President's Welcome Message

Welcome to Nova Southeastern University!

NSU’s main campus is located in Greater Fort Lauderdale with locations around Florida and Puerto Rico. We are at the heart of the region’s academic and research hub, and just minutes from some of the world’s best beaches. With more than 21,000 students and 184,000 alumni around the world, you will find Shark Friends in every corner of the country – and beyond.

NSU’s undergraduate programs are diverse and all serve as a conduit into more than 100 graduate and professional programs. NSU boasts a strong health professions division and our dual-admit program for undergraduate students is great for those with who wish to pre-apply to our nationally ranked graduate and professional programs. Our business school is the largest in Florida and caters to future business leaders and entrepreneurs who seek a personalized real-world education. Alumni from our school of education are teachers and administrators across the county, including more than 300 sitting superintendents and 38 college presidents hold our Ed.D. degree. NSU’s programs in psychology, conflict resolution and family therapy are nationally renowned. So, whether you are preparing to study law, computer sciences or marine biology – NSU is the best choice to pursue higher education.

We are proud to be classified as one of only 37 universities, out of more than 4,000, that have the dual designation of both “high research” and “community engaged.” This did not happen by accident. Our faculty and student researchers are changing the world in areas such as coral reef preservation, cancer drug therapies, autism, neuro-immune medicine, and many others. And our students, faculty and staff give back to the community each year through approximately 2,000 different community events. NSU is committed to providing the highest quality faculty in small classroom environments where interaction is a key ingredient in the learning process.

I invite you to take a few minutes and look around our website and discover NSU. Get to know our faculty, our students and programs – I am sure you will like what you see. Our virtual campus map will give you building-by-building access to our classrooms, athletics facilities, student union, and libraries. And, if you are in town, please stop by to say hello and join us for a tour of our beautiful 300-acre campus.


George Hanbury's Signature

George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Nova Southeastern University