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Chances of getting into Nova Southeastern University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
80.1%
Admission Difficulty for Nova Southeastern University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Nova and can I get accepted? The school has a 80% acceptance rate ranking it #45 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,857 out of 11,058 applicants were admitted making Nova Southeastern University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent. Nova Southeastern University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Nova SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT
81%
SAT Scores for Nova Southeastern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Nova Southeastern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1180

SAT Scores you need to get in

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 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #13 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Nova Southeastern University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1280 and Above Good >87%
1175 to 1280 Avg + 80%-87%
1070 to 1175 Avg - 70%-80%
965 to 1070 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 965 Low <58%
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Nova ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
36%
ACT Scores for Nova Southeastern University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Nova Southeastern University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Nova regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #15 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Nova Southeastern University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Nova Southeastern University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >87%
24 to 28 Avg + 80%-87%
20 to 24 Avg - 70%-80%
16 to 20 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 16 Low <58%
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Nova GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Nova Southeastern University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Nova. 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 grades are above the average 3.79 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Nova accepts 80% of all applicants.

 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Nova Southeastern University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,727 3,331 11,058
Accepted 6,176 2,681 8,857
Acceptance Rate 80% 80% 80%
Enrolled 1,039 488 1,527
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 18% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 22, 2021
Days left to Apply
180

Applicants have 180 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 22, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Nova Southeastern University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Nova Southeastern University prefer SAT or ACT?

81% of students submit their SAT scores to Nova. 36% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Nova Southeastern University?

80% of those who apply are granted admission to Nova. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Nova Southeastern University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1280. 81% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Nova Southeastern University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 28. 36% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.