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Northern Kentucky University

School Profile

  • Northern Kentucky UniversityPublic Four-year University in Highland Heights, KY
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Regionally Accredited: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 13,003
First-year Undergraduate Students: 2,143
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 12,296
Graduate Students: 1,508

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Associate of Medical Radiologic Technology
  • Associate of Police Science
  • Associate of Respiratory Therapy
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Broadcast Journalism
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Business Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Business/Managerial Economics
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Commercial/Advertising Art
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Technologies
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geography
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of Health Services - General
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Industrial Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Sciences/Systems
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Junior High Education
  • Bachelor of Kindergarten/Preschool Education
  • Bachelor of Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mental Health Services Technology
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Speech/Rhetorical Studies
  • Bachelor of Sport/Fitness Administration
  • Bachelor of Trade/Industrial Education
  • Certificate of Architectural Drafting
  • Certificate of Human Development/Family Studies
  • Certificate of Manufacturing Technologies
  • Certificate of Music - General Performance

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $6,792
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $12,792

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Recommended
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 500
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 173
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 61
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 537


Member: NCAA
Team name: Norse


  • Ranked #71 Regional Universities (South)
  • Ranked #306 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #34 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #127 Nursing

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Admissions Address

Administrative Center 401, Northern Kentucky University
Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099
(859) 572-5220
(800) 637-9948
Fax: (859) 572-6665
Contact: Melissa Gorbandt
Director of Admissions - Outreach

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 66%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 66%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 7,202
Female applicants 4,261
Male applicants 2,941
Applicants accepted 4,772
Female applicants accepted 2,751
Male applicants accepted 2,021
Freshman enrollment 2,337
Female freshman enrollment 1,300
Male freshman enrollment 1,037
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 95%
Average high school GPA 3.1
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.6-3.5
GPA breakdown

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 14%
SAT Critical Reading average score 492
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 430-550
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 494
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 435-555
SAT Math score breakdown
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 93%
Average ACT Composite score 21
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 19-24
ACT Composite score breakdown
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 19-24
ACT English score breakdown
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 17-24
ACT Math score breakdown

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