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U.S. News & World Report Ranks NSU within their 2018 Top 200 Best Colleges

Ranking up 16 spots from 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla.– U.S. News & World Report ranked Nova Southeastern University (NSU) within their 2018 list of top 200 “Best Colleges.”  NSU is officially ranked at number 198 for National Universities (up 16 spots). This is the second time this year that the university was ranked by U.S. News and World Report. In January, the magazine recognized three NSU online programs. NSU’s Criminal Justice graduate program was ranked 26th out of 41 programs; its Education graduate program was 84th out of approximately 200 (up 11 spots); and its Nursing graduate program was 47th out of more than 100 ranked programs (up twUniCenterAtDuskTreeProps-smallo spots).

“We are extremely proud to be listed in U.S. News & World Report’s top 200 Best Colleges. These rankings show that we’re recognized as a premier, private, not-for-profit university of quality and distinction,” said NSU’s President Dr. George Hanbury.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on several key measures of quality including graduation and retention rates, assessment of excellence and student selectivity. Scores for each measure are weighted to arrive at a final overall score.

NSU has also made the list for A-plus schools for B students for the first time.

U.S. News & World Report screened colleges and universities to identify those where “non-superstar” students have an opportunity at being accepted and thriving – where spirit and hard work could make all the difference to the admissions office. To make this list, schools had to admit a meaningful proportion of applicants whose test scores and class standing put them in “non-A territory.”

You can view the full list of U.S. News & World Report’s rankings for best colleges HERE.

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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. A private, not-for-profit institution, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit for more information about NSU and for more information on the largest fundraising campaign in NSU history.


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