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Northern Kentucky University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 4,730 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 106 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men


NCAA Division II (without football)

Great Lakes Valley Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $52,038)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $54,731)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 53 26 - -
Baseball 41 - - -
Basketball 17 11 - -
Golf 12 6 - -
Soccer 30 30 - -
Softball - 20 - -
Tennis 9 8 - -
Volleyball - 14 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 7.0%
Hispanic 3.1%
Non-resident alien 2.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.8%
Two or more races 2.5%
White/non-Hispanic 82.1%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 14
Liquor Law Violation 46
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 22
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Candice from Dayton, KY
  • 3
  • I have not lived on campus, but I have friends who are/have. There are some newer dorms that people rave about and some not-so-great older dorms. It just depends…

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  • Paige from MI
  • 4
  • I live off-campus, so I have no personal experience in the dorms here. Because I must rate this, though, I will give it four stars because I have heard pleasant…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Kendyll
  • I am a current student here

    The Student Union and Market at Landrum are great. The all-you-care-to-eat options in Norse Commons and Callahan are somewhat lacking.

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  • 3
  • Kasey - Guston, KY
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    For registration we had Chicken, green beans, and macaroni. They gave another option for vegetarians so they were not left with no food. Over all they gave us a decent amount of food that was delicious. (I could barely finish)

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  • 3
  • Grace from Independence, KY
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food is very good with plenty of options. There is always a vegetarian option or if you want something else just ask. The staff are friendly and willing to accommodate many needs. Sometimes the meals are repetitive, but their are many options near the campus.

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  • 5
  • Liz
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food at NKU has a lot of variety and is very tasteful.

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  • 4
  • Paige from MI
  • I am a current student here

    Again, I live off-campus, so I rarely eat on campus. However, I do know there is a pretty wide selection in the Student Union, and I have yet to dislike a meal when I do eat on-campus. However, I wish there were places open later.

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  • 2
  • Ariel from Loveland, OH
  • I am a current student here

    Very repetitive at the main cafeteria. I actually would avoid eating there, I only enjoyed a few of the meal choices, breakfast was by far the best thing there.

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  • 3
  • MacKenzie from Hopkinsville, KY
  • I am a current student here

    Two commons type places that offer mostly home cooked things. Papa John's, The Strip (grilled cheese, soup, chicken, curly fries), Coyote Jack's (chicken, burgers, fries, corn dogs, onion rings), Salad/Smoothie stand, a knock off of Chipotle, and TakeOuts which is basically like a minitmart with quick snacks, drinks, vegetables, sandwiches, etc. and Starbucks.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    As a member of NKU's Greek Life, I can attest that it is amazing. The relations between each organization is amazing. When it comes down to someone in need, everyone pulls together.

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  • 0
  • Morgan from Somerset, KY
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is huge here. Everywhere you turn there is something advertising it, or some Greek event going on. For those completely against Greek life, this could possibly be a turn-off.

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  • 0
  • Darla from Hamilton, OH
  • I am a current student here

    There are many Greek organizations and they are one of the best things about NKU. Greek life at NKU is something that anyone can join. NKU is known for having Greeks that do not haze their new members. Greek life is involved in philanthropy events, specific rituals, and many other things.

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  • 0
  • Kelsey from Young America, KY
  • I am a past student here

    Very visible and influential on campus. It's a good place for you if you're looking to be in a sorority or fraternity. Otherwise, your options are kind of limited.

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