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Northern Kentucky University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

14,488 Students

90% Admitted

  • 14,456 full time
  • 4,730 part time
  • 6,133 men full time
  • 8,355 women full time
  • 7,202 applied
  • 4,772 admitted
  • 2,337 enrolled

12,329 Undergraduates

$9,400 Tuition/Year

  • 1,472 Graduates
  • 827 Non-Degree
  • $9,400 in state
  • $384 fees
  • $9,912 room & board
  • $800 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Southeast Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Candice from Dayton, KY
  • 0
  • I love NKU! I am a transfer student and this is by far the best college I have attended. The community is great and the people are friendly. There are…

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  • Juliane from Highland Heights, KY
  • 0
  • The campus is amazing and everything is in walking distance(stores, food, starbucks, atms, campus bank...). The campus community is great and you can find diffeent clubs and organizations for everyone,…

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Mission Statement

The mission of Northern Kentucky University is to educate students to succeed in their chosen life roles; be informed, contributing members of their communities - regionally, nationally, and internationally; and pursue satisfying and fulfilling lives. The university will offer a comprehensive array of baccalaureate and master's programs as well as law and other selected doctoral programs that meet regional needs.

The university supports multi-dimensional excellence across the full breadth of its work: teaching and learning, research and creative activity, and outreach and public engagement. Northern Kentucky University fosters a community that values openness, inclusion and respect. The university is committed to intellectual and creative freedom and to the open expression of ideas in ways that support scholarship and advance the learning process. The university embraces its regional stewardship role as reflected in its significant contribution to the intellectual, social, economic, cultural and civic vitality of the region and

Northern Kentucky University
  • Located in Highland Heights, KY
  • Public
  • 14,488 students enrolled
  • 90% admitted
  • $9,400 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Amanda from Walton, KY
  • I am a current student here

    The campus is easy to get around and so far my professors have all been great! I really like this school :)

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  • 3
  • Robert from Cincinnati, OH
  • I am a current student here

    There's not many activities going on around campus, but classes are interesting enough and challenging enough to keep you busy. Also, living in the dorms in close somewhat close quarters to people, you become familiar with them and I've been able to make many friends and connections to people just living in the same building as them. Also, it is a pretty big step towards independence to be able to get out from your parents' house and have a place you can call your own.

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  • 4
  • Genevieve
  • I am a current student here

    I really enjoy the History Department, since every instructor DEEPLY cares about each of their students, and is PASSIONATE about what they are teaching. The Anthropology Department is gradually improving, by continuing to hire staff that still work in their fields, and within a couple of years will be updated and current to the times. The school as a whole is very welcoming and friendly to new students, and it feels more like a small community, rather than a big school.

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  • 5
  • Daniel from Cincinnati, OH
  • I am a current student here

    The different lectures and professors provide interactions with personal attention to students, lively classroom discussions different points of view and insight towards my future opportunities.

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