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OUR STORY BEGAN IN 1968.

YOURS You always know NKU students when you see them. They’re serious and dedicated, of course. They want to be here, and they study hard.

Whether you’re still choosing a path, or you know exactly what lies ahead, Northern Kentucky University will help light your way.

But it’s more than that. You can see a sparkle of determination in their eyes. They’re starting new conversations about real-world issues. They’re taking charge on unprecedented research happening on campus. They’re global thinkers, cultural leaders, independent spirits and community activists. Our students aren’t here to just scratch the surface. They come here with a purpose and a passion—to break ground.

From the moment you step foot on this campus, you’ll become part of the NKU family—a family of more than 60,000 students and alumni who have left their mark on our community, our country and the world.

At NKU, you can create an experience that is just as unique as you are. You’ll be amazed at how much you can fit into just one year on campus. Imagine what you could do with four.

Where will you find your spark?

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BEGINS NOW.

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brighter than you might think There’s something special going on here at NKU. Don’t just take our word for it. You’ll feel it when you get here. The 420-acre campus that NKU calls home is nestled perfectly between the hills of Highland Heights, Kentucky, and the bustling Fortune 500 companies of downtown Cincinnati. We’re accessible from four major highways and just 20 minutes from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. There’s no shortage of things to do on campus. Study in Steely Library. Grab a bite to eat in the Votruba Student Union. Relax between classes at the outdoor amphitheatre. Read a book on one of the benches surrounding Loch Norse. Join a fitness class at Campus Recreation Center. Cheer on the Norse at BB&T Arena.

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BRIGHT LIGHTS. BIG CITY. We’re just minutes from downtown Cincinnati.

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We’re neighbors with an innovative, inspiring city—Cincinnati. Catch a Reds game at Great American Ballpark. Take in an exhibit at the nearest museum. Eat dinner and do some shopping downtown. Experience a live concert at Riverbend Music Center. Or if roller coasters are more your thing, drive 30 minutes north to Kings Island. Cincinnati is full of fun, exciting activities. But it’s also home to hundreds of employers and entrepreneurs looking for graduates just like you. Whether you’re looking to get an internship or start your career, you have the opportunity to rub elbows with CEOs of several Fortune 500 companies.

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70+ parks 1zoo bike 155 trails 1 aquarium performance 94 venues 55 museums places 3,000+ to eat Ticket


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TOP 10 MOST POPULAR MAJORS: Biological Sciences Communication Studies Computer Information Technology Computer Science Electronic Media & Broadcasting Elementary Education English Nursing Organizational Leadership Social Work

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majors to kindle your passion

19:1

What can you do here?

At NKU, there is more than one answer. Double major. Choose one major and three minors. Choose two majors and one minor. Your time at NKU doesn’t have to—and shouldn’t—be one-dimensional. Find your home in one of seven colleges: the College of Arts & Sciences, the Haile/US Bank College of Business, the College of Education & Human Services, the College of Informatics, the College of Health Professions, the Salmon P. Chase College of Law and the Honors College, or in our School of the Arts. With more than 70 majors to choose from, we can help you find and develop your passion. And when you do, we’re there to provide fuel for your fire. nku.edu/academics

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SEVEN COLLEGES & ONE SCHOOL CAN SPARK ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES.

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Interested in the College of Law? The College of Law has a 3+3 program for students interested in jumpstarting their law careers. Contact the College of Law Office of Admissions at (859) 572-5490 or visit chaselaw.nku.edu.


ABDULLAH AL-BAHRANI ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS Meet Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani, an assistant professor of economics at the Haile/US Bank College of Business. You can call him Dr. A. When you walk into Dr. A’s classroom on the first day of class, he wants to know your expectations of him as a professor. He’s going to teach you economics, of course. He’s going to be available for open office hours when you need help with an assignment, or just to talk. But to Dr. A, it’s much more than a classroom relationship. He wants to guide you during your time at NKU—and beyond. “I’m a mentor first and an educator second,” he says. “My responsibility is to be there for you while you’re in my class, next semester when you go into your other classes, when you’re about to graduate and you need to work on your resume, when you get your first job and you’re negotiating your salary and so on. My goal is to make you a better person for your entire life, not just for this semester.”

OUR FACULTY ARE SOMETHING SPECIAL. Students come to NKU for a variety of reasons, but our faculty are the reason students stay. They’ll push you to look at problems from different perspectives. We’re proud of our 19:1 studentto-faculty ratio, because that means small class sizes. And that means your professors know you by name.

Some students know exactly where their paths lead, but others might not even know where to start, which can make the transition to college seem difficult. But Dr. A says to "take it a day at a time." “When I found what I was passionate about, life just became easier,” he says. “That’s what I want for my students. I want them to find their purpose. Most students have been told that they need to figure out what their goals are right now, but most of them don’t know their goals or what they want to be. What I want to tell them is, ‘You’re not supposed to know what you want to do. That’s why you’re in college. This is where you’re supposed to figure it out.’” ACADEMICS

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MAJORS: Anthropology Biological Sciences Chemistry Criminal Justice Electronics Engineering Technology English Environmental Science French Geography Geology German History Integrative Studies International Studies Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Technology Mechatronics Engineering Technology Mathematics Neuroscience Organizational Leadership Philosophy Physics Political Science Pre-Dentistry Pre-Engineering Pre-Forestry

DO IT ALL IN THE COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES Want to find a cure for a vicious disease? Or dig up remnants of ancient civilizations? The College of Arts & Sciences, our largest college, is committed to scientific research and mathematical reasoning, creativity and imagination, history and culture. We want you to find something to ignite your passion for learning.

Pre-Law Pre-Medicine

nku.edu/artscience

Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Physician Assistant Pre-Veterinary Medicine Pre-Wildlife Management Psychology Sociology Spanish Statistics

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4,409 %254 undergrad students majors


VAYLLA KEMP-ROBERTS MAJOR(S): Biological Sciences MINOR(S): Criminalistics HOMETOWN: Springfield, Ohio ORGANIZATIONS: NKU R.O.C.K.S., Nu Upsilon Black Women’s Honorary, Presidential Ambassadors, Campus Outreach Ministry and National Society for Collegiate Scholars “When I first stepped foot on this campus, I knew it was where I was supposed to spend the next four years of my life. I already felt like I had a family and a full support system away from home. I love the people and the endless opportunities to grow as a leader. Putting yourself out there and allowing yourself to reach your full potential could be all the difference in you getting your dream job or getting a job you’re not so passionate about.”

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DEGREE PROGRAMS: Acting Art Education Art History Audio Production Dance Drawing Instrumental Integrative Media Jazz Studies Keyboard Piano Accompanying Liberal Studies Music Music Composition Music Entrepreneurship Music Performance Music Technology Musical Theatre New Media Art Painting Photography Playwriting Pre-Art Therapy Rock & Roll Concert Technology Spatial Arts Spatial and New Media Arts Stage Management Studio Arts Track Technical Theater and Design Theatre Visual Communication Design World Cultures & Theatre

STAND IN THE SPOTLIGHT IN THE

SCHOOL OF THE ARTS nku.edu/sota

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ACADEMICS


NKU’s School of the Arts (SOTA) has been recognized for developing talented performers, educators and scholars. But it doesn’t stop there. SOTA brings unparalleled artistic opportunities to current and future students by cross-pollinating degrees. Whether we are producing a musical or utilizing our dance classes to collaborate with therapeutic exercise in health sciences, we are on the cutting edge of transdisciplinary studies. Here, you will dance, you will sing, and most of all, you will achieve.

MARCUS “TOMMY” MANSU MAJOR: Pre-Art Education HOMETOWN: Cincinnati, Ohio “When I was touring NKU’s campus, I was amazed with how beautiful the actual campus itself really is. But I think what I love most about NKU is the diversity. There are so many clubs, activities and events going on throughout the year to get involved. There is something for everyone.”

32,000 33 150 plays, shows patrons

degree and musicals options performed each year

in 2016

by students

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MAJORS: Accountancy Construction Management Economics Entrepreneurship Finance General Business Global Supply Chain Management Human Resources Management International Business Management Marketing Sports Business & Event Management

INSTITUTES AND CENTERS: Alternative Dispute Resolution Center Center for Economic Education Center for Economic Analysis and Development Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

SPARK YOUR INNER BUSINESS LEADER IN

THE HAILE/US BANK COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Want to build a business from the ground up? Or gain realworld experience through a co-op, internship or involvement in one of our six centers? We want to help create a better world through developing skilled, passionate, future business leaders like you. We’re committed to equipping you with the tools and skills necessary to be successful in today’s challenging world through our global programs, entrepreneurship opportunities and experiential learning.

Marketing Research Partnership Program Small Business Development Center

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TAYLOR GAGNE MAJOR(S):
Accounting and Finance MINOR(S): Business Administration HOMETOWN: Bardstown, Kentucky ORGANIZATIONS: Alpha Tau Omega, Student Government Association, Phi Beta Lambda, Norse Leadership Society, Victor’s Volunteers and Order of Omega “I came to NKU for a variety of reasons, but the main thing that brought me here is the overall campus atmosphere. People from all backgrounds are willing to connect, work together and become friends. Relationships I’ve formed at NKU have led me to multiple opportunities to become a leader and develop skills that will be beneficial for my eventual career. NKU has the feel of a private university for a public university price.”

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degree options

4,409

undergrad students

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MAJORS: Athletic Training Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Exercise Science Human Services and Addictions

LIGHT THE FLAME FOR OTHERS IN

Middle Grades Education Physical Education Social Work Special Education

Do you want to inspire the next generation of students? Or help people struggling to cope with challenges in their lives? Or improve health and quality of life through physical activity? Regardless of where you want to end up, you’ll be learning in authentic settings that will prepare you for a career after college. You’ll have access to experiential learning opportunities in nearly 400 different sites within our region—or in an international setting if you’d like to learn abroad. nku.edu/coehs

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THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES

KELLY NEUMANN HOMETOWN: Bellbrook, Ohio MAJOR(S):
Exercise Science ORGANIZATIONS/SPORTS: NKU Division I Women’s Soccer Team, Kinesiology Club President, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)-Leadership Team and Student Athlete Advisory Committee Representative (SAAC) “I absolutely love my major, but the professors make it even better. They’re amazing. There is no other way to put it. They care for you and want you to succeed. You can tell that they love their jobs. Everyone is so willing to help you and get you involved.”

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MAJORS: Health Science Nursing Radiation Therapy Radiologic Science Respiratory Care

YOUR FUTURE IN HEALTHCARE STARTS IN THE COLLEGE

OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Want to assist in solving chronic illness issues? Or help support patients in making healthy lifestyle decisions? Or participate in groundbreaking faculty research? You can build the future of healthcare right here on campus. We’ve been able to help solve medical problems in the region with the aid of students like you. We’re proud to offer you the opportunity to practice your skills in our state-of-the-art simulation labs. And coming in 2018, you’ll be doing it all in a new environment—NKU’s Health Innovation Center. nku.edu/healthprofessions

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degree options

1,178 undergrad students


WINNIE WU MAJOR(S):
Nursing  HOMETOWN: Union, Kentucky  AWARDS: Janice Mabry Cantrall Excellence in Leadership Award   “I love my program and the faculty. They always give us encouragement and help—in school and our personal lives. They’re knowledgeable and help us prepare for our future. The major positives for my program include carefully planned curriculum, lab experiences and highly-ranked practical hospital placement for real-world nursing.”

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MAJORS: Business Information Systems Communication Studies Computer Information Technology Computer Science Data Science Electronic Media & Broadcasting Health Informatics Journalism Library Informatics Media Informatics Public Relations

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THE FLICKER OF CREATIVITY MEETS THE SPARK OF INVENTION IN THE COLLEGE OF

INFORMATICS

Want to learn how to protect businesses from computer hackers? Or how to produce a highly advanced digital newscast? We designed the College of Informatics to be cuttingedge and real-world. Informatics is a new way of looking at the world—the art, science, business and technology of information. It’s about making information useful and meaningful. It’s how we communicate, what we share and what we don’t share.

HANNAH SIEFERT MAJOR: Public Relations MINOR(S): Sports Business and Organizational Leadership HOMETOWN: Cincinnati, Ohio ORGANIZATIONS: Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Chi, Lambda Pi Eta, Order of Omega, Golden Key International Honor Society and Colleges Against Cancer “The first time I came on a tour at NKU, I fell in love. I instantly felt like I was meant to be here. NKU is my home. It’s a big school, but it has a small school feel. I love that I can walk from class to class and say, “Hi!” to at least five people I know. Every single organization on campus is full of amazing people that will help make your college experience great.”

nku.edu/informatics

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SHINE BRIGHT IN

THE HONORS

The Honors College is more than a program of distinction. It’s a life experience—one that leads the way to a brighter future. The Honors College provides curious, motivated students like you the opportunity to become University Scholars with challenging courses and independent capstone projects.

nku.edu/honors

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COLLEGE

HAYLEY KIRLEY HOMETOWN: Cincinnati, Ohio MAJOR(S):
English MINOR(S): Honors ORGANIZATIONS/SPORTS: Sigma Tau Delta When Hayley Kirley was looking for a place where she could grow as a writer, she found her home in the Honors College at NKU. “The Honors College was one of the biggest reasons I chose to come here,” she says. “Every Honors class I’ve ever taken has always been my favorite class. The coursework may be more challenging, but it ends up being even more rewarding.” During her time in the Honors College, Hayley wrote many creative responses to literature—something that influenced her to produce her final capstone, which took a deeper look at the young adult genre.

Average class size:

15 students

565 honors students

“I really love the flexibility of the coursework,” she says. “Many of the professors in my program encourage students to make their work their own and be creative with it. They really encouraged me and opened my eyes to a lot of experiences that I never would have had at a different school.”

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shine in any ti NKU’s campus isn’t the only place our students learn. Study abroad trips are life-changing experiences, and your journey can take you as far away—or as close—as you want.

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MAJOR(S): Biology: Cellular/ Molecular/Genetics MINOR(S): Chemistry, French HOMETOWN: Louisville, Kentucky ORGANIZATIONS/SPORTS: TriBeta (BBB) Mu Iota Honor Society, Tennis Club, French Club and Health Professions Club (HPC) TRAVELED TO: Cluj-Napoca, Romania “Traveling to Cluj-Napoca, Romania, with my good friend and roommate was amazing. We were able to explore the history of the city dating back to the 1500s and form relationships with local students from different exchange programs, and the research component of our internship was enjoyable each and every day—it gave me a first taste of what lies out in the world beyond the United States, all the while learning as if I were already a graduate student.”

95% ofwhostudents applied

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THE PATHWAYS TO YOUR CAREER

RESEARCH PROECTS, STUDENT EMPLOYMENT AND CO-OP OR INTERN EXPERIENCES APPLY knowledge outside the classroom. DEMONSTRATE your work and think independently. PREPARE for your future.

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JACOB MOORE MAJOR: Computer Science MINOR(S): Computer Information Technology HOMETOWN: Independence, Kentucky INTERNSHIP: NASA There’s no doubt that Jacob Moore has been busy in his first two years at NKU. Just as he finished up his freshman year last year, Jacob received a letter that changed his life: You will be an integral part of advancing the NASA mission. “Working for NASA has been a goal of mine from a very young age,” he says. He spent his 10-week internship last summer at NASA’s Goddard Flight and Space Center in Maryland working with the Landsat-8 satellite. Jacob’s success during his internship didn’t go unnoticed. Now he’s interning with NASA again—this time for a year at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Jacob has enjoyed his time interning for NASA and credits his success to NKU. “The classes are fantastic, but to really get an idea of what lies ahead, you need to get real-world experience,” he says. “NKU offers a wonderful program to support you while you do this.”

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At NKU, you can make a difference. You won’t just learn about service. You’ll learn by doing.

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SERVICE LEARNING


The Community Join fellow students and volunteer at one of hundreds of nonprofit organizations in our backyard. The Region Experience philanthropic work by signing up for one of several classes that take part in the Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project. The World Travel to exotic locales as part of an alternative spring break. Students have provided health care to community clinics in Mexico and refurbished schools in the Caribbean.

Y FOR OTHERS Wondering where you should start? The Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement at NKU coordinates connections between the campus and community and works to create an ecosystem of engagement, in which opportunities and experiences are part of a learning environment that is connected to the real world.

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Whether you want to play basketball, run on the treadmill, take a group fitness class, or swim laps in the pool there is something for everyone at our

Campus Recreation Center.

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If there’s one place where you can always enjoy the hustle and bustle of campus life, it’s the Votruba Student Union. The Votruba Student Union is a fan-favorite building on campus—and not just because of the recent Steak ‘n Shake addition to the food court. The three level, 144,000-square-foot building is home to a large food court, a Starbucks coffee shop, a game room and plenty of lounge spaces for watching TV, getting some homework done, or taking a quick power nap.

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YOUR TIME IN THE SUN. GET OUT THERE. GET INVOLVED. Our students receive more than just a great classroom experience here on campus. Your time here will shape you, inspire you and help you become a better version of yourself. It’s easy to get involved with more than 200 student organizations on campus. If you don’t find one that suits you, start one! Our campus community offers you endless opportunities to build lifelong skills, get involved and create lasting relationships.

African American Programs & Services - nku.edu/aaps Latino Programs & Services - nku.edu/latino LGBTQ Programs & Services - nku.edu/lgbtq Disability Programs & Services - nku.edu/disability Student Affairs - nku.edu/studentaffairs

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IRAKOZE DIEUDONE MAJOR: International Studies HOMETOWN: Louisville, Kentucky ORGANIZATIONS: NKU R.O.C.K.S. and African Student Union

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sports 16 clubs 49 academic/ cultural honor clubs 16 groups faithcommunity 22 14 based service organizations organizations

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“The chance to interact with different students from all different walks of life has been a great experience for me, and being part of an organization like African Student Union gives me the time to open up to other students and showcase my African culture, which is supported by NKU. I’ve had an amazing experience at NKU, and I truly hope that our future students will enjoy and benefit from their time at NKU as much as I have.”

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NCAA Division I WOMEN’S: Basketball Cross Country Golf Softball Soccer Tennis Track & Field Volleyball MEN’S: Baseball Basketball Cross Country Golf Soccer Tennis Track & Field SPIRIT TEAMS: Cheerleading Norse Force Dance Team

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ATHLETICS

division I athletic teams

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national championships

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uprising #NorseNation

There is nowhere on campus you would rather be during a Norse game than the cheering section. It’s noisy. It’s packed. It’s rowdy. But your heart pounds with pride, and you don’t stop cheering until the timer runs out. We send more than 250 student-athletes into competition proudly wearing black and gold. All 17 of our sports teams compete at the NCAA Division I level, and we’re one of 10 teams in the Horizon League. In fact, last year we won the Horizon League tournaments in men's basketball and women's soccer. We were just the seventh team in history to make the NCAA tournament in our first year of eligibility. But even though we’ve won championships, what makes us proud is that our student-athletes are campus leaders. They know how to give it their all on and off the court.

JESSICA FREY MAJOR: Nursing HOMETOWN: Cincinnati, Ohio SPORT: Women’s Soccer “Athletics had a tremendous influence on my decision to come here, but NKU stood out to me for multiple other reasons. There’s a family-like environment where everyone is supportive and friendly. The sense of community among the incredible staff and students is what makes NKU so special. Every professor I have encountered in the nursing program truly cares about the success of each and every student. They are genuinely interested in getting to know me as an individual and not just another face in a classroom.”

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#nkuhome We believe living on campus can help you have the best college experience possible. Residential life is more than just living close to class. It’s a place to call home—a place to create unbreakable bonds and memories that will never fade. New students who live outside of a reasonable commuting distance of the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area are required to live on campus.

2017-18 ANNUAL ROOM RATES (FALL AND SPRING)* PER SEMESTER

ANNUAL

KENTUCKY & COMMONWEALTH HALLS

$2,075

$4,150

UNIVERSITY SUITES (DOUBLE)

$2,875

$5,750

UNIVERSITY SUITES (QUAD)

$3,250

$6,500

NORSE HALL (EFFICIENCY)

$3,600

$7,200

NORSE HALL (TWO BEDROOM)

$2,425

$4,850

CALLAHAN HALL (DOUBLE W/ HALF BATH)

$2,400-$2,650

$4,800-$5,300

CALLAHAN HALL (DOUBLE W/ FULL BATH)

$2,725-$3,000

$5,450-$6,000

CALLAHAN HALL (QUAD)

$2,600

$5,200

NORTHERN TERRACE

$3000-$3,315

$6,000-$6,630

*ALL RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

For residential meal plan rates, visit: dineoncampus.com/nku IMPORTANT DEADLINE DATES HOUSING APPLICATION OPENS

Dec. 1

HOUSING PRIORITY

March 15

HOUSING APPLICATION DEADLINE

May 1

Living Learning Communities (LLC)

Living Learning Communities (LLC) can make college less overwhelming and help you become engaged and

involved in your campus community. Want to be a part of an LLC? Select the one you’re most interested in on your Housing Application.

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NKU offers six residence halls with traditional double and single rooms, apartments and suites. See the floor plans at nku.edu/housing

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places to eat on campus

Within walking distance Applebee’s Arby’s Busken Bakery Chipotle City Barbeque Firehouse Subs Frisch’s Jimmy John’s

Kroger Pita Pit Skyline Chili Skyline Tavern Smashburger Taco Bell Toppers Pizza Walgreens

Looking for a quick, free way to get across campus? NKU offers three bike share locations: East Village, Student Union and Boothe Village. You can also catch the NKU Shuttle. The NKU Shuttle is a free convenient way to get to various on and near-campus locations. Explore the area of free TANK bus services. All NKU students can ride any TANK route for free with a valid NKU All Card. RESIDENTIAL LIFE

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APPLY nku.edu/apply

FRESHMAN APPLICANTS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR FRESHMAN ADMISSION TO NKU, you must apply for admission and submit the following credentials by the published deadlines:  APPLY ONLINE AT nku.edu/apply  $40 (NONREFUNDABLE) APPLICATION FEE  OFFICIAL HIGH-SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS OR GED SCORES  ACT OR SAT SCORES Once all credentials are received, your application for admission will be reviewed. The evaluation of your admissions credentials will focus on: • High school curriculum • High school GPA • High school class rank • ACT composite and sub-scores in English, mathematics and reading or SAT total (combined mathematics and critical reading score) and subscores in writing, mathematics and critical reading To review our freshman general and selective program admission requirements, visit nku.edu/admissions.

FRESHMAN ADMISSION DEADLINES

FALL SEMESTER January 15..................................................... Early action deadline February 15..................................... Freshman scholarship deadline February 15........... Freshman admission assured consideration deadline March 15...................... Honors Program priority application deadline March 15.................. University Housing priority application deadline May 1............................................Enrollment confirmation deadline May 1.......................................Honors Program application deadline May 1................................... University Housing application deadline July 1...................................................................... Final deadline * Students applying after this date will be placed based on availability.

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2017-18 UNDERGRADUATE TUITION (12-16 credit hours)

PER CREDIT HOUR (up to 11 credit hours)

PER SEMESTER

ANNUAL

IN-STATE/RESIDENT

$390

$4,680

$9,360

INDIANA RATE*

$390

$4,680

$9,360

OUT-OF-STATE/NON-RESIDENT

$780

$9,360

$18,720

*Indiana Rate: Indiana residents of Dearborn, Franklin, Jefferson, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties are eligible for the Indiana tuition rate. Students must be enrolled in undergraduate degree-seeking programs and may pursue their degree on a fullor part-time basis. This rate is renegotiated annually. Tuition and housing rates are subject to change at any time as determined by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education and NKU.

NKU TUITION INCENTIVE PROGRAM This program will award at least $5,200 to students who reside in the following counties: • Indiana (for students who do not qualify for the Indiana rate): Clark, Hamilton and Marion • Ohio: Adams, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Cuyahoga, Darke, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Licking, Lorain, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Pickaway, Pike, Preble, Ross, Scioto, Union and Warren


FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS nku.edu/financialaid

nku.edu/scholarships

HOW DO I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID?

FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIPS

• Apply for federal, state and institutional aid programs by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You are encouraged to complete the FAFSA online at fafsa.gov. You and your parents will need a copy of recent W2s and tax returns. A new FAFSA becomes available Oct. 1 of every year. • When completing the FAFSA, be sure to indicate the NKU school code #009275. • To complete the FAFSA online, you will need a U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid ID (FSAID), which may be obtained at fafsa.gov. If you have additional questions or concerns, please

NKU’s merit-based scholarship program is designed to recognize academically outstanding and creatively talented students. NKU awards more than $6 million in academic scholarships each year to the incoming freshman class. The university awards scholarships to highly motivated students who demonstrate strong academic performance. Students who achieve a 2.5 GPA and a 21 ACT or 1050 SAT or greater are considered for academic scholarships. The university offers numerous scholarship levels. To be considered for academic scholarships students must: • Apply for admission by Feb.15, 2018

visit nku.edu/financialaid or contact us at ofa@nku.edu.

• Submit the $40 application fee

$6 million dollars

• Submit any ACT or SAT scores

in scholarships are awarded to new freshmen every year

• Submit their high school transcript(s) Completing the FAFSA is highly recommended for maximum awards. There is not a separate scholarship application for general Northern Kentucky University academic scholarships. However, the following scholarships do require a separate application: • Educational Diversity Scholarship • William H. Greaves and CINSAM Scholarships for STEM majors • NKU Foundation Scholarships Visit nku.edu/scholarships for information on scholarship opportunities and any required supporting documents. FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS

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MORE THAN 70 MAJORS COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

Bachelor Degree Programs  Anthropology  Biological Sciences  Chemistry  Criminal Justice  Electronics Engineering Technology  English  Environmental Science  French  Geography  Geology  German  History  Integrative Studies  International Studies  Mathematics  Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Technology  Mechatronics Engineering Technology  Neuroscience  Organizational Leadership  Philosophy  Physics  Political Science  Psychology  Sociology  Spanish  Statistics Pre-Professional Programs  Pre-Dentistry  Pre-Engineering  Pre-Forestry  Pre-Law  Pre-Medicine  Pre-Optometry  Pre-Pharmacy  Pre-Physical Therapy  Pre-Physician Assistant  Pre-Veterinary Medicine  Pre-Wildlife Management School of the Arts (SOTA)  Music  Music Education  Theatre  Visual Arts  Visual Communication Design

COLLEGE OF INFORMATICS

Bachelor Degree Programs  Business Information Systems  Communication Studies  Computer Information Technology  Computer Science  Data Science  Electronic Media & Broadcasting  Health Informatics  Journalism  Library Informatics  Media Informatics  Public Relations

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES

Bachelor Degree Programs  Athletic Training  Early Childhood Education  Elementary Education  Exercise Science  Human Services and Addictions  Middle Grades Education  Physical Education  Secondary Education  Social Work  Special Education

HAILE/US BANK COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

Bachelor Degree Programs  Accounting  Construction Management  Economics  Entrepreneurship  Finance  General Business  Global Supply Chain Mangement  Human Resource Management  International Business  Management  Marketing  Sports Business & Event Management

As an NKU student, you have resources to help you choose a major: • Work with an academic advisor to help you choose general education classes that allow for exploration of your interests. • Take a career assessment survey to clarify interests, personality characteristics, values, goals and aptitudes. • Choose a program of study that allows you to create a degree focused on your own academic interests and goals.

Bachelor Degree Programs  Health Science  Nursing  Radiation Therapy   Radiologic Science  Respiratory Care

(Coming in Fall 2018)

MAJORS

YOU’RE NOT ALONE. Sometimes dreams need just a little more time to take shape.

COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

THE HONORS COLLEGE

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WHERE WILL YOUr story GO FROM 65,000+ NKU Alumni Where can you find them?

45 countries

HERE? Wherever your heart desires.

We want our students to leave campus better prepared to solve problems, create, discover, communicate and influence their communities and the world around them.

50 states + District of Columbia and 1 U.S. Territory 50,000 live within a 50-mile radius of the Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky area

ALUMNI AND OUTCOMES

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If you like what you see, schedule a visit. We can’t wait to meet you. NORSE DAYS. You'll hear from the Office of Admissions, tour campus and have the opportunity to experience life here at NKU. BLACK & GOLD DAYS. Attend a browsing fair of departments, majors and student services. You'll also hear from the Office of Admissions and go on a campus tour with a student guide. There's always something going on. For a complete list of upcoming visit options, find us online at nku.edu/visit.

OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS LUCAS ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER 400 NUNN DRIVE HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY 41099 (859) 572-5220 (800) 637-9948

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2017-2018 NKU Viewbook  
2017-2018 NKU Viewbook