Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad College of Law

Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad College of Law

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law is an innovator in legal education, offering a skills-centered academic program in three-year full-time and four-year part-time divisions. Through its expanded in-house clinic and global field placement program, every NSU Law student is guaranteed a live-client experience. In-house clinical studies are supplemented by full-time field placement opportunities practicing law in Florida, across the United States, or select locations throughout the globe. The comprehensive curriculum enables students to follow their interests, including health law, international law, intellectual property law, civil litigation, criminal law, family law, business law or most other practice areas. To solidify graduate success, NSU Law pioneered a curriculum on the business of lawyering through the Global Law Leadership Initiative, offering an immersion into the economics, technology, leadership, and management of legal services. NSU Law students have a variety of curricular opportunities, including a rich, diverse curriculum, concentrations in International Law or Health Law; dual degree programs abroad in Rome, Barcelona, or Prague; dual degree programs at many of NSU’s other 17 colleges; and much more.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.law.nova.edu
Address: 3305 College Ave, Davie, FL 33314
Admission Phone: (954) 262.6117
Admission Email: admission@nsu.law.nova.edu

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students750
Student-faculty ratio17:1
Tuition $38,910 per year (full-time, in-state)
$38,910 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$29,415 per year (part-time, in-state)
$29,415 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$22,330
Founded In1975
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline05/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline04/15/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad College of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad College of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
saseale 153 A 3.39

Accepted

Yes 03/06/17 03/06/17 03/17/17 5 months ago
Jackieeeebee 161 A 3.31

Accepted

Yes - - - 6 months ago
Emilygates 144 A 3.20

Accepted

- - - 7 months ago
Yungtruong 153 A 3.40

Accepted

Yes - - - one year ago
josej1216 151 A 3.60

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
MattBerman 150 A 2.90

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
bhamlin 155 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 7 months ago
Daniballoverass 141 P 3.32

Interested In Applying

- - - 7 months ago
AmandaOrelus 159 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
jmend 150 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 10 months ago
Kaekae 149 P 3.45

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Lmalo2013 155 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
mcallen11 148 P 3.14

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
rcharles 120 P 2.67

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
achen013 169 P 4.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
jessimizrahi 155 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
rscruggs2014 152 A 3.18

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
nanuti94 160 P 3.75

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
clewis57 147 A 2.97

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Kala 155 P 4.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
vgalan2208 160 A 2.70

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
AimsG 137 A 3.49

Pending

09/02/16 09/02/16 - 8 months ago
sa353835 152 A 3.30

Pending

- - - 8 months ago
slhevia 138 A 3.02

Pending

03/23/16 - - 2 years ago
Jag83 149 A 3.23

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
Cate0906 137 A 3.30

Rejected

- - - one year ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants13561099184
Number of Offers65858969
Number of Matriculants22419034
75% GPA3.363.353.43
Median GPA3.13.093.19
25% GPA2.892.873
75% LSAT146146144
Median LSAT149150148
25% LSAT152152150
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students750
Total Students Receiving Grants200
% of Students Receiving Grants26.7
75% Grant Amount$15,000
Median Grant Amount$10,000
25% Grants Amount$5,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship66
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)15
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship23%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (24.4)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (2.3)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (297)
  • Hispanics (251)
  • Black or African American (71)
  • Asian (17)
  • American Indian / Native (3)
  • Other (75)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (2)
  • Two or more races Total (7)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (36)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (30)


  • Total Women% (55.7)
  • Total Men% (44.3)
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad College of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 271 65.06% 67.79% -2.73%
2014 250 70.37% 72.09% -1.72%
2013 294 81.63% 77.91% 3.72%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (68)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (8)
  • Employed Other (2)
  • Unemployed (15)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (2)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association