This month in the new University Spotlight: Keiser University! A beautiful NAIA school in the Sunshine State, Florida. With a staggering 22,000 students, Keiser University is still regarded as a school that feels very personal.

Several Slamstox athletes are also active at Keiser University. Keep reading to learn more about this university and the Slamstox athletes who are active there! GO SEAHAWKS.


The athletes of Keiser University, also known as the Seahawks, are part of the NAIA and compete in The Sun Conference. However, the American football team is an exception as they are part of the Mid-South Conference.

The light and dark blue colors, along with the Seahawks logo, can be found everywhere at Keiser University, both on campus and during games. This creates a vibrant atmosphere during the matches, radiating the school’s pride. The Spirit Squad also plays a crucial role during the games as they help create a great atmosphere.

Some Slamstox top athletes are also active in the blue colors of KU! In the track and field team, Tim de Greef and Nigel Steenwinkel are doing incredibly well. Nigel has once again become an All-American in the decathlon this school year, and Tim has improved his personal record in the hammer throw to an impressive distance of 45.84m, winning gold at the conference competition. Let’s go, boys! Joyce Nouws, Bart Nouws, and Jesse den Hartog were also previously active for this university, all three of them being part of Keiser’s tennis teams. And that’s not all… another Slamstox top athlete will be heading to this university this summer.

Since 2003, the Seahawks have achieved an impressive seven NAIA championships! In addition to the well-known collegiate sports, KU also has an E-Sports Team. This sport is gaining popularity worldwide, including in American universities. The E-Sports Team consists of 18 players, divided into three different specialties: League of Legends, Counter Strike, and Fortnite. The popularity of E-Sports is increasing at the collegiate level. Let the games begin… Is it something for you as well?

KU, being located in Florida where fishing is popular, has decided to add another unique collegiate sport: fishing! Although it is not yet an official sport, it is taken seriously. All fishing enthusiasts from universities in Florida can participate in the event that has been organized since last year. It doesn’t matter how skilled you are, anyone can join in to reel in the biggest catch for their university.

The campus

Keiser University was founded in 1977 by Arthur and Evelyn Keiser. Over the past 43 years, KU has grown to become Florida’s third-largest non-profit university. Classes are taught at 21 different locations throughout Florida, with the main campus located in Fort Lauderdale, where the largest number of students are enrolled. The total number of students? 22,000! That may not seem like a large number by American standards.

Fort Lauderdale is indeed an extremely popular vacation destination, boasting beautiful bars, restaurants, and an exquisite 11-kilometer-long white sandy beach! Moreover, the average temperature hovers around 24 degrees Celsius, and there are approximately 3,000 hours of sunshine to enjoy each year.

For comparison, we looked up that this is double the number of sunshine hours in the Netherlands!

As if that’s not enough, Miami, baby, is just a 40-minute drive to the south! For the Seahawks, it’s quite common to spot alligators in the Everglades or enjoy the vibrant life on Ocean Drive during a day off… Work hard, play hard!

Do you want more specific information about the campus, that is possible. Check the following links to view a dorm room tour or virtual tour. In the video below you can she a whole campus tour. Do you see yourself walking around at this campus?


It does sound like a fairy tale, with alligator spotting, relaxing in Miami, and fishing for fun. But let’s not forget that the Seahawks also work hard, both on and off the field. Keiser University has campuses spread across 21 locations in Florida and offers over 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and associate degree programs. Moreover, it’s easy to pursue international studies through partner universities in San Marcos, Nicaragua, Taiwan, Seoul, and Shanghai.

Keiser University offers a wide range of programs, making it the right place for almost every specialization. Here are some of the most popular majors:

  • Nursing
  • Radiation Therapy 
  • Liberal Arts and Humanity
  • Medical Assistant 
  • Occupational Therapist

If you don’t see the program you want to choose listed above, don’t worry! Check out the full list of programs here. There’s a good chance that your desired program is included.

Hopefully, you have learned a bit more about Keizer University. If you see yourself attending this school or any of the many others, feel free to contact us, and we will be happy to assist you further.