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Northern Kentucky U, founded in 1968, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Professional Studies, and the Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Its 300-acre campus is located in Highland Heights, seven miles southeast of Cincinnati.

Website: www.nku.edu/

Public
Co-ed
11,882
Undergraduate
Students
(59.0%) 7,009 Women
(41.0%) 4,873 Men
3,796
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
90% of 6,080 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.37
SAT Math
578 average
510-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
560 average
510-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,354
Out-of-state: $33,002
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,032
Out-of-state: $19,680
Room and Board
$10,022
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Freshman Award
$13,139
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$26,502
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
602
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 39% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Highland Heights Population
6,933
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cincinnati
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Norse (Heyu the Dragon)
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
7.6% Black/African-American
3.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.8% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students
2.4% from 57 countries
First-Year Students Returning
70.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
25.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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