Tuition & Fees

$9,000

$18,000

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
20%
500-599
36%
400-499
33%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
14%
500-599
39%
400-499
35%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
33%
400-499
44%
300-399
11%
200-299
0
30-36
13%
24-29
32%
18-23
45%
12-17
10%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
36%
18-23
43%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
37%
18-23
51%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1
19

teacher

students

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Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,797
Declined + 600
Total Received 7,397
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Public

12,531

undergraduate students

2,168

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Organizational Leadership
  2. Nursing
  3. Communication
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Codes

SAT 1574
ACT 1566

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School Facts

Northern Kentucky University, founded in 1968, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Services, Health Professions, Informatics, and the Salmon P. Chase College of Law. It's 300-acre campus is located in Highland Heights, seven miles southeast of Cincinnati.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 14,699
Established in 1968
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CoARC (Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Highland Heights, KY

400-acre campus in Highland Heights (population: 6,933), seven miles from Cincinnati; branch campus in Covington. Air, bus, and train serve Cincinnati; smaller airport serves Florence (10 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Northern Kentucky University
Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
16%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
47%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 14% of male students
 
7 sororities 16% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
32%
Top 1/2
64%
Bottom 1/2
36%
Bottom 1/4
11%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
20%
500-599
36%
400-499
33%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
14%
500-599
39%
400-499
35%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
33%
400-499
44%
300-399
11%
200-299
0
30-36
13%
24-29
32%
18-23
45%
12-17
10%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
36%
18-23
43%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
37%
18-23
51%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline May 1 (priority deadline)
July 14
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,797
Declined + 600
Total Received 7,397

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Considered

Particular talent/ability

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Melissa Gorbandt
Director of Admissions
P: 859 572-5220
F: 859 572-6665
admitnku@nku.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,000
Books & supplies $600
Total $9,600
Average Financial Aid - $10,368
Total with Avg. Aid $-768

Financial Aid

63%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,368

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $20,109,283
State $2,885,391
Institutional $833,730
Other external
Total $23,828,404

Non-need-based

Federal $791,781
State $6,444,000
Institutional $14,944,295
Other external $4,805,950
Total $26,986,026

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Horizon League Conference (Division I)
Mascot
Norse
School colors
black and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Anthropology
Art/Graphic Design
Athletic Training
Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Business Informatics
Business/Marketing
Career/Technical Teaching
Chemistry
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Communication
Communication Studies
Computer Information Technology
Computer Science
Construction Management
Construction Technology
Counseling/Human Services
Criminal Justice
Data Science
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Electronic Media/Broadcasting
Electronics Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science
Executive Leadership/Organizational Change
Exercise Science
Finance
French
Geography
Geology
German
Health Informatics
Health Science
Health Sciences
History
Human Resource Management
Human Services/Addiction
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Instructional Leadership
Integrative Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Japanese
Journalism
Law
Legal Studies
Liberal Studies
Library Informatics
Management
Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineering Technology
Marketing
Mathematics
Media Informatics
Middle Grades Education
Music
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Organizational Leadership
Philosophy
Physical Education/P-12
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public History
Public Relations
Radiologic Science
Respiratory Care
School Counseling
Secondary Education
Social Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Sports Business
Statistics
Studio Arts
Teacher As Leader
Teaching
Theatre Arts
Undeclared
Visual Communication Design
World Cultures/Theatre
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Undergraduate

85%

12,531
students

Female
56%
6,982

Male
44%
5,549

Graduate

15%

2,168
students

Female
64%
1,385

Male
36%
783

undergraduateFull-time

73%

9,268
students

Female
55%
5,068

Male
45%
4,200

undergraduatePart-time

27%

3,263
students

Female
59%
1,914

Male
41%
1,349

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

69%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Winter: December 1

Spring: December 1

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 38
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
The United Arab Emirates
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Samba Dieng
Director, International Students and Scholars
859 572-6517
oiss@nku.edu

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