A SCHOOL WHERE SHARKS THRIVE.

At Nova Southeastern University, we create Sharks. We give students the tools they need to become confident, capable and caring professionals who outsmart, outperform and outlast their competition. We call it the NSU Edge.

I've enjoyed building friendships and relationships with mentors, professors and staff members. It's been a golden opportunity.

BAIRON M. | MARINE BIOLOGY

You know how important it is to have an edge in today’s competitive world. Keep reading to learn how NSU provides that edge—and so much more. This is a place where students find lifelong passions, mentors and friends.

Source: Class of 2020 Undergraduate Outcomes

"Our professors encourage us to step outside of our comfort zones. This has helped me stand out in my internships and to employers."

FAHAD A. | INFORMATION SYSTEMS

150 Degree Programs

There’s something for every interest.

Whether your student has known what they wanted to be since they could talk—or they’re still figuring it out—NSU has a program that can help them turn their interests into careers.

No matter which program they choose, they’ll have the support and tools to succeed. 

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Premier Programs

Future-focused options for driven students.

NSU’s Premier Programs are designed for the next generation of leaders and change agents. Most of these prestigious programs include generous scholarships and many other benefits.

If your student is motivated and career-oriented, a Premier Program could help them accelerate their success. And since every program offers a scholarship, they can focus more on making the most of college and less on how to pay for it.

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Dual Admission

Students can reserve a seat in one of NSU's graduate or professional programs while earning their bachelor's degree.

The Fischler Academy

Graduates earn a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in education in just four years and are guaranteed a job.

Huizenga Business Innovation Academy

Graduates can earn a bachelor's degree and an M.B.A. in just four years, and NSU will invest up to $20K in their start-ups.

Razor's Edge Scholars

This four-year residential program gives students unique hands-on experiences both inside the classroom and beyond.

Presidential Scholars

This prestigious scholarship opportunity is based on outstanding academic achievement and covers up to full tuition.

Study Abroad Honors College

Premier Program Scholarships

It Pays to Be a Shark

Explore scholarship opportunities.

When it comes to investing in your student’s future, you receive carefully assessed financial aid planning from dedicated and supportive staff. They assist your family in identifying grants and scholarships your student may be eligible for. They’ll even map out the best steps to fund this investment, so your student can reap the full value of NSU’s degree and earn a competitive advantage in their careers, community and life.
We offer need-based, non-need-based and merit-based support, in addition to a variety of scholarships. All of this may be further supplemented by state and federal grants. We’ll help you build a financial aid and scholarship package that works..

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"My experience at NSU was awesome. I didn't just learn textbook skills, I feel like I learned real-life skills too."

STEVEN F. | BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

A Supportive Community

We take student success (and happiness) seriously.

NSU Sharks don’t swim alone. They receive support from dedicated professors, a caring administration and a personal career coach.

They meet new people from all over the world and form lifelong friendships.

"A Place Where People Care"

Listen to current students talk about the sense of community at NSU and why the connections they built from the administration all the way down are so important.

A vibrant campus life includes NCAA athletics, more than 120 clubs and organizations and fitness programs.

NSU students inspire others—on the job, in their communities and in the relationships they build.

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Career Support

Career coaches help students plan their paths.

Academic Advising

Academic advisers help students stay on track.

First-Year Experience

This class helps students make the most of their time at NSU.

A City Full of Opportunities

Fort Lauderdale is a safe and friendly place to live, learn and grow.

Our top-ranked national research university takes full advantage of its location in sunny Fort Lauderdale. We offer world-class educational experiences— including hands-on undergraduate research at our Oceanographic Campus—in a city known for its vibrant economy, diverse ecosystems and dazzling array of amenities and attractions.

While your student can find plenty of ways to have fun in Fort Lauderdale, the city is also a great place to work. Students can find weekend jobs, internships and future careers.

What Is NSU's Home City Like?

Fort Lauderdale is a lively city with something for everyone. Sports and culture, beach and city, opportunities to work and play...it's all here.