Welcome to Shark Nation

At Nova Southeastern University, our approach to learning has always been innovative and unique. We’re not like every other university because you’re not like any other student.

Established in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1964 as a small college with some revolutionary ideas, today we’re a university dedicated to making our world a healthier and better place to live. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. NSU is also the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving institution.

From our beautiful, 314-acre main campus in Fort Lauderdale to our nine campus locations in the U.S., and around the world, more than 280 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs give students the edge they need to become confident, capable, and caring professionals who can outsmart, outperform, and outlast their competition.

Fast Facts

Get the NSU Edge!

At NSU, students don’t just get an education, they get the competitive edge they need for real careers, real contributions, and real life. A dynamic, national private research university, NSU provides high-quality educational and research programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree levels.

Through five decades of explosive growth, our reputation for academic excellence and innovation continues to flourish. Like a shark, we’re strong and adaptable. We don’t just survive, we thrive.

Explore Our Programs

young man with fin's up

Visit Our Campus.

We offer world-class educational experiences in a world-class vacation destination.

Request a Tour Launch Virtual Tour

mako shark