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

Fort Lauderdale, FloridaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1964Established Year
  20793Enrollment

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

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
Study Abroad Expert

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 TypePrivate
Campus SettingSuburban
Annual Endowment118 million USD
Student Retention Rate75%
Work-study programYes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part-time; online
Campus housing facility25%
Annual cost of Attendance50,333 USD
Admission Helpdesk954-262-4357

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 housingDeclining balanceTotal room cost for a year
Rolling hills Building AUSD 450USD 26,764 (max)
Leo Goodwin Sr. HallUSD 1,595USD 9,240
Rolling hills Building CUSD 450USD 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 TestQualifying marks
TOEFL79 (IBT)
IELTS6.0
Duolingo Test of English105
PTE Academic54
iTep Academic3.9
SAT verbal520
ACT English20
  • 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:
TypeCost per semester
Application feeUSD 50 (once)
Registration feeUSD 30
Deferment feeUSD 100
Student services feeUSD 250 or USD 500
Student health insuranceUSD 959 (fall), USD 1,336 (winter)
Laboratory feeUSD 20- USD 100
BooksUSD 100- USD 250
Course-specific feeUSD 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 scholarshipAmount awarded annually
NSU Dean’s scholarshipUSD 5,000 –USD 18,000
Razor’s edge scholarshipUSD 22,000
Presidents scholarshipTuition fee waiver

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
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Nova Southeastern University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population25507
FAFSA Code001509
Application Cost$50
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$42,197 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score118010801280 69%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing595550640-
Mathematics585530640-
ACTCheck Detailed Score262328 49%
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 Program58.2%
Total Applicants8321
Total Enrolled4840
Graduate
Graduate Programs58.2%
Total Applicants35529
Total Enrolled20667

Nova Southeastern University Enrollment

Enrollment
Nova Southeastern University Enrollment25507
Undergraduate Enrollment4840
Graduate Enrollment20667
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate63.4%

Attendance Cost

$42,197

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$28,448 / Year
Post Graduate Program$42,197 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,500 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$12,550 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$5,169 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
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
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Law ProgramsAmerican Bar Association
Medicine ProgramsAmerican Osteopathic Association
Dentistry ProgramsAmerican Dental Association
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Pharmacy ProgramsAccreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Physiotherapy ProgramsAmerican Physical Therapy Association
Psychology ProgramsAmerican Psychological Association
Clinical Science ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ProgramsAmerican Occupational Therapy Association
ProgramsAmerican Optometric Association
ProgramsCouncil on Education for Public Health
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
241001389010210194
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  • 2020
  • 2019

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    Times Higher Education

    RANKED  #301 - #350

    Overall (International)

    RANKED  #401

    Psychology (International)

    RANKED  #176 - #200

    Clinical Science (International)

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    Ranked #351 - 400
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    Score 42.4
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    Ranked #351 - 400
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    QS World University logo

    QS World University

    RANKED  #501 - #550

    Medicine (International)

    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    9/10

    9/10academic
    10/10infrastructure
    10/10placements
    10/10faculty
    10/10extracurricular
    5/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Sam zettelmaier, USA Physical therapy
    Nova Southeastern University
    Current student , Batch : 2021
    9
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    PT SCHOOL STUDENT

    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
    10 /10
    faculty
    10 /10
    infrastructure
    5 /10
    accomodation/food
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    placement
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    extracurricular
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    3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796
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    Book Store

    NSU Bookstore0.12 Km
    Remix Marlo2.64 Km
    Smooley Co.3.29 Km
    Catholic Books and Tapes3.76 Km
    Past Present Future Comics3.76 Km
    Barnes & Noble3.86 Km
    Los Cielos Abiertos Christian Bookstore (Libreria Cristiana)4.46 Km
    African Bookstore ON-LINE Store Only4.64 Km
    Alex Kazemfar Book store4.69 Km
    Samuel book4.95 Km
    Show World Adult Boutique & Arcade5.33 Km
    Howcaniebooks.Com5.72 Km
    Holyland Judaica5.74 Km
    Old Florida Book Shop5.89 Km
    Tootles & Slightly6.43 Km
    Volume One Books6.74 Km
    Holy Boutique7.2 Km
    Flair Magazine7.73 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
    Your Fat Loss Coach- Davie FL2.02 Km
    healthworks medical group2.74 Km
    Med Tech Services3.06 Km
    West Broward Pediatrics4.44 Km
    Florida Men's Health Center4.53 Km
    Urgent Medical Center, Inc.4.58 Km
    MD Now Urgent Care4.6 Km
    Patient Service Center4.89 Km
    Fresenius Medical Care at Westside Regional Medical Center5.04 Km
    Lechtenstein Jared M, DO, FACC5.33 Km
    Sunshine Medical Solutions5.7 Km
    Emergency Care at Plantation General Hospital6.45 Km
    Breast Cancer Detection Center6.48 Km
    Plantation General Hospital6.53 Km
    Fresenius Medical Care at Plantation General Hospital6.53 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
    Round Up Night Club & Restaurant3.49 Km
    Olive Garden Italian Restaurant3.54 Km
    Red Lobster3.73 Km
    MyPi Custom Pizza & Craft Beer3.77 Km
    Tijuana Flats4.14 Km
    Plantation Preserve Restaurant4.31 Km
    Beach Club Bar & Grill (in Seminole Hard Rock)4.69 Km
    Council Oak Steaks & Seafood (in Seminole Hard Rock)4.73 Km
    J. Alexander's Restaurant4.8 Km
    The Field Irish Pub & Eatery6.13 Km
    Flippers Cinema6.3 Km
    Ruby Tuesday6.73 Km
    Rustic Inn Crabhouse7.73 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Shoppes of Arrowhead1.2 Km
    Tower Shops1.48 Km
    Ireland Davie Ltd1.97 Km
    The Shops at One Plantation2.52 Km
    Market on University3.12 Km
    The Fountains3.6 Km
    Lakeside Town Shops3.68 Km
    Paradise Promenade4.17 Km
    Sunglass Hut at Macy's4.2 Km
    Sunglass Hut4.3 Km
    Lincoln Park4.31 Km
    Westfield Broward4.31 Km
    Westfield Broward Mall - Vapors | 3544.33 Km
    Rickell Says Plaza4.48 Km
    Rickell's Say Plaza4.49 Km
    Plantation Towne Square4.7 Km
    Sheridan Plaza7.19 Km
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    Super Market

    Trader Joe's1.5 Km
    Whole Foods Market1.95 Km
    Publix Super Market at Davie Shopping Center2.13 Km
    Lucky's Market2.82 Km
    Publix Super Market at Plantation3.01 Km
    Publix Super Market at Pine Island Ridge Plaza3.13 Km
    Publix Super Market at Pine Lake Plaza4.08 Km
    Aroma Market & Catering4.22 Km
    Publix Super Market at Plantation Towne Square4.73 Km
    Publix Super Market at Veranda Shoppes5.49 Km
    Publix Super Market at Cooper City Commons5.69 Km
    Publix Super Market at Taft Hollywood Shopping Center6.32 Km
    Publix Super Market at Oakbridge6.38 Km
    Save A Lot6.49 Km
    Sedano's Supermarket6.61 Km
    Walmart Supercenter6.83 Km
    Publix Super Market at Plantation Promenade7.18 Km
    Publix Super Market at Pembroke Commons7.41 Km
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    Airport

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

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