the facts about Nova Southeastern University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Nova Southeastern University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Nova Southeastern University was awarded 39 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health sciences and services.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Nova Southeastern University is ranked #523 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Nova Southeastern University is also ranked #16 out of 62 schools in Florida.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Nova Southeastern University?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Nova Southeastern University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 58%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 69% of students accepted to Nova Southeastern University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Nova Southeastern University  ( 550 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Nova Southeastern University  ( 530 to 640 )
Nova Southeastern University received ACT scores from 49% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Nova Southeastern University  ( 23 to 28 )

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Nova Southeastern University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Nova Southeastern University, this ratio is 17 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Nova Southeastern University is 39%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  39 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Nova Southeastern University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Nova Southeastern University has a freshmen retention rate of 79%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Nova Southeastern University have a four-year graduation rate of 31%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  31 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Nova Southeastern University.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Nova Southeastern University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,497 undergraduates at Nova Southeastern University with 3,154 being full-time and 1,343 being part-time.

Nova Southeastern University Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 87.96 out of 100, Nova Southeastern University is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  87.96 out of 100
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How Much Does Nova Southeastern University Cost?

The overall average net price of Nova Southeastern University is $25,816. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Nova Southeastern University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$22,830 $23,289 $26,694 $29,872 $27,885

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Nova Southeastern University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Nova Southeastern University, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $7,764 a year. That adds up to $31,056 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Nova Southeastern University is 2.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Nova Southeastern University Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Nova Southeastern University make around $45,300 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Nova Southeastern University students since it is 14% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Nova Southeastern University make the most money.

Location of Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Fort Lauderdale is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Location of Nova Southeastern University

Contact details for Nova Southeastern University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796
Phone: 954-262-7300

Nova Southeastern University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 95 majors graduated from Nova Southeastern University. Of these students, 1,108 received undergraduate degrees and 4,801 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 360 $62,200
General Biology 186 $17,900
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 72 NA
Business Administration & Management 66 $36,000
Allied Health Professions 54 NA
General Psychology 53 $23,100
Health & Physical Education 40 $18,600
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 24 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 21 $26,700
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 18 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Nova Southeastern University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Nova Southeastern University

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 9,489 students took at least one online class at Nova Southeastern University. This is a decrease from the 10,045 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 9,489 6,497
2016-2017 10,045 7,180
2015-2016 10,893 7,933
2014-2015 12,147 9,103
2013-2014 12,999 10,133

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