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 30,000 students enrolled per year.

Most of the students getting into Nova Southeastern University had an SAT score within the range of 950 to 1190, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 21 to 27. 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 3.13 - 3.45. This school has an acceptance rate of around 57 percent with 27 percent of applicants choosing to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Nova Southeastern University (NSU) acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 56%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Nova Southeastern University was reported as 57.5% in Fall 2013 with over 4,330 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: 21 - 27
  • NSU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for NSU has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 44.8%
  • 2010-2011: 53.3%
  • 2011-2012: 57.7%
  • 2012-2013: 55.5%
  • 2013-2014: 57.5%
  • Projected NSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 55.6%

How Does Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Nova Southeastern University is four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale93.3%
Florida Atlantic University47.7%
Florida International University43.0%
University of Miami40.5%
Florida Gulf Coast University65.8%

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 Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Nova Southeastern University (NSU) (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 28
Math21 - 26
Composite Score21 - 27
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