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Chances of getting into Nova Southeastern University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
76%
Admission Difficulty for Nova Southeastern University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Nova and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Nova is 76%.  It ranks #37 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Nova Southeastern University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 10,466 out of 13,727 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent (SAT 1030/1240 ACT 20/27). Nova Southeastern University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 3.99. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Nova application fee is $50 and applications are due by Jul 22.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Nova Southeastern University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Nova SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1030-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT 
81%
SAT Scores for Nova Southeastern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Nova Southeastern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1140

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. Nova ranks #15 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Nova Southeastern University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1240 and Above Good >86%
1135 to 1240 Avg + 76%-86%
1030 to 1135 Avg - 62%-76%
925 to 1030 Reach 47%-62%
Less than 925 Low <47%
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Nova ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
20-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
36%
ACT Scores for Nova Southeastern University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Nova Southeastern University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 23

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 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #16 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Nova Southeastern University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Nova Southeastern University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >87%
23 to 27 Avg + 76%-87%
20 to 23 Avg - 65%-76%
17 to 20 Reach 51%-65%
Less than 17 Low <51%
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Nova GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA 
3.99
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 3.99 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in Florida for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.99 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Nova accepts 76% 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 
4.0 0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 67.0% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 12.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 9.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 7.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 5.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

56% 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 28%
Top 25% of class 56%
Top 50% of class 81%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Nova Southeastern University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,690 4,037 13,727
Accepted 7,447 3,019 10,466
Acceptance Rate 77% 75% 76%
Enrolled 1,167 522 1,689
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 17% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 22, 2023
Days left to Apply
299

Applicants have 299 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 22, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Nova Southeastern University is $50.

Application Requirements

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

Nova Southeastern University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
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?

76% of those who apply are granted admission to Nova. Admission competition is and the college has challenging 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 1030 and 1240. 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 27. 36% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.