A Nationally Ranked University in Sunny South Florida

Nova Southeastern University has built a reputation for producing confident, capable, and caring professionals who make a difference in the lives of people in Florida and around the globe. Small classes, low student-to-faculty ratio, and impressive outcomes are all reasons why NSU continues to be a top-ranked university and a national leader in education. 

In addition to world-class educational opportunities, NSU is home to innovative research, patient-centered health care, and more. We care about making a positive impact. Read on to learn how we're doing it. 

Data and rankings as of October 2023. 

14 Colleges | 11 Campus Locations | 5 Medical Schools

NSU offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate programs. Regional campuses are located throughout Florida and in Puerto Rico. Field-based locations are available throughout Florida, across the nation, and internationally. Learn more about our campus locations

NSU Sharks Come From All Over the World

NSU's 22,000+ enrolled students come from more than 115 countries and all 50 U.S. states! (62% are from racial or ethnic minorities.) Our current student body includes:

  • 9,566 graduate students
  • 6,971 undergraduate students
  • 4,411 professional students
  • 2,000 University School students

Each year, NSU awards 7,000+ degrees, which means our alumni community is always growing. Today, there are more than 210,000 NSU alumni worldwide.

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NSU Diversity at a Glance

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250+ Sponsored Research Projects at NSU

Addressing Critical Areas Such As Anticancer Therapies, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Coral Reef Restoration, Stem Cells, Shark DNA Forensics, and More

Research at NSU is supported by 100+ external agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Education, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, and the Department of defense.

NSU is only 1 of 59 universities nationwide recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both High Research Activity and Community Engagement. Additionally, NSU is among the few institutions around the nation to obtain both CAE-CD and CAE-R designation from the National Security Agency.

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1 of 4 Universities in the U.S. with Both M.D. and D.O. Colleges

More Than 18,000 Health Care Professionals Graduated Since 2012 

NSU is the largest educator of physicians in Florida and is poised to be the largest in the country by 2025. 

At NSU, students benefit from an interdisciplinary approach to health care as they learn to practice. An interdisciplinary health care education often leads to a wider career path with more diverse opportunities. 

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Student-Athletes Fuel Shark Pride

NSU basketball and swimming team members with President Hanbury and their championship trophies

NSU Sharks have brought home 13 NCAA Division II National Championships, including the 2024 Women's Swimming and Women's Tennis titles and the 2023 Men’s Basketball, Women’s Swimming, and Men's Golf titles.

NSU is home to 19 NCAA Division II teams: men's baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, and track; and women's basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, and volleyball. 

Shark athletes are leaders on the field and in the classroom. For 25 consecutive semesters, the departmental GPA for student-athletes has exceeded the 3.0 benchmark.  

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8,000+ Permanent Works Housed at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

Internationally Renowned for Outstanding Exhibits that Attract 100,000+ Annual Visitors 

The NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is known for its significant collection of Latin American, contemporary art with an emphasis on women, Black and Latinx artists, and African art that spans the 19th to the 21st-century. 

The NSU Art Museum is digitizing its permanent collection to make it available online for free. Currently, more than 4,500 pieces are available to view online

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Campaign to Preeminence

NSU’s Campaign to Preeminence focuses on several areas of impact that will demonstrate the university’s excellence in health care, research, and innovation, allowing us to aim higher and make even greater contributions to today’s most urgent needs.

Learn More About NSU's Campaign to Preeminence