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Northern Kentucky University
  • 4 Year
  • HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade A
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Northern Kentucky is an above-average public university located in Highland Heights, Kentucky in the Cincinnati Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,024 undergraduate students. The Northern Kentucky acceptance rate is 87%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Organizational Behavior Studies. Graduating 47% of students, Northern Kentucky alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,800.

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NUNN DRIVE
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY 41099
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Horizon League

Northern Kentucky University Rankings

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Northern Kentucky Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
Application Deadline
July 1
SAT Range
960-1190
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$9,664 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,636 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 98 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 118 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 118 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    58%
  • On Campus
    8%
  • Online
    34%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,024 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,483
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 81 responses
  • Commutor
    56%
  • Friendly
    30%
  • Campus living
    12%
  • Leader
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 153 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 180 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 84 responses
  • An amazing experience
    32%
  • A pretty good education for good cost
    15%
  • Wonerful
    11%
  • Fun
    8%
  • Okay
    8%
  • Private education, public price
    7%
  • Good but frustrating
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 74 responses

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