Highland Heights, KY
Northern Kentucky University


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Recent Reviews

Seth
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Business and informatics. Now it is quite known for the Bank of Kentucky Center as well. Personally, I believe our theatre ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Business and informatics. Now it is quite known for the Bank of Kentucky Center as well. Personally, I believe our theatre department should get more support from the school due to the high quality of its faculty, student body and the productions themselves.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Finding the right college is something that cannot really be acheived simply or without any time spent at a given college. There are obvious things to take into consideration such as available majors, the size of the campus, extracurricular activities and so forth. However there are plenty of social issues that cannot be determined until one has spent time in his or her chosen campus. The best advice then would be to not consider one's stay at a college as permanent. It should never be forgotten that one can move to a different campus if need be. That said, every student should try his or her best to make the most of the college experience. The easiest way to do this is to get to know one's peers and faculty. With them as guides the pathways to community events and better educational opportunities will suddenly appear. College depends on what the student is willing to put into it. Seeking out opportunity and friendship are the best things any incoming student could do to make his or her college experience the best it could possibly be.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who wants a smaller college experience with more of a focus on business or the various areas of computer science/informatics.

Jon
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College is about the experience. It seems many parents/incoming students are so focused on the academics aspect of college t...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College is about the experience. It seems many parents/incoming students are so focused on the academics aspect of college that some almost "cripple" themselves from receiving all that college can truly offer. The phrase, "It's not what you know, it's who you know," applies more than ever today when it comes to finding a quality job and beginning a career. Networking is vital for our success as a new generation soon to enter the work force. College campuses provide one of the best, if not the best, networking opportunities. Once out of college, having friends in all different areas and professions becomes more valuable than any knowledge gained from listening to a lecture or reading a textbook. College needs to be more than just academics. Parents and students need to keep in mind what college is preparing students for, the "real" world. What better way to prepare for the real world than to have "real" experiences with "real" people? College educates new generations on how socialize, think, eat, and sleep. College teaches us how to live and gives us endless tools to use to live successfully. The challenge for students is utilizing every tool it provides.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone looking for a private-like education through a public school.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Most people attending now seem to just be settling for NKU because they could not afford a bigger school like UK or UC.

Cassie
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

NKU is best known for the small class sizes and for having professors that really care about their students. The professors ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

NKU is best known for the small class sizes and for having professors that really care about their students. The professors do not treat their students like a number, they actually make the effort to get to know their students. Also, NKU is a university that used be in the shadow of the University of Cincinnati, but NKU has grown out of that shadow. From my experience as a biology major, the research being conducted stresses the involvement of undergraduates. NKU offers a first class education without being too costly.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go with what feels right to you. If you can do that, everything else will fall into place.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I would have known how awesome of a school it really is! NKU wasn't my first choice university, but now I know that NKU has so much to offer. NKU is by no means a small university, but small classes are not hard to find and the professors really engage with students. Throughout the years, NKU has grown into a cool place to be for learning and for fun.

Stephanie
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would suggest choosing a school that has plenty of majors that interest you. More often than not, students deviate from the...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would suggest choosing a school that has plenty of majors that interest you. More often than not, students deviate from their original major, so it is important to have back-ups available to you. Choose a school that is comfortable for you; in other words, make sure you're comfortable with the class sizes, campus housing, activities, and most importantly, the types of students that attend there. Try not to limit yourself by only choosing schools within your budget; scholarships and grants are out there, you just have to find them and apply. Try taking a variety of classes; you'll find school more engaging if your not only taking classes related to your major. Most importantly, choose a campus where you can enjoy yourself; a campus that has fun activities and groups, concerts and sporting events. Don't just go to get a degree, go to experience life.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anyone who doesn't want a huge campus and classes that seem to swallow you up due to their size. Someone who enjoys a varitey of activities and classes. Someone who wants interesting teachers.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

There has not been too many frustrating things about NKU, although recently I ran into a problem. When the Literature and Language department split into the English department and the Department of World Languages, my English major, and the minors attached, got deleted. I then had to personally address the Registrar to get it fixed, rather than my department automatically fixing it.

Travis
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look at the professors you will be studying with in your field of study. They are the ones you have to live with for 4 years...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look at the professors you will be studying with in your field of study. They are the ones you have to live with for 4 years, so pick them well. Also take a look at where the campus is located. Know what you want in the community your college is in and look for a college that fits that. Look at the excess of partying going on at the school, because partying isn't good for producing good study habits.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

School facilities can be rather sparse at times since it is a rapidly growing school.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is looking for student-teacher interaction and small classrooms. Someone who is looking to attend school in a metropolitan area.

Drew
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure that it provides the major that you want. Safety is a must for the students. Campus life is another aspect to lo...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure that it provides the major that you want. Safety is a must for the students. Campus life is another aspect to look at for those who want to be active. The last thing is to look at the schools overall reputation in accademics.

Ben
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very helpful. In every class that I have ever been in there has always been a study group that goes to the ...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very helpful. In every class that I have ever been in there has always been a study group that goes to the library. I feel like this gets everyone involved and the students to get to know eachother better on a personal level.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I feel that when you are looking for a University it should be 100% up to the student an not the parents. The student is the one who is going to be at the campus not the paretns. I dont think there should even be a money issue, that tells the kids they cannot go to a certain school because of how much it costs. Education is what kids have been learing ever since they were young an I dont feel like parents should be a limit on how much or how far they want there kids to go. Also the best way to ever get a collgeg experience is to live on campus and get involved! There is thousands of thins going on everyday and for people to say they are bored is bogus.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

There is never a dull moment at Northern Kentucky Universtiy. This is my second year there an I love it. It is so much fun and there is always something to do.

Melissa
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Rural, growing community college that provides a college education at an affordable price. Professors genuinely care about st...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Rural, growing community college that provides a college education at an affordable price. Professors genuinely care about students and friends are easily made.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is a small community that provides a personal education in a relaxed atmosphere

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College is an experience that defines who one will be while providing a portal into the rest of your life. It is difficult to navigate larger colleges, if from a more rural setting, and adjust to the slower pace of a rural college, if from an urban setting. Most importantly, remember that decisions made now affect future plans. Often freshman do poorly, I was one, without realizing the impact this has on being accepted into a graduate program or on future employment. Sometimes GPA is the deciding factor in who gets a position. Most importantly, choose a college that fits the student, not the parent. Also, support the student in their choices. Often student's will make poor decisions but still want their parent's support, not their criticism. Parents, let go of your children. It is time they stand on their own two feet, they do not need their hand held but they may need you to help them back up if they fall.

Sara
Describe the students at your school.

Diverse, and wishing to accomplish some of the same goals as myself.

Describe the students at your school.

Diverse, and wishing to accomplish some of the same goals as myself.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could do it all over again I would visit the campus more than once and try to attend a class or two. My first through third choices didn't fit me or my budget, and then I found NKU! Transferring is tough, time consuming, and costly so finding the right school in the beginning will save you from those things. I am now in my fifth year because I didn't find NKU untill last semester, and I wish I had found it in the beginning. So start early and research! Think about what you might want out of your college before you go and visit, then VISIT and ask questions so that your dream college fits your potential college and not the other way around!

Carolyn
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Chase Law School is very well known. Art degrees seem to be well respected.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Chase Law School is very well known. Art degrees seem to be well respected.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If the student isn't going to go away for college then they need to live on or near campus. Part of growing is leaving the house. This can be a good transition for students and parents. Students need to be envolved in something besides classes. If sports are you then some kind of extra curicular activity to stay well rounded and productive.

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