Highland Heights, KY
Northern Kentucky University


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Recent Reviews

Samantha
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

NKU is best known for being reasonably priced and having a decent education.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

NKU is best known for being reasonably priced and having a decent education.

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

I would say look at all the schools you can, it really does make a difference. Visit schools you are really interested in, so you get a feel of the school and the people. Once you are in school the best advice is to get involved in activities offered, not necessarily Greek life (unless it's for you), but all the different activities that are offered by the school. It allows you to meet more people and provides great networking opportunities.

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

The worst thing about NKU is that it is a concrete jungle! There isn't really much to look at besides concrete buildings although they are currently in the process of building some new buildings that are not so ugly to look at. Since it is a concrete jungle and up on a hill it makes campus like a wind tunnel so it can be about 10 degrees colder on camput than what the weather report says it is.

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

Absolutely make the best of your college expierence by involving yourself in student organizations. It will definitely make ...

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

Absolutely make the best of your college expierence by involving yourself in student organizations. It will definitely make your college years a lot more enjoyable. Through student organizations you meet a lot of people and interact with people with different ethnicty. It's a great way to meet new people. I would always recommend before choosing a college to visit all of your options. Once you have chosen a college to definitely involve yourself at student orientation. I would also recommend to always carry a smile with you because a smile is friendly and contagious. Involve and smile. That's the exact things you need to do after you have chosen a college of your choice.

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

NKU is very frat/sort oriented and I wish I would of previous knowledge about these types of organizations prior to completing 2 years. I wish I would of known of more of the programs and events going on around NKU and at NKU.

What's unique about your campus?

I consider the best thing about NKU to be the student-faculty interaction. I believe every student and teacher at NKU have a great bond as well as in the class and outside of the class.

Patricia
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

quality education at an affordable price

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

quality education at an affordable price

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

How wonderful the school really is. If I would have known this earlier it would have made my college decision alot easier.

Melissa
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Small classes. Suburban area but still close to the city.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Small classes. Suburban area but still close to the city.

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

In reguards to selecting a college, I would focus more on the academic programs rather than the social activities available. You can meet people and have fun no matter where you end up going but if the teachers and classes aren't to your standards, then you won't get very far. Also make sure you visit the campus to see if you feel comfortable. To make the most of your college experience, you need to find a good balance between working hard to get good grades and still having the time to meet people and have fun. Although some stress is unavoidable, you need to find time to have fun as well.

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

Look for whatever interests you most. Find a college that has the majors and activities that you want, is affordable, has the right class sizes, and is the right distance from home.

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

My school allows you to be who you want to be, with no judgement, and encourages students to grow as people, students, and pe...

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

My school allows you to be who you want to be, with no judgement, and encourages students to grow as people, students, and people in the real world.

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

Students should be able to know if the college they want to attend is too small or too big based on their personality and how they learn. Take a look inside classrooms to see if they hold too many people or too little people for your liking. Also pay attention to the resources available in assisting their higher education process, as well as extra curricular activities available if students are interested in order to keep them focused and occupied. Last, encourage students to apply for scholarships or grants and make them realize how much money it costs. I pay for my school myself, out of pocket, and it makes me keep focus because I pay for it, not my parents, and I appreciate the education I'm getting because I know how hard I work in order to get the education I need so I can do what I love for a living.

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

I don't think there is enough people from outside of the area that come to the school.

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

It is very affordable, but if you're not involved in greek life then you don't meet many people.

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

It is very affordable, but if you're not involved in greek life then you don't meet many people.

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

My advice to any potential college student is to collect as much information as you can about each college you are considering before making your decision. This way you can make an informed decison about the college you attend. Try get current students' prospective on the college. They are the ones that will tell you what the college is truly like. Also, do not base your decision solely on your financial need. You will be much happier with your first choice.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about school is that the study abroad program has become a major priority in the school's budget. I want to stduy abroad and that provides more scholarship opportunities for me.

Sarah
Describe the students at your school.

Friendly and helpful when needed.

Describe the students at your school.

Friendly and helpful when needed.

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

Pick a college that feels like home. If you come from a small town pick a smaller college. But most importantly look for a college with the right academics. Search for a college based on your major. Just because a college is small doesn't mean it isn't a good college. Also ask about class sizes, the smaller the better! And even though Teacher's Assitants can teach just as much, find out if the college uses teachers assistants. There are tons of questions you can ask about a school. Alot of times taking a quided tour of the campus can answer most of your questions. Just remember if you don't love the school don't go there! School can get tough so you need a place where you are comfortable and can relax. Picking a college is one of the most exciting times in your life so look at many but fall in love with one!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The weather. Some days it is so windy I can barely walk without being blown accross the side walk. And others it is freezing cold. I call NKU the windy campus.

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

Check out each prospective college campus before you committ. Even if a college doesn't look intriguing, check it out any way...

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

Check out each prospective college campus before you committ. Even if a college doesn't look intriguing, check it out any way. Looks can be deceiving. Talk to the students, faculty, and staff too. They are the best sources of information you can get. A web page can only show and say so much. Also, check out some of the different majors each college has to offer. You may find a major you never knew you liked.

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

The fact that it acts as a wind tunnel. In the winter, it gets very cold walking to and from classes.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The lack of affordable off-campus housing such as apartments. There are plenty of apartments but none in my price range.

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