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Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 3,435 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 106 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men


NCAA Division II (without football)

Great Lakes Valley Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $52,038)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $54,731)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 53 26 - -
Baseball 41 - - -
Basketball 17 11 - -
Golf 12 6 - -
Soccer 30 30 - -
Softball - 20 - -
Tennis 9 8 - -
Volleyball - 14 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.8%
Hispanic 1.2%
Non-resident alien 1.4%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 5.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 84.8%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 14
Liquor Law Violation 46
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 22
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Candice from Dayton, KY
  • 3
  • I have not lived on campus, but I have friends who are/have. There are some newer dorms that people rave about and some not-so-great older dorms. It just depends…

  • Jun-06-2012 Read More
  • Darla from Hamilton, OH
  • 4
  • The dorms are very clean and they provide a safe and comforting environment to live in. Every hall has an RA that makes students follow rules and be respectful of…

  • Jan-09-2014 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Joanne from Cincinnati, OH
  • Mar-29-2014 I am a current student here

    There are so many options when it comes to food at NKU. Tons of different locations and a great variety such as grilled foods, fresh sandwich place, Mexican, Italian, papa johns, and much more. I have even heard recently that chic fil a might be coming to campus

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Mar-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Staff is friendly and the food is pretty good! There's a variety of foods to choose from, including many healthy choices, vegetarian options, and more home-cooked type meals, instead of just all fast food. Not too expensive on the wallet either, if you don't have a meal plan.

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  • 3
  • Morgan from Somerset, KY
  • Feb-17-2014 I am a current student here

    Some of the food is great, but it's nothing to write home about. They are constantly making adjustments and improvements, but it's still rather average.

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  • 2
  • Nancy from Fort Thomas, KY
  • Jan-20-2014 I am a current student here

    There are very few options of food at NKU. There are some restaurants at the Student Union but everything closes at 3 pm except for Starbucks. There are also a couple of small coffee shops on some of the buildings but these don't have a lot to choose from and they close at 6 pm. Nonetheless, there are some restaurants off-campus such as Chipotle, Big Boy, Burger King, etc.

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  • 2
  • Darla from Hamilton, OH
  • Jan-09-2014 I am a current student here

    The food isn't very healthy and if you have a sensitive stomach it isn't the best. Although, there is a variety of selections and a salad bar. They have certain meals for students with health restrictions and vegetarian options.

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  • 5
  • Zuri from Bethel, OH
  • Jan-06-2014 I am a current student here

    There are different places to eat on campus and off campus as well. The food on campus is really good.

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  • 5
  • Megan, KY
  • Jan-06-2014 I am a current student here

    I really enjoy the Student Union and the various restaurants.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Morgan from Somerset, KY
  • Feb-17-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is huge here. Everywhere you turn there is something advertising it, or some Greek event going on. For those completely against Greek life, this could possibly be a turn-off.

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  • 0
  • Darla from Hamilton, OH
  • Jan-09-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many Greek organizations and they are one of the best things about NKU. Greek life at NKU is something that anyone can join. NKU is known for having Greeks that do not haze their new members. Greek life is involved in philanthropy events, specific rituals, and many other things.

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  • 0
  • Kelsey from Young America, KY
  • Jan-02-2014 I am a past student here

    Very visible and influential on campus. It's a good place for you if you're looking to be in a sorority or fraternity. Otherwise, your options are kind of limited.

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  • 0
  • Kiersten
  • Dec-15-2013 I am a current student here

    I'm a Greek so I think it is pretty awesome. We all get a long pretty well and there are a lot of us. Everybody tries to be really supportive of the different chapters.

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