• Address: 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

  • Phone Number: 800-541-6682

  • Website: http://www.nova.edu/academics/distance-education.html

About

Nova Southeastern University is a private not-for-profit university with a huge campus of 315 acres headquartered at Fort Lauderdale, in the state of Florida. It is commonly referred to as NSU. The university offers more than 150 programs in different domains and fields of study.

It is a reputed university not only for providing on-campus courses and programs but also in providing online courses and programs to thousands of students and changing their lives in a positive way.

  • The acceptance rate of the university is 53%.

  • The graduation rate is 50% and the retention rate is 75%.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 17:1.

  • The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Online Education at NSU

The university is providing various courses for the students who want to pursue their careers in the comfort of home. They are flexible and made on the basis of the student needs and the students can undergo training 24/7 with the help of internet.

The learning management system of the university helps students who enrolled in the courses to know about the curriculum and course completion. The students can check their attendance and the information regarding the popular issues related to the course.


Reviews

Here are some of the popular reviews about the university.

  • Professors are strict, experienced and supportive.

  • Infrastructure and laboratories are sophisticated.

  • It offers campus police as security to the students on campus.

  • Class sizes are small students get individual attention from the faculty.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001509

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Institutional Accreditation

SACSCOC

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Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: http://www.nova.edu/academics/distance-education.html, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 17: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 75 % Part Time: 32 %
Total Population 21,625
Student Population Full Time: 13,575 Part Time: 8,050
Gender Division Male: 30 % Female: 70 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 48 %

The College Monk

Female: 51 %

Total Graduation Rate: 50 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) offers 108 online programs across 15 Majors

Business Management

Offering 21 programs accross 3 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 11 programs accross 1 degrees

Psychology

Offering 4 programs accross 2 degrees

Nursing

Offering 4 programs accross 2 degrees

Computer Science

Offering 5 programs accross 2 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Behavioral Sciences

Offering 8 programs accross 2 degrees

Health Science

Offering 17 programs accross 4 degrees

Accounting

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering 6 programs accross 1 degrees

Biomedical Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 8 programs accross 3 degrees

Education

Offering 12 programs accross 2 degrees

Law

Offering 5 programs accross 1 degrees

Information Technology

Offering 3 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Acceptance Rate is 53%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $50
Graduate Application Fee $50

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 6,532
Total Applicants Admitted 3,432
Applicants Enrolled 662
Full time Applicants Enrolled 648
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 14
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 409
Number of students submitting ACT scores 372
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 63%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 57%
SAT Math 547 average 490 - 605 range
SAT Critical Reading 555 average 490 - 620 range
ACT Composite 25 average 22 - 29 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Nova Southeastern University offers numerous grants, loans, scholarships, and financial aid. University is having its own cell for the financial aid help and will answer all the queries of the students regarding financial aid.

Various financial aids offered are mentioned below.

  • Pell grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, Iraq, and Afghanistan Service Grant, Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized and PLUS loans, and Federal Work-study are the Federal aids available for the students.

  • Effective Access To Student Education Grant, José Martí Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund, and Florida Student Assistance Grant are the State grants available.

  • NSU President’s and Premier Scholarship, NSU Dean's Scholarship, Razor's Edge Program, and the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, Benacquisto Scholarship are the various Institutional and State scholarships available.

  • Tuition Assistance, Veterans Educational Assistance Program, Reserve Educational Assistance Program, Survivors and Dependent Educational Assistance Program, Post 9/11 GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Montgomery GI Bill are the various Military aids available.

  • Nova Southeastern University Federal School code is 001509.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $5,167 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $1,926 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. June 30th, 2018
TEACH Grant $1,926 Undergraduate or Graduate. 3.25 CGPA. June 30th, 2018
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant $6,000 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,515 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct Unsubsidized loan $5,515 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct PLUS Loans $5,515 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Federal Perkins Loans $5,515 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $5,515 U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2018

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Effective Access To Student Education (EASE) Grant $1,000 Residents of Florida. Demonstrate the financial need. May 15th, 2019
José Martí Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund $2,000 Florida resident. 3.0 GPA. Demonstrate Financial Need. May 15th, 2019
Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) $1,000 Residents of Florida. Demonstrate the financial need. May 15th, 2019
State Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Varies Demonstrate Academic Excellence. Resident of Florida. December 1st, 2018
Benacquisto Scholarship $2,500 Resident of Florida. Demonstrate Financial need. December 1st, 2018
VGAP Scholarship Varies Virginia resident. Minimum of 2.5 high school grade point average. Enrolled full-time. Dependent student. Enrolled at least 12 hours per semester. Varies
Virginia Commonwealth Award Varies Virginia resident. Satisfactory academic progress. Enrolled at least half time. Varies
CSAP Scholarship Varies Virginia resident. Satisfactory academic progress. Enrolled at least half time. Varies

Data Source: http://www.nova.edu/academics/distance-education.html, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
NSU President’s and Premier Scholarship Varies Demonstrate Academic Achievement. Full-time Student. Varies
NSU Dean's Scholarship Varies Demonstrate Academic Achievement. Varies
Razor's Edge Program $21,000 Fresher. Demonstrate Academic Achievement. Varies

Data Source: http://www.nova.edu/academics/distance-education.html, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Montgomery GI Bill Varies Served period of 36 months after September 10, 200 Varies
Vocational Rehabilitation Varies Service-connected Disabilities. Varies
Post 9/11 GI Bill $18,688 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Survivors and Dependent Educational Assistance Program (DEA) Varies Service members who are permanently disabled or died. Varies
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) Varies Reserve called to active duty in response to a war or natural disaster. Varies
Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) Varies Contributed to the program while on active duty. Varies
Tuition Assistance $3,631 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies

Data Source: http://www.nova.edu/academics/distance-education.html, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $22,993
$30,001 - $48,000 $22,271
$48,001 - $75,000 $24,266
$75,001 - $110,000 $26,834
Over $110,000 $27,321

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 42% $4,163
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $18,110
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 33% $6,000
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $13,714
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 46% $6,914
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 45% $5,515
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 25,344
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 593 $14,360
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 210 $18,688
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 383 $11,987

Data Source: http://www.nova.edu/academics/distance-education.html, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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