Northern Kentucky University

1,592 reviews
  1. Highland Heights, KY
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Northern Kentucky University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Horizon League
Address
Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099
Website

Northern Kentucky University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
91%
SAT Range
900-1120
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$8,298/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,085/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,791/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,405/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,109/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,378/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.62 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.64 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.64 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,433Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Commutor
    68%
  • Friendly
    18%
  • Campus living
    9%
  • Leader
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.106 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.133 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • An amazing experience
    25%
  • Wonerful
    21%
  • Private education, public price
    18%
  • Fun
    14%
  • Okay
    7%
  • Good but frustrating
    7%
  • Athletic & masterful
    4%

After Northern Kentucky University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses

Reviews

1,592 reviews
  • Excellent
    222
  • Very Good
    597
  • Average
    607
  • Poor
    99
  • Terrible
    56
NKU is a great school for a good price. I am pleased with my decision to attend this University.
  • College Junior
  • 11 days ago
I have only been on campus for around five days, but ever since my first visit during my senior year of high school, I have loved NKU. The campus is extremely easy to navigate, and if you manage to lose your way, there is always someone to help you. Every staff member is here for the same reason, to help you. Overall, Northern is the perfect school for anyone.
  • Freshman
  • 19 days ago
This school provides great opportunities and options as far as classes, but they are terribly restrictive on scholarships, payment plans, and extremely excessive about their fees for students. It's very discouraging seeing the University cease hope from their future students.
  • College Junior
  • 25 days ago