Northern Kentucky University: Ranking & Review

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Highland Heights
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United States
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World
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13471168
Top 7%

Northern Kentucky University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate90%91%90%
Applicants5,8522,2673,585
Admissions5,2892,0553,234
Enrolled undergraduates2,1459331,212
Enrolled total (including graduate students)14,4566,1208,336

6,120 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,671 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores176
Percent of students submitting SAT scores8%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
556
Math
545

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores2,050
Percent of students submitting ACT scores96%
ACT Composite
23
ACT English
23
ACT Math
22

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $40. Application fee for graduates - $40.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended

Northern Kentucky University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$22,776$32,136
Off-campus$25,640$35,000
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $9,732 and other expenses per full academic year.

Northern Kentucky University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,004 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$9,360$18,720
Fees for full-time undergraduates$384$384
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$390$780
Tuition for Full-time graduates$10,512$16,164
Fees for full-time graduates$384$384
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$584$898

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1755893668
Health Professions and Related Programs13061039419
Education165899263
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services316825196
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1703173
Public Administration and Social Service Professions8483167
Visual and Performing Arts2140142
Psychology9218110
Legal Professions and Studies18990
Biological and Biomedical Sciences8989
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2853485
English Language and Literature & Letters592382
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service37881
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields255075
Social Sciences36972
History381250
Physical Sciences4848
Mathematics and Statistics2121
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1515
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1515
Natural Resources and Conservation1515
Philosophy and Religious Studies55
Grand Total822,2384541072,881

A total of 2,320 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Northern Kentucky University.

At the master's and doctor's level 561 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate40%36%43%
  • Full-time retention rate - 73%
  • Part-time retention rate - 41%

General info

Alternative namesNKU
Founded1968
MottoQuality-Made, Community-Driven
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsgold, white, black
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,613
Instructional FTE723
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.nku.edu
AddressNunn Drive
Highland Heights, Kentucky, 41099
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population7,000
Phone8595725100
Fax+1 (859) 572 5566

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