Nova Admission RequirementsFort Lauderdale, Florida
Chances of getting into Nova Southeastern University
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Nova and can I get accepted? The school has a 79% acceptance rate ranking it #42 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,026 out of 8,946 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 41 percent. Nova Southeastern University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 18% 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 SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT81%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||550|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1080|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||640|
|SAT Composite 75th||1290|
|Average SAT Score||1190|
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 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1290 and Above||Good||>86%|
|1185 to 1290||Avg +||79%-86%|
|1080 to 1185||Avg -||69%-79%|
|975 to 1080||Reach||57%-69%|
|Less than 975||Low||<57%|
Nova ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT36%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||30|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|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?
Admission data indicates that Nova regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 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. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Nova Southeastern University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>86%|
|25 to 28||Avg +||79%-86%|
|22 to 25||Avg -||69%-79%|
|19 to 22||Reach||57%-69%|
|Less than 19||Low||<57%|
Avg. High School GPA3.79
Typical High School GradesA-
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 grades are above the average 3.79 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Nova accepts 79% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
53% of Nova Southeastern University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||17%||18%|
Applications are DueAug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply24
Applicants have 24 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 before the Aug 1 application deadline.
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to Nova Southeastern University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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
81% of students submit their SAT scores to Nova. 36% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
79% 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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1080 and 1290. 81% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.