Nova Southeastern University Reviews

  • 148 Reviews
  • Fort Lauderdale (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $30,900
79% of 148 students said this degree improved their career prospects
86% of 148 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

B.D.A
  • Reviewed: 7/7/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"At least on the Miami campus, This program has drastically changed and not for the better. The professors are extremely incompetent. They talk a lot about empathy, and nurses should not assume anything about the patients, yet they do everything that is told to us not to do. The schedule is all messed up as well as communication. I cannot wait to graduate and leave. If you want to go to a school that does not care about its students, this is the school. For how expensive it is to get a BSN here, it is definitely not worth it. Professors do not know the difference between being hard and fair. They think that everything is white and black and that students do not have a life besides nursing school, so you better make sure to make your life perfect on those 7 semesters. Think more than twice before going to NSU."
Ashley
  • Reviewed: 6/13/2021
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I loved NSU so much, I’m going here for graduate school too. For my program, I stayed with mostly the same people all four years of undergrad. Having small class sizes makes it much more personable and the professors all did their best to connect with the students and help us learn. Campus is beautiful as well. The only downfall is financial aide services. Every single year, there was some mistake that I had to call and stay on hold for an hour or more to fix the problem. They did always resolve it, but I think the financial aide services are definitely something that NSU should change."
Blah
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"The class size is large almost 100 students and they cramp the class in a room were it’s obviously not going to accommodate the large size therefore students ended up standing up during the first 30 minutes of class. You get the same professors so if you don’t like the teaching style you’re stuck the rest of the program. Professors are disorganized and they don’t use their microphone so if you sat in the back good luck trying to understand the lecture plus they have thick accent and double masks. Bathrooms in the building does not work sometimes. For the books and online homework portal you will be mandated to get them and the homework isn’t going to be graded. If you are considering this school be ready shredding your cash."
nurse
  • Reviewed: 5/12/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"This is the worst school in the world, the teachers barely speak english, they're so unorganized and they steal your money. They should loose their accreditation. They do not care about their students and you're probably going to fail the nclex if you go here."
Frustrated
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I would never recommend this school. I thought it would be amazing since I have family and friends that have attended here. The fact is even students in there 5 or 6 semester will tell you that the school has declined drastically. You have professors that you are absolutely horrible in the sense they rather belittle you and break you down instead of build your confidence. Of course nursing school is hard but the environment and pace set if unhealthy both mentally and physically. They give you the run around with any concern or just ignore it all together. I wish I never came to this school. It has actually changed my love for nursing. Being belittled and disrespected is not what I signed up for, especially at the 10 grand a semester price tag."
Dom
  • Reviewed: 3/16/2020
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
"Nova is a beautiful place. A beautiful place to put yourself in more debt than your degree will even be worth. Nova is a business, it’s all about money in the end. With the pandemic that is happening as I write this, 100s of people have been laid off without work indefinitely with NO PAY. But students get paid for their time. Not temps. This university needs to do some serious re-evaluating if it’s ethics."
Cassandra Evans
  • Reviewed: 9/10/2019
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"I loved the small class sizes at Nova Southeastern University. I had the ability to connect with fellow students. The professors were very caring and always willing to help. Being a student at Nova Southeastern University afforded me many opportunities to become involved in research and other community activities. Nova provides numerous opportunities for internships, research and practicum experiences."
Cassandra Evans
  • Reviewed: 9/10/2019
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"I loved the small class sizes at Nova Southeastern University. I had the ability to connect with fellow students. The professors were very caring and always willing to help. Being a student at Nova Southeastern University afforded me many opportunities to become involved in research and other community activities. Nova provides numerous opportunities for internships, research and practicum experiences."
Kerwyn Pierre
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"The professors were helpful. I am hoping the skills I will develop while pursuing my masters degree would enable me to make an effective contribution towards my current employer and be an asset. I am also hoping to use it to be able to work independently and not have to rely on an employer and be an independent thinker, leader and entrepreneur. I want to be able to use the experience towards real life challenges, personal growth. There's are certain positions that requires a masters degree or prefer someone with a masters degree. Having a masters degree would allow me to qualify for those positions and I would be able apply for them. After completing my advance degree, I am anticipating applying for other positions, that would be able to help me more financially. I would be able to present my degree to my current employer in hoping in getting a pay increase. I would have a lot more opportunities available to me, not just at my current employer, but also outside of my employment. I would investigate working for myself if all possible. I might keep my current employment for benefit reason and work on a business part- time and to hope to grow eventually to maybe full-time. There's a lot I can do with an advance degree. Therere more opportunities, more money. You become more of an asset to the organization. I am hoping to apply everything that I learned during my study to my life and work experience and being able to make an effective contribution not just in the work place but in my everyday life. Hopefully, having my masters degree can give the fulfillment that I need and the yearning for knowledge that I have been searching for."
mg1385
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2019
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"I currently attend Nova Southeastern University's college of pharmacy and am pursuing a PharmD degree. If you are interested in applying to this program, they highly emphasize on community service programs as well as your academic profile throughout the application process. Overall, I highly recommend this program to undergraduate students interested in pursuing pharmacy. The professors are excellent and willing to help their students."
Joseph Pena
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"It was a great school that provided lots of resources. Perfect for anyone who has a family. There is plenty of opportunity to take online classes if needed. The best part of the program is the internship. They provide hours in the site of choice which gears you up for the real world practice. If it wasnt so expensive then it would be a perfect school."
Joseph Pena
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"It was a great school that provided lots of resources. Perfect for anyone who has a family. There is plenty of opportunity to take online classes if needed. The best part of the program is the internship. They provide hours in the site of choice which gears you up for the real world practice. If it wasnt so expensive then it would be a perfect school."
Jeff
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2019
  • Degree: Information Systems
"I have read many student reviews on Nova Southeastern University, quite a few positive, and about as many negative as well. But one theme that keeps resounding is Nova being labeled as a distance learning school. This is somewhat misleading and possibly inaccurate. Nova Southeastern University, in my assessment as one of their alumni, is a traditional brick and mortar university that built its reputation on distance learning. They were pioneers in distance learning long before it was acceptable and commonplace today. Nova Southeastern University really needs to resolve this issue and make a declarative statement as to what kind of institution they really are...whether a traditional university or an online university. Again, I disagree with the latter, and if Nova feels the same way, they should promote themselves as a traditional university and distance themselves from the for-profit online universities that they are often compared with. I think it would be better to be a traditional university that offers some online degrees, then to be classified as a purely "online" university. The online stigma is harmful and counterproductive to all doctoral graduates of the school, even as popular as online education is today."
Kristin B.
  • Reviewed: 2/5/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"NSU is by-far the most accommodating school you'll ever have the pleasure of attending. The faculty and staff seem as though they have a vested personal interest in your learning and success. Whilst enrolled, I was given several opportunities to enhance my experience, including: individualized research projects, lab projects, poster presentations, and was even asked to travel to represent our research at the 52nd Annual Psychonomics Society. This is an exceptional university. I am proud to be an NSU Graduate."
PharmD WillNeverBe
  • Reviewed: 10/10/2018
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"Do NOT go to this school if you have any other options. It is the epitome of a degree mill, though for some even that is too good a title. They will take in people whom they are certain will never earn a degree or benefit from the limited offerings they have available, take as much money as they can from them, then spit them out worse off than they came. If you try to give NSU the benefit of the doubt, they will do everything they can not only to bring you down academically, professionally and financially, but to convince you that it is your worthlessness to blame for their failures and your own, until your personal life has been decimated as well. This is not a school, it's a business. Further, it's one run by malicious crooks. Head this warning for your own wellbeing. Run away and never look back."
Bryce
  • Reviewed: 7/1/2018
  • Degree: Conflict Resolution
"My program needs to be discussed from three aspects. First of all, it is undeniable that most professors of NSU are doing a decent job. They are knowledgeable and really care about you. They want to help you succeed. Thus, my program earns credits for their excellent teaching skills and patient attitude. Then, the university campus is an extra merit. It is really beautiful. The largest library in Fl locates in NSU. However, there are some problems at the doctoral programs. Most research universities in the U.S. provide scholarship packages to qualified doctoral students. The scholarship packages include tuition waiver, health insurance, and stipends, so doctoral students can focus on their study. However, many doctoral programs do not have scholarship packages like this for doctoral applicants. It is a big issue. The average length of a Ph.D. program is 5 years, so many doctoral students in NSU have to take part-time job and can't focus on their study. If they do not focus on their study, it is hard to get their papers published. If they can't get paper published, NSU get lower academic presence in the academic community. Thus, it is like a vicious circle. Without generous scholarships, many talented doctoral applicants are less likely to choose NSU, as they can go to universities enjoying better rankings. I feel like the rankings and reputation of NSU will be going up at a faster rate, if this issue can be taken care. All in all, NSU is a good research university with many problems that they need to get fixed."
Siran
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2018
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I can attest that Nova Southeastern University is a good university, as my experiences with NSU are just awesome. The campus is really gorgeous, so whenever I am down and in a bad mood, I just take a walk around the golden lake of the main campus where are home to many cute animals such as squirrels and birds and I feel happy again. Based on my personal experiences, I have not met any impatient and poor professors in NSU. I am not saying they are all good, but at least my emails have been replied on time. Lots of opportunities for scholarships are provided and courses are well-organized. I have systematically trained, so my overall evaluation on the teaching quality of NSU is good, A plus."
Robert
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2018
  • Degree: Conflict Resolution
"I proudly recommend my alma mater, NSU, to all people who plan to broaden their knowledge, sharpen their kills, and increase their income. I started my academic journey at the doctoral program in Conflict Resolution 6 years ago and got an extremely wonderful experience there. This program got many patient, charming, and knowledgeable professors who unreservedly help students drive to succeed. There are many academic interest-based groups in this program, where students can study together, discuss together, and share their research experiences together. I am not saying this program is perfect. On the contrary, there is a lot of room that they should work on. For example, some professors are too gentle and nice and they are not challenging enough on their assignment. Besides, scholarships and financial supports for doctoral students are too competitive. Compared to universities in the same region, say, University of Miami, NSU is not as generous as how UM treats their students at the doctoral level. However, it does not really fade NSU away from the title of "top-notch" university."
xiaoyan Jiang
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2018
  • Degree: Conflict Resolution
"I highly recommend the conflict resolution program of Nova Southeastern University to those who want to start/develop their career as educators, researchers, consultants, or organization administrators. My experiences in the master program were really good. They do have some knowledgeable professors who really care about their students. My classmates were from all different corners over the world. I super like the school climate because everybody is nice. Courses are practical. Moreover, the beautiful campus is a wonderful plus. The small class size allows professors to focus on each student. All in all, everything is nice. The only downside about the program is that fees and tuition are increasing. However, I believe it is worthy for the world class education provided by NSU."
Sarah
  • Reviewed: 5/1/2018
  • Degree: Environmental Science
"I spent this year living on campus, as a freshman, and was very excited to go here. This school was one of the worst experiences of my life, the housing is a joke and forced all freshman into triples while loud construction on the roof went on ALL year starting drilling at 7 or 8am. I lost 30lbs due to the fact that the school couldn't provide vegan options for me and got so sick I had to start eating dairy again, today I paid $10 for 2 cafeteria tacos with no drink or anything else. The academics are kind of a joke and I managed to get a 3.8 GPA without learning a thing. I know a large number of the population who are leaving the school or wish they could leave but cannot because of certain programs they're in. I would not recommend this school to anyone."