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Nova Southeastern University Data & Information Overview

306 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
93% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Nova Southeastern University Ranked?

#310 Best Colleges in Nation
#10 Best Colleges in FL
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 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 306 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is allied health & medical assisting services.

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Overall Quality

NUS Florida landed the #310 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when NUS Florida held the #382 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 77 colleges in Florida, NUS Florida is ranked at #10.

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Is It Hard to Get Into NUS Florida?

93% Acceptance Rate
72% Of Accepted Are Women
42% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 93%, NUS Florida has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

Average Test Scores

About 42% of students accepted to NUS Florida submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 650. Math scores were between 510 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Nova Southeastern University  ( 530 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for Nova Southeastern University  ( 510 to 660 )
NUS Florida received ACT scores from 17% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Nova Southeastern University  ( 20 to 30 )

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Nova Southeastern University Faculty

17 to 1 Student to Faculty
39% Full Time Teachers

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

78% Freshmen Retention
48% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 78% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Nova Southeastern University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At NUS Florida the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 48%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  48 out of 100

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

Nova Southeastern University Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,366 Full-Time Undergraduates
63.7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
69.7% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,314 undergraduates at NUS Florida with 5,366 being full-time and 948 being part-time.

How Much Does Nova Southeastern University Cost?

$25,833 Net Price
46% Take Out Loans
$30,180 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of NUS Florida is $25,833. 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 NUS Florida

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$21,326 $23,305 $27,150 $28,536 $30,370

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 NUS Florida, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At NUS Florida, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $7,545 a year. That adds up to $30,180 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NUS Florida is 1.9%. 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 NUS Florida Graduates Make?

$53,201 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from NUS Florida make about $53,201 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future NUS Florida graduates since it is 25% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Nova Southeastern University

Florida State
5,366 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Nova Southeastern University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. NUS Florida is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for NUS Florida are given below.

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

Nova Southeastern University Majors

79 Majors With Completions
1,451 Undergraduate Degrees
3,907 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 79 majors graduated from Nova Southeastern University. Of these students, 1,451 received undergraduate degrees and 3,907 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 403 $63,194
General Biology 233 $22,635
General Psychology 77 $26,585
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 76 NA
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 69 NA
Allied Health Professions 68 $53,262
Business Administration & Management 62 $40,909
Health & Physical Education 59 $25,404
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 31 $22,198
Finance & Financial Management 29 $40,352

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

Online Learning at NUS Florida

52% Take At Least One Class Online
28% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 10,867 students took at least one online class at Nova Southeastern University. This is an increase from the 10,423 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 10,867 5,804
2019-2020 10,423 5,971
2018-2019 9,298 5,824
2017-2018 9,489 6,497
2016-2017 10,045 7,180

Learn more about online learning at Nova Southeastern University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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