Nova Southeastern University

3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796

About Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University is classified as a doctoral-granting university with high research activity. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. Up to 50% of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in a variety of fields. Most of these graduate degrees are awarded in professional fields other than engineering, such as education, health professions, social work, or public policy. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% for undergraduate students are enrolled full-time. Admissions are selective, and fewer than 20% of entering undergrads are transfer students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with graduate students making up of the full time student body.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate5,867
Student Age% Under 2522%
 % 25 and Over78%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time51%
 % Part-time49%
Race/Ethnicity% White39.2%
 % Black27.0%
 % Asian5.2%
 % Latino19.9%
 % Native American0.4%
 % Race Unknown5.3%
 % International student3%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesNO
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingSuburb
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemTrimester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted53%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled28%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRecommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT83%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT52%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800570 / 800
 SAT Math470 / 800580 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite20 / 3626 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$50
 Graduate Application Fee$50
 In-State Tuition & Fees$22,150
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$22,150
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid95%
 % Undergraduates with Loans62%
 % Undergraduates with Grants92%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,500
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,086
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$16,659
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,348
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$6,759
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$6,759

Neighborhood Data for the Fort Lauderdale Area

Median Age42.3
Median Household Income$50,648
Total Population166,712
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total52.8% 47.2%
 Age 0-945.6%54.4%
 Age 10-1750.9%49.1%
 Age 18-2453.1%46.9%
 Age 25-2955.7%44.3%
 Age 30-3953.4%46.6%
Race/Ethnicity% White61.8%
 % Black31.4%
 % Asian1.2%
 % Latino13.9%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.3%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,086
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$16,659
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$897
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50023.7%6.3%2.2%
 $500 to $74949.9%14.2%0.0%
 $750 to $99910.9%48.5%21.9%
 Over $100015.5%31.1%67.0%
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