Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center

Admissions: Nova Southeastern University (Broad)

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 2,543
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 1,095
Overall acceptance rate 43.1%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 430
Number of full-time program applicants 2,122
Number of full-time program acceptances 969
Full-time acceptance rate 45.7%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 374
Number of part-time program applicants 421
Number of part-time program acceptances 126
Part-time acceptance rate 29.9%
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 56
Fall 2009 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.01-3.47
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 147-152
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.02-3.47
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 147-152
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 2.94-3.45
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students 145-151

Careers: Nova Southeastern University (Broad)

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar FL
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 84.1%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.7%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 258
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 85.5%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $45,000
Median private sector starting salary $60,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $75,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 62%
Median public service starting salary $42,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 1.4%
Percent employed in business and industry 10.0%
Percent employed in government 10.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 3.4%
Percent employed in law firms 68.0%
Percent employed in public interest 7.2%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 0.5%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 88%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0.5%
Number of states where graduates are employed 14
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 2.4%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 91.8%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.5%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 1.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 1.9%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 1.9%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations The Career Development Office is staffed by four professionals and several support staff. The office sponsors on-campus interviewing, resume review, and mock interviewing. It publishes a newsletter, maintains online job listings, and participates in several job fairs. Practicing attorneys participate in numerous lunch and learn programs, discussing their practice areas with interested students.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 86.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 7.0%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 7.0%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 1.0%