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Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nova Southeastern, founded in 1964, is a private, liberal arts university. Its 232-acre campus is located 10 miles from downtown Fort Lauderdale.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 4,295
   Women 2,995 (69.7%)
   Men 1,300 (30.3%)
Graduate Students 17,330
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 52% of 6,532 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.98 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 557 average
500-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 551 average
500-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $46,060
  Tuition and Fees $27,660
  Room and Board $11,540
Average Percent of Need Met 86%
Average Freshman Award $30,160
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Trimester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 857
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 32% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Fort Lauderdale Population 172,389
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 62% of freshmen, 23% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Knights
Sororities 24% of women participate
Fraternities 25% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
10.2% Asian
17.0% Black/African-American
31.5% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
35.0% White
3.7% Unknown
International Students 5.7% from 68 countries
First-Year Students Returning 75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 38.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported