Highland Heights, KY
Northern Kentucky University


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Recent Reviews

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.

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

My school is a very good commuter school.

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

My school is a very good commuter school.

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

Find a school that fits your desires along with your budget. It is what you take away from the college experience that will mean more than just shelling out more money. Find a school with smaller classes, which allows a teacher to know your name. It will mean more to you than you think. Like when you need letter of reccommendations and no one even knows you name, much less who you truly are. And, explore the campus and what it has to offer you, what surrounds the school (so you know what you can do on the weekends!), and don't let anyone talk you into somewhere you don't want to go. You'll just end up hating it in the end, and not getting the full college expereince!

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

The best advice that I can give parents and students about finding the right college and making the most of the college exper...

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

The best advice that I can give parents and students about finding the right college and making the most of the college experience is to make sure that you are choosing the college for the right reasons. Do not go to a college because someone else went there, or because you feel that it is the thing that you are supposed to do. College is not just the next step of your life, but it is a place to learn and grow into the true adults that you will become. It is not a decision that should be entered into lightly. Also, a college decision should not be centered only academically but also athletically and socially. You have to be comfortable in your environment socially as well as academically. I cannot stress enough that this decision cannot be made for any reasons other than the students best interests and needs for their future. Making a quick and hasty decision can have terrible effects on the student?s college experience.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who wants a big college and lots of differing degree offerings. Someone who does not know what they want out of college or life should go somewhere bigger that offers a wider variety of degrees.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who should attend this school is someone who wants a smaller college with dedicated teachers. Somoene who wants to meet freinds that will last a long time and that wants to spring board from college into "real life." Also, this university is right for people who are worried about being on their own for the first time, and want and need closer contact from professors.

Cassandra
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

We are a part of the Chase School of Law, so I think that's our bragging right. We have a really green campus, and a lake co...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

We are a part of the Chase School of Law, so I think that's our bragging right. We have a really green campus, and a lake coined Lock Norse. We also have a wonderful Fine Arts Center.

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

Press on. Things get crazy, find somewhere that makes you comfortable. Also, apply for all of the scholarships you can. School is very expensive.

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

We just added a really awesome student union center. It has Starbucks, Sushi, and tons of other trendy places to eat. We also have very friendly art professors. My advisor also is the creme' de la creme, she went above and beyond the call of duty when I was bed ridden in the hosptital, and need to medically withdraw for a semester.

Keith
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is best know for the small class sizes and the cost of tuition. Tuition is very inexpensive compared to the surrou...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is best know for the small class sizes and the cost of tuition. Tuition is very inexpensive compared to the surrounding public universities.

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

I would tell students to first decide a school that best fits them and not a school that their friends go to. Things to consider when choosong the best college are making sure that college has the major you are seeking, and if you are undecided make sure there are a very large variety of majors. Also consider what class size best accomodates your learning style. It is also important for the student to research thier field of study and make sure the college provides some type of excellence in that field. To make the most of your college experience definitely get involved in campus organizations but not too much where it becomes overwhelming. Also make as many friends as you can because having a support system while in college makes it that much easier to make it through your college experience. I would tell parents to make sure that the college their child is picking offers a numerous amounts of scholarships and other forms of financial aid to make your burden easier.

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

I wish I would have know that the parking prices were ridiculous and that there was no way for me to graduate in four years. The way the classes are set up and the fact that every student had to declare a minor only makes it that much harder to graduate on time.

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

Visit colleges more than for a couple of hours, sit in on a class in your field, talk to some of the students, get the full picture before settling down, and live in campus at least your first year!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

In my opinion a person straight out of college should come here before they attend a bigger university.

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

Quiet, urban setting with all kinds of racial backgrounds and friendly students.

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

Quiet, urban setting with all kinds of racial backgrounds and friendly students.

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

When you're looking for the right college, make sure its the right setting for you. I've been on so many college trips and all the ones I've been to were not for me. When I came to NKU I realized this is where I wanted to be. But I feel the two important things of making your college life a better experience is to definitely interact with on campus events and activities, and going to finanicial aid to look at other scholarships. It's very important that you interact on campus because that is how you will meet more friends and it would also be good for you and your resume. If you just sit in your dorm all day, campus life would definitely not be fun. Finally scholarships. When it comes to that, it's good to go to the finanicial aid office and talk to them regularly because they are there to help you find money. You don't want to graduate from school paying back a huge loan, you want to pay back less as possible. I've already had that situation once, now I go to the finanicial aid office often.

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

The worst thing would be just the parking on campus because it's very limited to students since we've had so much stuff being built on campus on. Plus how much parking is.

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