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Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is required
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English4 
Mathematics3 
Science3 
Foreign Language2 
Social Studies3 
History 1
Academic Electives  
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredJuly 1
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests Only 
ACT Writing Test PolicyAccepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
AddressLouie B Nunn Drive
City, State, ZipHighland Heights, KY  41099
Phone(859) 572-5220
Fax 
E-mailadmitnku@nku.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineAugust 19
Application Fee$40
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationRolling
Accept Offer of AdmissionBy May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List UsedNo
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedNo
Early Decision Deadline 
Early Decision Notification 
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Action Deadline 
Early Action Notification 
Application Form
Common ApplicationNot accepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
 
Letters of
Recommendation
 
OtherSome programs require separate applications recommended for some freshmen
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate59% of 8,724 applicants were admitted
   Women57% of 5,352 applicants were admitted
   Men61% of 3,372 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled3,580 (70%) of 5,105 admitted students enrolled
   Women1,928 (63%) of 3,052 admitted students enrolled
   Men1,652 (80%) of 2,053 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission Rate 
Students Offered Wait List 
Students Accepting Wait List Position 
Students Admitted From Wait List 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.24
3.75 and Above22%
3.50 - 3.7416%
3.25 - 3.4914%
3.00 - 3.2415%
2.50 - 2.9921%
2.00 - 2.4910%
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math496 average
450-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
18%
Score of 500 - 600
36%
Score of 400 - 500
35%
Score of 300 - 400
7%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading499 average
460-560 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
13%
Score of 500 - 600
39%
Score of 400 - 500
39%
Score of 300 - 400
6%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing450-550 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite22 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
6%
Score of 24 - 29
33%
Score of 18 - 23
55%
Score of 12 - 17
6%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 11%
Top quarter: 32%
Top half: 64%
Bottom half: 36%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.15 3.28 465 475 440 24
Low 2.24 2.60 440 460 400 19
High 3.90 4.10 490 490 480 32
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