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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Application link Apply online
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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
48%
Percent 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-prepatory 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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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
Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Horizon League Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Anthropology, General.
Architectural Engineering Technologies/Technicians.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Broadcast Journalism.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education.
Business/Commerce, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemistry, General.
Commercial and Advertising Art.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other.
Computer and Information Sciences, Other.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Construction Management, General.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Criminal Justice/Police Science.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Design and Visual Communications, General.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Education, General.
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Engineering/Engineering-Related Technologies/Technicians, Other.
English Language and Literature, General.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Science.
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology.
Finance, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Foreign Language Teacher Education.
French Language and Literature.
Geography.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language and Literature.
Health Communication.
History, General.
Human Resources Development.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
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.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Management Information Systems, General.
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics, General.
Medical Informatics.
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist.
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other.
Music Teacher Education.
Music, General.
Neuroscience.
Organizational Behavior Studies.
Philosophy.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Programs for Foreign Lawyers.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Relations/Image Management.
Public/Applied History.
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Sciences, General.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Statistics, General.
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.
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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
61%
2,911

Male
39%
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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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 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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