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
16%
500-599
28%
400-499
36%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
30-36
14%
24-29
31%
18-23
43%
12-17
11%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
37%
18-23
44%
12-17
15%
30-36
7%
24-29
38%
18-23
50%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

-

students

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,289
Declined + 563
Total Received 5,852
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Public

12,347

undergraduate students

2,127

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Organizational Leadership
  2. Nursing
  3. Social Work
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Codes

SAT 1574
ACT 1566

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Location

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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 14,474
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

426-acre campus in Highland Heights (population: 7,155), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
15%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
45%
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

 
13 fraternities 9% of male students
 
9 sororities 13% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
68%
Bottom 1/2
32%
Bottom 1/4
11%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
16%
500-599
28%
400-499
36%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
30-36
14%
24-29
31%
18-23
43%
12-17
11%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
37%
18-23
44%
12-17
15%
30-36
7%
24-29
38%
18-23
50%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline May 1 (priority deadline)
August 22
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

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,289
Declined + 563
Total Received 5,852

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: 800 637-9948
F: 859 572-6665
beanorse@nku.edu

Financial Aid

64%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,939

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,648
Room $4,100
Board $3,690
Additional fees $384
Books & supplies $800
Total $18,622
Average Financial Aid - $10,939
Total with Avg. Aid $7,683

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $18,142,318
State $3,947,668
Institutional $811,559
Other external
Total $22,901,545

Non-need-based

Federal $752,065
State $6,670,464
Institutional $21,142,333
Other external $3,693,275
Total $32,258,137
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Leah Stewart
Director of Student Financial Assistance
stewartl1@nku.edu

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Varsity Sports

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

Ken Bothof (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Horizon League Conference
Mascot
Victor E. Viking
School colors
black and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Anthropology
Athletic Training
Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Business Informatics
Business Information Systems
Chemistry
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Communication
Communication Studies
Computer Information Technology
Computer Science
Construction Management
Construction Technology
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
Fine/Studio Arts
French
General Business
Geography
Geology
German
Global Supply Chain Management
Health Communication
Health Informatics
Health Science
Health Sciences
History
Human Resource Management
Human Services/Addiction
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Integrative Studies
International Business
International Studies
Journalism
Law
Legal Studies
Library Informatics
Management
Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineering Technology
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechatronics Engineering Technology
Media Informatics
Middle Grades Education
Music
Music Education
Neuroscience
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Organizational Leadership
Philosophy
Physical Education/P-12
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Business Studies
Psychology
Public Administration
Public History
Public Relations
Radiation Therapy
Radiologic Technology
Respiratory Care
School Counseling
Secondary Education
Social Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Sports Business
Statistics
Teacher As Leader
Teaching
Theatre Arts
Visual Communication Design
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Organizational Leadership
  2. Nursing
  3. Social Work

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

14,474

total students

67%

in-state

33%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

12,347
students

Female
56%
6,976

Male
44%
5,371

15%

2,127
students

Female
65%
1,374

Male
35%
753

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

72%

8,980
students

Female
56%
5,021

Male
44%
3,959

28%

3,367
students

Female
59%
1,955

Male
41%
1,412

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
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

68%

Transfer applicants accepted

77%

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
  • 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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 55
Countries most often represented China
India
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
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

Rebecca D. Hansen
Assistant Director of International Admissions
859 572-6517
isss@nku.edu

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