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Study at Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University is a renowned coeducational university located in Davie, Florida. It is a private, non-profit organization. The university offers business, Counselling, computer and information sciences, education, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, healthcare, and various other professional degrees. Nova Southeastern University has more than 30, 000 students. The university also offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The various campuses, centres and schools under this university are the following:

  • Davie Campus
  • Dania Beach Campus
  • North Miami Beach Campus
The NSU Department of Athletics offers more than 15 intercollegiate athletic programs and has won more than 70 national championships since 1975. The athletics teams, known as the Sharks, participate in sports like basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis, track and volleyball.

Profile of Nova Southeastern University

The main campus of Nova Southeastern is in Fort Lauderdale, FL (a large suburb). The school is a private, not-for-profit school. Nova Southeastern offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to medicine and education and teaching.

Nova Southeastern Selectivity

Nova Southeastern does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, 51% of people who applied to the school were accepted. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 460 to 540. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 440 or more.


The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at Nova Southeastern are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 27, 518 enrolled students. Older students (40+ years old, e. g. ) are welcome and common at Nova Southeastern.

Student Life

Student athletes at the school belong to the Sunshine State Conference for major sports.

Nova Southeastern Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching3, 503educational administration, teacher ed, gifted and talended education, reading teaching, educational supervision, elementary school teaching, ESL instruction, math teaching, . . .
Business and Management1, 581business management, business, MIS, accounting, human resources, international business, taxation, finance, . . .
Medicine969pharmacy, osteopathic medicine, public health courses, health professions, dentistry, optometry, advanced general dentistry, psychopharmacology, . . .
Therapy and Counselling697clinical psychology, psychology, Counselling psychology, school psychology, marriage and family therapy, physical therapy
Law390law, pre-law, legal professions, legal assistant
Science356vision science, biology, marine biology, biological and biomedical sciences, natural sciences, oceanography
Medical Support and Technology226speech pathology, physician assistant, audiology, sonography and ultrasound tech
Computer Science and Engineering173computer support, computer and info science, information science, computer science, computer security
Nursing and Emergency Medicine130registered nursing, nursing administration
Family and Social Work127child development, public administration, human development and family studies
Security and Law Enforcement65criminal justice and safety
Liberal Arts59peace and conflict resolution, English, social studies, history, general studies, humanities
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy59occupational therapy, sports and fitness management
Conservation and Resource Management8natural resources management, environmental studies
Media8communication studies
Medical administration4health care facilities management
Drama and Performing Arts3drama

Contact: Nova Southeastern

Nova Southeastern University

3301 College Ave

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796

General Phone: (954) 262-7300


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