89%

Acceptance Rate

$8,941

Avg.Financial Aid

009275

FAFSA Code

About Northern Kentucky University (NKU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

14,764

Website

www.nku.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) is a public institution when headquartered at Highland Heights, in the state of Kentucky USA. It started as a Northern Kentucky State College in 1968. In 1976, it became a university by expanding its campus and student size. It has more than 2000 faculty and staff. The university provides education to the students from 44 states of U.S. and 61 countries.

A public university by the name of Northern Kentucky University is located in Highland Heights, Kentucky. Around 84% of the students are 24 and under at Northern Kentucky University. At NKU around 81% are white, 6% are Black or African American, and 4% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 59% of the students are females and 41% are males. Some of the notable alumni which the school has produced in its several years of existence are George Clooney, Tom Luken, Steve Chabot, and David W. Mack. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and, hence encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Students taking admission here will notice that the university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. At NKU, 378 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

Location & Contact

Address

Nunn Drive

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8595725100
Fax: 8595725566
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Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

21-Aug

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

89%

SAT Range

990 - 1230

ACT Range

20 - 26

Application Fee

$40

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is fairly easy. The varsity has 4 admission thresholds. To kickstart the admission process at NKU, the candidates have to fill an application form and submit a fee of $40. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 1020-1240 to improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to Northern Kentucky University, must score 23 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 20 are also given admission. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099. They can also call them at (859) 572-5100.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$9,753

Average Annual Cost

$9,648

Books And Supplies

$800

Other Fees

$384

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$9,912

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,500

Total One Year Cost

$23,244

Before applying to NKU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $30,054. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

19:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

69%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

20%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$173

Faculty Overview

47%

Male Professors

53%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

183 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

173 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

134 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

133 Graduates

Psychology, General

93 Graduates

Biology, General

91 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

89 Graduates

Social Work

84 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

82 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

81 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

81 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

75 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

68 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

67 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

59 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

59 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

57 Graduates

Journalism

52 Graduates

Marketing

51 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

47 Graduates

Construction Management

44 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

44 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

44 Graduates

History

40 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

33 Graduates

Industrial Production Technologies/...

33 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

31 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

29 Graduates

Chemistry

28 Graduates

Anthropology

25 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

25 Graduates

Architectural Engineering Technolog...

22 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

21 Graduates

Electrical Engineering Technologies...

21 Graduates

Political Science and Government

18 Graduates

Mathematics

16 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

16 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

15 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

15 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

13 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

13 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

13 Graduates

Music

12 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

11 Graduates

Physics

10 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

10 Graduates

Statistics

10 Graduates

Mental and Social Health Services a...

8 Graduates

Philosophy

8 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences a...

6 Graduates

Sociology

6 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

5 Graduates

Computer Software and Media Applica...

3 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

2 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

11,914

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

31%

Full-time

72%

Part-time

28%

Students Gender

Male

42%

US National: 44%

Female

58%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

83% White

1% Unknown

6% Black

3% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

3% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

27%

Out Of State

72%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$63,569 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

15%

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Victor E. Viking

School Colors

black and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

117

Total Female Athletes

122

Intramural Sports

11

Sports Club

23

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $10,046 per year for living on campus. Several dining and meal plan options are available for the students at NKU. There are around 41% male and 59% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$32,800/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$37,500/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$18,455

$30,400

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$192 - 316

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

97%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,941

Students Receiving Federal Grants

40%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,154

Students Receiving State Aid

67%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,363

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

82%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,193

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$12,430

$30K - $48K

$10,978

$48K - $75K

$7,401

$75K - $110K

$4,789

> $110K

$4,822

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$22,901,545

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$39,198,919

In case the students at Northern Kentucky University face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. The average financial aid at Northern Kentucky University is around $6,222 and the federal grant is $5,491. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $2,380 as well as institutional aid worth $6,222. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Northern Kentucky University amount to $22,901,545 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $39,198,919.

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