Quick Facts about NKU
Looking for an innovative university. A place where top talent is recruited, nurtured and encouraged to grow. A trendsetter in creativity and technology . . . Welcome to NKU.
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- NKU's Fifth Third Bank Entrepreneurship Institute was named one of the 2006 "Top 25" undergraduate programs for entrepreneurship by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review.
- The sports business undergraduate program was one of the first of its kind in America.
- The College of Informatics is one of only a few in the nation.
- The Haile Digital Planetarium, which opened in 2007, is the first laser projection planetarium system to ever be installed on an educational institution's campus anywhere in the world. NKU is only the seventh institution in the world to have such equipment, and the others are six major planetariums (including those in Tokyo, Los Angeles and London).
- Salmon P. Chase College of Law offers both a full-time day program and a part-time evening program and has an enrollment of more than 600 students. The college of law, known as the "The Lawyers' School," prepares its students to be "practice ready" through its Center for Excellence in Advocacy, Transactional Law Practice Center, Small Business & Nonprofit Law Clinic, Local Government Law Center, Externship Program and Pro Bono Service Program.
- In 2005, NKU was selected as one of 13 universities to advise the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching on the development of an elective classification system based on community engagement. In 2006, NKU became one of only 76 institutions nationwide to receive such recognition by the Carnegie Foundation, and one of only 66 recognized for both "curricular engagement" and "outreach and partnerships."
- NKU was chosen as one of six universities to participate in an exclusive partnership with the The New York Times. NKU's Fifth Third Bank Entrepreneurship Institute began offering a web-based course titled "Women and Entrepreneurship: Leveraging Resources for Success" to help female entrepreneurs develop the skills and resources to take their firms to new levels of growth and profitability.
- The Northern Kentucky University Fifth Third Bank Entrepreneurship Institute received the 2007 National Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (NCEC) Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation. The award is presented each year to centers committed to maximizing current and future student benefits through excellence in teaching and pedagogy. Excellence is demonstrated by activities that change and improve the way entrepreneurship is taught and learned and by expanding the potential in the field through affiliated faculty and instructors whose teaching approaches seek to create a broader skill-set to equip entrepreneurial thinkers.
- The Northern Kentucky University College of Business is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company selected the school for inclusion in the 2008 edition of its book, Best 290 Business Schools.
Total freshmen applied: 7,202
Total freshmen admitted: 4,772
Total freshmen enrolled: 2,337
Average high school GPA of freshman students: 3.10
25th percentile SAT Critical Reading: 430
25th percentile SAT Math: 435
75th percentile SAT Critical Reading: 550
75th percentile SAT Math: 555
25th percentile ACT Composite: 19
75th percentile ACT Composite: 24
25th percentile ACT Math: 17
75th percentile ACT Math: 24
25th percentile ACT English: 19
75th percentile ACT English: 24
Current NKU tuition rates and fees can be found on the Bursar's tuition and fees page.
NKU's costs for room and board are some of the most affordable in the region: