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Nova Southeastern University

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Founded in Fort Lauderdale, Fl., in 1964, Nova Southeastern University is a private institution with more than 6,000 undergraduate students and offers degree programs through numerous colleges, including the Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship. Research is a large part of the school’s mission, with a new Center for Collaborative Research that will focus on medical, pharmaceutical, dental and oceanographic research.

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Quick Facts

3301 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314

2013-2014 Tuition

$25,430 Tuition and Fees


5739 undergraduate students
30% male / 70% female


July 21 application deadline
55.5% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1964

Programs Offered

associate degree, bachelor's degree, certificate, doctorate, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Computer Science, Computer Science, Education, General, Special Education and Teaching, General, Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities, Elementary Education and Teaching, Secondary Education and Teaching, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Art Teacher Education, English/Language Arts Teacher Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, Social Studies Teacher Education, Pre-Law Studies, Legal Assistant/Paralegal, English Language and Literature, General, General Studies, Humanities/Humanistic Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biology, General, Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Natural Resources Management and Policy, International/Global Studies, Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, Philosophy, Psychology, General, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Economics, General, International Relations and Affairs, Sociology, American/United States Studies/Civilization, Dance, General, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Art/Art Studies, General, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Music, General, Physician Assistant, Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other, Business/Commerce, General, Business/Commerce, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, Finance, General, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, History, General, American History (United States), Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Minors Offered

Aquaculture, Computer and Information Sciences, General, Information Technology, Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance, Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other, Spanish Language and Literature, Family Systems, Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate), International Law and Legal Studies, Legal Assistant/Paralegal, English Language and Literature, General, Humanities/Humanistic Studies, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other, Bioinformatics, Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, Mathematics, General, Statistics, Other, Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management, International/Global Studies, Chemistry, General, Physics, Psychology, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Sociology, Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, History, Communication and Media Studies

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 5,739
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 3,584
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 2,096
Percent of male undergraduates: 30%
Percent of female undergraduates: 70%
Percent of international undergraduates: 6%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, career, minority student, military, older student, personal, psychological, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)


Student activities offered: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, literary magazine, radio station, student government, student newspaper, television station

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