Northern Kentucky University is a 4-year public university in the greater Cincinnati area. NKU confers bachelor’s degrees in over 70 academic fields of study. In addition to classroom facilities, the Northern Kentucky campus is home to a laser-projection and classroom-accessible planetarium. To promote diversity on campus, Northern Kentucky oversees the NKU R.O.C.K.S. program that helps ease the transition to college life for African American students.
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In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Room and Board
The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
(amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
+ amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
+ amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
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Students Receiving Gift Aid
Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Grants
Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
Students Borrowing Loans
Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation
The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment
The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
I love NKU! I am a transfer student and this is by far the best college I have attended. The community is great and the people are friendly. There are a lot of free and fun activities available on campus all the time. The Greek Life at NKU is fun, do a lot of good for the community, and affordable compared to most universities. The professor are great and willing to communicate with students, unlike most universities I have attended. There are a lot of resources for students who require extra help like on-campus tutoring in all subjects for FREE! There are also a lot of different academic and non-academic clubs to choose from... even clubs for obscure interests.
Candice from Dayton, KY
I am a transfer student, and I quickly discovered that NKU had everything that my previous college was lacking. Honestly, the transfer process was a bit tedious and messy. However, even if I had been aware of the profusion of emails I had to send and reply to and all the financial aspects of transferring, I would do it again every time because of the warm, friendly atmosphere and countless opportunities this school has granted me.
Paige from MI
The campus is amazing and everything is in walking distance(stores, food, starbucks, atms, campus bank...). The campus community is great and you can find diffeent clubs and organizations for everyone, we even have a Quidditch team! The classes are small and personal and the teachers are nice and care for their students.
Juliane from Highland Heights, KY
NKU is a huge opportunity at a future at an affordable price. It lets you get a great education without the full cost of a private school.
Aaron from Dry Ridge, KY
NKU is a great school to go to. Most of the teachers are very challenging and understanding. It is also reasonably priced for such a large campus & great teachers.
Sarah from Highland Heights, KY
An Excellent University! Building up to become one of the leading schools in the area. Safe and Affordable.