Highland Heights, KY
Northern Kentucky University


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Recent Reviews

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.

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

NKU is in a metrpolitan environment and has a large student population, yet still maintains small class sizes.

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

NKU is in a metrpolitan environment and has a large student population, yet still maintains small class sizes.

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

Find a school with the right class size that you want but also a school that is very diverse. Diversity will show you new cultures and you will meet different people who can change your perspective on life.

What's unique about your campus?

The diversity. There are around 15,000 students. These students come from 43 states, several countries and different backgrounds.

Details

  • Enrollment
  • 12,380
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $9,384
  • Acceptance rate
  • 91%

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