NKU

Northern Kentucky University

Nunn Dr, Highland Heights, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    65
  • Class Notes
    48
  • Textbook Notes
    1
  • Study Guides
    16
  • Currently Enrolled
    23
  • Previously Enrolled
    33

Overview of Northern Kentucky University (NKU)

About this school

Northern Kentucky U, founded in 1968, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Professional Studies, and the Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Its 300-acre campus is located in Highland Heights, seven miles southeast of Cincinnati.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:12,347
    • Men:5,371 Men (43.5%)
    • Women:6,976 Women (56.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (NKU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Northern Kentucky University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
1
Academic Electives
-
5

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 22
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
Louie B Nunn Drive
City, State, Zip
Highland Heights, KY 41099
Phone
(859) 572-5220
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 20
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
90% of 5,852 applicants were admitted
Women
90% of 3,585 applicants were admitted
Men
91% of 2,267 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,050 (58%) of 5,289 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,669 (52%) of 3,234 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,381 (67%) of 2,055 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.42
375 And Above
34%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
7%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
7%
• Score 24 - 29
38%
• Score 18 - 23
50%
• Score 12 - 17
5%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (NKU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,744|Out-of-state: $19,104 (42.78%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,732 (42.73%)
  • Other Expenses: - $800 (3.51%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,500 (10.98%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Northern Kentucky University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 009275
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,762 (87.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,386 (78.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,377 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
335 (24.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$11,887
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 815 (59.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,960
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,184 (86.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,930
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,154 (83.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
365 (18.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,608

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
7,260 (78.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
5,907 (81.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,833 (98.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,226 (21.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$10,941
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,443 (59.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,623
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,079 (87.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,697
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 3,364 (57.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,239 (13.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,085

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,612
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Handicapped Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (NKU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Not required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


568

Part-Time Faculty


464

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


38%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 8% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 28% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 39% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 16% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 46% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 44% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
422,906
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
200
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Northern Kentucky University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


71.1%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


15.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


33%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


40.0%

Programs & Majors (NKU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (69)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Development
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Communication/journalism, Computer and information sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, law with Mount St. Joseph University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor

Master's Programs of Study (35)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Allied Health--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Cultural Studies
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Information Science
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management of Technology
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Public Administration
  • Public History
  • Rhetoric
  • Social Work
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Taxation
  • Writing

Campus Life (NKU)

Location & Geography

Population


6,933

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Cincinnati

Campus Size


426 acres

Weather


Temperature
22.4 average low in January, 82.7 average high in September
Rain
130 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Cincinnati
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Cincinnati

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


15% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


85%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Norse (Heyu the Dragon)
School Colors
Gold, black, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Northern Kentucky University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, sororities, fraternities, freshmen service leadership committee, student alumni association, activities programming board

Sororities


13% of women participate

Fraternities


9% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


8,980

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
12,347
Women
6,976
Men
5,371

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.3% Asian
  • 7.0% Black/African-American
  • 3.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 84.7% White
  • 0.7% Unknown

International Students


2.9% from 58 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


2,127

Student Resources (NKU)