Want To Make the Most Out of Your Time in College? We Can Help.

So much of your college experience happens outside the classroom. Now is the time to explore new interests and discover who you are—and make some lifelong friends along the way. Nova Southeastern University’s students come from all over the country (and world), so you’ll build connections with people who have similar interests and diverse backgrounds.

There's a sense of family. It's not too large and it's not too small. You get to know everyone in your classes and clubs, even if you're not the same majors.

Serena S. | Biology

Living on campus puts you at the center of everything happening at NSU. And we’re not just talking classes. Athletic and performing arts events take place all around you. You can walk to a variety of places to eat or meet a study partner—from coffee shops to dining halls. Plus, the beach is only 15 minutes away.

Being so close to the excitement makes it easy to get involved. Participating in clubs, athletics, service projects and even work study are all excellent ways to make the most out of your undergraduate experience.

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What’s Your Passion?

There’s a club for that.

It’s Friday night. Are you performing on a stage or in a stadium, soaking up the cheers? Watching a movie with fellow foreign film buffs? Planning the next move for your self-started business? Providing meals for the needy? Studying for the MCAT?

Part of having an edge is being able to channel your passion into your future. At NSU, you can discover new things to be passionate about and meet others who care as much as you do.

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Campus or Resort?

Sometimes it’s hard to tell.

Imagine a place where you could meet people from all over the world without leaving your building. Where winters are 80 degrees and palm trees touch the sky. Somewhere filled with state-of-the-art labs and libraries—and dorms with private bathrooms.

If this sounds like the perfect place to live, learn and prepare to make waves in the world, NSU could be the right place for you.

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My friends from home came down to visit last Spring Break and said, ‘You actually go to a resort. This is not what a college campus looks like.’

Sarah P. | Marketing, Management

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City or Beach Person?

Find both in Fort Lauderdale.

Imagine wearing shorts and flip-flops year-round, taking trips to the beach, experiencing diverse cultures and surrounding yourself with some of the best weather in the world. That’s what you can expect at NSU.

Our top-ranked national research university takes full advantage of its friendly, safe location in 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 you’ll find plenty of ways to have fun in Fort Lauderdale, the city is also a great place to work. You can find weekend jobs, internships, and future careers.

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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. 


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