Northern Kentucky University

1,591 reviews
  1. Highland Heights, KY
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
B
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.98 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.98 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.98 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 64 responses
Report
  • Commutor
    63%
  • Friendly
    20%
  • Campus living
    14%
  • Leader
    3%

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.133 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.160 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • An amazing experience
    31%
  • Wonerful
    14%
  • Fun
    11%
  • A pretty good education for good cost
    9%
  • Private education, public price
    9%
  • Okay
    8%
  • Good but frustrating
    6%

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%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.74 responses

Reviews

1,591 reviews
  • Excellent
    226
  • Very Good
    603
  • Average
    607
  • Poor
    99
  • Terrible
    56
I LOVE NKU. This is the most inviting campus I have ever been to. The people are amazing and so nice. The professors are involved with things on campus, the food is so good! Nku offers amazing opportunities for all students who are attending whether you are commuting or you are a resident. The organization opportunities are through the roof, from Greek Life, to sports teams, NKU offers something for every taste, and if they don't have something you want, they will help you create a program for it!
  • Freshman
  • 7 days ago
My first semester at Northern Kentucky University has been a Great experience! Ever since I first came to visit the campus, i knew, for sure, that I would love it. There are different programs that you can be in before school starts that'll get you familiar to campus and other students. For example, I was in NKU R.O.C.K.S. and it was a really great experience for me. I made friends and participated in different activities that familiarized me with the campus. The professors are also really nice! They are willing to work with you if you accidentally slack behind and they are really passionate about what they teach. They care more about helping you become successful, than getting a check and that's what I love about them. There are so many courses offered, and even if you are undeclared, your academic adviser ensures that you get a little taste of all that NKU has to offer and that';; help you make your decision. The Classes are not too big and not too small. They are big enough so that there is an atmosphere created and they are small enough to where someone shy would be able to speak out. There are so many great opportunities at NKU and I would love for people to have the opportunity to experience it like I did.
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago
I love NKU! Everyone is so welcoming, especially your first day. There's lots of booths and people trying to get you to be a part on campus. NKU is a campus that is just right for me. Because of the fact that it's a small campus, it's really easy to navigate classes and get to them in a 10 minute interval. NKU has made my college experience the best that it could be. If I could do it all over, I would still choose NKU because when I first visited the campus, I fell in love with it. It's so beautiful and the professors are so willing to help you out if you need it and they will work with you. They want to see us succeed and you don't get the vibe that they're just doing it for the money. They actually make connections with you and do the best they can so that they don't have to fail you. As long as you're willing to work with them, they're willing to work with you. That's why I love my school.
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago