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    NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY - [NSU], FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA

    Fort Lauderdale, FloridaLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1964established year
    20793enrollment
    7.7/10

    Nova Southeastern University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Vaishnavi Agrawal

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    Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a private university established in Florida in the year 1964. With over 150 programs in graduate, undergraduate and professional school programs, NSU is ranked among the top 5 US colleges with the most number of minority graduate degree recipients. NSU has an annual undergraduate enrollment of 4,904 students both from state and international. Medical and psychology programs from NSU are top-ranked in Florida, also it has the only college of Optometry in the state.

    Rankings

    • US News and World Report ranked it as #246 among best Colleges in national universities. And #165 in Top Performers on Social Mobility.
    • THE ranking reveals it to be among 301 and 350th in world rankings for 2020 and 401-500th in US rankings for 2020.
    • During 2016, Times higher Education also listed it among 20 universities that can be world-renowned by 2030.
    • According to QS World University ranking, NSU is ranked among 501-550th in the world.
    • Niche.com ranks it as 11th in best colleges of Florida category and 7th in best colleges for psychology in Florida.

    Highlights

    University Type Private
    Campus Setting Suburban
    Annual Endowment 118 million USD
    Student Retention Rate 75%
    Work-study program Yes
    Mode of Program Full time; Part-time; online
    Campus housing facility 25%
    Annual cost of Attendance 50,333 USD
    Admission Helpdesk 954-262-4357

    Campus

    • The campus is 314 acres in south Florida with an on-campus housing facility which provides free utilities like Wi-Fi, Cable, Electricity, Laundry etc.
    • NSU features over 100 on-campus clubs and organizations and has an auditorium hall that hosts many college events with a capacity of up to 4,500.
    • There are also Sports and Recreation clubs, Fitness centers, Arts centers on campus which enhances the all-round ability of the student.
    • Living in South Florida would be fun with a beach within a few miles and Walt Disney World a few hours away.

    Residence

    • The on-campus housing has 7 residence halls and apartment housing plans for undergraduate students.
    • Types of accommodation available are from a single room a person to a studio type in both residence halls and apartments.
    • All the residents must purchase a mandatory Declining balance plan per semester.
    • Costs for a few housing areas are listed below:
    Name of housing Declining balance Total room cost for a year
    Rolling hills Building A USD 450 USD 26,764 (max)
    Leo Goodwin Sr. Hall USD 1,595 USD 9,240
    Rolling hills Building C USD 450 USD 9,600
    • All the residence hall buildings have a classroom, study lounge on each floor, laundry, kitchen, and a TV lounge.

    Programs

    • NSU offers 242-degree programs in Medicine, Law, Dentistry, Business, Computer sciences, Education and more. 150 of them being offered at the undergraduate level.
    • The undergraduate students are allowed to take part in popular NSU research areas like oncology, dentistry, autism, etc. The average class size of UG is also maintained as low as 17.
    • NSU offers 53 master’s programs and has the largest MBA and Accounting programs in Florida.
    • The Dual degree program offered in Dentistry is among the top 5 most applied dental schools in America.

    Application Process

    International students seeking admissions at the University can follow the below-mentioned admission details:

    • Application portal: Online Application Portal
    • International applicants have two ways to apply, either via NSU shark select international application or the common application.
    • The application fee of USD 50 has to be paid, which is non-refundable.
    • Eligibility for application is as follows:
      • Proof of completion of the secondary school along with GPA.
      • English Language proficiency test scores of any of below:
    Name of Test Qualifying marks
    TOEFL 79 (IBT)
    IELTS 6.0
    Duolingo Test of English 105
    PTE Academic 54
    iTep Academic 3.9
    SAT verbal 520
    ACT English 20
    • Supporting documents which need to be attached are:
      • An essay along with the application
      • Letter of recommendation (maximum of 3 )
    • NSU has a graduation rate of 61% and a retention rate of 79%.

    Cost of Attendance

    • Per semester tuition fee for 12- 18 credits registered is USD 15,575 it doesn’t include housing and other costs.
    • Other fees estimated for the year 2019-2020 are:
    Type Cost per semester
    Application fee USD 50 (once)
    Registration fee USD 30
    Deferment fee USD 100
    Student services fee USD 250 or USD 500
    Student health insurance USD 959 (fall), USD 1,336 (winter)
    Laboratory fee USD 20- USD 100
    Books USD 100- USD 250
    Course-specific fee USD 275
    • Living expenses vary based upon the residence and meal plan chosen.

    Financial Aid

    • At NSU scholarships are offered based upon academic standings, grades, and ethnicity. Three popular scholarships among international freshmen are elaborated below.
    Name of scholarship Amount awarded annually
    NSU Dean’s scholarship USD 5,000 –USD 18,000
    Razor’s edge scholarship USD 22,000
    Presidents scholarship Tuition fee waiver
    • NSU Dean’s scholarship is awarded during booth winter and fall based upon academic performance when pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
    • President’s scholarship is a full tuition fee waiver for top academic performers every year.
    • Other Sources of Funding: Applying for financial aid programs in the US can be overwhelming due to their extensive application filing process. Here’s a brief list of research scholarship opportunities from private organizations both within the U.S. and India.
    • United World Colleges International Youth Scholarships.
    • Civil Society Leadership Award
    • The Indian Trust Fellowship
    • Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowships for Indian Students
    • Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowship
    • Inlaks Scholarship

    Alumni

    • All the graduates' are auto-enrolled to NSU Alumni Association and can avail benefits like Insurance, financial support, discounts, and library membership.
    • Notable alumni are
      • J.D Martinez- Professional Baseball outfielder
      • Will Kirby- Dermatologist and professor of Dermatology
      • Isabel Saint Malo- former Vice president of Panama
      • Mike Fiers- Professional Baseball Pitcher

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Apr 04

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESGRE297|TOEFL80|IELTS6.0|PTE54
    $ 28,1701st YEAR
    FEES

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Apr 24

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESGMAT540|TOEFL80|IELTS6.0|PTE54

    COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

    N
    8.2 / 10
    $ 25,4701st YEAR
    FEES

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Apr 04

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESGRE297|TOEFL80|IELTS6.0|PTE54

    COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

    N
    8.7 / 10

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Apr 15

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESGRE306|TOEFL80|IELTS6.0|PTE54

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Jul 20

    Application Deadline

    Nova Southeastern University Overview

    Insitution type
    Private (Not for Profit)
    Student Population
    25507
    FAFSA Code
    001509
    Application Cost
    $50
    Accreditation
    SACSSCOC
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $42,197 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    TOEFL-79--
    IELTS-6--
    Undergraduate
    SAT Check Detailed Score11801080128069
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing595550640-
    Mathematics585530640-
    ACT Check Detailed Score26232849
    English262230-
    Mathematics252228-

    Nova Southeastern University Acceptance Rate

    58.2 %

    acceptance rate

    7779

    total applicants

    25507

    total enrolled

    Male
    Female

    30.0%

    Male

    70.0%

    Female

    Undergraduate
    Undergraduate Programs
    58.2%
    Total Applicants
    8321
    Total Enrolled
    4840
    Graduate
    Graduate Programs
    58.2%
    Total Applicants
    35529
    Total Enrolled
    20667

    Nova Southeastern University enrollment

    Enrollment
    Nova Southeastern University Enrollment
    25507
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    4840
    Graduate Enrollment
    20667
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate
    63.4%

    Attendance Cost

    $42197

    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $28,503 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $42,197 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,500 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $12,550 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $5,169 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $18,108 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $7,941 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $8,010 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $7,941 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
    Program wise accreditation
    Clinical Science Programs
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
    Dentistry Programs
    American Dental Association
    Law Programs
    American Bar Association

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    241001389010210194

    Ranking

    202120202019
    Times Higher Education logo

    Times Higher Education

    RANKED  #251 - #300

    Overall(International)

    RANKED  #601

    Economics(International)

    RANKED  #601

    International Business(International)

    RANKED  #501

    Psychology(International)

    RANKED  #176 - #200

    Clinical Science(International)

    Nearest Ranking

    Howard University

    Ranked#201 - #250
    Score50.6

    University of Iowa

    Ranked#201 - #250
    Score50.6

    Boston College

    Ranked#301 - #350
    Score45.6

    US News logo

    US News

    RANKED  #877

    Overall(International)

    Nearest Ranking

    Old Dominion University

    Ranked#873
    Score39.8

    California State University

    Ranked#868
    Score39.9

    University of Alabama

    Ranked#892
    Score39.2

    Center for World University Rankings logo

    Center for World University Rankings

    RANKED  #1386

    Overall(International)

    Nearest Ranking

    DePaul University

    Ranked#1385
    Score68.3

    Grinnell College

    Ranked#1379
    Score68.3

    Fairfield University

    Ranked#1391
    Score68.2

    College Rating

    Based on 5 Students Rating

    7.7 out of 10
    8.2/10Academic
    7.4/10Accommodation
    8.6/10Faculty
    7.8/10Infrastructure
    8.4/10Placement
    9.7/10Social Life

    Reviews

    LR
    6.5 /10

    through excellence and innovations in teaching, research, service, and learning, Nova Southeastern University will be recognized by accrediting agencies, the academic community, and the general public as a premier, private, not-for-profit university of quality and distinction that engages all students and produces alumni who serve with integrity in their lives, fields of study, and resulting careers. After securing a GPA of 7.4, I had applied through a common application form. Also, the application fee was around $50.

    Course Curriculum :

    Nova Southeastern University’s Biological Sciences master’s degree provides you with a strong foundation, so you can prepare for professional careers in biology and in health care fields. This program offers opportunities for you to specialize in your interests and conduct original research in areas such as genetics, cell biology, ecology, chemistry, endocrinology, biochemistry, and more.

    9 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    6 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    SB
    6.2 /10

    NSU is committed to helping you pursue your dreams in the safest environment possible. In addition to offering learning options, they have implemented a BlendFlex educational model that offers in-class instruction, synchronous remote instruction, and online taped lecture instruction. My GPA was 7.1. I was required to submit a common application by paying a cost of $50.

    Course Curriculum :

    The M.B.A. with a major in Business is for motivated professionals, like you. It allows you to customize courses to meet your specific goals, giving you the freedom to mix and match courses to create an M.B.A. experience that’s unique to you. You’ll learn from Fortune 500 business executives and have opportunities to get hands-on on real-world projects.

    7 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    NI
    8.7 /10

    The University has a very good reputation in the USA and especially the medical and psychology courses are very good here. The courses are quite affordable as well. The university has a very nominal application fee as well. When I applied I had to pay $50 for the application.

    Course Curriculum :

    The degree focuses to cover the following topics in detail like the theory of programming languages, the design and analysis of algorithms, operating systems, database management systems, and software engineering. The degree requires 30 credit points and approx one year and six months.

    8 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    NR
    8.2 /10

    Out of the few colleges I got accepted into, this university had the most affordable and attractive MBA program so after a bit of contemplation, I decided to go for it. I had done quite a bit of research before applying. I applied online and paid an application fee of $50.

    Course Curriculum :

    My program was an MBA with a concentration in Human Resource Management. The core courses were mainly accounting, strategy, financial management and statistics and since my major was HR, I also had courses like Employee Relations, Talent Management and Strategy in HR. I did feel that the core courses could be a bit more inclusive but since I had a strong business background already, I was able to make up for it.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    SZ
    9.0 /10

    I was accepted into their physical therapy program and this specific branch is located within the area I had wanted to live. My program is a hybrid program which allows me to work as well as receive my doctorate degree.

    Course Curriculum :

    I think that the course curriculum is tough, but that is to be expected of a doctoral program. I really enjoy the content that is provided and I feel that the schools are providing me with all of the information I need to be successful after graduation.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    5 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
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    3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796
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    Nearby this campus

    • Book Store
    • Hospital
    • Restaurant
    • Shopping Mall
    • Super Market
    • Airport

    Book Store

    NSU Bookstore0.12 km
    Remix Marlo2.64 km
    Smooley Co.3.29 km
    Catholic Books and Tapes3.76 km
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    Restaurant

    Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant0.69 km
    Panera Bread1.05 km
    Papa John's Pizza2.58 km
    SpareZ3.03 km
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    Super Market

    Trader Joe's1.50 km
    Whole Foods Market1.95 km
    Publix Super Market at Davie Shopping Center2.13 km
    Lucky's Market2.82 km
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    Hospital

    Nova Neuroimmune Center0.54 km
    NSU Sanford L. Ziff Center0.55 km
    DaVita Davie City Dialysis0.78 km
    Veterans Multi-Purpose Center1.99 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Shoppes of Arrowhead1.20 km
    Tower Shops1.48 km
    Ireland Davie Ltd1.97 km
    The Shops at One Plantation2.52 km
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    Airport

    Plantation NDB PJN 2426.38 km
    Aeropuerto FLL7.83 km
    Tropical Airport Parking | Fairfield Parking7.95 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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