Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University (NSU or Nova) is a private coeducational research university located in Broward County, Florida, USA. It is classified as a Research University by the Carnegie Foundation, and is a first-tier research university as designated by the Florida Legislature.

The University has the following Colleges and Schools: Center for Psychological Studies; College of Allied Health and Nursing; College of Dental Medicine; College of Medical Sciences; College of Optometry; College of Osteopathic Medicine; College of Pharmacy; Criminal Justice Institute; Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences; Fischler School of Education and Human Services; Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences; Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences; H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship; Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies; Oceanographic Center; Shepard Broad Law Center; University School.

Shepard Broad Law Center is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and is accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association.

NSU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Bureau of Professional Education of the American Osteopathic Association. The College of Optometry is accredited by the Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association.


- Placed among Tier 4 National Universities (US News & World Report 2010).

- 43rd in the US News Ranking of Best Occupational Therapy Schools (2009).

- 627th among universities worldwide by the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities (July 2009).

- Nova Southeastern University is ranked in the Washington Monthly rankings as the 157th best national university.

- Included in the list of the best distance learning graduate schools in the country by The Princeton Review.