Founded in Davie, Florida upon the former World War II site of a naval training airfield in the late 1960s, Nova Southeastern University, or NSU, today offers nearly 25,000 students more than 250 majors at all academic levels. It is best known for its division of health sciences, and for rigorous programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and physical therapy. Extension campuses in Dania Beach and North Miami Beach house such resources as the innovative Oceanographic Center, which contains the largest facility devoted to studying coral reefs in the nation. With an especially diverse student body, NSU enrolled more Hispanics than whites in the fall of 2014, and has twice been recognized as a leader in granting doctoral degrees to minorities. And those very students are active outside the classroom, too; 100 on-campus organizations thrive here, and the 500-seat Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center hosts lots of student-run productions as well as concerts by such notable performers as jazz singer Lynne Arriale and the Kurt Rosenwinkel Quartet. The men’s swimming program even recently produced two national champions! So come join the NSU Sharks, and take a big bite out of anyone who says you can’t achieve your dreams!