In the 1990s, Nova University and Southeastern University expanded, adding a dentistry program and expanding distance learning programs. In 1994, Nova University merged with Southeastern University of the Health Sciences to form Nova Southeastern University (NSU), adding the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine of Pharmacy, Optometry and Related Health.  After amalgamation, many health programs moved to their current location on the Davie campus. In 1993, the Miami Dolphins opened a training facility on campus.  In addition to its universities, the NSU has various other centers and institutes. NSU offers families parenting, preschool, elementary and secondary education programs offered by the Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies.  The Institute of Neuroimmune Medicine is located on both the main Fort campus. Lauderdale as well as on the Kendall campus. This centre aims to advance the science of treating people with neuroinflammatory diseases by integrating education, research and patient care.  The university was founded in 1964 as the Nova University of Advanced Technology on a former naval landing site built during World War II and initially offered degrees in natural and social sciences. In 1994, the university merged with the Southeastern University of the Health Sciences and adopted its current name. NSU is ranked by Washington Monthly as the 391st best national university.  In 2015, NSU was ranked 290th out of 1,275 colleges by The Economist based on graduates` versus expected income.
  In 2015, NSU was named by U.S. News & World Report.  In 2016, NSU was selected by the Times Higher Education and World University as one of 20 global universities that could challenge the elite and become a world-renowned university by 2030.  In 2019, NSU ranked 22nd for the number of professional doctorates awarded to minorities in the United States.  In 2000 and 2014, Nova Southeastern University ranked 3rd highest in total debt burden among its students.  The university is a designated Hispanic institution, a federal grant program for institutions whose student body is at least 25% Hispanic/Latino. In March 2020, NSU was criticized for welcoming 150 visitors to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite known cases of COVID-19 confirmed on campus at the time.  Two weeks earlier, six cases were identified in people travelling to Ireland on a school trip.
  The total cost of attending the NSU (including tuition, fees and living expenses) for the 2017-2018 school year is $61,747.  Student loan interest rates change annually based on the U.S. government`s 10-year performance. To forecast your actual attendance cost and monthly payment, you need to forecast the 10-year Treasury returns for each of your three years at law school. The standard Treasury rate we use on this website is the last yield used for student loans, set annually based on the high yield from the last 10-year Treasury bill auction in May. About 26% of NSU students live in apartments owned or operated by the university.  The most recent residence is the Rolling Hills Apartments, which opened in 2008.  The Rolling Hills Apartments is a renovated dormitory that was originally the Best Western Rolling Hills Resort. This dormitory is intended for PhD students and graduate students. The oldest dormitories, Farquhar, Founders and Vettel, each house 55 students and were named after the founders of Nova University in 1975.  In August 2019, Mako Hall opened its doors, offering apartment-style units with kitchens, bedrooms, and individual bathrooms on campus.
 The graphs show the applicants` results against the GPA and the LSAT. The dotted lines in the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in its ABA 509 report from the previous year. Admissions website: www.law.nova.edu/admission/index.html Since joining the NCAA in 2002, the NSU Sharks have spawned several NCAA All-Region and NCAA All-Americans selections, and have been ranked nationally in many sports. The NSU Sharks won four consecutive women`s golf championships from 2009 to 2012. In 2016, the NSU baseball team won the Division II national championship for the first time in school history.    Nova Southeastern University has a class size of 209 and an efficiency of 30.92%. 209 of the 676 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 30.92% of those admitted attended the school. In January 2018, the university opened the NSU Write from the Start Writing and Communication Center at the Alvin Sherman Library on Davie`s main campus.  The centre provides writing and communication assistance to all NSU students as part of the university`s quality improvement plan, which is part of the reaccreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Founded in 1974, NSU Shepard Broad College of Law is one of 18 colleges at Nova Southeastern University, the largest private, independent, nonprofit university in Florida and the tenth largest in the United States. Located in South Florida amidst 314 acres of green belt, NSU Law creates the perfect environment to mix culture, ideas, perspectives, and people. The result is a passionate and highly engaged community working together in education, science, public policy and justice.
NSU maintains a Department of Health Professions, which currently consists of eight colleges, including two accredited medical schools.  The College of Osteopathic Medicine operates the Center for Bioterrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness (CBAP), one of six training centers in the United States funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration.  Specialized training in medicine, dentistry and optometry is offered by the respective universities.  NSU law offers a three-year full-time program and a four-year part-time program. Students can attend full-time during the day or part-time during the day or evening. NSU Law combines a traditional program with a guaranteed live client experience and one of the most comprehensive simulation programs in the country. Students move from the classroom to the simulation and from there to the courtrooms and conference rooms, allowing them to immerse themselves in legal practice as early as law school. The NSU Law Honors program offers exclusive recognition and work experience to select students and those who have worked near the top of their first law school. The percentage of all students enrolled (not just 1Ls) in a given academic year who do not receive a tuition reduction, whether on request or not, or with or without conditions. Many NSU sporting events are held in the University Center Arena. In 2005, students voted for a new school mascot, and the student body voted for the Sharks.
NSU`s sports teams were previously known as the Knights.  These figures do not include advance payments of the loan, the usual six-month grace period after closing, and interest. We expect scholarship amounts to remain constant and not to keep pace with tuition increases (with the exception of 100% scholarships). However, we expect the percentage to be lower than the estimated cost of living of the school with annual earnings. Through its 15 colleges, the university awards associate, bachelor`s, master`s, doctoral and professional degrees.  The university offers 33 degrees at the doctoral level and master`s degrees are offered in 52 subjects. Approximately 175 degree programs are offered, with more than 250 majors.  Other courses include engineering and computer science, arts, humanities and social sciences.
Several degrees are offered online (distance learning). In the 2021 law school rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, it was ranked between #149 and #194 out of 198 law schools and tied for #49 in part-time law schools.  Sometimes called scholarships. The rebate is the amount of the need-based or non-need-based discount a student receives for attending law school. These are often associated with conditions. If an amount is indicated, this amount is the total rebate for one year. The school`s newspaper, The Current, is published weekly.  There is also a school-sponsored, student-run radio station called “WNSU Radio X” that broadcasts evenings and weekends on 88.5 FM WKPX, a Broward County public schools station.
Radio X is a student radio station founded in 1990 and broadcasting via WKPX since 1998.  Sharks United Television (SUTV) is a student media company of NSU. The Tampa Bay Regional Campus is a newly constructed 27-acre, 325,000-square-foot campus in Clearwater, Florida. Construction began in March 2018 and was completed in August 2019. Dr. Kiran and Pallavi Patel Family Foundation have pledged to donate $200 million to support campus development.  The former Tampa Bay Regional Campus was previously located in Brandon, Florida. Approximately 1,200 students will be enrolled in courses for the fall 2019 semester.
The university has expressed plans to offer additional programs on the Tampa Bay campus, including osteopathic medicine, assistant anesthesiologist, occupational therapy, physical therapy and nursing.  Admissions: NSU allowed 45.7% of applications for the first year of 2018. Of these, 32.9% registered. The school`s median LSAT score is 150, while the median average is 3.11. The fluctuation of J.D. 2017-2018 for 1Ls was 15.1%.  The reason this report is called the “2020 Report” is that our 2020 Law School Ranking Report and 2020 Law School Profiles are of considerable interest to potential candidates who wish to enroll in courses starting in Fall 2020.
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