Northern Kentucky University

Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099

About Northern Kentucky University

Northern Kentucky University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. Up to 50% of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in at least one professional field. Master’s degrees are also awarded in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% of undergraduates are enrolled as full-time students. This institution has a high transfer rate, with at least 20% of its undergrad students entering as transfers. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate13,179
Student Age% Under 2565%
 % 25 and Over35%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time69%
 % Part-time31%
Race/Ethnicity% White85.6%
 % Black5.8%
 % Asian1.2%
 % Latino1.2%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Race Unknown4.8%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesNO
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingSuburb
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted66%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled48%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT87%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT13%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800553 / 800
 SAT Math440 / 800550 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite19 / 3624 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$40
 Graduate Application Fee$40
 In-State Tuition & Fees$7,128
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$13,896
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid94%
 % Undergraduates with Loans56%
 % Undergraduates with Grants82%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$800
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$6,976
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,674
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,260
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$6,292
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,060

Neighborhood Data for the Highland Heights Area

Median Age27.4
Median Household Income$40,521
Total Population6,860
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total44.4% 55.6%
 Age 0-942.9%57.1%
 Age 10-1756.2%43.8%
 Age 18-2451.2%48.8%
 Age 25-2941.3%58.7%
 Age 30-3943.7%56.3%
Race/Ethnicity% White86.5%
 % Black7.4%
 % Asian2.4%
 % Latino0.4%
 % Native American0.5%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.8%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$6,976
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,674
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$747
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $500100.0%58.2%0.0%
 $500 to $7490.0%11.5%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%30.3%80.2%
 Over $10000.0%0.0%10.9%
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