OUR STORY BEGAN IN 1968. For the last 50 years, something special has been going on at NKU. Don’t just take our word for it. You’ll feel it when you get here. From the moment you step foot on this campus, you’ll become part of the NKU family—a family of more than 80,000 students and alumni who have spent decades leaving their mark on our community, our country and the world. We couldn’t celebrate our 50th anniversary without our outstanding students, who eventually become outstanding alumni.
You always know NKU students when you see them. 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.
NKU students are setting the course for the next half century. Will you join us?
yours BEGINS NOW.
brighter than you might think There's no shortage of things to do on campus.
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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.
BRIGHT LIGHTS. BIG CITY. We’re just minutes from downtown Cincinnati. It’s no surprise that many of our students say our location played a role in their choice to come to NKU. 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. You get the best of both worlds; a comprehensive education in a safe, suburban setting. 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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TOP 10 MOST POPULAR MAJORS: Biological Sciences Computer Information Technology Nursing Computer Science Organizational Leadership Elementary Education Social Work Communication Studies Psychological Science Electronic Media & Broadcasting
ONE SCHOOL & SEVEN COLLEGES CAN SPARK ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES. 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.
majors to kindle your passion
At NKU, you can have 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—or more, if you want to stay a little longer. We don’t mind. nku.edu/academics
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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.
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 nku.edu/chaselaw.
TRACY SONGER, M.A. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN THE COLLEGE OF INFORMATICS Meet Tracy Songer, an assistant professor in the Electronic Media and Broadcasting department. Before coming to NKU to teach courses in media literacy, writing and production management, Songer worked for more than 20 years in the production industry on shows such as DIY’s “Desperate Landscapes” and HGTV’s “My Yard Goes Disney.” She also served as executive producer for Upstream 360 and as a freelance producer in commercial production. Now at NKU, Songer is right where she wants to be. “My favorite part of my job—if you can even call it that,” she says, “is partnering with students and watching them really get what it takes to make it in filmmaking.” She knows attending college for the first time can be confusing and overwhelming, especially for students who are the first in their family to do so. She believes the key to student success, even in those early days of college, is connecting with faculty members who will help keep the passion for learning. Songer is eager to be that professor, and she welcomes students who drop by her office. “My colleagues joke with me about the line outside of my office door,” she laughs. “I stick to the ‘my door is always open’ rule and, thankfully, students take advantage of it!”
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 student-to-faculty ratio, because that means small class sizes. And that means your professors know you by name.
Like so many of the professors at NKU, Songer is dedicated to student success. “Honestly, I hope to spark an eternal sense of curiosity,” she says. “If you’re curious, you can do anything!” But as much as she gives to her students, Songer knows she can only do so much—to really benefit from what NKU offers, students, she feels, need to jump in with both feet. “Be open-minded and get involved,” she says. “Take full advantage of the NKU experience and make Norse Nation your new home. Oh, and please come to class.” ACADEMICS
MAJORS: Anthropology Biological Sciences Chemistry Criminal Justice Electrical & Electronic 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
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?
Psychological Science Sociology Spanish Statistics
The College of Arts & Sciences, our largest college, leaves students better prepared to solve problems, create, discover, communicate and influence their communities and the world around them. nku.edu/artscience
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SAGE BOYERS (’18) MAJOR: Anthropology MINORS: Ancient Civilizations, Native American Studies HOMETOWN: Newport, Kentucky “I came out of my comfort zone and found my home at NKU. I love the feeling of community here. My professors are like family. There are amazing programs and groups here, and people who are willing to go out of their way to help you no matter what. There are so many opportunities to work with faculty that are really meaningful. There are a lot of amazing things that we’re doing at NKU that people should be a part of—it goes beyond campus and into the community.”
NATHAN DE LEE Assistant Professor Physics and Astronomy “Take one class that you don’t know anything about. One of the benefits of general education courses is the opportunity to try out many different things. Oftentimes, students come into college and don’t know what they want to be yet. Our purpose is to give you a series of useful tools that you can assemble together into a wide variety of different paths. We want to prepare you to go out and not just get a job out of college but also give you skills that you can use five, 10, 20 years down the road.”
THE COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
MAJORS AND TRACKS WITHIN MAJORS: Acting Art Education Art History Audio Production Choral/Vocal Concert Technology Composition Dance Design Technology Drawing Instrumental Performance Integrative Media Jazz Studies Keyboard Performance Liberal Studies Music Composition Music Education Music Education/ Instrumental 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 Technical Theater and Design Theatre Visual Communication Design World Cultures & Theatre
STAND IN THE SPOTLIGHT IN THE
SCHOOL OF THE ARTS nku.edu/sota
NKU’s School of the Arts (SOTA) has been recognized for developing talented performers, artists, educators and scholars. But it doesn’t stop there. SOTA brings unparalleled artistic opportunities to current and future students. Utilizing the latest classroom technology along with traditional skills, SOTA is training the artists and educators of tomorrow. Whether you are producing a play, composing a concerto or painting a portrait, we provide opportunities to discover the artist within.
MARCUS “TOMMY” MANSU MAJOR: Studio Arts HOMETOWN: Cincinnati, Ohio “When I was touring NKU’s campus, I was amazed with how beautiful the actual campus itself really is. What also jumped out at me is that there are about 14,000+ students who attend NKU—meaning there are smaller class sizes and more one-on-one interactions with professors and other students. 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.”
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THE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
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 Marketing Research Partnership Program
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. Weâ€™re committed to equipping you with the tools and skills necessary to be successful in todayâ€™s challenging world through our global programs, entrepreneurship opportunities and experiential learning.
Small Business Development Center
SHANDA HARRIS (’17) MAJOR: Sports Business MINORS: Marketing, Business Administration HOMETOWN: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania “When I came back to school, I was starting from scratch. Before NKU, I was a flight attendant for 15 years. I came here with a focus: go to school, get my degree and not do any extra stuff. But the journey was amazing. I never thought I would connect with as many people as I did. When I started to do internships and build my resume, I got so much help and guidance. The students, advisers and professors are all amazing and approachable. I miss going to school and feeling like family.”
DR. ABDULLAH AL-BAHRANI Associate Professor Economics “I’m a mentor first and an educator second. 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.”
THE HAILE/US BANK COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
MAJORS: Athletic Training Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Exercise Science Human Services and Addictions Middle Grades Education Physical Education Secondary Education Social Work Special Education
Be a champion for LIGHT THE FLAME others FOR through OTHERS IN
THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES Do you want to inspire the next generation of students? Or help improve health and quality of life across the community? Or support those experiencing challenges? nku.edu/coehs
THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES We prepare students by partnering with community agencies and PK-12 institutions throughout our region to provide authentic learning experiences.
ALEXUS GARY MAJOR: Pre-Middle Grades Education HOMETOWN: Indianapolis, Indiana â€œWhat I love about NKU is that our university offers a sense of belonging to every student. NKU has numerous clubs and organizations that accommodate everyone. Since joining different organizations, I was able to meet new people and I gained numerous leadership opportunities on campus.â€?
VANESSA HUNN Chair Counseling, Social Work and Leadership "My advice to students: Imagine being and doing that for which you have passion. Every day, do something productive to reach your goals. Be relentless and persistent. Moreover, in the process, help another reach theirs! On your journey, be thoughtful, kind, equitable and empathetic."
THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES
MAJORS: Health Science Nursing Radiation Therapy Radiologic Science Respiratory Care
build the FUTURE of healthcare IN THE
COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS
Want to assist in solving acute or chronic illness issues? Help support patients in making healthy lifestyle decisions? Would you like to participate in groundbreaking faculty research? The College of Health Professions is dedicated to enhancing human health and preserving a good quality of life. We have been able to help solve medical problems in the region with the aid of students like you. We are proud to offer you the opportunity to practice your skills in our state-of-the-art Health Innovation Center, where you will simulate real-life health care situations like interviewing a patient, reading an X-ray or practicing your life-saving skills. nku.edu/healthprofessions
CALEB SCHMITT MAJOR: Nursing HOMETOWN: Fort Thomas, Kentucky “I love the small class sizes at NKU. You don't have too many students in the classroom, so you can intimately interact with your professors. They make a really good effort to go out of their way and carve time out of the day to help you out. I really appreciate the fact that everything comes together early on in a semester, even during that second half of the first semester when you gain skills and experience during clinicals.”
DR. DALE STEPHENSON Dean College of Health Professions “The College of Health Professions is student-centric and focused on teaching and ensuring that students have jobs immediately upon graduation in a myriad of high demand healthcare fields. Having professors who take pride in the work they do makes it easy for you to get to know our faculty who will ultimately become lifelong mentors. Mentoring and nurturing students is extremely important to our faculty – it gives them a sense of pride and joy for what they do and is the foundation for why they choose to work in higher education.”
THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS
MAJORS: Business Information Systems Communication Studies Computer Information Technology Computer Science Data Science Electronic Media & Broadcasting Health Communication Health Informatics Journalism Library Informatics Media Informatics Public Relations
THE FLICKER OF CREATIVITY MEETS THE SPARK OF INVENTION IN THE COLLEGE OF
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 cutting-edge. 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. nku.edu/informatics
KATIE SCHWEGMAN (’18) MAJORS: Computer Science, Math HOMETOWN: Southgate, Kentucky “I love that NKU has the perks of being a big school but has a small-school feel. I still know all of my professors and my classmates. I love seeing everyone every day, and I love the college atmosphere. No matter where you’re looking, NKU has everything you’re looking for—plus more. There are things you wouldn’t know just by going on a tour. You really need to have that personal experience here.”
CHAD ANDERSON Assistant Professor Business & Health Informatics “My job isn’t just about getting up and giving a lecture. It’s about teaching individuals—reaching them and working with them to be as successful as possible. It’s helping students who need support with topics in class or general life questions. I enjoy getting to know my students, and I know all of them by name. I try to make myself as available as possible to give students guidance. It’s an important part of my job.”
degree options THE COLLEGE OF INFORMATICS
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The Honors College is more than a program of distinction. Itâ€™s a fully enhanced 360-degree experience that provides motivated students with undergraduate research, community engagement and global experience opportunities. HONORS PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE - JAN. 15 HONORS FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE - APR. 15 nku.edu/honors
more than $35K in grants for experiences
PARKER KAIN MAJORS: Data Science, Statistics MINORS: Computer Science, Business Informatics HOMETOWN: Cincinnati, Ohio Parker Kain found his home in the Honors College at NKU. “The Honors College was a way for me to step out of my usual comfort areas and explore topics I wouldn’t get to talk about in other classes.” In fact, Parker stepped out of his comfort zone during his sophomore year when he took a class that partnered with local businesses. His team worked with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center on a project that involved children who had been diagnosed with an Acute Kidney Injury, which can develop into Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)—a potentially fatal diagnosis. “Our group was tasked with looking at the hospital’s data to determine what factors put children at risk to develop CKD. Over the course of the 16-week course, we traveled to Children’s to meet with doctors, received coaching from our professors and eventually presented our findings to a doctor at Children’s. This project was extremely fulfilling, both for allowing me to work on my technical skills, but also to work with a local company doing a project that felt like it mattered.” Parker’s experiences both in and out of the classroom have led him to complete two summer internships with the company 84.51º. He hopes to continue working in the area of data analytics upon graduation from NKU.
THE HONORS COLLEGE
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.
ALAYNA HATCHER MAJOR: Psychological Science MINOR: Criminal Justice HOMETOWN: Centerburg, Ohio TRAVELED TO: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom; The Netherlands
“When I first considered studying abroad, I was hesitant because I didn't know if I wanted to leave for an entire semester. I found it easier to make my choice when I received nothing but support from the NKU community. I am beyond blessed to have studied abroad twice and experienced a multitude of cultures. NKU was truly helpful and supported me throughout the entire process. I also received two scholarships to help support my travels, and I am beyond thankful for them.”
MAJOR: Biology: Cellular/Molecular/ Genetics MINORS: Chemistry, French HOMETOWN: Louisville, Kentucky TRAVELED TO: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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“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.” STUDY ABROAD
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: Computer Information Technology HOMETOWN: Independence, Kentucky INTERNSHIP: NASA As Jacob Moore finished up his freshman year at NKU, he received a letter that changed his life: You will be an integral part of advancing the NASA mission. Fast forward two years later, and he’s completed several internships—at the Goddard Space Flight Center, the Kennedy Space Center and now the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Jacob is currently working in the Flight Operations Directorate (FOD), where he supports mission critical software for NASA’s next deep space rocket designed to take humans deeper into the solar system. He’s been prototyping a communication application that will allow astronauts to receive assignment procedures and data files from home during their mission to lunar orbit. This application will also allow them to send real-time photos and videos back to Earth. “I remember being a child and thinking about the men and women who designed some of the systems that ran aboard the Apollo spacecraft,” he says. “It’s so exciting to think I am following in their footsteps. The code I write has the opportunity to outlive me and can even be a stepping stone in expanding humanity's presence in the universe. One day it could lead to the colonization of another planet.”
At NKU, you can make a difference. You won’t just learn about service. You’ll learn by doing.
LIGHT THE WAY There are countless ways to make an impact, whether it’s here at home or across the globe. Students invested 12,500 hours in service activities More than 4,000 students involved in service activities Service activities made $250,000 of economic impact 28
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.
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.
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. Itâ€™s easy to get involved with more than 200 student organizations on campus. If you donâ€™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
EMMANUEL EZENWA MAJOR: Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technology MINOR: Computer Science HOMETOWN: Lagos, Nigeria Emmanuel Ezenwa grew up more than 5,800 miles away in Lagos, Nigeria—a city surrounded by water and yearround summer weather. The electrical & electronic engineering technology sophomore is no stranger to travel; he visited 15 countries across the world before starting his career at Northern Kentucky University. This wasn’t his first time in the U.S., but it was his first time in the Bluegrass State. He’s not shy about how much he loves it here. “Fun is the first word that comes to mind when I think about NKU. It’s the place to be, and it’s a beautiful campus,” he says. “Not only are you getting a quality and sound education but also great college experiences to last a lifetime. My experience at NKU has been a great learning process that has helped to build good relationships and character.”
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NCAA Division I WOMEN’S: Basketball Cross Country Golf Softball Soccer Tennis Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor) Volleyball MEN’S: Baseball Basketball Cross Country Golf Soccer Tennis Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor) SPIRIT TEAMS: Cheerleading Dance Team Pep Band
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 200 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 regular-season tournament in men's basketball and played in the NIT. In 2017-18, men’s basketball and women’s soccer won the Horizon League tournament. We were just the seventh men’s basketball 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. nkunorse.com
3 division I 17 athletic teams athletic 3.46 gpa national championships
HALEY LIBS MAJOR: Exercise Science HOMETOWN: Floyds Knobs, Indiana SPORT: Volleyball “NKU has a small-town feel with a large city right across the bridge. Class sizes are small, allowing each professor to work with their students on an individual basis—an aspect of NKU is something that is very special and not something you’ll find at a larger university. I have been extremely proud to call NKU my home.”
DREW MCDONALD MAJOR: Marketing MINOR: Business HOMETOWN: Cold Spring, Kentucky SPORT: Men’s Basketball “The way NKU has impacted my life is unexplainable. The student and community support has been absolutely outstanding. The ‘Northern Kentucky’ on my jersey means a lot more to me than just a basketball team. It shows we play for and represent an athletic department, a university and an entire region.”
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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.
2018-19 ANNUAL ROOM RATES (FALL AND SPRING)* PER SEMESTER
UNIVERSITY SUITES (DOUBLE)
UNIVERSITY SUITES (QUAD)
NORSE HALL (EFFICIENCY)
NORSE HALL (TWO BEDROOM)
CALLAHAN HALL (DOUBLE W/ HALF BATH)
CALLAHAN HALL (DOUBLE W/ FULL BATH)
CALLAHAN HALL (TRIPLE W/HALF BATH)
CALLAHAN HALL (TRIPLE W/FULL BATH)
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WOODCREST APARTMENT (EFFICIENCY)
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*ALL RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
For residential meal plan rates, visit: nku.edu/dining IMPORTANT DEADLINE DATES HOUSING APPLICATION OPENS
HOUSING APPLICATION DEADLINE
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.
NKU offers six residence halls with traditional double and single rooms, apartments and suites. See the floor plans at nku.edu/housing.
places to eat on campus
Within walking distance Applebee’s Arby’s Busken Bakery Chipotle City Barbeque Cracker Barrel Firehouse Subs Frisch’s
Jimmy John’s Kroger Pita Pit Skyline Chili Skyline Tavern Smashburger Taco Bell Toppers Pizza
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
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 evidence-based reading and mathematics. To review our freshman general and selective program admission requirements, visit nku.edu/admissions.
FRESHMAN ADMISSION DEADLINES
FALL SEMESTER Jan. 15........................................................... Early action deadline Jan. 15............................Honors College priority application deadline Feb. 15............................................ Freshman scholarship deadline Mar. 15*.................... University Housing priority application deadline May 1............................................Enrollment confirmation deadline Apr.15................................ Honors College final application deadline May 1................................... University Housing application deadline July 1...................................................................... Final deadline * Students applying after this date will be placed based on availability.
2018-19 UNDERGRADUATE TUITION (12-16 credit hours)
PER CREDIT HOUR (up to 11 credit hours)
*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 NKU is pleased to offer reduced tuition for students who live in select states outside of Kentucky. Please visit nku.edu/tip for additional details.
FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS nku.edu/financialaid
HOW DO I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID?
• 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 visit nku.edu/financialaid or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 1060 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 • Submit the $40 application fee • Submit their high school transcript(s) • Submit any ACT or SAT scores Completing the FAFSA is highly recommended for maximum awards.
of NKU Students receive financial aid
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 & SCHOLARSHIPS
MORE THAN 70 MAJORS COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
COLLEGE OF INFORMATICS
THE HONORS COLLEGE
Bachelor Degree Programs Anthropology Biological Sciences Chemistry Criminal Justice Electrical & Electronic 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 Psychological Science Sociology Spanish Statistics
Bachelor Degree Programs Business Information Systems Communication Studies Computer Information Technology Computer Science Data Science Electronic Media & Broadcasting Health Communication Health Informatics Journalism Library Informatics Media Informatics Public Relations
There are opportunities for students— whether a first-time freshman, transfer, continuing or adult learner—in any major to complete Honors courses and co-curricular activities to earn University Honors Scholar on their diploma and transcript.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES
Uncertain about your major?
Pre-Professional Programs Pre-Dentistry Pre-Engineering Pre-Medical Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Veterinary Medicine Pre-Wildlife Management School of the Arts (SOTA) Music Music Education Theatre Studio Arts Visual Communication Design
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
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YOU’RE NOT ALONE. Sometimes dreams need just a little more time to take shape. As an NKU student, you have resources to help you find a major. You can choose general education classes that allow for exploration of your interests or take a career assessment survey to clarify personality characteristics, values, goals and aptitudes. You can even choose a program of study that allows you to create a degree focused on your own academic interests and goals. Northern Kentucky University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional degrees.
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HERE? Wherever your heart desires.
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