Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

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Tuition & Fees

$10,296

$20,256

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
590
25th
480
75th
600
25th
480
75th
27
25th
20
75th
26
25th
19
75th
26
25th
20
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

18

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,819
Declined 867
Total Received 6,686
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Public

13,411

undergraduate students

4,897

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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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 18,308
Established in 1968
Coeducational Coeducational

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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: Large town

Northern Kentucky University
1 Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY
41099

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
22%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
48%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
590
25th
480
75th
600
25th
480
75th
27
25th
20
75th
26
25th
19
75th
26
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) May 1
Application deadline (final deadline) August 21
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Required

Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,819
Declined 867
Total Received 6,686

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School GPA
Admission test scores

Recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Recommendations

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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
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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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Financial Aid

80%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$7,586

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,912
Room & board $10,046
Additional fees $384
Books & supplies $800
Total $21,142
Average Financial Aid - $7,586
Total with Avg. Aid $13,556

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $15,599,535
State $4,803,010
Institutional $3,105,677
Other external
Total $23,508,222

Non-need-based

Federal $9,278
State $7,355,284
Institutional $29,529,867
Other external $3,713,168
Total $40,607,597

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Financial Aid Office


P: 888 225-4499
F: 859 572-6997
ofa@nku.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Golf yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

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/Recreational Sports

basketball, flag football, floor hockey, inner-tube water polo, kickball, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/sand), weight lifting

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Horizon League Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Architectural Engineering Technologies/Technicians. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Broadcast Journalism. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education. yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes yes yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Commercial and Advertising Art. yes
Computer Science. yes
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, Other. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Construction Management, General. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Criminal Justice/Police Science. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Design and Visual Communications, General. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Education, General. yes
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Engineering/Engineering-Related Technologies/Technicians, Other. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology. yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
Foreign Language Teacher Education. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
Geography. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
Health Communication. yes
History, General. yes
Human Resources Development. yes
Industrial and Organizational Psychology. yes
Information Science/Studies. yes yes
Information Technology. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Japanese Language and Literature. yes
Journalism. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes yes yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes yes
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Medical Informatics. yes
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist. yes
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor. yes
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes
Neuroscience. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Organizational Behavior Studies. yes yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Programs for Foreign Lawyers. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Administration. yes
Public Relations/Image Management. yes
Public/Applied History. yes
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer. yes
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist. yes yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes
Social Work. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Statistics, General. yes
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Organizational Leadership
  2. Nursing
  3. Accounting

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

18,308

total students

66%

in-state

34%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

73%

13,411
students

Female
59%
7,886

Male
41%
5,525

27%

4,897
students

Female
73%
3,581

Male
27%
1,316

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

64%

8,593
students

Female
58%
4,975

Male
42%
3,618

36%

4,818
students

Female
60%
2,911

Male
40%
1,907

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
81%
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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 53
Countries most often represented India
Kuwait
Nepal
Nigeria
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

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