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Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

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Overview

Northern Kentucky University is a Comprehensive institution located in Highland Heights, KY, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address Lucas Administrative Center
400 Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY  41099
United States
Contact Mrs. Melissa Gorbandt
Office of Admissions
Email: beanorse@nku.edu
Phone: 859-572-5220
Fax: 859-572-6665

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Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Exercise Physiology And Kinesiology Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Construction Management, General Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Organizational Behavior Studies Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Broadcast Journalism Checkmark
Health Communication Checkmark
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Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, Other Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer And Information Systems Security/auditing/information Assurance Checkmark
Computer Software And Media Applications, Other Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark
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Network And System Administration/administrator Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
Kindergarten/preschool Education And Teaching Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Engineering Physics/applied Physics Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Electrical, Electronic, And Communications Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
Engineering/engineering-related Technologies/technicians, Other Checkmark
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Japanese Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General Checkmark
Medical Informatics Checkmark
Medical Radiologic Technology/science - Radiation Therapist Checkmark
Mental And Social Health Services And Allied Professions, Other Checkmark
Radiologic Technology/science - Radiographer Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Legal Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Statistics, General Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Design And Visual Communications, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,686
Applied
5,819
Accepted
11,507
Enrolled
87%
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Female Admissions

4,250
Females Applied
3,667
Females Accepted
86%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,436
Males Applied
2,152
Males Accepted
88%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.41
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Required for some programs Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: Some programs require separate applications

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 15th Not reported
Out of state Fall freshmen August 15th Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 15th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 480 590
SAT Math 480 600
ACT Composite 20 26

Tuition & Fees

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Fees

384
Full-time student fees
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees
Alumni

Financial Aid

13,342
Avg. Financial Aid Package
15,403
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
12,823
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,493
Avg. Loan Aid
6,696
Avg. Grant Aid
6,369
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
72%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
28%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

11,507
Total Undergrad students
2%
International Students
30%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.19%
Black or African American 7.27%
White or Caucasian 79.88%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.14%
Asian 1.57%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.15%
Two or more races 3.25%
Other 1%

Gender

Male (40.12%)
Female (59.88%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 10%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Fresh Fusion, Homecoming and Victorfest

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Sororities, Fraternities, Freshmen Service Leadership Committee, Student Alumni Association and Activities Programming Board

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

1,110
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 610
Part-time - 500
Male - 471
Female - 639
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