Northern Kentucky University


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Northern Kentucky University


  • 79% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • 54% have a job after 2 years

In-state Tuition

$5,448 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$10,200 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

August 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


Chase College of Law Library (Nunn Hall)Greater Cincinnati Library Consortium Media Collection (Steely Library)

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 300,258 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 1,886 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,433,958 microforms.
  • 9,179 Audio/Visual items.
  • 12,800 e-books.

Museums & Art

Anthropology Museum (Landrum Academic Center)



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 1,300 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 80 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 200 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 600 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 1,500 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 98% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 3,000 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance


reading, math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 11% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 10% of housing units are Singles.
  • 40% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 25% of housing units are Triples.
  • 25% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 8 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 98% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 20% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Homecoming; Freshfusion; Feast 4 Finals; Battle of the Bands; Pumpkin Bust; Student Organizaztion Celebration.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station
  • In total, there are about 179 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Kappa Delta; Alpha Phi Sigma; Beta Beta Beta; Golden Key Honor Society; Lambda Pi Eta; Omicron Delta Kappa; Order of Omega; Phi Alpha Theta; Phi Sigma Iota; Pinnacle; Psi Chi; Rho Lambda; Sigma Alpha Lambda; Xi Omega
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Alpha Sigma Chi, Anointed Voices Gospel Choir, Annointed Voices Step Soldierz, Annointed Youth Organization, Baptist Student Union, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Newman Center & Club, Chi Alpha, Christian Legal Society, Christian Student Fellowship, GIFTS – God is for Today’s Students, Jewish Student Organization, Penticostal Faith Ministry and United Methodist Wesley Foundation.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Union, African American Literary Society, African American Studies Club, Amigos, Association of African Charities, Black Law Students Association, Black Men’s Organization, Black United Students, Black Women’s Organization, Coalition of African American/Latino Students (CAALS), Ebony Fire Dance Trouope, International Student Union, International Studies Club, Japanese Study Club, Latino Student Union, Le Club de Francais, NAACP – College Chapter, Native American Student Organization, Spanish Club and Students Together Against Racism.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Activities Programming Board; African American Literary Soc. African Student Union; AIGA; AKD – Sociology Club; Alpha Phi Alpha Frat. , Inc. Alpha Phi Omega Service Frat. Alpha Phi Sigma; Alpha Sigma Chi; Alpha Tau Omega Frat. American Constitution Society of Chase Law School; ANKU – Anime and Manga; Anointed Voices Gospel Choir; Anointed Voices Step Voices; Anointed Youth Org. (AYO); Appalachian Law Soc. Art Mob; Assoc. of African Charities; Assoc. of Students in Honor (ASH); Baptist Student Union; BIOTA; Black Law Students Assoc. Black Men’s Org. Black Women’s Org. Black United Students; Campus Crusade for Christ; Catholic Newman Club; Center Stage Players; Ceramics and Sculpture Soc. Chase Assoc. of Trial Lawyers; Chase College of Law Student Bar Assoc. Chase International Law Student Assoc. Chase Public Interest Group; Chase Student Bar Assoc. Chase Women’s Law Caucus; Chi Alpha; Christian Legal Soc. Christian Student Fellowship; Circle K International; Club Rec; College Democrats; College Republicans; College Students with DisABILITES; Collegiate Entrepreneurs Org. Collegiate Music Educators; Common Ground; Community Service Initiative (CSI); Construction Technology Assoc. Criminal Justice Soc. Delta Gamma Sor. Delta Sigma Theta Sor. , Inc. Delta Theta Phi Law Frat. Delta Zeta Sor. Disney College Program Alumni Assoc. NKU Chapter; Dodgeball League; Ebony Fire Dance Troupe; Environmentally Concerned Organization of Students (ECOS); Finance Student Assoc. Freshman Service Leadership Committee; Gamers Guild; GEOS – Geography Club; Geology Club; GIFTS – God is for Today’s Students; Golden Key International Honor Soc. Graduate Student Assoc. Health Professions Club; Honors Student Assoc. HOPE – Helping Other People Endeavor; Human Services Club; IMA Accounting Club; Information Technology Club (ITC); International Law Soc. International Student Union; International Studies Club; Japanese Study Club; Jewish Student Org. Kappa Delta Sor. Kappa Kappa Psi – Band Frat. La Link (Literature and Language); Lambda Pi Eta/Pi Tau Chapter; Latino Student Union – Amigos; Le Club de Francais; League of Extraordinary Photographers; Marketing Club; Math and Computer Science Club; Mechanical Contractors Assoc. – MCA; Motorcross Club; Multimedia Club; NAACP; National Art Education Assoc. National Women Law Students’ Assoc – NWLSA; Native American Student Org. Next Generation of Artists; NKU Film Society; NKU Hockey; NKU LaCrosse Team; NKU Project Recruit; NKU Rugby Club; Norse Dance Team; Norse Fencing Club; Norse Leadership Soc. Norse Students’ Soccer Club; N. Ky. Athletic Training Club; Northern’s Nursing Assoc. Northern Right to Life; Order of Omega; Pagen Student Assoc. PE/Rec Majors Club; Pentacostal Faith Ministry; Phi Alpha Delta Law Frat. Phi Alpha Theta (History); Phi Beta Lambda; Phi Beta Sigma Frat. , Inc. Phi Kappa Tau Frat. Phi Sigma Sigma Sor. Pi Kappa Alpha Frat. Pinnacle Honor Soc. Presidental Ambassadors; Print Club; Psychology Club – Psi Chi; Public Relations Student Soc. of America; Radiology Technology Clubs; RHA – Housing; SEE – Setting Examples Everyday; Shift Design Consortium; Sigma Phi Epsilon Frat. Skeet and Trap Team; Social Work Club; Spanish Club; Speech Communication Club; Spoken Word Club; Sports Business Club; Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Soc. Student Alumni Assoc. Student Anthropology Assoc. Student Education Assoc. Student Organization of Respiratory Care; Students for Industrial Hemp; Students Together Against Racism; Table Tennis Club; Taekwondo Club; Tau Kappa Epsilon Frat. The Lost Cause Review (Alternative Press); The Northerner Newspaper; Theta Phi Alpha Sor. Tri-Beta Biological Honor Soc. The Ultimate Frisby League; Up ‘Til Dawn; WNTV Television Station; WRFN Radio Station; Wesley Foundation; Women’s Empowerment; Xi Omega National Honor Soc. for Political Science; Zen Meditation Club; Zeta Phi Beta Sor. , Inc. Zeta Phi Gamma Criminal;
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Northern (weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Hebron, Kentucky (12), Louisville, Kentucky (120)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Cincinnati, Ohio (10)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Cincinnati, Ohio (8)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 85% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 11% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,800
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 8 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 4% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 8 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 4% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Cincinnati)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors

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