Nova Southeastern University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Fort Lauderdale, FL

$33,430

Avg tuition

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About Nova Southeastern University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Nova Southeastern University is a large private university located on a suburban campus in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 20,888, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 76%. The university offers 64 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 62%, and a student-faculty ratio of 17:1. Tuition and fees for students are $33,430.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

76% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

80% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

62% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 20-27

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1030-1240

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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21k

Students enrolled

50%

Online student enrollment

17:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

Hispanic

32%

White

30%

Black

18%

Asian

9%

Unknown

5%

Non-U.S. Citizen

4%

Two or more races

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

72%

Socio-economic diversity

41% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

62

Total Online Enrollment

10,423

Student Location Breakout

50% 50%

Percent of Programs Online

75% On-campus

25% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 16% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 19% online

Master's Check Bold 37% online

Doctorate Check Bold 23% online

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

44%

State Grant Aid

59%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

41%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,886
State Grant Aid $6,181
Institution Grant Aid $17,892
Pell Grant Aid $5,002

Financial Outlook

$24k

Average student debt after graduation

$48k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.