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Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL

At A Glance

Main Address

3301 College Ave

Davie, FL 33314-7721

https://www.nova.edu/index.html

Admission Office

3301 College Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

(954) 262-8000

Fax : (954) 262-3811

admissions@nova.edu

Contact : Anthony DeNapoli

Interim Executive Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Private

university

4-year school

Coed

Hispanic-Serving Institution

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 5514

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 58.0%

Total undergraduates : 5,666

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,526

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 85.0%

Average financial aid package : $35,459.00

In-State Tuition : $33,430.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $33,430.00

School Calendar

Trimester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Other Characteristics

Field-based programs offered throughout the nation and at selected international sites.

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Feb 1

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Apr 15

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Trimester

Student-faculty ratio : 17 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 58.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 80.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Hispanic-Serving Institution

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Health Professions : 40.0%
Biology : 21.0%
Business/Marketing : 10.0%
Psychology : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B
Biomedical Sciences, General M
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography B D M
Vision Science/Physiological Optics M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Business Administration and Management, General B D M
Finance, General B
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General M
International Business/Trade/Commerce M
Labor and Industrial Relations M
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B
Organizational Behavior Studies M
Real Estate M
Taxation M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B D M
Computer and Information Sciences, General B D M
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance M
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician M
Information Science/Studies D M

Education
Adult and Continuing Education Administration D
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Early Childhood Education and Teaching A B
Education, General M
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities B
Educational Leadership and Administration, General D
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision M
Educational/Instructional Technology D M
Elementary Education and Teaching B
English/Language Arts Teacher Education B
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration D
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching B
Mathematics Teacher Education B
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching B
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education and Teaching B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education and Teaching, General B
Technical Teacher Education M
Urban Education and Leadership M

Engineering
Computer Engineering, General B
Computer Software Engineering B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B
Rhetoric and Composition M
Writing, General M

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Child Development A D M
Human Development and Family Studies, General B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Anesthesiologist Assistant M
Audiology/Audiologist D
Dental Clinical Sciences, General M
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician B
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing M
Health Services Administration M
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling D M
Medical Informatics M
Nursing Administration D M
Occupational Therapy/Therapist D M
Physical Therapy/Therapist D
Physician Assistant M
Public Health, General M
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B D M
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist B
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist B D M
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy B

History
History, General B

Legal Professions & Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal B C
Pre-Law Studies B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies B
Humanities/Humanistic Studies B
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences B
Gerontology B
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution D M

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, General M

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical D

Psychology
Clinical Psychology D M
Counseling Psychology M
Developmental and Child Psychology M
Experimental Psychology M
Psychology, General B M
Psychopharmacology M
School Psychology D

Public Administration & Social Services
Human Services, General B
Public Administration B D M

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies B D M
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management M
Homeland Security M

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
International Relations and Affairs B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Dance, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Fine/Studio Arts, General B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Internships

Teacher Certification

Honors Program

Double Major

Independent Study

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

3000 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : center of excellence for coral reef ecosystems science, dryland training area, student educational center, nursing simulation labs, sales institute, neuro immune medicine clinical, health professions division museum, performing arts center, oceanographic center, law center, family village center, preschool, Center for Collaborative Research, NSU Art Museum

Geographic Location : 10 miles from Fort Lauderdale.

Small City

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 5,666

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,526

Degree-seeking undergrads : 5,618

Graduate enrollment : 14,968

Student General Information

All students average age : 22

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 75.0%

Out of state students : 25.0%

Part Time students : 18.0%

Percentage of males : 29.0%

Percentage of females : 71.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

Black African American : 14.0%

Asian : 11.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 36.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 4.0%

White : 27.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 5.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

10.0% Men who Join Fraternities

9.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : The Current

Student Newspaper URL : www.nsucurrent.nova.edu

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 59.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 37.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Apartments For Single Students

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $500.00

Housing deposit is partially refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Sharks

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Scholarship

Intercollegiate

Intramural

NCAA Division II

Club

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Personal counseling

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Veteran's counselor

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Cheerleading

Women's Intercollegiate

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Equestrian

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Rowing (Crew)

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division II

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division II

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Other Sports : wallyball, kickball, Maasti dancing


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $50.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 11,062

Admitted : 8,861

Enrolled : 1,560

Less selective 80.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Recommendations

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Application Essay

Extracurricular Activities

Rigor of secondary school record

Considered

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Interview

Talent/Ability

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

CLEP

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Other Test Policies

International students completing high school outside of the U.S. are not required to submit standardized test scores for admission consideration.

A note from the college

Grades (strength of curriculum), standardized test scores, letter(s) of recommendation, extracurricular involvement and optional essay are all used in the final admission decision. International students completing high school outside of the U.S. are not required to submit standardized test scores for admission consideration.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 24.0%

Top Quarter : 31.0%

Top Half : 86.0%

Bottom Half : 14.0%

Bottom Quarter : 1.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 14.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 8.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 7.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 7.0%

600 - 699 : 41.0%

500 - 599 : 47.0%

400 - 499 : 5.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 11.0%

600 - 699 : 28.0%

500 - 599 : 48.0%

400 - 499 : 13.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 18.0%

24 - 29 : 35.0%

18 - 23 : 43.0%

12 - 17 : 4.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 14.0%

24 - 29 : 34.0%

18 - 23 : 33.0%

12 - 17 : 19.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 24.0%

24 - 29 : 28.0%

18 - 23 : 38.0%

12 - 17 : 10.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : No

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: NSU awards credit and placement toward the undergraduate degree based on the score achieved on the Advanced Placement Examination

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Computer Science

0

0

Visual/Performing Arts

0

0

History

0

0

English

0

4

Math

0

3

Science

0

3

Social Studies

0

3

Foreign Language

0

0

Academic Electives

0

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 82.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 33.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

500 - 620

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

520 - 630

ACT Composite

20 - 27


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

4

3

ARTS 1800

All

3-D Art and Design

4

3

ARTS 2900

All

Art History

4

3

ARTS 1999

All

Biology

3

3

BIOL 1100

All

4

8

BIOL 1500, BIOL 1510

All

Calculus AB

4

4

MATH 2100

All

Calculus BC

4

8

MATH 2100 and MATH 2200

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

4

4

MATH 2100

All

Chemistry

3

3

CHEM 1100

All

4

8

CHEM1300 and CHEM1310

All

Chinese Language and Culture

4

3

CHIN 1999

All

Comparative Government and Politics

4

3

POLS 2010

All

Computer Science A

3

3

CSIS 1800

All

4

7

CSIS 1800 and CSIS 2101

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

CSIS 1800

All

Drawing

4

3

ARTS 1200

All

English Language and Composition

4

3

COMP 1500

All

5

6

COMP 1500 and COMP2000

All

English Literature and Composition

4

3

COMP 1500*

All

5

6

COMP1500 and COMP2000

All

Environmental Science

3

3

BIOL 1040

All

European History

4

3

HIST 1999 (3cr)

All

5

6

HIST 1999 (3cr) HIST 1999 (3cr)

All

French Language and Culture

4

6

FREN1210 and FREN1220

All

German Language and Culture

4

6

HUMN 1995 (3cr) HUMN 1995 (3cr)

All

Human Geography

4

3

GEOG 2050

All

Italian Language and Culture

4

6

HUMN 1995 (3cr) HUMN 1995 (3cr)

All

Japanese Language and Culture

4

6

HUMN 1995 (3cr) HUMN 1995 (3cr)

All

Latin

4

6

HUMN 1999  HUMN  1999

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECN 2025

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECN 2020

All

Music Theory

3

3

MUSC 1800

All

Physics 1

4

4

PHYS 2350

All

Physics 2

4

4

PHYS 2360

All

Physics B

3

3

PHYS 1020

All

4

8

PHYS2350 and PHYS2360

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

PHYS 2500

All

4

4

PHYS 2360

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

PHYS 2350

All

4

4

PHYS 2400

All

Psychology

3

3

PSYC 1020

All

Research

3

3

NOVA 1999/ 3crs.

All

Seminar

3

3

NOVA 1999/ 3crs.

All

Spanish Language and Culture

4

6

SPAN 1210 and SPAN1220

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

4

6

SPAN 2210, SPAN 2220

All

Statistics

4

3

MATH 2020

All

United States Government and Politics

4

3

POLS 1010

All

United States History

4

3

HIST 1030

All

5

6

HIST 1030 and HIST1040

All

World History: Modern

4

3

HIST 1150

All

5

6

HIST 1150, HIST 1160

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

3

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3

Biology

50

3

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

4

Chemistry

50

3

College Algebra

50

3

College Mathematics

50

6

English Literature

50

3

Financial Accounting

50

3

French I

50

6

French II

59

12

German I

50

6

German II

63

12

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Humanities

50

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

6

Pre Calculus

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Social Sciences and History

50

3

Spanish I

50

6

Spanish II

63

12

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 70.0%

% of loans / jobs : 30.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 98.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 83.0%

% Judged to have need : 87.0%

% that were offered aid : 87.0%

% that had need fully met : 13.0%

% of need met : 85.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $35,459.00

Avg non need-based aid : $16,982.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $26,780.00

Avg need-based loan : $2,126.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $29,544.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Apr 15

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Stephanie Brown

Financial aid office phone : (800) 806-3680

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

State aid form

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,079.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

President’s and Premier Scholarship; up to full tuition; based on GPA and SAT/ACT; over 100 awarded. Dean’s Scholarship; $1,000-$9,500; based on GPA and SAT/ACT; 825 awarded. Razor’s Edge Scholarship; $10,000; based on leadership qualities and academics; 20 awarded.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$33,430.00

$33,430.00

$33,430.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$33,430.00

$33,430.00

$33,430.00

Room and board:

$13,656.00

$11,430.00

$3,330.00

Books and supplies:

$1,728.00

$1,728.00

$1,728.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$4,721.00

$4,721.00

$4,721.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,377.00

$5,293.00

$4,293.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$54,912.00

$56,602.00

$47,502.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$54,912.00

$56,602.00

$47,502.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Diving

Available

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Rowing (Crew)

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Swimming

Available

Available

Tennis

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 24

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.6

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 1.7

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 90

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 90

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 1,413

Transfers admitted percentage: 84.0%

Transfers admitted: 1,198

Transfers enrolled percentage: 41.0%

Transfers enrolled: 588

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Winter

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $50.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $33,430.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $13,656.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $11,430.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,079.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $2,558,841.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 219

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 79

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser