Northern Kentucky University

Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY

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Majors offered at Northern Kentucky University

Biggest majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Human Resources Management and Services

Academics at Northern Kentucky University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
19 to 1
Least Selective (89% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution
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Common careers for Northern Kentucky University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Construction Project Manager73k
Software Engineer70k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)63k
Software Developer63k
Human Resources (HR) Manager61k
Staff Accountant50k
Graphic Designer36k
Based on 6,517 student responses
50.4kAvg. Early Career Pay
87.3kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
47%in High-Meaning careers
12%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Northern Kentucky University

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Student reviews of Northern Kentucky University

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Recommended by

92% of students

Known for

Awesome study spaces and libraries
Accessible and helpful professors
Safe campus
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
LGBTQ+ friendly
Justin Buffin
Horseback Riding
Biomedical Sciences



I like the small community, the LGBT center is also really well managed

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

They don’t do a lot about hate groups that come onto the campus grounds.

Toni Johnson
Graphic Design



I found the advisors to be very helpful and informative. The instructors were accessible and approachable. The subject material was excellent. Had I not been answering a "higher" calling, I would stay at NKU.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

There are many organizations, academic and social, at NKU. The administrators are constantly in touch with the student body to keep them apprised of situations (i.e. Covid mandates, etc.)

Calli Antle
Politics and Political Science
Criminal Justice



I enjoy the small classes and the location.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The campus can be hard to navigate and some of the buildings are incredibly old and need renovation.

Kaylee Stewart
Ceramics And Pottery
Photography and Photo Editing



I believe NKU's art program is a fair and competitive education despite being a smaller institution compared to others nearby. The professors are genuinely compassionate and talented individuals who care about your progression and success as an artist. I would recommend this university to anyone and everyone, especially those who want a higher education at a significantly fairer price.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

More parking would be cool.



Northern Kentucky University has been a great experience for me thus far. I have an academic advisor who truly cares about your success and helps provide guidance each semester. The staff is also very focused on your success within the classroom.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The law program doesn't offer the course load each semester, there are certain classes only offered in the fall and certain classes only offered in the spring so you have to be careful when scheduling classes.

Lisa Kuhn



I like NKU because it's outside of the city. It's close to whatever you might need but is far enough away from the urban drone that you don't feel claustrophobic. There are a lot of resources on campus, including counseling and career services. You have people to talk to if you find yourself in a bad situation that you think may force you to drop out. They will do what they can to make sure you graduate. The school is commuter-friendly, which is good for parents and older students like me. There are some excellent theatre, musical, and dance productions to see. As an English student, I am very much impressed at how supportive the staff and faculty are of their students. NKU does a lot to offer opportunities for students and there are a lot of student organizations.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The campus layout is not very accessible for people who have mobility issues, but every building has elevators. Not much happens in the evenings. It is freakishly cold in the winter because the campus is built into a wind tunnel. Wear layers. You get charged a rec fee, even if you never use it. You also get charged a housing fee even if you live off-campus.

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