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Founded in 1968, Northern Kentucky University. is a Public college. Located in Kentucky, which is a city setting in Kentucky, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 12,380 full time undergraduate students, and 2,162 full time graduate students.
The Northern Kentucky University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 567 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Northern Kentucky University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at NKU are considered Less Selective, with ,113% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 35 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
63% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 30% were in the top quarter, and 11% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Northern Kentucky University.
207 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.
196 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
292 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.
304 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.
306 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.
303 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.
307 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.
306 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.
117 Students rated Northern Kentucky University
Campus seems to be a safe environment. They seem to include all aspects of life. We will have the opportunity to be involved in both campus life as well as the community. Looking forward to moving to NKU with friends and start this next chapter of my life called college.
I think NKU is criminally underrated. It doesn't have a major night life or sports atmosphere, but the education and environment are very much above average and it's a very safe & clean university. The technology is up to date, the facilities such as the recreation center are top notch, and there is a sufficient amount of extracurriculars. I think the law & communications programs are particularly strong, whereas the business programs are rather weaker. But overall NKU has a very good batch of educated, friendly, and knowledgeable professors who are more than willing to go out of their way to help students learn. The campus is also extremely friendly to the LGBTQ+ community and has a very supportive environment for folks who identify with the community. To summarize, NKU may not be the college for you if you're trying to have the "college experience", but it's a very good school for making friends, actually interacting with and getting to know your professors, as well as gaining a good education.
I received my B.S. in Business Informatics from NKU in 2012. I had some of the best memories created there. I stayed active in greek life and extracurricular groups. NKU has a lot to offer as far as academics and organizations go. There slowly transforming from the commuter campus to a real campus.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my time at NKU. I was involved with on-campus activities and greek life. I had the best support from my professors and advisors. I was able to purse a career in data analytics and data engineering. I am currently doing what I love and plan to continue my education at NKU pursuing a Master's in Business Informatics.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Northern Kentucky University is 91%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
I have received a better understanding of the world and it has enlightened me in all aspects of life. Prior to college, different subjects seemed isolated from one another, almost as if different colors did not transition from one another on the spectrum. These different subjects that I once thought were wildly different began to bleed together in a way that I believed few could see. Unlike many aspects in life, college is there for one to grow intellectually. My mind was thirsty for knowledge after being bored throughout highschool and I was able to quench that thirst. The college experience has taught me responsibility, independence, and most importantly, motivation. I have never been so motivated to learn more than what I have felt during college and I cannot imagine my life without such drive. Most people decided to stop growing and to settle, I have chosen to expand at a substantial rate.
The worst thing baout my school is the food. It doesn't taste as good as i had hoped it would.
I wish I would have known that there is not a huge selection of foreign language courses to choose from each semester.
There is always a few goof balls in every class but most are very nice and fun to be around.
Interesting, but a good school.
A person who loves to have a conncection with his/her professors and a study study study type of person. As well as a person who loves to get involed.
The only people who shouldn't attend my school are the lazy, and those who don't really care about continuing their learning. I struggled with what I wanted to be, and the direction I wanted my life to go in after high school. It took me a long time but I've always cared about high learning. I would really like to support any other tranfer students, maybe feeling out of place as they enter my school, to realize that is is a caring enviroment with a lot to offer.
Our school is best known for our outstanding Theatre program that presents us with the best experience for those who are interested in the arts and breath taking plays put on by students here at Northern Kentucky University.
The school and classes are very personalable. The professors are usually eager to help and most people love being here!
To be honest, I love going to NKU. There are some things that bother me when I attend, but they have nothing to do with the school. I struggle mainly to afford going to school and traveling to school, as both are very costly. I hope that I will be financially stable in the next couple of years so that I can live on campus and focus on school primarily. This will help me not only to continue getting better grades, but to move on to graduate school and eventually receive my Doctorate.
In comparison to the other school I considered, Northern Kentucky University is not only much more affordable, it is also more welcoming of its students and their differences. From the moment I step on to my campus in the morning until the moment I leave I am surrounded by a faculty and staff that genuinely wants to see their students succeed in all that they do. The faculty encourages the students to be themselves and to be proud of their differences.
I go to a small campus, not just that but we have many philanthropies and many beliefs . We all come together to help the next with their belief. I find that so amazing. Sex violence, breast cancer, peer pressure , everything its absolutely amazing.
My favorite class is a toss up between chem 115 and stats 205. i love engaging in the material and learning more each day. Class participation is very common for me and most of the other students. My major keeps me on track, i have set a goal and i try and reach further for it everyday.
I enjoy attending this school very much. My teachers are wonderful and make sure all opportunities are presented to me.
Finding where you belong. There is for sure a club for you but you have to put the effort into finding it.
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Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
96% of students
attending Northern Kentucky University receive some sort of financial aid.
38% were awarded federal grants.
While 57% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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