Northern Kentucky University campus

Overview

Applicants
7,397
Acceptance Rate
92%
Average HS GPA
3.34

GPA Breakdown

28%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 572.5
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 547.5
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines


Regular
August 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
1,006
with Terminal Degree
508

533
Women
473
Men
98
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
16%
Graduate in 5 years
33%
Graduate in 6 years
40%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Construction Management
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Human Resources Development
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Organizational Behavior Studies

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations/Image Management

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences,Other
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Multicultural Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Manufacturing Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Tricia Macke
Anchor, WXIX News

Dustan E. McCoy
CEO, Brunswick Corp.

David Mendell
Author of Obama biography, former Chicago Tribune Reporter

John Will Stacy
Kentucky Legislator

Richard Boehne
CEO, E. W. Scripps Company

Sheree Paolello
Anchor, WLWT News

David Mack
Illustrator

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
16%
Graduate in 5 years
33%
Graduate in 6 years
40%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,994

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,435

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,495

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
69%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,285

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
12,531
Foreign Countries Represented
42

Demographics

1.07%
Asian
7.32%
African-American
3.02%
Hispanic
82.28%
Caucasian
2.78%
International

56% female
44% male
31% are out of state
74% are full time
26% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
16%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
47%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Lisa Besnoy

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
200
Number of Honor Societies
11

Number of Social Sororities
9
Number of Religious Organizations
11

10% join a fraternity
14% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Norse)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Norse)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Xavier University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Cincinnati

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
33

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20.55

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Address
Office of Admissions, 400 AC, Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099

Phone
(859) 572-1400

Email
admitnku@nku.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Union
Starbucks Cafe
Campus Recreation Center
Bank of Kentucky Center
a full service U.S. Bank Branch
Post Office

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Crestview Hills Shopping Center
Newport on the Levy
Professional Athletic Teams
Cincinnati Zoo
Kings Island
Museums: Cincinnati Art Museum; Cincinnati Museum Center (Local History/Natural History); Freedom Museum Newport on the Levy (Newport Aquairum); Theatre: Playhouse in the Park, Aronoff Center, Cincinnati Music Hall

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
8:15a-4:30p - Also select Saturdays
(859) 572-1400

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
visitnku@nku.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Limitations
High school students must have a parent or guardian with them

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxis, shuttle buses, public buses, Greater Cincinnati International Airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Driving to the Northern Kentucky University Welcome Center Traveling from Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio: * From US 50, take I-471 South into Kentucky * Follow I-471 to US 27 towards Alexandria (do not take the Ft. Thomas/US 27 exit) * I-471 ends at US 27 - continue straight on US 27 South * Continue straight through the first light and turn right at the next traffic light onto Nunn Drive. * Enter the roundabout and veer right at the second exit (Nunn Drive) * Turn left at the first entrance off Nunn Drive (The Welcome Center will be on your left) Traveling East on I-275 from Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Airport: * Take Exit 76 (Three Mile Road/Northern Kentucky University) * Turn right off of the exit on University Drive * Turn right at the second intersection (at the traffic circle) onto Nunn Drive. * Enter the roundabout and veer right at the second exit (Nunn Drive) * Turn left at the first entrance off Nunn Drive (The Welcome Center will be on your left) Traveling West on I-275: * Take Exit 74A (US Highway 27 - Alexandria) * Continue straight on US 27 South * Continue straight through the first light and turn right at the next traffic light onto Nunn Drive. * Enter the roundabout and veer right at the second exit (Nunn Drive) * Turn left at the first entrance off Nunn Drive (The Welcome Center will be on your left) Traveling from Louisville, Kentucky: * Take I-71 North * Merge I-71/75 North * Exit onto I-275 East * Follow directions for traveling East on I-275 Traveling from Lexington, Kentucky: * Take I-75 North. * Continue on I-71/75 North * Exit onto I-275 East * Follow directions for traveling East on I-275 Traveling from Columbus, Ohio: * Take I-71 South to downtown Cincinnati, and exit onto I-471 South towards Kentucky * Take I-471 South over the gold bridge into Kentucky * Follow directions for traveling from Downtown Cincinnati on I-471 Traveling from Dayton, Ohio: * Take I-75 South to Cincinnati * In Cincinnati, follow US 50 East to I-471 * Follow directions for traveling from Downtown Cincinnati on I-471 Traveling from Indianapolis, Indiana: * Take I-74 East to I-75 South * Take exit 1B and follow US 50 East to I-471 * Follow directions for traveling from Downtown Cincinnati on I-471

Local Accommodations
Country Inn & Suites (Wilder, KY) Hotel: (859) 441-3707 Reservations: 1-888-596-2375 Ask for the NKU rate: $89/night Approximately 1.5 miles from campus Hampton Inn & Suites 859.441.3049 Approximately 1.5 Miles from Campus Comfort Suites (Newport, KY) Hotel: (859) 291-6700 Reservations: 1877-424-6423 Approximately 6 miles from campus Hyatt Regency (Downtown Cincinnati) Hotel: (513) 579-1234 Reservations: 1-800-633-7313 Ask for the NKU rate or code BOKC: $99/night Approximately 7 miles from campus Holiday Inn Express (Bellevue, KY) Hotel: (859) 957-2320 Reservations: 1-866-270-5110 Approximately 6 miles from campus Radisson Hotel (Cincinnati Riverfront) Hotel: (859) 491-1200 Reservations: 1-800-395-7046 Ask for the NKU rate: $99/night Approximately 9 miles from campus Holiday Inn (Cincinnati Riverfront) Hotel: (859) 291-4300 Reservations: 1-866-270-5110 Ask for the NKU rate: $77/night Approximately 9 miles from campus Motel 6 (Erlanger, KY/CVG Airport) Hotel: (859) 342-7111 Reservations: 1-800-329-7466 Approximately 9 miles from campus