Northern Kentucky University (NKU)

Newport, KY

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Northern Kentucky University

Northern Kentucky University

Northern Kentucky University Student Essentials

Northern Kentucky University Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Norse
Website: www.nku.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $8,064
Out-of-State Tuition: $15,936
Retention Rate: 67%
Enrollment: 18,242
Year Established: 1968

About NKU

Northern Kentucky University, located in Highland Heights, Kentucky, is a public, co-educational university seven miles southeast of Cincinnati, Ohio. While this University is primarily an undergraduate, liberal arts institution, it does offer several graduate programs.

Students can apply for NKU online through the university’s website. Once students have completed their application, they are required to pay a non-refundable $40 application fee, submit their high school transcript, ACT and/or SAT test scores and may be asked to supply an essay and letters of recommendation.

Students applying for Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Forestry, Pre-Medicine, or any other Biological or Environmental Sciences course need to not only meet the standard admissions requirements, but also the selective program admission standards.

NKU offers a wide variety of on-campus events for students looking to have an active college life. Their Greek system has frequent forms of entertainment, group and organizations have get-togethers and video game competitions, and the Community Connections program sponsors art fairs and Spirit Days.

For those that want to spend some time off campus, Cincinnati, known as one of the “Top Ten Places that Rock” by Esquire and “Best City for Nightlife” by Forbes, has a number of daytime events and nighttime fun.

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NKU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

100% of students gave Northern Kentucky University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Overall, I love NKU. I hate the math department- but as I'm a psychology major that's not really a huge concern. I love my professors and their class lessons. My advisor has been very helpful in helping me design a class plan and curriculum that will aid me in getting into grad school. I feel like I've learned a lot, and have experienced much personal growth. The school is great, the people are great. The campus is very pretty in the spring and summer. The most memorable experience, so far, has been sorority recruitment last fall. It was so exciting, and I found my sisters in Theta Phi Alpha. I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. I am looking forward to three more great years at NKU before applying to grad schools to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.


NKU Map & Location

Northern Kentucky University
Nunn Drive
Newport, KY 41099


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Getting Around NKU

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

6/10
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Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Newport, KY

Winter
Dec
43
26
Jan
40
22
Feb
45
25
Spring
Mar
55
33
Apr
66
42
May
75
52
Summer
Jun
83
61
Jul
87
65
Aug
86
63
Fall
Sep
79
55
Oct
68
43
Nov
56
34

NKU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 14,912
Freshman Class 3,946
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 18,242

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 2%
  • African American: 6%
  • Caucasian: 86%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 5%
Latino 2%
African American 6%
Caucasian 86%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 5%

Undergraduate 82%
Graduate 18%
Full-Time 55%
Part-Time 45%
Women 56%
Men 44%
International 4%
Domestic 96%

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