Highland Heights, KY
Northern Kentucky University


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Recent Reviews

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.

Keith
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are tentative to meet new people, but after you start talking to them they become very friendly.

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are tentative to meet new people, but after you start talking to them they become very friendly.

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

Make sure that the school you choose is one you want to go to. Do not worry about the money situation. You only get to expierence college once and you should enjoy your time there. The more enjoyable your time is at college, the easier the expierence will seem.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

someone that is looking for a chaper and easier college.

Kasey
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are there to learn, are prepared for class, study, ask questions when they need to, but also like to have fun a...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are there to learn, are prepared for class, study, ask questions when they need to, but also like to have fun and joke around.

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

Some advice I would give to parents and/or students about college would be to check out as many schools as you can of different sizes, areas, etc. so that one could see the different types and truely decide which type of college they would want to attend. I would then suggest that one would start applying to the colleges as early as possible to as many schools as possible so one would have some back up choices in case they don't get into the school they would want. I would fill out as many scholarship applications as possible as well to help you with paying for school if needed, as well as the FASFA form. To make the most out of the college experience, I would suggest that you get your schoolwork done as soon as possible and not put it off. I would suggest having fun with friends but not put that above school or it could hurt you in the long run. I would try to split having fun with friends or relaxing for you with working on school work. You don't want to get too stressed about school though, you want to enjoy it.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The type of person that should not attend this school would be someone that does not want to do much school work outside of class, doesn't want to come to class very often, or if they want to be on a big or small campus. This is a school that will make you work for what you are going to accomplish and the many professors expect you to come to class. Also the campus is not the smallest but it also isn't really big either, however you would be walking a good amount between classes to different buildings.

John
Describe the students at your school.

There is always a few goof balls in every class but most are very nice and fun to be around.

Describe the students at your school.

There is always a few goof balls in every class but most are very nice and fun to be around.

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

Parents, let your child go where they want to! College is tough and stressful as it is. Making them go somewhere where they don't want to be just makes things a hundred times worse! Future college students, make sure to balance out your life so you don't fall back in school. Balance out work, class, partying and your girl or boy friend. If one is more important than the other then you'll have a tough time. One more thing. Students go home and kiss your parents and say thank you for giving you the chance to attend school. If you don't have parents then pat yourself on the back. I came from a broken home raised by a single mom who put four kids through catholic school and now into college. It was tough but with her love and my determination I made it this far. And soon I will be helping kids as a teacher after I graduate from NKU. thank you Johnny

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

I live 20 minutes away in Cincinnati and have to pay out of state tuition. This is unfair because Cincinnati, Newport and Highland Heights are all the same place in most people's minds. Students from Eastern Kentucky, hours away, get tuition deals while I do not. Another thing that is dumb is that NKU is a dry campus. College kids drink no matter what the rules are... so why have a dry campus rule. All this does is get the kids in more trouble then they really need too. Let the kids have fun!!!

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

The advice I would give parents and students regarding finding the right college and making the most of one's college experie...

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

The advice I would give parents and students regarding finding the right college and making the most of one's college experience is finding a school that is right for you. Know what you want from a school such as location, size, academics, housing, and campus life, and learn about what your school offers your intended major. If they do not have a strong program, look somewhere else. Explore the schools you want to go to; you do not have to go where all your friends are going. Also, get involved on campus! It makes all the difference in the world; you meet new people all the time, so your connections around campus are continuously growing. Getting involved is a great way to experience the social aspect of your campus and make so many new friends. Just make sure you do not overload yourself by joining too many clubs and organizations, especially freshmen year; school and academics always come first!

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

I wish I had known more about campus life, clubs, and services the campus offers.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Parking is crazy on this campus, and parking passes are ridiculously expensive! Some of the dorms are also not wireless, and the cafeteria food has its good and bad days.

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