12,347
Students
Financial aid thermometer
10,941
Avg. Financial Aid
90
90%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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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

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
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Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Construction Management Checkmark
Entrepreneurship Checkmark
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Human Resources Development Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Organizational Behavior Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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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
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Related Checkmark
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Education Associate Bachelors
Elementary Education Checkmark
Kindergarten/preschool Education Checkmark
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Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Architectural Engineering Technology Checkmark
Electrical, Electronic And Communications Engineering Technology Checkmark
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Manufacturing Engineering Technology Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
French Checkmark
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Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences Checkmark
Medical Informatics Checkmark
Mental And Social Health Services And Allied Professions Related Checkmark
Radiologic Technology/science Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Respiratory Care Therapy Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geology/earth Science Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Music Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,852
Applied
5,289
Accepted
12,347
Enrolled
90%
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Female Admissions

3,585
Females Applied
3,234
Females Accepted
90%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,267
Males Applied
2,055
Males Accepted
91%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.42
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)

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 20th Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 24 20 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

9,648
In-state
19,296
Out-of-state
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Fees

384
Full-time student fees
10,022
Room & board
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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

10,941
Avg. Financial Aid Package
11,887
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
7,554
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,506
Avg. Loan Aid
7,085
Avg. Grant Aid
5,623
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
64%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
21%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

12,347
Total undergrad students
3%
International Students
32%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.22%
Black or African American 6.75%
White or Caucasian 82.23%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.19%
Asian 1.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.06%
Two or more races 2.71%
Other 0.67%

Gender

Male (43.5%)
Female (56.5%)

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 15%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
Fresh Fusion, Homecoming and Victorfest

Student Services

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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
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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 Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) No 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
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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 Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) 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

Faculty

1,032
Total Faculty
Full-time - 568
Part-time - 464
Male - 474
Female - 558