Northern Kentucky University campus

Overview

Applicants
6,059
Acceptance Rate
91%
Average HS GPA
3.43

GPA Breakdown

34%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 580
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
430 - 572.5
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 21

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
1,023
with Terminal Degree
525

556
Women
467
Men
104
Minority
15
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
15%
Graduate in 5 years
32%
Graduate in 6 years
38%

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
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • 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

  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Other
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
15%
Graduate in 5 years
32%
Graduate in 6 years
38%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,141

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,867

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,475

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
67%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$28,355

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,141

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

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
12,389
Foreign Countries Represented
42

Demographics

1.12%
Asian
7.33%
African-American
3.26%
Hispanic
82.11%
Caucasian
2.73%
International

57% female
43% male
33% are out of state
74% are full time
26% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
15%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
45%

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
216
Number of Honor Societies
14

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
24

9% join a fraternity
14% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Northern Kentucky University)
9 Sports

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

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

Student Services


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
Yes

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
Dell, Apple, Western Digital

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

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

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Maribeth Carskadon
Welcome Center Coordinator

Address
Nunndrive
Highland Heights, KY 41099

Phone
(859) 572-1485

Email
carskadonm@nku.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Union
Starbucks Cafe
Campus Recreation Center
BB&T Arena
Norse Tech Bar
Post Office, a full service U.S. Bank Branch, Food Court (Including Steak & Shake)

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Crestview Hills Shopping Center
Newport on the Levy
Professional Athletic Teams (Bengals, Reds, FC Cincinnati, Cyclones)
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
8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(859) 572-1485

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: 10:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

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
Bikeshare, Tank, Zipcar

Driving Instructions to Campus
Traveling from Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio From US 50, take I471 South into Kentucky Follow I471 to US 27 towards Alexandria (do not take the Ft. Thomas/US 27 exit) I471 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.

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