Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

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Tuition & Fees

$10,032

$19,680

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
24%
500-599
55%
400-499
15%
700-800
14%
600-699
17%
500-599
52%
400-499
13%
300-399
0
30-36
9%
24-29
36%
18-23
49%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

18

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,483
Declined 597
Total Received 6,080
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Public

11,882

undergraduate students

3,796

graduate students

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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. Its 426-acre campus is located in Highland Heights, seven miles southeast of Cincinnati.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 15,678
Established in 1968
Coeducational Coeducational

426-acre campus in Highland Heights (population: 7,100), seven miles from Cincinnati. Air, bus, and train serve Cincinnati; smaller airport serves Florence (10 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Cincinnati
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International

Northern Kentucky University
1 Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY
41099

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
22%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Sororities
  • Fraternities
  • Freshmen Service Leadership Committee
  • Student Alumni Association
  • Activities Programming Board

Top Events

  • Fresh Fusion
  • Homecoming
  • Victorfest
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
24%
500-599
55%
400-499
15%
700-800
14%
600-699
17%
500-599
52%
400-499
13%
300-399
0
30-36
9%
24-29
36%
18-23
49%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Application deadline August 15
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.37

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,483
Declined 597
Total Received 6,080

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 57
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

99%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,491

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,648
Room & board $10,022
Additional fees $384
Books & supplies $800
Other fees $850
Total $21,704
Average Financial Aid - $5,491
Total with Avg. Aid $16,213

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for children of alumni yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, basketball, bowling, climbing, equestrian sports, judo, lacrosse, soccer, tae kwon do, tennis, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, basketball, bowling, climbing, equestrian sports, judo, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tae kwon do, tennis, volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Lacrosse, Rock climbing, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Lacrosse, Rock climbing, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Anthropology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Construction Management
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Design and Visual Communications, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Exercise Physiology
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Health Communication
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
History, General
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
International Relations and Affairs
Japanese Language and Literature
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Legal Studies, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Mathematics, General
Medical Informatics
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Network and System Administration/Administrator
Neuroscience
Organizational Behavior Studies
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctorial degree - other
  • Doctoral degree - professional

15,678

total students

70%

in-state

30%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

11,882
students

Female
59%
7,009

Male
41%
4,873

24%

3,796
students

Female
72%
2,737

Male
28%
1,059

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

69%

8,257
students

Female
59%
4,790

Male
41%
3,467

31%

3,625
students

Female
62%
2,219

Male
38%
1,406

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 71%
Student 4 year graduation rate 26%
Student 5 year graduation rate 17%
Student 6 year graduation rate 5%

Student Break-down

2%
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
80%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

726

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

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
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