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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Nova Southeastern University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Nova Southeastern University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
58.2%
Admission Difficulty for Nova Southeastern University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Nova Southeastern University and can I get accepted? The school has a 58% acceptance rate ranking it #22 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,525 out of 7,779 applicants were admitted making Nova Southeastern University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 32 percent. Nova Southeastern University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Nova Southeastern University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1150-1340
Applicants Submitting SAT
69%
SAT Scores for Nova Southeastern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1150
SAT Scores for Nova Southeastern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1340
Average SAT Score 1250

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Nova Southeastern University?

Nova Southeastern University typically requires applicants to be in the top 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 69 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Nova Southeastern University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1340 and Above Good >70%
1245 to 1340 Avg + 58%-70%
1150 to 1245 Avg - 45%-58%
1055 to 1150 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 1055 Low <32%
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Nova Southeastern University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
49%
ACT Scores for Nova Southeastern University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Nova Southeastern University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Nova Southeastern University?

Admission data indicates that Nova Southeastern University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 49 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Nova Southeastern University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Nova Southeastern University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >72%
25 to 28 Avg + 58%-72%
23 to 25 Avg - 47%-58%
21 to 23 Reach 37%-47%
Less than 21 Low <37%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.79
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Nova Southeastern University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Nova Southeastern University was 3.79 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in Florida for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Nova Southeastern University accepts 58% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Nova Southeastern University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 51% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 10% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 9% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 15% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

53% of Nova Southeastern University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Nova Southeastern University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 24%
Top 25% of class 53%
Top 50% of class 85%
Bottom 50% of class 15%
Bottom 25% of class 3%

Admission Statistics

Nova Southeastern University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,392 2,387 7,779
Accepted 3,123 1,402 4,525
Acceptance Rate 58% 59% 58%
Enrolled 661 326 987
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 23% 22%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
228

Applicants have 228 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Nova Southeastern University before the Aug 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Nova Southeastern University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Nova Southeastern University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Nova Southeastern University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=136215 IPEDS survey data for Nova Southeastern University.

Frequently Asked Questions

69% of students submit their SAT scores to Nova Southeastern University. 49% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

58% of those who apply are granted admission to Nova Southeastern University. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1150 and 1340. 69% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 28. 49% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.