Nova Southeastern University (NSU)

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NSU can be found in Fort Lauderdale, FL, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. NSU has nearly 21,000 students enrolled per year.

Most of the students getting into Nova Southeastern University had an SAT score within the range of 1070 to 1280, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 20 to 28. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.52. This school has an acceptance rate of around 80 percent with 17 percent of applicants choosing to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Nova Southeastern University (NSU) acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 67%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Nova Southeastern University was reported as 80.1% in Fall 2020 with over 11,100 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • NSU ACT Scores: 20 - 28
  • NSU Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Nova Southeastern University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Nova Southeastern University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for NSU has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 52.5%
  • 2017-2018: 58.2%
  • 2018-2019: 78.5%
  • 2019-2020: 80.1%
  • Projected NSU Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 67.0%

How Does Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Nova Southeastern University is forty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Florida Atlantic University63.3%
Florida International University57.5%
University of Miami27.1%
Florida Gulf Coast University66.7%
University of Central Florida44.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Nova Southeastern University (NSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 640
Math520 - 640
Total Score1070 - 1280
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 29
Math18 - 27
Composite Score20 - 28
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