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Nova Southeastern University
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Total Enrollments
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Net Average Cost of Attendance
Main Address
3301 College Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796
Overall Rankings
Health Professions And Related Programs
#45 of 1,711
Legal Professions And Studies
#80 of 338
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Contact Info
Contact & Location
Phone Number
(954) 262-7300
3301 College Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796
Large Suburb
Key Info, Costs & Aid
Acceptance Rate (2022)
Completion Rate (2022)
Student Body
Total Enrollments (2022) 20,948
Women 72%
Men 28%
Total Enrollments (2022) 20,948
Hispanic or Latino 32%
White 30%
Black or African American 16%
Asian 10%
Unknown 4%
International (Non-Citizen) 4%
Multiracial 3%
Native American 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
In State Tuition (2022)
Out of State Tuition (2022)
On Campus Room & Board

* These statistics utilize the most recently released data from IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)

Degree Overview
Total Awards (2022) 7,299
Master's 43%
Doctoral 31%
Bachelor's 22%
Certificate 4%
Associate's 0%
Total Awards (2022) 7,299
Healthcare 47%
Education and Liberal Arts 14%
Human and Social Sciences 12%
Business 10%
Mathematics and Science 6%
Legal and Law 6%
Computer Technology 2%
Engineering 2%
Art and Design 0%
Agriculture 0%
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Sources for school statistics and data include U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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Online Programs
American/U.s. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business/Commerce, General
Child Development
Computer And Information Sciences, Other
Computer And Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Curriculum And Instruction
Data Modeling/Warehousing And Database Administration
Early Childhood Education And Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Education/Teaching Of The Gifted And Talented
Educational Evaluation And Research
Educational Leadership And Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, And Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education And Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Finance, General
Health Law
Health Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Homeland Security
Human Development And Family Studies, General
Human Nutrition
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Information Science/Studies
International Relations And National Security Studies, Other
Kindergarten/Preschool Education And Teaching
Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies, Other
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Reading Teacher Education
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education And Teaching, General
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teaching English As A Second Or Foreign Language/Esl Language Instructor
Technical Teacher Education
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
Urban Education And Leadership
Youth Services/Administration
Accredited By
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized Accreditations
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Predoctoral
  • Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) (Advanced Education in General Dentistry 12 months program with Optional 2nd Year)
  • Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) (Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine Advanced Education in General Dentistry)
  • Endodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs (College of Health Care Sciences)
  • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • Occupational Therapy (OTD) - Programs leading to a Doctoral Degree
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
  • Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programs
  • Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs (Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry Residency in Pediatric Optometry and Binocular Vision)
  • Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs (Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry Residency in Primary Eye Care)
American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
  • Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degree
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Nova Southeastern University Center for Psychological Studies)
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (South Florida Consortium Internship Program)
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health Programs (PHPBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
  • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics

Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

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4 Based on 4 Reviews
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4.25 Based on 2 Reviews
A Excellent

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4 Based on 1 Reviews
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4.25 Based on 1 Reviews
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3.5 Based on 3 Reviews
B+ Great

Questions & Answers
Who are the notable alumni?
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Baseball stars J.D. Martinez and Mike Fiers both played for Nova Southeastern before being drafted into the majors. Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado, vice president of Panama, received a master’s degree in business administration from the university. A number of Florida state representatives and circuit judges also are Nova Southeastern alumni.

What is the campus setting like?
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Palm trees and lakes help give this 314-acre campus in suburban Fort Lauderdale a pleasant, Floridian feel. The Don Taft University Center is Nova Southeastern’s social hub. Some of its highlights include a 4,500-seat arena, a state-of-the-art gym, a black box theater, a food court, and a leisure pool. In the Carl DeSantis Building you can take your lunch from its popular Einstein Bros. Bagels and hang out in the beautiful sunny atrium.

What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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As part of its commitment to advancing education in Florida, Nova Southeastern operates regional campuses in Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Palm Beach, Fort Myers and Miramar. It also has a branch in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The university offers an extensive number of undergraduate and graduate online programs. As a participant in the Southern Regional Education Board’s Electronic Campus, Nova Southeastern’s online programs and courses are subject to review and certification to ensure quality.

What are the athletic highlights?
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Both the men’s and women’s golf teams have enjoyed great success over the past few years. The Lady Sharks took home the NCAA Division II national title from 2009-2012, while the men did the same in 2012 and 2015. The women’s rowing team captured the national championship in 2013. Nova Southeastern also offers men’s and women’s teams in basketball, cross country, track & field, soccer, and swimming & diving. The university is a member of the Sunshine State Conference.

What are the school's academic highlights?
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The most popular majors at Nova Southeastern include health professions and related programs, business and management, biological and biomedical sciences, psychology, and education. Its internationally-known marine science program has been adding to knowledge about oceans since 1966, including research on how global warming might change species dispersal patterns. The Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship is home to the largest MBA and master of accounting programs in Florida. The university’s Mailman Segal Center for Human Development has a long history of serving individuals with autism and their families.

How are the career opportunities for college graduates in this city?
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In 2015, Forbes ranked Fort Lauderdale second on its list of “Happiest Cities for Young Professionals.” Factors contributing to the rating included growth opportunities, compensation, benefits, work-life balance, career advancement, and job security. As might be expected, tourism is among the region’s major industries. However, Fort Lauderdale continues to establish itself as one of the fastest-growing markets for global trade and is a leader in South Florida’s emerging “Internet Coast” of more than 6,000 high-tech firms.

What major companies/industries are hiring what type of graduates/skills in this city?
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A diverse economy in the Greater Fort Lauderdale region leads to high demand for a variety of skillsets. Educators can find employment with the Broward County School District, Nova Southeastern University, and Kaplan. Memorial Healthcare System, Holy Cross Medical Group, and North Broward Hospital District hire health science grads. American Express and Bank of America are major financial employers. Communications giant Sun-Sentinel Co. publishes the largest-circulation newspaper in South Florida and operates WSFL-TV. Other major employers include automotive retailer AutoNation, software developer Citrix, and advertising agency Zimmerman.

Is this city more of a college town or a great place to start a career and family?
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Between the great weather and the promising job opportunities, students often choose to remain in Fort Lauderdale after graduation. The city is home to more than 172,000 residents, and about a quarter of households include children. While singles may enjoy residential options near the bustling downtown area, plenty of family-friendly options exist in smaller neighborhoods, including planned communities and waterfront properties.

What do the locals in this city like to do for fun?
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With 3,000 hours of annual sunshine, outdoor activities rule! Fort Lauderdale boasts seven miles of beaches, 31 golf courses, and the Intracoastal Waterway lined with marinas, waterfront restaurants, and nightspots. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts hosts Broadway productions as well as ballets, operas, and children’s shows. The city also is home to the Museum of Discovery and Science, the NSU Art Museum, and the Antique Car Museum.

What's the dating scene like in this city? Will I meet my perfect mate?
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While Nova Southeastern University’s student body is heavily female, the city as a whole is relatively equal. Many singles appreciate the ethnic diversity of the area. And if your Romeo or Juliet isn’t among Fort Lauderdale’s residents, perhaps you’ll bump into him or her on the beach when throngs of bathing suit-clad singles drop by for Spring Break.