Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY, USA
3.66 Average Rating

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.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
90%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 20, 2020 May 1, 2019
Other May 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
70%
Out-Of-State Students
30%
96%
Submitting ACT
8%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1142
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
14,456
Total Number of Undergrads
12,329
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
38%
20-39 Students
51%
40-99 Students
9%
0
100
16%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
40%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$9,131
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Tuition
In-State Tuition 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.
$10,032
Out-of-State Tuition 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.
$19,680
Additional Costs
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.
$9,912
Books and Supplies
$800

Aid & Grants

0
100
74%
Need Met
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.
31%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,295
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.
31%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,772
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,815

Student Loans

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.
56%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,480
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.
$14,500
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.
$265
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Student Organizations
195
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
14%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Victor E. Viking
School Colors
Black/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Cincinnati
Louisville
Lexington
Columbus
Atlanta
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.66 Average Rating
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.
Beau from Cincinnati, OH
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

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